2017 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast

 
 
 

Glistening straw yellow with a faint green hue and fragrant aromas of white flower, Asian pear, and wet stone underpin the wine’s expression of its true Sonoma Coast roots. Alluring stone fruit flavors carry the palate along with hints of citrus and honeysuckle that evolve into a creamy mid-palate before ending in a long, clean finish with crisp acidity.

 

Winemaking

   92% stainless, 8% barrel fermented

   100% Native malolactic fermentation

   5 months sur lie; weekly bâtonnage

   Assemblage February 2018

 

 

 

 

2017 Rosé  OF PINOT NOIR, SONOMA COAST

 
 
 

Bright pink with coral highlights, scents reminiscent of oyster shell and salt water brine are met with pronounced aromas of fresh picked strawberry. Balanced acidity plays throughout the core, leading to a juicy mid-palate and a lively, clean finish.

 

 

Winemaking

   100% stainless

  No malolactic fermentation

 

 

 

2015 PINOT NOIR, ANDERSON VALLEY

 
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Deep ruby, yet luminous in the glass, this 2015 Pinot Noir embodies the fog-drenched early mornings and  sun-soaked afternoons of its Anderson Valley origins. Wafting aromas of freshly baked tart cherry pie are juxtaposed by, rusted iron, and damp earth. On the palate, mouthwatering briar fruit, wild blueberry, and fresh sage are delivered through a full, velvet-textured mouthfeel, and tethered by fine grain tannins throughout the lengthy finish. 

 

Winemaking

  100% Pinot Noir

14-day maceration in open top tanks

9% whole cluster inclusion

  Barrel aged for 11 months, 8% new French oak, 5% new American oak

 

 

 

2016 PINOT NOIR,  SONOMA COAST

 
 
 

 A brilliant ruby shade and lively aromas of red cherry, perfumed violet, and flaky pie crust, reveal this wine’s Sonoma Coast origins from the outset. A full palate of round, sumptuous fruit, along with flavors of earl grey tea and red clay, interact with its finely grained tannins. Balanced and elegant, the wine is playful throughout the long, energetic finish.

 

 Winemaking

 100% Pinot Noir

   13-day maceration in open top tanks

 7% whole clusters

 Sur lie for 10 months

   Aged 10 months in oak barrels; 10% new

 

 

2015 CABERNET FRANC, MOON MOUNTAIN

 
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The Cabernet Franc from the slopes of the Moon Mountain appellation, has a distinctively deep violet hue and opaque core. Dulcet aromas of vanilla bean, ripe Brooks cherry, wild blueberry, thyme, and sage emerge from the glass, setting the stage for the vibrant palate to follow. Polished layers of juicy fraise des bois, raspberry, and red currant are accented by notes of sea salt, sage, and lavender. Firm tannins and vibrant acidity establish structure, evident throughout the wine’s long, silky finish. 

 

Winemaking

 100% Cabernet Franc

 5-day cold soak, 29-day maceration

 Barrel aged for 20 months, 16% new oak

 


 

2015 CABERNET SAUVGINON,  SONOMA COUNTY

 
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Opaque, pyrope garnet in the glass, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvingon's select Sonoma County vineyard sites bestow balance, and unique savory elements that set this wine apart. Compelling aromas of huckleberry, blackberry, tobacco, anise, and cigar box emerge, giving way to focused flavors of ripe briar fruit, marionberry, charcuterie, dark chocolate, graphite, and wet slate. The supple mouthfeel, laced with fine grain tannins, leads into a long, powerful, and deliciously mouthwatering finish.

 

Winemaking

     91% cabernet sauvignon, 5% cabernet franc, 3% petit verdot, 1% merlot

   5-day cold soak, 25-day maceration

   Barrel aged for 20 months, 12% new American oak, 3% new French oak

 

 


 

2015 CABERNET SAUVGINON, NAPA VALLEY

 
 
 
 

An exuberant garnet, this 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon expresses the complexity and diversity of the Napa Valley vineyard sites from which it is sourced. Vivid aromas of ripe blackberry, red currant, cacao and cigar box harmonize with flavors of freshly crushed wild berry, allspice, and sweet tobacco. Layers of red and black cherry emerge alongside marked minerality, framed by fine grain tannins evolving throughout a long, energetic finish. 

 

Winemaking

        87% cabernet sauvignon, 6% merlot, 3% cabernet franc,                          2% petit verdot, 2% malbec

  5-day cold soak, 26-day maceration

   Barrel aged for 20 months, 8% new French and 10% new American oak