- 4 wines
- 1 style
He's won more awards than we knew existed.
Years Angel-funded: 2012-2022
- Ken has more 90+ scores from Parker, Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast than he can name – there's just too many to count. He's the man behind Napa's greatest hits.
- He'd spent decades working in some of Napa's most prestigious wineries including Joseph Phelps, Flora Springs, and Heitz before becoming Naked's first Napa winemaker. What a LEGEND he's been for you!
- Ken has devoted a lifetime to perfecting his craft, and his wines are the proof. When Ken crafts Cabernet, he delivers. When Ken hankers for Merlot, he nails it. Whatever he sets out to do, you can trust it's flawless.
Ken Deis's Story
Ken has worked in California wine for over four decades. And he's made some of Napa's most recognized wines. His wines were ranked in The Wine Spectator's Top 100 list six different times (and one of those was #3). He's gotten 90+ scores since back in the days when 90-93 still meant something! Now, we'll let him tell his story, but we just wanted to get that bit of bragging out of the way!
“I enjoy the artistic vs scientific aspect of making wine, working with my hands as well as my head. I enjoy the fact that winemaking is a unique vocation where you get to truly enjoy the results of your work. I have been lucky enough to live and work in such a beautiful part of the world doing what I love to do.
While I was in the Air Force, I had friends that drank wine with meals at home growing up and taught me about some of the pleasures of wine. When I returned to college and studied winemaking, I was lucky enough to be surrounded by other students with more wine knowledge than me. And overwhelmed by all that enthusiasm and experience, my interest and passion in wine took off and never stopped growing.
I'm looking forward to making wines for Naked Angels. I have had a long career making wines in Napa Valley and look forward to continuing that but also in working with other varieties and grape growing areas making wines that I have not had the chance to make before.”
I live in Southern Oregon wine country with my husband and two cats. We found Naked Wines through my sister-in-law who has been telling me about the "club" for months. We're looking forward to getting our first 1/2 case and checking out the wines. We are into bold and complex reds - Zin, Syrah, Tempranillo and Malbec.
The discovery of a wine is of greater moment than the discovery of a constellation. The universe is too full of stars.<br /><br />― Benjamin Franklin