We are very excited to release our 2020 "Gold Dust Vineyard" Rose', as our first estate wine release! This inaugural estate rose' was made from 52% Tempranillo and 48% Primitivo grapes (dry farmed), which lend both savory and fruity notes to this fun and complex wine. Our Estate Rose' opens with savory aromas of tomato leaf, leading into flavors of under ripe wild strawberries, sweet tobacco, and watermelon, and finish off with a lingering fresh minerality. Only 54 cases produced.GOLD DUST ESTATE VINEYARD - FAIR PLAY AVAOur organically farmed Gold Dust Estate Vineyard is situated in the Sierra Foothills of El Dorado County on top of a 2500' ridge composed entirely of decomposed granite soils. Granite, which is derived from cold quartz and magma, give the soil a high pH content, which promotes fresh acidity our estate wines as well as well-draining soils that stress the vines to focus their energy into the grapes. The ridge line yields an abundance of warm and direct sun exposure, while the elevation provides a cooling element at night, that allows for the slow and even ripening of the grapes. A truly special place to grow low-yielding, high quality wine grapes.WINEMAKINGWe lightly direct pressed our Primitivo and Tempranillo into 50% old French Oak barrels and 50% stainless steel where it fermented and aged on the lees for 8 months before bottling without fining or filtering.
We took our favorite three barrels of Malbec and bottled just 73 cases of this wine just for our 2021 summer release! This wine is
everything you love about Malbec delivered in a light, fresh package, creating a familiar yet unique experience for this rare grape to find in California.
Our Malbec has flavors of Santa Rosa plum, blackberry, coffee, and hints
of dark chocolate, finished off with the lightest of tannins and loads of fresh, food-friendly acidity. This is a truly versatile red wine that pairs with anything
from pizza to ribs, or burgers, steak, and BBQ chicken.Clarksburg AVAThe Clarksburg viticultural area lies just south of Sacramento alongside the Sacramento river which acts as a night time temperature regulator in this hot daytime region. The sandy, alluvial soils of the region and cooling river influence have many likening it to the Loire region of France, making it a perfect area to grow Chenin Blanc (which we also produce from this same vineyard). However, we also found many similar characteristics in the temperature and soils to the lower regions of Mendoza in Argentina, so we were stoked to pick up this vineyard and make a (rare) California 100% Malbec.WINEMAKINGWe destemmed this Malbec, 100% whole berry and fermented it in very large S-bin open-air fermenters. The native ferment immediately took off the first night and the wine was completely dry and pressed off less than one week from picking. The short time on the skins yielded a very aromatic and light bodied wine, which we pressed into old French Oak barrels for 9 months aging before we bottled unfined and unfiltered.
A perfect Grenache for Pinot drinkers, this chillable red wine is
bursting with fruit flavors of wild strawberries, Hawaiian Punch, raspberry,
and cherry fruit roll up, highlighted with cinnamon and white pepper
spices. It's delicious, it's versatile, and we have paired with anything from pizza to duck to grilled chicken and vegetables...the fresh acidity and light tannin finish would even hold up to red meats like Hanger Steak and Filet Mignon. Only 74 cases produced, so please buy this wine before we drink it all!WinemakingThis is our first time working with the younger vines from the top of a steep vineyard on the east side of Amador County, so we wanted to make a light, fruit-driven wine that could be served chilled and perfect for sipping. To achieve this, we sorted 60% of the fruit whole cluster into the bottom of our large, open-air fermenters and then destemmed the remaining 40% of the Grenache on top of the clusters. The wine underwent a 16-day native fermentation before we lightly pressed the juice into old French Oak barrels, where it aged for seven months before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.
The Chenin Abides...on the skins.Only 40 cases of this limited release skin contact (orange wine) Chenin Blanc were produced . "Rollin' on Skinz" Chenin Blanc features aromas and flavors of Honeydew Melon, cantaloupe, apricot, medium plus weight, integrated tannin and a bright, zippy finish.
Drink on its own or pair with chicken, pork, charcuterie, and creamy/fatty cheeses. Whatever you do, make sure you grab a bottle of this unique white wine made with techniques usually reserved for red wine making, before it's gone!Clarksburg AVAThe Clarksburg viticultural area lies just
south of Sacramento alongside the Sacramento river which acts as a night
time temperature regulator in this hot daytime region. The sandy,
alluvial soils of the region and cooling river influence have many
likening Clarksburg to the Loire region of France, making it a perfect area to
grow Chenin Blanc in California.WINEMAKINGWe
destemmed the Chenin Blanc, into smaller macrobin fermenters where it fermented spontaneously on the skins for 14 days before we pressed off the juice into old French Oak barrels where it aged for 9 months before we bottled without fining for filtering. A truly unique white wine made like a red wine.
We are currently accepting new memberships to our 2021 wine club and membership program, including SHIPPING AND TAX INCLUDED IN THE PRICE!Purchase our current shipment here and you will automatically be enrolled our 6 x 2 membership, guaranteeing you six mixed selections from both Conduit and Divergent Vine labels, twice per year (Spring and Fall). SPRING/SUMMER 2020 SHIPMENT INCLUDES:2020 "Gold Dust Vineyard" Estate Viognier - Apricot, Guava, and zippy acidity that pairs perfectly with light summer fare.2020 Clarksburg "Rollin' on Skinz" Skin Contact Chenin Blanc - Honeydew Melon, cantaloupe, and apricot framed in a weighty texture of light tannin and fresh acidity.2020 "Gold Dust Vineyard" Estate Rose' - a fun and unique rose' that has savory notes of tomato leaf and tobacco as well as fruit notes of fresh wild strawberry and watermelon.
2020 Amador County Grenache Noir - Hawaiian Punch, strawberry fruit roll up, cinnamon, white pepper, and unicorn rainbows.2020 Amador County Zinfandel - great for
drinking on its own and a very versatile wine for food pairing...we like pairing
this light, fresh Zinfandel with intertubes and summer BBQs2020 Clarksburg Malbec - mind-blowing flavors of fresh plum, black cherry, coffee and dusty chocolate, all of the classic Malbec characteristics wrapped in a lighter, fresher style compared to other Malbecs. CLUB MEMBER BENEFITS INCLUDE:Free Shipping and tax included 15% off all additional bottle purchases20% off additional case purchases
*PLEASE NOTE: by purchasing this membership, you are committing to a 12 month member period. You can cancel your wine subscription at any time thereafter. Subscriptions will auto-renew unless canceled in advance. Your card will only be charged prior to shipment in the Spring and Fall (usually May/November)