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Pinot Noir

2015 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

2015 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley    New!

DOUBLE GOLD winner at the 2018 Sonoma County Harvest Fair! Cool


350 cases produced

$47.00

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2014 Pinot Noir, Wet Kiss, Russian River Valley

2014 Pinot Noir, Wet Kiss, Russian River Valley    New!

DOUBLE GOLD medal winner at the 2018 Sonoma County Harvest Fair! Kiss


330 cases produced

$52.00

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2014 Pinot Noir, Kent Berry Vineyard, Santa Cruz Mountains

2014 Pinot Noir, Kent Berry Vineyard, Santa Cruz Mountains

One thing about the Santa Cruz Mountain appellation is its diversity, from near the coast to the summit of the mountains, from the chaparral to the trees.  Unique is the word.  Stylistically, these wines are light and lean, highly perfumed and complex. A Pinot Noir aficionado's delight!

In color, the wine is clear, ruby bright and translucent. The aromatics are moderate to highly perfumed with red fruits dominating.  There are floral notes of rose, orange peel, and spice, and mineral tones of slate.  The palate is dry and flinty, with a medium-plus tannin level and high acidity.  This is a mountain wine for sure, with earth characteristics.  Planted by David Bruce and Martin Ray at an elevation of 2,100 feet, it's one of a kind and shows you what Pinot Noir in a different kind of terroir can do.  This wine should age well and reward even more with time.  Try decanting. Pair it with butternut squash soup with curry and ginger!


120 cases produced

$46.00

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2013 Pinot Noir, Ritchie Vineyard, Cinder Cone, RRV

2013 Pinot Noir, Ritchie Vineyard, Cinder Cone, RRV

A consistent Gold Medal winner for us, this wine is much different than most Russian River Valley wines in its fruit profile. This wine was produced from only nine rows of 35+ year-old vines, Martini and Pommard clones.

Its color is clear and bright garnet to ruby.  Medium concentrations with a medium extract.  Light intensity, but vinous, more on the blue- and black-fruited spectrum. Stewed fruit compote aromatics with a touch of violet, spice, and forest floor.

Palate is off dry with low-medium tannin and medium texture.  There are some blue-berry notes with spice dominating.  Not fruit forward, but has complexity from the spice and earth notes of volcanic soil.  This is a wine you can sit back and enjoy, while reading cookbooks!  Seared duck breast always comes to mind as a pairing.

*GOLD MEDAL WINNER 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition


120 cases produced

$65.00

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2013 Pinot Noir, Wiley Vineyard, Anderson Valley

2013 Pinot Noir, Wiley Vineyard, Anderson Valley

Rich ruby red in color, bright and clean. The wine literally jumps out of the glass upon pouring, with notes of violets, coriander, spices and red and black fruits. Perfumed to say the least in an elegant and understated sexy way. Complex and writhing in the heat of passion.

The palate runs juicy with red and black fruits, plums and cherries with hint s of pomegranate ad citrus rind. A touch of Earl Grey tea, a tannin that moderates the fruitiness and lends structure. Beautifully balanced.

Will grow richer and more luxuriant in time, but if I were you or you were me, drink now!

Well spiced Asian duck comes to mind. As always, one of my personal favorites.


286 cases produced

$60.00

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Zinfandel

2015 Zinfandel, Rocky Ridge Vineyard, Rockpile AVA

2015 Zinfandel, Rocky Ridge Vineyard, Rockpile AVA    New!

Rockpile AVA is one of the smallest AVAs in the United States, with very unique soil and growing conditions; producing stressed vines which lead to low yields and INTENSE fruit.  

Silver Medal winner 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition


250 cases produced

$42.00

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2014 Zinfandel, Mariah Vineyard, Mendocino Ridge

2014 Zinfandel, Mariah Vineyard, Mendocino Ridge

This wine is clear and deep ruby in color, with a medium-dark concentration, a medium-plus extract, and a medium viscosity.  Moderately intense, it has aromatics of bramble, dark cherry, anise, and cream.

The palate is off-dry, with medium tannin.  It's full-bodied, mouth-filling, and juicy!  A warm and soothing wine, it's dark-fruited with hints of fir trees, cedar, tobacco, toasty oak, and spice.  It's well balanced for as big as it is-a Zin lover's delight.  Pair this with all kinds of BBQ sausage.

*GOLD MEDAL WINNER 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition


250 cases produced

$42.00

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2014 Zinfandel, Guido Venturi Vineyard, Mendocino Co

2014 Zinfandel, Guido Venturi Vineyard, Mendocino Co

The nose hints of sage, wood, cassis, violets and dried herbs. Complex. The typicity of the Guido Venturi Vineyard thru the years is unmistakeable.

Now it may not be the monster that 2013 was, this one shows a little restraint on the palate (as well as some on the alcohol). Flavors of dark cherry, plum, and huckleberry framed by some black tea notes. A medium tannin structure with a hint of black licorice.

Drinking great now, but will reward with cellaring. One to put away for a while if you're able. A Filet Mignon with roasted rosemary potatoes would be my choice. A drinker and a keeper!

Silver medal winner 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition


300 cases produced

$38.00

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2014 Zinfandel, Leras Ranches, Bertoli Vineyard, RRV

2014 Zinfandel, Leras Ranches, Bertoli Vineyard, RRV

Medium dark ruby, viscous. Aromatics a little shy right now. Earth, incense, dark fruits and spice, veiled. The 2014 Zinfandels seem to be lighter in weight, although this is full flavored with berry, spice and the typical black pepper for this wine. Briar notes linger on the long finish. Pizza or spaghetti in tomato sauce (on the sweeter side) would be a great match.

 

Silver Medal Winner at the 2017 San Francisco Wine Competition!

Bronze Medal Winner at the 2017 California State Fair!

 

 


165 cases produced

$36.00

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Other Wines

2013 Blanc de Blanc, Methode Champenoise

2013 Blanc de Blanc, Methode Champenoise    New!

100% Chardonnay Sparkling Wine


200 cases produced

$54.00

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2011 Sparkling Naturale Methode Champenoise

2011 Sparkling Naturale Methode Champenoise    New!

Another dazzler!

Bronze medal winner 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition


200 cases produced

$42.00

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2016 French Colombard, "Halfshell White"

2016 French Colombard, "Halfshell White"    New!

Our French Colombard fermented in stainless steel blended with 22% oak


291 cases produced

$23.00

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2017 Chardonnay, Piper Ranch, Manchester Ridge, Mendocino Ridge

2017 Chardonnay, Piper Ranch, Manchester Ridge, Mendocino Ridge    New!

Tasting Notes coming soon!


187 cases produced

$42.00

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All tasting notes subject to change!


A note on my notes, I write these descriptors at the time of release, when you taste these wines, you'll probably taste other things as these wines continue to change and evolve. Hold these notes only as far as you can throw them, the wine plays by its own rules. Everything is released unfined and unfiltered. Sediment does accumulate with age. Stand up these bottles a day before opening, if you can. Enjoy the power, the beauty and the elegance of these wines as I do.


Cheers, Nikolai