Current Release Red Wines
The 2015 Carneros Pinot Noir expresses aromatics of cherry, cinnamon, plum, and fresh tilled earth. This is a bigger style Pinot Noir, typical of Los Carneros, with a beautiful structured entry and weighty mid palate. Slightly dusty tannin and bright ripe cherry linger on the finish.
This is our most popular red wine! Each year our winemaker blends our favorite old vine varietals. The blend is truly a “mystery” until the wine is bottled. Our goal is to produce a fruit forward, approachable wine that can be enjoyed with or without food. The aromas and palate showcase ripe raspberry, maraschino cherry, blackberry jam and vanilla tinged notes of oak. This is a perfect wine to take to a dinner party and share with friends. Aged exclusively in American oak barrels.
WINE ENTHUSIAST: 91 POINTS
This glass staining and inky red wine is loaded with rugged personality. The rustic nose is full of freshly cut cigar, worn leather, and shrub spices. The mouth coating palate explodes with flavors of dried currant, plum, and sour cherry.
The dark purple 2014 Old Vine Mataro jumps into the air with a savory and fruity bouquet that’s chock full of anise and ripe fig. The richness continues with flavors of almond toffee, brandied cherry, and berry glaze. This will pair well with all sorts of delicious sweet treats.
The 2013 Merlot’s nose starts with beautiful blueberry and sweet cedar notes. Hints of vanilla, cigar box, and chocolate round out the aroma. The mouthfeel of the Merlot is smooth from start to finish. This wine exhibits the classic Rutherford dust composition and texture. Flavors of cherry liqueur, vanilla, and dark chocolate dominate the palate.
The sweet and inviting nose of the 2016 Malbec smells like a confectioner’s kitchen. Milk chocolate, blueberry, vanilla bean, and pastry dough simmer from the glass. Intense flavors of blackberry jam, dark chocolate, and creme brulee glide across the silky palate with loads of glycerol that give this wine its irresistible velvety texture. This has all the goodness of a freshly baked blackberry pie.
The 2013 Meritage offers up aromas of molasses, cherry, cinnamon sticks, sweet cranberries, and beautiful ripe blackberries. The structure of the wine is perfectly balanced, lots of fine, dusty tannins building the structure with beautiful ripe and concentrated fruit notes. Blueberries, chocolate covered Bing cherries and blackberries dominate the palate. Digging deeper there are hints of baking spices, oak, and cassis, which lead into the long silky finish on this Meritage.
This wine opens with high notes of cherry on the nose; the cinnamon, plum, cedar, chocolate, and clove all have strong supporting roles to please your olfactory and welcome you to this exquisite wine. Chocolate covered cherries and coffee beans light up your taste buds and the tannins finish with the consistency of a fine cocoa powder.
Rich red cherries are abundant on the nose accompanied by notes of plum, blackberry compote, muddled blueberries, cocoa, and a hint of baking spices. The Cabernet is incredibly rich in flavor but surprisingly elegant and velvety in structure. Chocolate covered black cherries and beautiful blackberries are present throughout the core.
The nose offers dense aromatics of fruitcake, brier, vanilla, baking spices, and strawberry. The palate is dominated by jammy blackberry, with notes of espresso and spice. The palate is structured with complex layers of uber ripe dark fruit, dried cherry, persistent oak and a vanilla tinged finish.
WINE ENTHUSIAST: 91 POINTS & CELLAR SELECTION