Current Release Red Wines
The 2014 Meritage simmers from the glass with a harmonious bouquet of mulberry, black cherry, clove, and toasted graham cracker. The mouthwatering palate fans out for almost a minute with a kaleidoscope of rich blackberry, plum, blueberry, and raspberry that is lifted by refreshing acidity. The ripe berry medley trails off into a savory finish of tobacco and black licorice. This is a shinning example of the range of flavors that can be achieved in a blend. It checks all the boxes, and everyone will find it hard to resist.
The 2015 Petit Verdot is a towering goliath of a wine. The aromatics just scream from the glass, with lively scents of blackberry, black cherry, olive tapenade, and juniper. The palate continues the intensity with unrelenting flavors of dark berries and savory spices. This is a brooding, deep, and concentrated wine. Everything is carried forward with great harmony by balancing acidity and ripe tannins. This is one Petit Verdot you won’t forget!
This is textbook Napa Pinot Noir. The aromatics are full of enticing aromas of cherries, cranberries, wild flowers, and vanilla. Its smooth as velvet texture glides across the palate and treats you to flavors of ripe black cherry and strawberry, that are followed by notes of caramelized vanilla. This is too easy to drink!
Every year, our winemaker sets aside some of our favorite lots of the old vine varietals and blends together a wine shrouded in “mystery”. Over the years, this has become our most popular bottling.
"This is a big wine, full of smoky dark-fruit flavors and supported by firm tannins and a framework of spicy oak. It's nicely dry, has a gripping texture, very full body and complex flavor elements like black pepper, blackberries, beef jus and molasses." - 91 points, Wine Enthusiast, 7/18
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 effuse 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.
This wine is incredibly rich in flavor but surprisingly elegant and velvety in structure. Chocolate covered black cherries and blackberries are present throughout the core. Hints of molasses and barrel spices round out the silky finish of this rich Cabernet Sauvignon.
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