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2020 "Gold Dust Vineyard" Estate Syrah/Viognier Co-ferment 2020 "Gold Dust Vineyard" Estate Syrah/Viognier Co-ferment

We are very excited to introduce you to our first estate Syrah (there's another one yet to come), which is co-fermented with our Estate Viognier, a la Côte-Rôtie style and has been tasting great since we pressed it off last Fall!

This special Syrah opens with fragrant aromas of violets and black olives framed by flavors of blueberry, raspberry, under ripe blackberry and soft pepper, followed with light tannin and fresh acidity. Great on its own (and ever-so-slightly chilled) or pair with lamb, burgers, steaks, and winter stews.

Winemaking
Our first estate Syrah release is a co-ferment of all whole-cluster Syrah (75%) and Viognier (25%). We sorted and mixed these two varietals (Côte-Rôtie style) in large open-air fermentation vessels where the grapes were foot-stomped once per day through the three week fermentation period. Once dry, we pressed the wine off into old French Oak barrels and aged the wine 10 months before being bottled without fining or filtering.

"Gold Dust Estate Vineyard"
Our estate vineyard resides on a ridge line at 2700' elevation in the Fair Play AVA of southern El Dorado County where the significant diurnal shift and well draining granitic soils yield wines of focus, minerality, amazing aromatics, and great structure.

List Price: $30.00
Our Price: $30.00
2020 "Gold Dust Vineyard" Estate Primitivo 2020 "Gold Dust Vineyard" Estate Primitivo

We have been making a light/fresh style of Zinfandel for years, so when we saw that our new Estate was planted to a small block of Primitivo, Aaron was very excited to work with it. Primitivo is an Italian clone of Zinfandel, which has smaller berries than California Zinfandel, which yield wines of more concentration, structure and weight.

Our first Estate Primitivo wine opens with notes of earth, chalk, and minerality, that lead into concentrated flavors of strawberry compote, baking spices, blackberry and boysenberry, which is brought back on the finish with chewy, drying tannins and bright acidity.

Winemaking

Our first estate Primitivo was 75% de-stemmed and 25% whole cluster, fermented in large open-air fermentation vessels during its two week native fermentation. Once dry, we pressed the wine off into old French Oak barrels where it aged for 11 months before being bottled without fining or filtering.

"Gold Dust Estate Vineyard"
Our estate vineyard resides on a ridge line at 2700' elevation in the Fair Play AVA of southern El Dorado County where the significant diurnal shift and well draining granitic soils yield wines minerality, amazing aromatics and great structure.

List Price: $30.00
Our Price: $30.00
2019 Amador County "Shake Ridge Ranch" Zinfandel 2019 Amador County "Shake Ridge Ranch" Zinfandel

Vibrant aromas of white flowers, stone fruit, and soft white pepper lead into a silky mouthful highlighted by flavors of raspberry, bright red cherry, and underripe wild berries. This Zinfandel is made in the same low-alcohol style as our other Zins, but showcases an intensity and verve that only comes from this special vineyard and the immaculate farming practices of Shake Ridge Ranch. Drink on it's own (we serve is slightly chilled) or pair with just about anything, including turkey, ribs!, BBQ chicken, pizza and burgers.

Winemaking
We took about 25% of this Zinfandel and dumped the entire clusters into big T-bin fermenters before destemming the remaining grapes over the top. The Zinfandel then underwent a three week native open-air fermentation before being pressed off into old French Oak barrels, where it aged for 18 months before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Shake Ridge Ranch Vineyard
Planted at 2,500' elevation between two ridge lines, the Shake Ridge Ranch is a beautiful patchwork of vineyard blocks laid out over the rolling landscape. The uniquely situated vineyard benefits from both high elevation and the volcanic-shist-granitic soils found in this mountainous region. These elements combine to yield wines of both finesse and intensity.

Our Price: $30.00