Current Wines

 

2011 Veris


Production: 200 cases
Composition: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation: Napa Valley
Vineyard: Girard Vineyard, St. Helena
Aging: 100% Stainless steel fermented and aged on lees
Alcohol: 13.9% by volume
Release: Summer 2010

 

 

Winemaker Notes

Veris

Light, refreshing and crisp this wine exhibits complex aromatics of lime and citrus. A full mouth feel and supple flavors of orange peel, pineapple, papaya & guava leave the palate wanting more. Done in a slightly more acidic style; than the last two vintages; combined with complex fruit and a touch of sweetness create a clean mouthwatering white. Our favorite pairing is shrimp and grits with diced andouille sausage.

 

 

 

 

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2009 "Misceo" Russian River Grenache/Syrah


Production: 100 cases
Composition: 50% Grenache/50% Syrah
Appellation: Russian River Valley
Vineyard: Saralee Vineyard/Catie’s Corner
Aging: Fermented in open top barrels, aged in neutral oak
Alcohol: 14.5% by volume
Release: Summer 2011

 

Winemaker Notes

Misceo

The 2009 Russian River Grenache/Syrah also underwent single berry sorting and was punched down by hand during open top barrel fermentation. Initially fermented individually the wines were blended together and began to exhibit aromas of strawberries, cranberry and roasted herbs. This cool climate blend will continue to express itself in its youth and with proper cellaring will develop its lush character and persistent finish. The balancing act between the Grenache and Syrah makes this wine a perfect pair with roasted pork tenderloin with a mild jalapeno creamed corn and roasted vegetables.

 

 

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2008 "Adamare" Napa Valley Syrah


Production: 100 cases
Composition: 100% Syrah
Appellation: Napa Valley
Vineyard: Kate’s Vineyard, Napa Valley
Aging: Fermented in open top barrels, aged in neutral oak
Alcohol: 15.0% by volume
Release: Summer 2010

 

Winemaker Notes

Adamare

The 2008 Napa Valley Syrah underwent single berry sorting and was punched down by hand during open top barrel fermentation. While aging in mostly neutral oak barrels the wine developed a perfumed nose with scents of wild herbs, black fruits, roasted meats, and black pepper. We incorporated one 2 year old French oak barrel that provided a subtle touch of caramel and richness to the blend of different syrah clones from this vineyard. The complex flavors of blackberry liqueur, mocha, warm spices and hints of meat unfold on the palate. Having developed its structure and depth the syrah should continue to mature for the next five years. We paired this with lamb sliders with a roasted raspberry chipotle dipping sauce. Delish!

 

 

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2009 Vision Quest Napa Valley Red Blend (Sold Out)


Production: 400 cases
Composition: 75% Syrah, 12.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12.5% Malbec
Appellation: Napa Valley
Vineyard: Kate's Vineyard
Aging: Fermented in open top barrels, aged in neutral oak
Alcohol: 14.5% by volume
Release: Fall 2011

 

Winemaker Notes

Vision Quest

This is a dense red blend exhibiting round fruit...cherries, blackberries, currants; a beautiful assortment of fresh and dried herbs with aromatics of toast, warm fall spices and dark chocolate. Packed with texture, it fills your mouth with the soft notes of oak, vanilla extracted dark fruits. This pairs perfectly with roasted game or red meat complimented with a berry reduction and root vegetables.

 

 

 

 

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Future Releases You Don't Want To Miss!

 

2013 Veris


Production:

200 cases

Composition:

100% Sauvignon Blanc

Appellation:

Napa Valley

Vineyard:

Girard Vineyard, St. Helena

Aging:

100% Stainless steel fermented and aged on lees

Alcohol:

13.9% by volume

Release:

May 2014

 

Winemaker Notes

Veris

Veris is Latin for spring, the production of spring. This wine shows a balanced range from apples, pears and gooseberries to tropical fruits of melon, papaya and blackcurrant. Enjoy this with a savory cheesecake made with shrimp and scallops with Tasso ham, crushed almond crust, and tarragon lemon buttermilk fraiche.

 

 

 

 

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2012 "Innovare" North Coast Grenache Blanc


Production:

50 cases

Composition:

100% Grenache Blanc

Appellation:

North Coast

Vineyard:

King Vineyard

Aging:

18 months neutral French Oak

Alcohol:

14.4%

Release:

May 2014

 

Winemaker Notes

Veris

Innovare is Latin for “to make new, renew”. Bright green apple and mandarin orange aromas, with clean flavors of more apple, mineral and a touch of peach. It has a lingering finish with a hint of licorice. It's a perfect match for a simple peach salad with arugula, chopped red onion, cucumber, fresh creamy goat cheese and sliced almonds.

 

 

 

 

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 2010 "Misceo" Russian River Grenache/Syrah


Production:

100 cases

Composition:

50% Grenache/50% Syrah

Appellation:

Russian River Valley

Vineyard:

Saralee Vineyard/Catie’s Corner

Aging:

Fermented in open top barrels, aged in neutral oak

Alcohol:

14.5% by volume

Release:

May 2014

 

Winemaker Notes

Misceo

Misceo is Latin for the blend. Candied fruit, raspberry, cinnamon spice with hint of fresh cracked pepper.  Pairs perfectly with a peppercorn crusted filet mignon with roasted root vegetables and truffle potatoes. 

 

 

 

 

 

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2010 “Vision Quest” Napa Valley Red Blend


Production:

250 cases

Composition:

75% Syrah, 12.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12.5% Malbec

Appellation:

Napa Valley

Vineyard:

Kate's Vineyard

Aging:

Fermented in open top barrels, aged in neutral oak

Alcohol:

14.5% by volume

Release:

May 2014

 

Winemaker Notes

Vision Quest

Dark fruit flavors such as plum, black cherry and blackberry are exhibited in this inky wine as well as coffee, chocolate, mint, pepper and spice. Mole braised beef with sweet corn spoon bread complement each element of this complex wine.  

 

 

 

 

 

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