This is a blend of Cab Sauv from Spring Mountain and near Atlas Peak. It has the beautiful Napa Cab nose, thanks to the aged Pyrazines, followed by all the cassis/black currant you’d expect from a Napa Cab. Then the finish shows off some coffee and dark chocolate on top of a mild, smooth finish, thanks to the extra 4 years in French Oak barrels.
Gold Stripe Reds
This earthy beauty is such a surprising wine! It reveals a beautifully complex loamy forest-floor, mushroomy foundation on the palate, with a delightful floral and bright red fruit layer on top, yet this is a super clean wine and not overpowering.
This is a world class right bank beauty – reminding us of when we tasted the best Merlots in the world in St Emillion, Bordeaux, France. It has the dark berry/cassis quality plus dark cherry accents on top of a finish that goes on forever, thanks to aging in French Oak for an extra year.
This Syrah from the Capay Valley was just too good to blend into our everyday Syrah blend! The French and American Oak showcase this meaty, smoky, plummy beauty. It has a beautiful finish, thanks to the oak treatment, and is a delight to drink by itself or with food.
This richly layered Zinfandel shows some of the peppery spice and cigar notes of a world-class Zin, balanced with soft tannins and jammy fruit, finished with a velvety softness and lingering fruit-caramel that reminds me of my Mom’s peach cobbler! Almost a dessert wine!
This is a world class medium-bodied Cab that starts with cherries, barn wood, cedar and cherry liqueur on the nose, giving way to cherry cola, vanilla and pencil shavings mid-palate, and a finish of black currant, black cherry and earth. This beauty finishes long and velvety, with dark cocoa and dark chocolate from an extra year on French Oak.
Every Day Reds
This beautiful young wine is a Burgundy beauty! The color is the perfect rose color. The nose boasts rose petals and other beautiful floral notes, with a hint of tar underneath – yes! The palate has cherries and bright fruit, and the finish is oh, so lovely! This is a GREAT food wine!
This beautiful, young Zinfandel boasts all the bright fruit and balance that people desire in an “early drinker.” This is not a fruit bomb as much as a fruit bouquet. It leads with subtle spice and bright fruit on the nose, giving way to Bing cherry and bright red berries mid palate and a clean, satisfying finish.
A boldly elegant blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvédre with a boost of Viognier. Floral and raspberry notes jump from the glass, creating a beautiful nose. It leads with sweet red fruit and flowers on the palate, followed by fleshy dark plums and earth. It has a complex finish with hints of smoke and dark chocolate covered cherries, it lingers on your palate leaving you wanting more.
If Bordeaux made Zinfandel – this would be it! It is a dark beauty with layers of tannins and fruit that drink more like a Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot than a Zinfandel. This is a food-friendly Zin that will reveal some amazing fruit with the right dishes. It presents subtle spice on the nose, supported with some subtle oak and rich tannins underlying lush cherry and raspberry, white pepper & red fruit mid palate and giving way to a nice, complex finish.
This is a finely-layered Cab from near Mt Konocti in Lake County. The soil is dark red with tons of obsidian, giving this Cab the fine structure it has. This has a great “Cab nose” of cassis/black currant and a little green pepper. On the palate it starts with nice violet on the nose and black currant mid-palette, with some nice darker fruit, oak and soft tannins giving way to a smooth finish.
This dark beauty is a rich, jammy Petite that is surprisingly well adapted as an “enjoy alone” or with food. A beautiful dark fruit and blueberry nose gives way to a lush mid-palate rich in dark stone fruit (plum) and blackberry. It offers a long, fruity finish.
Stellar Super Tuscan blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and a teensy bit of a secret varietal! This wine presents a beautiful nose of blackberry, cherry, strawberry, star anise and dark chocolate, and gives way to sweet red and black fruit, black pepper, tar and dark chocolate on the palate. Then it keeps pleasing with a long, velvety finish featuring more dark chocolate (do you detect a theme here?), blueberry and a smoky finish.
This French Mediterranean beauty makes you think you’ve spent the day in Provence – Oooh, La la! This is a beautiful French countryside beauty, with sweet fruit and fleurs on the nose, supported by delicate red fruits on an earthy mid-palate, and a satisfying, fruity finish.
This Mediterranean beauty makes you think you’ve spent the day in Tuscany! This is an Italian masterpiece, with sweet fruit on the nose, supported by rich oak and red fruits mid-palate, and a satisfying, fruity finish. This is a bright, young wine that is great by itself or anything an Italian would love to eat!