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2017 Contra Costa County Zinfandel 2017 Contra Costa County Zinfandel

Wow. This might be the best wine we have ever made. Lifted floral aromas give way to silky smooth mouthfeel and flavors of fresh picked wild berries, licorice and underripe plum in this unique take on California Zinfandel. Bottled unfined and unfiltered after 11 months aging in old French Oak barrels. Drink on it's own or pair with just about anything, including turkey, pork, BBQ chicken, and vegetables reduced in red wine or balsamic sauces.

Winemaking
We took about 20% of this Zinfandel and dumped the whole clusters into big T-bin fermenters before destemming the remaining grapes over the top. The Zinfandel then underwent a two week native open-air fermentation before being pressed off into old French Oak barrels, where it aged for 11 months before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Our Price: $25.00
2017 Dry Creek Valley Syrah - 90 points Wine Enthusiast 2017 Dry Creek Valley Syrah - 90 points Wine Enthusiast

This is our favorite Syrah to date and we are very excited to share it with you! Our Dry Creek Valley Syrah was old-school foot stomped, 80% whole cluster, 20% de-stemmed, natively fermented, and aged for just under 12 months in old French Oak barrels prior to being bottled unfined an unfiltered.

Our 2017 Syrah opens with savory aromas of black olive, gamey meat, and violets, leading into a silky mouthfeel framed by black currants, plumb, and bramble fruit, finished off with integrated tannins and bright acidity. Enjoy this Syrah on its own, but we love it with grilled meats, especially a rack of lamb!

Our Price: $30.00
Conduit 2014 Sonoma County Red Wine Conduit 2014 Sonoma County Red Wine

This blend of cool-climate Bordeaux varietals grown in Los Carneros - Sonoma and the Russian River Valley comes together in woodsy tones of cedar and forest floor, flavors of tobacco, cacao, ripe Santa Rosa plum and blackberry bathed in significant acid and tannin structure. A perfect pair with steak (especially Prime Rib or NY Strip), lamb, and hamburgers.

We recommend you decant for at least 45 minutes prior to enjoying.

Winemaking
After the 2014 harvest, it occurred to me that for the first time, I had produced both Merlot and Cabernet Franc and was inspired to create my first red wine blend as an homage to (one of my favorite wine styles) the classic Right Bank Bordeaux wine made using these same grape varietals.
But that wasn't enough...
It's with great pleasure to announce that this one-time only, red wax-capped, Sonoma County Red Wine Blend is now available for purchase while supplies last. This is a wine that I plan on drinking for a VERY long time. It's great now with food, but I would recommend getting a few bottles and aging them for several years, opening one occasionally to see how it's aging.

I selected my favorite barrel of both Merlot and Cab Franc and aged them separately for a year in once-used French Oak barrels before blending them together using 55% Merlot and 45% Cab Franc. I loved the combination of flavors, but the acidity and signifiant tannin in my young blend needed more time to come together. Two more years, in fact.

We finally bottled the two barrels of this wine (unfined and unfiltered) in early August 2017 yielding 43 cases plus 12 bottles of 1.5L magnums and let it sit for months and months and months before we finally decided a few weeks ago that the wine is, at long last, ready to be released.

Our Price: $40.00
2014 Red Wine Blend 1.5L MAGNUM 2014 Red Wine Blend 1.5L MAGNUM

This blend of cool-climate Bordeaux varietals grown in Los Carneros - Sonoma and the Russian River Valley come together in harmonious Santa Rosa plum, cassis, violet and slight herbal and cedar notes bathed in significant acid and tannin structure. Pair with steak (especially Prime Rib or NY Strip), lamb, and hamburgers. We recommend you decant for at least 45 minutes prior to enjoying.

Winemaking
After the 2014 harvest, it occurred to me that for the first time, I had produced both Merlot and Cabernet Franc and was inspired to create my first red wine blend as an homage to (one of my favorite wine styles) the classic Right Bank Bordeaux wine made using these same grape varietals.

I selected my favorite barrel of both Merlot and Cab Franc and aged them separately for a year in once-used French Oak barrels before blending them together using 55% Merlot and 45% Cab Franc. I loved the combination of flavors, but the acidity and signifiant tannin in my young blend needed more time to come together. Two more years, in fact.

But that wasn't enough...

We finally bottled the two barrels of this wine (unfined and unfiltered) in early August 2017 yielding 43 cases plus 12 bottles of 1.5L magnums and let it sit for months and months and months before we finally decided a few weeks ago that the wine is, at long last, ready to be released.
It's with great pleasure to announce that this one-time only, red wax-capped, Sonoma County Red Wine Blend is now available for purchase while supplies last. This is a wine that I plan on drinking for a VERY long time. It's great now with food, but I would recommend getting a few bottles and aging them for several years, opening one occasionally to see how it's aging.

Our Price: $85.00
2014 Bordeaux-Varietal 3 Pack 2014 Bordeaux-Varietal 3 Pack

Get a sense for the individual wines that went into our limited 2014 Red Wine Blend + FREE SHIPPING with this three pack!
The Cabernet Franc is from the Algeria Vineyard on the Eastern Bench of the Russian River Valley, where the alluvial soils combined with the warm days and cool nights allow for slow, even ripening of the grapes and a beautiful, balanced wine.
The Merlot comes from the Coplan Vineyard on the Sonoma side of the Los Carneros AVA, where the clay soils and maritime influence of the San Pablo Bay create growing conditions similar to the Right Bank of Bordeaux...in California!

A Personal Note from the Winemaker about the 2014 Red Wine Blend
After the 2014 harvest, it occurred to me that for the first time, I had produced both Merlot and Cabernet Franc and was inspired to create my first red wine blend as an homage to (one of my favorite wine styles) the classic Right Bank Bordeaux wine made using these same grape varietals.
But that wasn't enough...
It's with great pleasure to announce that this one-time only, red wax-capped, Sonoma County Red Wine Blend is now available for purchase while supplies last. This is a wine that I plan on drinking for a VERY long time. It's great now with food, but I would recommend getting a few bottles and aging them for several years, opening one occasionally to see how it's aging.

I selected my favorite barrel of both Merlot and Cab Franc and aged them separately for a year in once-used French Oak barrels before blending them together using 55% Merlot and 45% Cab Franc. I loved the combination of flavors, but the acidity and signifiant tannin in my young blend needed more time to come together. Two more years, in fact.

We finally bottled the two barrels of this wine (unfined and unfiltered) in early August 2017 yielding 43 cases plus 12 bottles of 1.5L magnums and let it sit for months and months and months before we finally decided a few weeks ago that the wine is, at long last, ready to be released.

Our Price: $100.00