Wines

2016 Rosato

California Rose

A beautiful bubblegum hue attracts the eye and the nose is treated to cherry and plum blossoms, fresh apricot, golden apple, Bartlett pear, watermelon Jolly Rancher, saline, chalk dust, fresh herb such as thyme, sage and rosemary.

Technical Information

Alcohol

 

13%

Harvest Dates

 

September 6, 2016 (Sangiovese) and September 27, 2016 (Zinfandel)

Vintage Notes

 

The 2016 growing season was near-perfect with an early start and ideal weather conditions throughout. A relatively steady and mild July and August and then a series of warm days at the end of the growing season, vineyards were able to progress to perfect ripeness. The season wrapped up beautifully as the first significant fall rainstorm arrived on October 14th – just after the last of our grapes were picked.

Ageability

 

Best to drink in its first year of release.

Price

 

30

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2015 Gaudi-Carli

Calistoga Appellation, Napa Valley Barbera

Orange zest and rustic red fruits fill the nose along with Bing cherry, clove, toasted walnut, parsnip, root beer and maple. Medium bodied with fleshy tannins lend way to some, earthier Barbera flavors of cassis, blackberry and porcini mushroom. The vibrant fruit is kicked up with a nice balance of fresh acidity which makes for a mouthwatering finish.

Technical Information

Alcohol

 

13.2%

Harvest Dates

 

September 28, 2015

Vintage Notes

 

An early harvest yields high quality wine grape crop. In spite of dry conditions, vintners are using words like “quality,” “complexity”, “age ability”, and “excellent” to describe their expectations for the 2015 vintage in Napa Valley. Harvest started and ended with record early dates.

Ageability

 

Drinkable now and will continue to age well the next 5-7 years.

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2015 Nonna’s Vineyard

Oak Knoll District Sangiovese

This wine is full of rustic red fruit aromas including Bing cherries, rhubarb, strawberries and plum with hints of marshmallow and allspice. Light bodied with a clean and bright entry. Fine grained tannins with nice acidity and a zippy finish make this a perfect wine for pairing with food.

Technical Information

Alcohol

 

14.8%

Harvest Dates

 

September 9, 2015

Vintage Notes

 

Early harvest yields high quality wine grape crop. In spite of dry conditions, vintners are using words like “quality,” “complexity”, “age ability”, and “excellent” to describe their expectations for the 2015 vintage in Napa Valley. Harvest started and ended with record early dates.

Ageability

 

Drink now or cellar through 2020.

2014 Basic Black

Sonoma County Proprietary Red Wine

Loaded with bass notes and complex undertones which interplay beautifully with exploding aromas of blackberry, violets, spiced ham, cinnamon, graphite, rosemary, and an earthy forest floor component. Flavors of dark chocolate and dark fruits are integrated and proportioned across a foundation of dense tannins for a beautiful mouth feel, fresh and snappy acidity, and ripe fruit.

Technical Information

Alcohol

 

15.4%

Harvest Dates

 

September 15-16, 2014

Vintage Notes

 

A warm, dry spring brought early bud break, helped with canopy vigor, berry size and created ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set under sunny skies. With the exception of one heat spike in late June/early July, temperatures were consistently in the zone for optimal vine activity, resulting in notably healthy vines as fruit went through veraison and started ripening. Ageability: The lovely finish is the signature of this elegant, surprisingly feminine, and remarkably balanced red wine blend that is immediately drinkable and worthy of 5-7 years more.

Ageability

 

The lovely finish is the signature of this elegant, surprisingly feminine, and remarkably balanced red wine blend that is immediately drinkable and worthy of 5-7 years more.

Price

 

50

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2014 Like Father Like Son

Napa Valley Petite Sirah/Syrah

Fragrant with blackberry, plum, ollalieberry, grapefruit rinds, currant liqueur, baked clay, fresh Provençale herbs, chamomile, dried aged meats, mortadella, black and red licorice and earthy spices.

Technical Information

Alcohol

 

15.2%

Harvest Dates

 

September 9 – 30, 2014

Vintage Notes

 

A warm, dry spring brought early bud break, helped with canopy vigor and berry size. The conditions were ideal for flowering and fruit set under sunny skies. With the exception of one heat spike in late June/early July, temperatures were consistently in the zone for optimal vine activity, resulting in notably healthy vines as fruit went through veraison and started ripening.

Ageability

 

Some years in the cellar will broaden the palate even further and add more graceful notes to its already broad spectrum of aromas.

Price

 

$48

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2015 Palisades

Calistoga, Napa Valley Petite Sirah

Inky dark color and aromas of dusty blue and black fruits, black olive, Asian sauce, dark plum, tobacco, licorice and purple flowers. The flavors consist of black currants, baking chocolate, lychee, marbled rye and smoked ham.

Technical Information

Alcohol

 

14.9%

Harvest Dates

 

September 9, 2015

Vintage Notes

 

Warm, dry spring brought early bud break, helped with canopy vigor and berry size and created ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set under sunny skies. Consistent temperatures for optimal vine activity, resulting in notably healthy vines as fruit went through veraison and ripening.

Ageability

 

A cellar treasure for a at least a decade.

Price

 

$55

2015 Royal Punishers

Rutherford, Napa Valley Petite Sirah

Intense deep, dark blue/black color profile. Aromas of plum, quince, violets, figs, molasses, caramel and marbled rye awaken the nose. The entry is soft and weighty, then builds into a broad mid palate structure which has layers of ripe, black fruit flavors. The tannins are mouthwatering and medium grained which hold the fruit profile and carry a long, lingering finish.

Technical Information

Alcohol

 

14.9%

Harvest Dates

 

September 10-11, 2015

Vintage Notes

 

Early harvest yields high quality wine grape crop. In spite of dry conditions, vintners are using words like “quality,” “complexity”, “ageability”, and “excellent” to describe their expectations for the 2015 vintage in Napa Valley. Harvest started and ended with record early dates.

Ageability

 

Great to drink now, but some cellar ageing will benefit this wine through 2024

Price

 

$45

2013 E.B.A. (Extended Barrel Aged)

Napa Valley Petite Sirah

Fig, black cherry, dark plum and cocao in the nose. Soft and weighty entry with opulent black fruits layered with masculine tannins that build to a long, wet finish.

Technical Information

Alcohol

 

15.5%

Harvest Dates

 

September 12, 2013

Vintage Notes

 

Warm, dry spring brought early bud break, helped with canopy vigor and berry size and created ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set under sunny skies. Consistent temperatures for optimal vine activity, resulting in notably healthy vines as fruit went through veraison and ripening.

Ageability

 

Some years in the cellar will broaden the palate even further and add more graceful notes to its already broad spectrum of aromas.

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2014 Petite Sirah Dessert Wine

Napa Valley Petite Sirah

Inky dark purple, aromatic black currants, blueberry, graham cracker, cedar, hints of clove, mocha, and black tea. Medium sweetness, firm structure, balanced fruit, acidity and alcohol.

Technical Information

Alcohol

 

19%

Harvest Dates

 

September 12, 2014

Vintage Notes

 

Warm, dry spring brought early bud break, helped with canopy vigor and berry size and created ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set under sunny skies. Consistent temperatures for optimal vine activity, resulting in notably healthy vines as fruit went through veraison and ripening.

Ageability

 

Drinks beautifully and shows 10-15 years ageing potential.

Price

 

65

2015 Aldo’s Vineyard

Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley Zinfandel

Full of vibrant strawberries, dried flowers, peach pith, crème fresh and spiced gumdrops. The entry is soft and weighty and gives way to supple, round tannins. The lovely finish is the signature of this elegant, surprisingly feminine, and is remarkably balanced.

Technical Information

Alcohol

 

14.7%

Harvest Dates

 

September 16, 2015

Vintage Notes

 

Early harvest yields high quality wine grape crop. In spite of dry conditions, vintners are using words like “quality,” “complexity”, “ageability”, and “excellent” to describe their expectations for the 2015 vintage in Napa Valley. Harvest started and ended with record early dates.

Ageability

 

Immediately drinkable and worthy of 5 to 7 more years of cellar time.

Price

 

$80

2015 Bedrock Vineyard

Sonoma County Zinfandel

Layers of aromas including red fruits, brandied cherries, ginger, lilac blossom, nutmeg and earthy tones. This wine is medium bodied with opulent broad spectrum tannins that hit every corner of the palate.

Technical Information

Alcohol

 

14.7%

Harvest Dates

 

August 26, 2015

Vintage Notes

 

Early harvest yields high quality wine grape crop. In spite of dry conditions, vintners are using words like “quality,” “complexity”, “ageability”, and “excellent” to describe their expectations for the 2015 vintage in Napa Valley. Harvest started and ended with record early dates.

Ageability

 

This wine is pleasurable now and will be drinking beautifully over the next 3-5 years.

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2015 Black Chicken

Napa Valley Zinfandel

Dark color, ripe aromatics and juicy acidity. The nose is full of vibrant black cherry, strawberries, crème fresh, dried flowers, brown and black spices and bread pudding. The entry is soft and weighty and gives way to supple round tannins.

Technical Information

Alcohol

 

14.8%

Harvest Dates

 

September 2-29, 2015

Vintage Notes

 

Early harvest yields high quality wine grape crop. In spite of dry conditions, vintners are using words like “quality,” “complexity”, “ageability”, and “excellent” to describe their expectations for the 2015 vintage in Napa Valley. Harvest started and ended with record early dates.

Ageability

 

The lovely finish is the signature of this elegant, surprisingly feminine, and remarkably balanced Zinfandel that is immediately drinkable and worthy of 5-7 years more.

Price

 

$48

2015 Falleri Vineyard

Napa Valley Zinfandel

Unique aromas of white peach, pink taffy, jasmine, dried strawberry and raspberry and green tea. Medium bodied with light delicate tannins are coupled with flavors of plum, apricot and cranberries.

Technical Information

Alcohol

 

14.3%

Harvest Dates

 

September 29, 2015

Vintage Notes

 

Early harvest yields high quality wine grape crop. In spite of dry conditions, vintners are using words like “quality,” “complexity”, “ageability”, and “excellent” to describe their expectations for the 2015 vintage in Napa Valley. Harvest started and ended with record early dates.

Ageability

 

This wine is pleasurable now and will be drinking beautifully over the next 2-5 years.

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2015 Founding Farmers

Napa Valley Zinfandel

The mature and old vines in St. Helena produce a Zinfandel that is very aromatic with notes of dried cherries, plum and rich spices.

Technical Information

Alcohol

 

15.2%

Harvest Dates

 

September 2-21, 2015

Vintage Notes

 

Early harvest yields high quality wine grape crop. In spite of dry conditions, vintners are using words like “quality,” “complexity”, “ageability”, and “excellent” to describe their expectations for the 2015 vintage in Napa Valley. Harvest started and ended with record early dates.

Ageability

 

This wine is pleasurable now and will be drinking beautifully over the next 2-5 years.

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2015 Grande Vineyards

Napa Valley Zinfandel

Layers of aromatics including red plum, strawberry, graham cracker, peach, dried herbs, currants, and white pepper. Soft entry with medium weight that is fresh and supple. Building tannins with flavors of blackberry, quince and spiced cake.

Technical Information

Alcohol

 

14.4%

Harvest Dates

 

September 2, 2015 & September 10, 2015

Vintage Notes

 

Early harvest yields high quality wine grape crop. In spite of dry conditions, vintners are using words like “quality,” “complexity”, “age-ability”, and “excellent” to describe their expectations for the 2015 vintage in Napa Valley. Harvest started and ended with record early dates.

Ageability

 

This wine has a long finish showing great aging potential.

Price

 

$52

2015 Limerick Lane

Russian River Appellation Zinfandel

Inky in color with complex layers of aromatics. Wild blackberry, tea leaf, blue flowers, blue fruits, cedar and cocoa powder. A lively entry with the weight of bold fruit and a popping acidity lend to a long and mouthwatering finish.

Technical Information

Alcohol

 

14.8%

Harvest Dates

 

August 20, 2015

Vintage Notes

 

Early harvest yields high quality wine grape crop. In spite of dry conditions, vintners are using words like “quality,” “complexity”, “ageability”, and “excellent” to describe their expectations for the 2015 vintage in Napa Valley. Harvest started and ended with record early dates.

Ageability

 

This wine is pleasurable now and will be drinking beautifully over the next 2-5 years.

Price

 

58

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2015 Monte Rosso Vineyards

Moon Mountain, Sonoma County Zinfandel

Full of exotic and red fruit aromatics as well as cinnamon, wild iris, pomegranate, toasted oats, mixed dried fruits, blueberry and ginger bread. A lively entry with good weight enhances the minerality and the zesty, natural acidity of this wine.

Technical Information

Alcohol

 

14.2%

Harvest Dates

 

August 20, 2015

Vintage Notes

 

Early harvest yields high quality wine grape crop. In spite of dry conditions, vintners are using words like “quality,” “complexity”, “ageability”, and “excellent” to describe their expectations for the 2015 vintage in Napa Valley. Harvest started and ended with record early dates.

Ageability

 

Drinks beautifully now and shows 8-10 years ageing potential.

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2015 Old Kraft Vineyard

St. Helena Appellation Zinfandel

Fragrant wine with hints of mango, peppermint, orange rinds, cantaloupe, vanilla and red stone fruits.

Technical Information

Alcohol

 

14.5%

Harvest Dates

 

September 4, 2015

Vintage Notes

 

Early harvest yields high quality wine grape crop. In spite of dry conditions, vintners are using words like “quality,” “complexity”, “ageability”, and “excellent” to describe their expectations for the 2015 vintage in Napa Valley. Harvest started and ended with record early dates.

Ageability

 

Drinks beautifully now and shows 7-10 years ageing potential

Price

 

52

2015 Pagani Ranch

Sonoma County Zinfandel

Blackberry, blueberry, ripe plum, apricot, fig, baking spices, cola, graham cracker and toasted vanilla oak. An integrated package of fat tannins and pleasing taut acidity.

Technical Information

Alcohol

 

14.6%

Harvest Dates

 

September 24, 2015

Vintage Notes

 

Early harvest yields high quality wine grape crop. In spite of dry conditions, vintners are using words like “quality,” “complexity”, “ageability”, and “excellent” to describe their expectations for the 2015 vintage in Napa Valley. Harvest started and ended with record early dates.

Ageability

 

This is a big structured Zinfandel to watch develop over months and years to come.

Price

 

$52

2015 R.W. Moore Vineyard

Coombsville, Napa Valley Zinfandel

Beautiful Dark blue-black color with aromas of both black and bing cherry, black tea, fresh herb and dusty minerality with earthy tones. This wine has a graceful texture and is nicely balanced with deep mid-palate fruit and fresh acidity.

Technical Information

Alcohol

 

14.8%

Harvest Dates

 

September 13, 2015

Vintage Notes

 

Early harvest yields high quality wine grape crop. In spite of dry conditions, vintners are using words like “quality,” “complexity”, “ageability”, and “excellent” to describe their expectations for the 2015 vintage in Napa Valley. Harvest started and ended with record early dates. Ageability: This wine is pleasurable now and will be drinking beautifully over the next 3-5 years.

Ageability

 

This wine is pleasurable now and will be drinking beautifully over the next 3-5 years.

Price

 

$55

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2015 Rockpile

Rockpile Appellation Zinfandel

This wine explodes out of the glass with aromas of plum, pomegranate, red licorice and strawberries & cream. It has high tone motifs of spices and flowers with an elegant entry and a backbone of bold fruit framed with toasted vanilla oak.

Technical Information

Alcohol

 

14.3%

Harvest Dates

 

August 27, 2015

Vintage Notes

 

Early harvest yields high quality wine grape crop. In spite of dry conditions, vintners are using words like “quality,” “complexity”, “ageability”, and “excellent” to describe their expectations for the 2015 vintage in Napa Valley. Harvest started and ended with record early dates.

Ageability

 

This elegant and sneaky-big, young wine evolves in the glass and will in the bottle. Some patience will be greatly rewarded.

Price

 

50

2015 Stagecoach Vineyard

Napa Valley Zinfandel

Layered, nuanced, sophisticated, and redolent with rustic and earthy aromatics. Wild blackberries, notes of dried sage, wild iris and compote of mixed berries. Firm and succulent mid palate tannins with a cleansing snap of acidity make for a long and juicy finish.

Technical Information

Alcohol

 

14.7%

Harvest Dates

 

August 26, 2015 & September 11, 2015

Vintage Notes

 

Early harvest yields high quality wine grape crop. In spite of dry conditions, vintners are using words like “quality,” “complexity”, “ageability”, and “excellent” to describe their expectations for the 2015 vintage in Napa Valley. Harvest started and ended with record early dates.

Ageability

 

This wine is pleasurable now and will be drinking beautifully over the next 5+ years.

Price

 

$55

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2015 Valsecchi Vineyard

Carneros District Sonoma Valley Zinfandel

Both red and black fruits are present in the nose of this lovely wine. Strawberry/rhubarb pie and exotic fruits also fill the nose. This wine has concentrated fruit with a punch of acid which makes for a beautiful interplay and balance with a long refreshing finish.

Technical Information

Alcohol

 

14.9%

Harvest Dates

 

September 10, 2015

Vintage Notes

 

Early harvest yields high quality wine grape crop. In spite of dry conditions, vintners are using words like “quality,” “complexity”, “ageability”, and “excellent” to describe their expectations for the 2015 vintage in Napa Valley. Harvest started and ended with record early dates.

Ageability

 

This wine is pleasurable now and will be drinking beautifully over the next 3-5 years.

Price

 

58

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2015 Varozza Vineyard

St. Helena Appellation Zinfandel

This wine has a dark fruit profile with Dark berries, black and red cherry, black tea, dusty minerality and earthy tones. It has a plush mouth-feel and a graceful texture.

Technical Information

Alcohol

 

14.8%

Harvest Dates

 

August 26-27, 2015

Vintage Notes

 

Early harvest yields high quality wine grape crop. In spite of dry conditions, vintners are using words like “quality,” “complexity”, “ageability”, and “excellent” to describe their expectations for the 2015 vintage in Napa Valley. Harvest started and ended with record early dates.

Ageability

 

A tremendous Zinfandel that will live a long life and drink beautifully in the shorter term, too.

Price

 

$50

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