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.
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 Purchase
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.
Harvest Date: 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.
Price: Fall Release
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.
Harvest Date: 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.
Price: Fall Release
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.
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.
Price: $50 Sold Out
2013 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.
Harvest Dates: September 9 – October 5, 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.
Price: $48 Purchase