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2016 Amador County Viognier 2016 Amador County Viognier

This aromatic and viscous Viognier exhibits aromas and flavors of nectarine and peach, Asian pear, and white flowers followed by a smooth, yet structured finish. Pair with any shellfish - oysters, lobster, shrimp, crab, etc. as well as soft and/or fatty cheeses.

Winemaking
We destemmed our Viognier and let it soak 24 hours on the skins prior to being pressed off into a stainless steal tank for 2-day cold settling. Juice was then racked into four neutral French Oak barrels where it underwent a 10-day native fermentation. After primary fermentation, one barrel went through full malolactic fermentation was restricted and the wine was aged sur lie for seven months, with regular battonage before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Our Price: $27.00
2013 Amador County "Estranged" Alicante Bouschet 2013 Amador County "Estranged" Alicante Bouschet

This very rare grape is called a teinturier, meaning that both the grape skins and flesh are red, which make this wine both full bodied and very intense in color (also very high in antioxidants!). The wine was aged in 20% new French Oak, 20% three-times used American oak, and 60% neutral French Oak barrels, which lend its sweet, smokey aromas, roasted fennel, and black fruit characteristics. The thick skins and early harvesting give this wine amazing structure of both tannin and acid.
Pair with spiced and herb-heavy dishes, such as roasted meats and vegetables.

Our Price: $30.00
2015 Russian River Valley "Alegria Vineyard" Cabernet Franc 2015 Russian River Valley "Alegria Vineyard" Cabernet Franc

A wine buyer once described this wine as, "a shy dude with great hair.” I think what he meant is the wine has characteristics of a certain restrained elegance. I fermented this wine about 10% whole-cluster, meaning I added the best whole clusters of fruit (including the stems) into the fermentation with the remaining 90% desteemed, not crushed. This light-handed treatment of the fruit leads to subtle hints of bell pepper, forrest floor, herbs, raspberries and Santa Rosa plum.
Pairs with many foods, including game hens, crispy skin trout, burgers, and turkey + cranberry sauce

Winemaking

Grapes were destemmed whole berry and cold soaked for four days prior to letting the temperature rise and natural fermentation starting. After a 10-day fermentation with twice daily punchdowns, the grapes were pressed off and the juice was barreled into four neutral French Oak barrels where they aged for 13 months prior to being bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Our Price: $30.00
2017 Contra Costa County Marsanne/Roussanne 2017 Contra Costa County Marsanne/Roussanne

A little age has been kind to this bright, yet delicate white wine, which has continued to age beautifully, rounding out and developing a more weighty texture and integrated structure. Drinking great now and will continue to age and mature for years to come.

This Marsanne/Roussanne co-ferment has honeyed bees wax and citrusy aromas with flavors of Meyer lemon and honey, laced in minerality that come together beautifully in this structured, medium-bodied white wine. Aged and fermented in old French Oak barrels for 11 months before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Pair with shellfish, white fish, roasted chicken, veal, and pork dishes.


Winemaking

Two tons Marsanne and one ton Roussanne were pressed together and sent to a stainless steel tank for 24 hour cold settling. The juice was then racked into old French Oak barrels where it underwent an 11-day native fermentation. After primary and 100% malolactic fermentation, the wine was aged sur lie and was bottled unfined and unfiltered after 11 months of barrel age.


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: $45.00
2015 Russian River Valley "Ted Williams Vineyard" Zinfandel 1.5L MAGNUM 2015 Russian River Valley "Ted Williams Vineyard" Zinfandel 1.5L MAGNUM

NOTE: This is a 1.5L magnum bottle (only 12 bottles produced!). Go big with our first MAGNUM bottle and be everyone's favorite person at your next party or dinner with friends.

"THE RESILIENT BLOCK"
On a small, private estate vineyard surrounded by Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vineyards, lies a sleepy one acre block of Zinfandel planted in the 1970's. Throughout all of the years and winemaking trends, this resilient bunch of old vines has managed to survive.
In their honor, we wanted to make a Zinfandel reminiscent of early California winemaking, harvesting at lower sugar levels, fermenting whole berry, and aging in 100% neutral French Oak barrels.
The result is a light, feminine-style Zinfandel that showcases a distinctive minerality and aromas of fresh-picked wild berries that pair beautifully with grilled meats and vegetables.
Wines Less Traveled...


Our Price: $75.00
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: $100.00