WINEMAKER
MICHEL SALGUES 
 

FOCUS
Sparkling
CHARDONNAY
PINOT NOIR 


VINEYARDS
ESCOLLE ESTATE
old vine sleepy Hallow
SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS

To enhance the consumer's experience through the best grapes and most stringent procedures in not only still wines but also sparkling.


Caraccioli Cellars’ commitment starts in the vineyard through utilizing solely Santa Lucia Highlands’ grapes to produce fruit centric still wines, and Brut and Brut Rosé in our sparkling wine program.

2008 Caraccioli Brut Cuvee
2009 Caraccioli Brut Rosé 

The Caraccioli family has been a longstanding agriculture famil y in Monterey County, and they have been farming the Salinas Valley for generations: Asparagus, celery, broccoli, lettuce, etc. This is their first venture into wine so no corners were cut in terms of fruit source, winemakers, equipment, or any other necessities for the project.

 

Michel (pronounced Michelle) Salgues

Founding winemaker of Roderer Estate in Anderson Valley.

Most renown sparkling winemaker in the nation.

 

Sparkling Wines

On lees minimum 3 years.

Until 2010, all fruit is purchased from
old vine Talbot Sleepy Hollow.

Hand Harvested at 18-19 brix.

Minimal 5-7 g/L dosage (give or take).

Press = Champagne Coquard gravity Press.
The Coeur de Couvee is the sweet spot

of the press leading to the best quality juice.

Family owns 124 acres in Santa Lucia highlands – hillside
(northern end of appellation where its cooler).

Sparking wines will move towards 100% Estate in the future

WINEMAKER
NICK PEAY & VANESSA WONG

ROPRIETOR 
ANDY PEAY

FOCUS
WEST SONOMA COAST 

VINEYARDS
51 ACRE ESTATE HILLTOP VINEYARD FAR NOrTHWESTERN CORNER OF THE WEST SONOMA COAST 4 MILES TO THE OCEAN

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“What the heck are people doing growing grapes and making wine from way out on a ridge top above the Pacific Ocean? I mean, it is remote. And kinda cold. And mountainous. And, frankly, can be a little inhospitable at times.” The quick answer goes something like – this is where our research and luck led us"

We grow 34 acres of Pinot noir (4 Pinots: Scallop Shelf, Pomarium, Ama, Sonoma Coast), 8 acres of Syrah (2 Syrah: Les Titans, La Bruma), 7 acres of Chardonnay (2 Chardonnay: Estate, Sonoma Coast), 1.8 acres of Viognier (Estate), 0.4 acres of Roussanne and 0.2 acres of Marsanne (Estate blend).

 

Winemaker
John Raytek/winemaker
Phoebe bass/farmer

FOCUS
focused winemaking allowing each vineyard to express itself in a balanced, inimitable wine 

VARIETALS
site specific Pinot noir, Chardonnay, & Cabernet

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WINEMAKING

"Winemaking involves a great many small decisions, each affecting the next. One can only hope to get them all right, to capture what was in the grapes to begin with."

VINEYARDS

PETER MARTIN RAY | Santa Cruz Mountains

HACIENDA SECOYA | Anderson Valley | Monopole

 

 

 

 

 

 

WINEMAKER
Wells Guthrie

FOCUS
Produces vineyard-designated wines from Pinot Noir, Syrah, and chardonnay

Focused on Anderson Valley and CALIFORNIA site-driven terroir 

VINEYARDS
VINEYARD MAP / INSETS

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TOUS ENSEMBLE

As the name, “all together”, suggests, Copain’s Tous Ensemble series offers a perfect complement to any gathering, from a casual meal to an impromptu party. Approachable, balanced and ready to drink, these wines pair beautifully with almost any food, any day of the week. Tous Ensemble wines reflect a classic blend of fruit sourced from select vineyards throughout Mendocino County.

LES VOISINS

The Les Voisins (“the neighbors”) range was inspired by a cluster of neighboring Pinot Noir vineyards in the Deep End of Anderson Valley. Simultaneously, Wells Guthrie was farming a handful of vineyards planted to Syrah in Yorkville Highlands. Each vineyard was producing outstanding fruit, yet Wells made a surprising discovery: when fruit from the neighboring vineyards was blended together, the resulting wine was remarkable, clearly meriting its own bottling. Launched with the 2009 vintage, each Les Voisins wine is a poignant reflection of the nuanced terroir from which it hails: the Pinot Noir from the Deep End of Anderson Valley, and Syrah from Yorkville Highlands. In the tradition of “village” wines in Burgundy, these expressive, sophisticated wines do, indeed, reflect their pedigree.

ESTATE

The limited production Estate series provides a forum for Wells Guthrie to explore unusual varietals and unique winemaking methods. Primarily grown on the hillside vineyards surrounding our winery in Russian River valley, the Estate wines offer an opportunity for curious wine drinkers to experience non-traditional varietals rarely produced beyond French borders.

SINGLE VINEYARD

Coveted long before they are consumed, our Single Vineyard wines are as individual as the passionate wine drinkers who collect them. Each wine reflects a single moment in the life of a specific vineyard, during which both the land and the fruit have been painstakingly cared for. Among our sustainably-farmed vineyard sites, only a handful have earned the distinction of a Single Vineyard bottling. While exquisite now, the Single Vineyard wines are crafted to be savored years after their release.

Winemaker
Sashi Moorman
RAJAT PARR

FOCUS
single vineyard pinot noir
santa rita hills
Blooms field
la CÔTE

VINEYARDS
DOMAINE DE LA CÔTE Vineyard
Santa rita Hills

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Domaine de la Côte is a collection of 6 vineyards planted over 40 acres on the furthest western edge of the Sta. Rita Hills appellation: Memorious (3.5 acres), Bloom’s Field (7.5 acres), Siren’s Call (3 acres), Clos Juliet (1 acre), La Côte (9.5 acres), and 15.5 acres of appellation Sta. Rita Hills. Dramatically rising to an elevation of 700 feet above the Santa Ynez River, the Domaine lies on an ancient 25 million year old siliceous (silex) and diatomaceous seabed 7 miles from the Pacific Ocean.

Originally part of the Evening Land Vineyards program, the Domaine was purchased by Raj Parr and Sashi Moorman, along with their partner, at the beginning of 2013. Sashi Moorman discovered the site and developed the vineyards with Chris King in 2007. Under his direction, the vineyards were planted entirely to California heritage selections at extremely high vine densities between 4,000 and 7,000 vines per acre, unprecedented at the time for the appellation. Although the Domaine spans a mere 40 acres, the diversity of its climats is staggering: each vineyard has a unique geology, aspect, elevation and microclimate. Such distinct expression of site, or terroir, in such close proximity, is unparalleled in California.

The Domaine organically farms its vineyards and makes its wines with the philosophy of “add nothing; take nothing away.” All the wines are produced and bottled at the winery in the town of Lompoc in Santa Barbara County, three miles from the domaine.

“Breathtakingly delicious and captivating.”
-JH, jancisrobinson.com

“This new project from Sashi Moorman and Rajat Parr… is even in its first vintage a hallmark of California’s achievements with this grape. Layer upon layer unfold: intense white-stone minerality, a subtle peppercorn-like spice, bergamot, wintergreen, plum and watermelon. Astonishing energy in this rare bottling.”
-Jon Bonné, Top 100 Wines

“Domaine de la Côte’s 2011 Pinot Noir Bloom’s Field has developed beautifully since I last tasted it a few months ago. Now that it has had a little more time in bottle, the 2011 is balanced, harmonious and drop-dead gorgeous. This is a fabulous expression of Santa Rita Hills Pinot in a cool, racy vintage.”
-Antonio Galloni, Vinous

 

WINEMAKER
John Enfield Lockwood

VARIETALS
SYRAH
CHARDONNAY
TEMPRANILLO
CABERNET SAUVIGNON 

VINEYARDS
Haynes Vineyard
Shake Ridge VineyaRD
Heron Lake Vineyard
Waterhorse Ridge, Jesus Vineyard

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Enfield Wine Co. was founded in 2010 by John Lockwood. Over the past 10 years, John cut his teeth in the winemaking world with some of the most esteemed vineyard sites and producers in California. John has worked under winemakers such as David Mahaffey, Ted Lemon, and Ehren Jordan, where most recently he was responsible for farming the Failla Sonoma Coast and Russian River properties for the past 5 years.

John's purpose in Enfield is to do his part in the work of building California Terroir and the next generation of American winegrowing. Lockwood is sourcing grapes from sites both traditional and experimental where the exciting possibilities of soil and climate meet the hands of exceptional growers. His goal is to produce articulate wines of "personality and character" from a broad range of sites around California, with an emphasis on the balance of elegance and power.

WINEMAKER
EHREN JORDAN

FOCUS
PINOT NOIR & CHARDONNAY 

VINEYARDS
Estate Vineyard
Fort Ross - Seaview
Hirsch

Chuy
Occidental Ridge
Pearlessence
Peay

“To me, ‘terroir’ is distilling a place down to its essence using grapes as the medium.” - Ehren Jordan

The Failla Wines have been farmed organically since the beginning, adding compost and oyster-shell lime, hand-hoeing the weeds, and planting nitrogen-fixing cover-crops in the fall.  The vines are also dry farmed; our property has the pleasure of being off the power grid and blessed with natural springs.  This means the vineyard’s water is muscled hundreds of vertical feet uphill by solar power and metered out miserly. We picked our first fruit from this vineyard in 2001, and have steadily increased production in the years since. 

While the history of Failla (pronounced FAY-LA) is short, it is not without its complexities.  Our first vintage release was as Failla-Jordan in 1998; the label taking its name from husband-and-wife team of winemaker Ehren Jordan and fellow debtor Anne-Marie Failla.  That year, Failla's first release of Alban Vineyard Viognier (Edna Valley) and Que Syrah Syrah (Sonoma Coast) coincided with planting the first blocks at our Estate Vineyard in Cazadero.  The Estate Property boasts a whopping 14 acres of planted vineyards on a 90 acre parcel several miles east of the Pacific Ocean.

WINEMAKER
ANDY ERICKSON

VITICULTURIST
ANNIE FAVIA


FOCUS
create soulful wines that express the true nature of the vineyards from which they come

VINEYARDS
SHAKE RIDGE | AMADOR 
NAPA VALLEY

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Favia Erickson Winegrowers is a collaboration between Annie Favia and Andy Erickson, a husband and wife team.

They focus on finding unique vineyard sites with soils, climate and aspects ideal for growing exquisite wine grapes, and develop strong relationships with our winegrowers to perfect viticultural practices. In the winery, they carefully coax the grapes into wine. Gentle handling, minimal intervention, and strict monitoring of the wine allow our grapes to speak for themselves.

Ultimately, Andy & Annie unite science, art and nature to produce unparalleled wines, each with its own distinct character.

NAPA VALLEY CABERNET

BLEND
78% CABERNET SAUVIGNON
13% MALBEC
9% MERLOT

VINEYARDS
Rancho Caballo
Aspesi Block #3
Mello Vineyard
Ranch Block #2

WINEMAKER
Charles hendricks

A Fortnight is a unit of time equal to

14 days (2 weeks). While every

harvest season is the culmination of

a full 12 months of rigorous

preparation and strenuous effort to

produce the best wines possible,

there is a specific, almost magical

moment during the harvest period

when we must decide when to pick

each block and begin the journey of

transforming beautifully ripened

fruit into exceptionally crafted wine.

With this in mind we decided that

starting with the 2012 harvest we

would keep a journal recording this

transformation from grape to wine

and from these experiences Fortnight

was born. A layered and complex Cabernet

Sauvignon showing rich and inviting

aromas of dark blue and blackberry,

cedar, licorice, graphite and cedar box notes.

TASTING NOTES

Rich, ripe fruit supported by vanilla

and cinnamon with hints of allspice.

Very smooth entry, broad mid-palate

and a long, lingering velvet finish.

WINEMAKER
DAN O'BRIEN

FOCUS
CABERNET FRANC

VINEYARD
WINDSOR OAKS
CHALK HILL

PRODUCTION 
4 BARRELS

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Gail Wines is a small, family-owned wine company producing single vineyard wines from the eastern hillsides of Sonoma County. The wines are fermented in small lots using ambient, native yeasts then aged sur-lie in seasoned French oak barrels with minimal movement or manipulation. Each bottle is bottled unfiltered and hand-numbered all in the name of our mother Gail.

2013 WINDSOR OAKS CABERNET FRANC • CHALK HILL

For our first release, we wanted to make a wine that was approachable in its youth and ready to drink. Harvesting only two tons, we fermented in macro bins using native yeasts, 25% whole-cluster. The wine was aged on the lees in five year old, French oak barrels for ten months before bottling. The end result is a juicy, savory, aromatic wine with soft acid and fine tannin. Each bottle is unfiltered and contains a small deposit of sediment. 

1,056 bottles produced 

 

WINEMAKER
PHILLIPPE MELKA

FOCUS
GEMSTONE RED WINE
GEMSTONE CABERNET


VINEYARDS
16-ACRE HILLSIDE 
YOUNTVILLE

"Technology, Innovation, and a Bit of Courage... Extraordinary wine is a product of extraordinary effort in the vineyard…"

Gemstone Vineyard is a small, family-owned producer of estate wines. Our focus is on crafting richly textured red wines from Bordeaux varietals grown on our 16-acre hillside property in the Yountville appellation of Napa Valley. Esteemed winemaker Philippe Melka handcrafts our Estate Cabernet Sauvignon and an Estate Red Wine. 

We were certain that our stony slope would be hospitable to Bordeaux's most noble varietals, but we were committed to some controversial new ideas in our attempt to grow the best possible fruit. We divided our small vineyard into micro-blocks of five distinguished clones of Cabernet Sauvignon, two clones of Merlot, two clones of Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. We painstakingly laboratory tested our budwood, bypassing customary heat treatment. We knew that it would be worth the risk if the result were a truly distinctive wine. 

A no-compromise strategy was agreed upon, resulting in a dense planting of the vines on a variety of rootstocks carefully matched to the soil. Labor intensive cane pruning, meticulous canopy management and nutritional monitoring were employed. New levels of quality control were introduced with the installation of a radio telemetry weather station that downloads data to our computerized vineyard management program, along with neutron probes to monitor soil moisture. 

When we harvested our first crop of richly flavored berries, we knew it was worth the effort.         

WINEMAKER
JUSTIN WILLET
ERIC RAILSBACK

VINEYARDS
INDIGENOUS LOIRE VARIETALS IN SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
SANTA YNEZ VALLEY

FOCUS
PURITY, ELEGANCY, BALANCE

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“I like the leaner style - the bright mineral side. Richer wines have been the notion of California for the last twenty years. But… it’s refreshing to make wines that have a little more restraint.” - Justin Willet

After countless bottles shared together and many trips to France, Railsback and Willett decided to found Lieu Dit in 2011 and focus it solely in the varieties indigenous to the Loire Valley, now grown in Santa Barbara County. The varied micro-climates and marine based soils of Santa Barbara County are ideally suited to this set of grapes. Lieu Dit centers on Sauvignon Blanc and more limited bottlings of Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Franc and Rose and produces around 2500 cases annually. Each vintage, the quest for purity, elegance, and balance in every wine is paramount.

ROSE OF PINOT NOIR
PINOT NOIR
CHENIN BLANC

SAUVIGNON BLANC
CABERNET FRANC
MELON DE BOURGOGNE

 

WINEMAKER
JAMES SPARKS

PROPRIETORS
NIKKI & JEFF NELSON

FOCUS
COOL CLIMATE | HIGH ACIDITY
ROCK STAR - KICK ASS CHARDONNAY 

AVA
SANTA RITA HILLS
SANTA MARIA 

 

"We seek to support local viticulture and honor our palates' love for old world wines that have naturally high acidity and are not masked by many of the modern day manipulations. To do so, we selfishly decided to make what we most love to drink"

Liquid Farm is a tiny California winery making a very big noise these days.  They're an anomaly, too, focusing on Old World styled Chardonnay from stellar Santa Rita Hills fruit. They are being touted by critics from New York to Los Angeles, and hailed by internet wine bulletin board aficionados. 

Nikki & Jeff Nelson didn't grow up owning an estate, they were sales people who worked the streets selling wine. They believe that Santa Rita Hills can make world class chardonnays with balance & acidity. They now don't have to sell other peoples wines, they now can preach the gospel of their own Liquid Farm. 

WINEMAKER
ANDY ERICKSON

FOCUS
crafts authentic, classical wines that faithfully reflect their vineyard origins high on the slopes of Mount Veeder in napa valley

Vineyard
Built in 1889, fifty-two acres of vineyards on mountainside 1,800 to 2,400 feet above sea level

THE STORY

THE BEGINNING

Mayacamas Vineyards is located in the Mayacamas Mountains that divide the Napa and Sonoma valleys. Near the summit of Mount Veeder, the old stone winery was dug into the side of a dormant volcano crater in the late 19th century. Fifty-two acres of vineyards are planted on mountainsides ranging from 1,800 to 2,400 feet above sea level. Obsidian arrowheads and stone grain-grinding bowls found on the property bear silent testimony to Mayacamas' first human inhabitants, the Native Americans of the Wappo tribe.

It is from the Wappo language that the name "Mayacamas" derives; believed to have meant "the howl of the mountain lion". But other possible meanings of the word exist: "the source of the water", referring to the springs and headwaters of creeks that feed the Napa and Sonoma Rivers, a "standing place" referring to a trail marker, or a human scout. Perhaps, in some way lost to present understanding, "Mayacamas" meant a combination of all of these ideas to the Wappo. But, as the language was never written, and its speakers are no longer with us, the original sense of the word Mayacamas remains shrouded in the past. What remains today is a homage to the first meaning, "the howl of the mountain lion," on the Mayacamas label, in the emblematic "M" which bears two lions dancing within.

 

THE LEGACY            

The Mayacamas winery was built in 1889 by John Henry Fisher, a German immigrant who first landed in Philadelphia, where he worked as a sword engraver.  Later he moved to San Francisco and went into business as a pickle merchant. Fisher established Zinfandel vines and raised the edifice of the winery on the grounds of an old sheep ranch at the end of the steep, dusty, Redwood-shaded trail on Mount Veeder.  He named it Fisher and Sons.  He sold his wine by the barrel, ferrying the barriques by barge from the dock in the Napa River south across the bay to San Francisco.

In 1906, the San Francisco earthquake and fire leveled Fisher's pickle business and he was forced to declare bankruptcy. Soon thereafter, the winery estate on Mount Veeder was sold at auction on the front steps of the Napa County Courthouse for $5,000 in U.S. Gold Coins.

The winery officially fell into disuse until the end of Prohibition, although the new owners, Pietro and Maria Marenco did bootleg wine and grappa in the conveniently remote cellar. They also sold wine legally to the Catholic Church for use at Mass. The Marencos sold the winery to Henry Brandlin, whose family today thrives as vintners on neighboring Mount Veeder properties. Brandlin, in turn, sold the property to a British gentleman, Jack Taylor and his Californian wife, Mary.

The Taylors re-christened the estate Mayacamas Vineyards upon purchasing the land in 1941, the year of the London Blitz. Jack was escaping Hitler's falling bombs for a new, pastoral life. The Taylors planted Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, and inaugurated the biannual Mayacamas newsletter, which announced new releases of wines and described their rough-hewn life on Mount Veeder, which maintained an air and spirit of pioneering, with no electricity yet on the mountain and a very basic infrastructure, including a gravity-flow winery design.

In 1968, ownership was assumed by Robert and Elinor Travers. Bob had worked at Heitz Cellars, living in a cottage on the Martha's Vineyard property in Oakville. Bob's apprenticeship with Joe Heitz, as well as his scientific background as a petroleum engineer at Stanford University, put him in good stead for his new career. He loved the land at Maycamas and saw its potential for producing wines of great character, depth, complexity, and longevity.  Together, the young couple focused their efforts on Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, with Bob as chief winemaker.

 

JUDGEMENT OF PARIS

In 1976, Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon, vintage 1971, was selected for the "Judgement of Paris" tasting, pitting a selection of the finest American wines against a similar collection of top French growths. Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon was also included in the 10-year and 30-year replays of that landmark event (in 1986 and 2006), which collectively solidified the tasting's statement about the legitimacy of the best American wines, and the American wine industry in general. More than any other single event, the Judgement of Paris established American wines as being among the finest in the world. True to form, the notoriously long-lived Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon showed better with time. In the original tasting, it placed 7th. In the second tasting, in 1986, it placed 2nd, beating all of the French entries. In the final tasting of 2006, which as much as anything described the wines' ageworthiness, the Mayacamas tied for 3rd., appropriately enough with Heitz Martha's Vineyard, again out-placing all French entries.

For four decades since, Mayacamas has remained a source of classical, balanced, intense wines with an unmistakable rustic mountain character.

In July 2013, Mayacamas was purchased by Charles Banks and his wife, Ali, in partnership with Jay Schottenstein and his son, Joey.  Andy Erickson will lead the Estate’s winemaking, and Phil Coturri will oversee farming and vineyard development.

 “We are only the fourth owners in Mayacamas’ distinguished 124-year-old history. We are honored and grateful to become stewards of this unique property; truly a jewel in the crown that is Napa Valley.  We are excited to continue the legacy that has been created at Mayacamas.” – CHARLES BANKS

WINEMAKER
steve matthiasson

FOCUS
classical expressions of different varietals 

"wine is made in the vineyard"

respect for tradition
of winemaking and viticulture
 

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Matthiasson is a family endeavor, the effort of Steve and Jill Klein Matthiasson, and their two young sons. They have both had life-long careers in sustainable agriculture, and we apply those ideals of balance, restraint, and respect for the individual—and for the whole—to our wine. The production is simple but careful. This concept is central to the tradition of viticulture and winemaking. Respect for this tradition forms the core of our work. To that end, their hands literally touch every vine and every bottle. 

Winemaking for Steve Matthiasson is a natural extension of farming, and most of Matthiasson's grapes come from the six vineyards that he farms in Napa and Sonoma. Steve & Jill love to explore classical expressions of different varieties, some well-known like Chardonnay or Cabernet Sauvignon, and some rare like Ribolla Gialla or Refosco Dal Peduncula Rosso. In all cases they try to respect the purity of the variety and the individuality of the site. The Matthiasson wines are refreshing, complement food, and are moderate in alcohol. By using our site-specific farming methods to grow intense fruit, coupled with careful restraint in the cellar, they strive to produce wine that is full flavored but impeccably balanced.

 


"THE BEST FERTILIZER IS THE FARMER’S FOOTSTEPS"

WINEMAKER
EHREN JORDAN

PROPRIETOR
DAVID & STACEY GOLLNICK

FOCUS
small lot PINOT NOIR & CHARDONNAY
SANTA CRUZ 10 acre ESTATE VINEYARD
 

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Mindego Ridge is a 10-acre family owned, family farmed Vineyard perched on the shale-laced mountain slope for its namesake. We are humbled and blessed to have made this beautiful mountain side our home and our mission is to craft artisan quality small lots of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that express the character of this unique place

WINEMAKER
NICK ZACHERLE 

PROPRIETOR
BOB LONG

FOCUS
CABERNET

VINEYARD
MONTAGNA ESTATE
Pritchard hill


PRODUCTION
1600  cases

 

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Montagna Napa Valley is a beautiful estate with wine caves that has been slowly developed over the past decade. Proprietor Bob Long and his family have been associated with Pritchard Hill since the 1960’s; this is among the best terroir in Napa to not have a sub appellation designation.

Montagna is appropriately named – it means “mountain” in Italian. Fourteen acres are currently producing several red varietals including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. An adjoining 18 acres have been planted entirely to several clones of Cabernet Sauvignon on the original vineyard for the David Arthur’s “Elevation” wines. The focus of Montagna Estate is on Cabernet Sauvignon.

An extremely unique wine for Napa is their Quattro Bianchi – composed of four “obscure” for Napa and California varietals (typically Fiano, Greco di Tufo, Ribolla Gialla and Arneis). The grapes from this wine have historically been sourced from offsite locations. However, the varietals that compose the blend for this wine have been planted on the estate and once the vines are in production – will be entirely sourced from the property. There are not many white wines planted on Pritchard Hill – these are certainly some of them.

FAMILY
JAKE BILBRO
SCOT BILBRO

FOCUS
non vintage 
red blends

wine
Old vine red
ARMÉ - CABERNET BLEND
CRISTO - SYRAH BLEND
ANGELI CUVEE -RESERVE ZINFANDEL

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THE WINES

Marrieta Cellars wines are consistent, concentrated, complex and, most importantly, pleasurable. We hold true to using exceptional fruit predominantly from our estate vineyards in Sonoma and Mendocino Counties to create distinctive blends found only in the Marietta Cellars portfolio. Following our father’s example, we buck the standard wisdom of single source and single varietal wines. For us, blending is the best way to make wines people can count on for quality and consistency

WHAT MATTERS

Dad taught us what matters. He is a tireless, big-hearted, and humble man. He made wine by feel and instinct. Following those ideals is what allows us to carry on his tradition of blending great wines and selling them at fair prices. At Marietta Cellars our wines are honest, generous, satisfying, and dependable. Just like our Dad.

— Jake & Scot Bilbro

FAMILY
JAKE BILBRO
SCOT BILBRO

VINEYARDS
30-acre estate FAMILY OWNED winery In RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY

FOCUS
cool climate old-vine Zinfandel, Syrah, and Rhone blends
 

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2012 RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY ZINFANDEL

Gutsy but delicate, our 2012 Russian River Zinfandel combines bright raspberry and brambles on the nose. The clarity of the nose is echoed by fresh acid on the palate and balanced with a full mouth-feel and chewy finish. This wine is not shy in regards to structure and rustic charm: it is classic Limerick Lane Zinfandel. 

"Its deep plum/ruby/purple color is followed by a super-seductive perfume of jammy red and black fruits, a full-bodied opulence, impressive purity and a long, heady finish. Another great example of top-flight winemaking using wonderful old vine materials..." Robert Parker - 94pts

    1500 cases produced14.8% alcohol

    WINEMAKER
    JIM REGUSCI
    JAMES HARDER 
      
    VINEYARD
    STAGS LEAP

    VARIETALS
    GRENACHE
    ZINFANDEL
    PETITE SIRAH

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    Regusci Winery is a family-owned winery in Napa Valley's Stags Leap District. 289 acre estate represents three generations of farming heritage

    WINEMAKERS
    BROTHERS ANDREW & ADAM MARIANI

    FOCUS
    PINOT NOIR
    CHARDONNAY
    SYLVANER
    RIESLING

    VINEYARDS
    CARNEROS
    ATLAS PEAK

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    In my opinion, the best way to experience wine is sitting down with somebody and eating, drinking and talking. That’s why wine is so amazing—it brings people to the table, and is one of the few ways people relate to the natural world. ~Andrew Mariani

    Proprietor brothers Adam and Andrew Mariani acquired 256 acres which included a waning turkey farm in 2007 three miles east of the Sonoma Town Square in Carneros that has a long and colorful history. The site dates to 1858 when Emil Dresel and his brother Julius established the wine property. They may have planted the first Riesling and Silvaner vines in the United States.

     

    WINEMAKER
    John Lancaster
    Robert Perkins

    FOCUS
    mendocino country

    California rendition of classic european varietals


     

    Skylark Wine Company is collaboration between Boulevard Restaurant wine directors John Lancaster and Robert Perkins. John and Robert have run the wine program at the acclaimed Boulevard Restaurant in San Francisco for the past fifteen years. During their tenure at Boulevard, they have built a close friendship, an inventory of wines from around the globe and a palate of tasting wines of the world from vintage to vintage. This partnership has created long-term relationships with the entire scope of the wine industry, from winemakers to vineyard managers to owners. With these relationships, their next logical progression was the realization of a dream: making fine wine from select vineyards in Northern California. While the original plan was simply a barrel, they jumped in with 14 barrels of Syrah from the 2002 harvest. Skylark Wine Company was formed.

    “We strive to produce wines that crystallize our passion within each bottle. Because of our relationships with meticulous and respected grape growers, we have been able to produce wines of distinction and character that represent the best of what Northern California vineyards have to offer. We are proud of Skylark and hope to continue share these wines with family and friends, old and new."
      

    2014 SKYLARK PINK BELLY ROSE of GRENACHE

    If you haven’t found yourself on the rose train, the time to jump on is now. Trust us, being behind the curve is never good. Forget all those sugary white zinfandel nightmares, that was then – this is now. Dry, clean, refreshing, low alcohol, rose is the absolute summer quaffer. Pink Belly is produced from Grenache Noir grapes farmed for Rose by Kurt Asher at his vineyard in Mendocino. We make it the traditional and old-fashioned way: whole-cluster pressed into a tank, just enough skin contact to achieve that pale, salmon color and then off to its stainless steel home. No wood, no nonsense, ready to go. So, make that backyard table like a Paris bistro in the summer - all pink, all the time.

    Pale salmon color. The aromas feature the fruits of summer: cherry, strawberry and watermelon, with an tntriguing floral note of spring flower blossoms. Truly the ultimate summer wine. The palate sensation is of freshly crushed red fruits, with a dollop of sunshine and a snap of refreshing acidity. 

    450 CASES PRODUCED

     

    2014 SKYLARK PINOT BLANC, ORSI VINEYARD, MENDOCINO

    It hardly seems possible that this is our tenth vintage with Bernie Orsi’s Pinot Blanc outside Hopland in Mendocino. There is such a comfort level there now with the experience of time, vintages and Peter Chevalier so expertly managing this vineyard. With a nod to the vagaries of climate change, we know each year we will produce something unique and special. Like a trusted old friend, this Pinot Blanc vineyard always delivers. The 2014 is totally reflective of the vintage: plenty of fruit and texture, full of life, juicy, age-worthy and precocious. The methodology stayed the same: whole-cluster pressed, racked into Mueller stainless steel barrels, stirred once with no malo and no manipulation.

    Lemon-lime color profile. Classic Orsi Vineyard Pinot Blanc aromatics of zesty green apple, roasted lemon and citrus, then complicated by pear blossom, peach and key lime pie. The palate shows the beautiful juxtaposition between the fleshiness of the vintage and the natural framing acidity. Juicy and ripe, yet with just the right amount of tanginess to make that second sip unavoidable.       

    475  CASES PRODUCED

     

    2013  SKYLARK RED BELLY

     48% Niemi Vineyard Carignane , Redwood Valley

    When we met Alvin Tollini in 2006 and first walked through his 60+ year old heritage Carignane vines in Redwood Valley, we knew then that even before harvesting a single grape we had found something special.  This old vine Carignane provides the singularity to Red Belly, our ode to the sun-drenched South of France. 15 months in French cooperage, no new barrels

    28% Lawer Vineyard Syrah, Knights Valley Sonoma

    The Lawer Vineyard is tucked back in the remote and rugged Knights Valley appellation, just over the Napa county line in Sonoma. It is an amphitheater shaped vineyard planted on volcanic rock to the Rhone clone 887. We farm the top hillside of Block II, where the vineyard gently slopes down to the road below. This is a masculine site, providing fruit with black as night color and powerful, dark fruit characters. This is our seventh bottling of Lawer, all of which received an outstanding rating from Robert Parker in The Wine Advocate.

    24%  Sawyer Vineyard Grenache, Mendocino

    We started working with Charlie Sawyer’s Grenache Vineyard in 2007, which sits above Ukiah at about 1000 feet elevation. With each vintage we’ve been able to better integrate the mountain fruit tannins and emphasize the silk and satin Grenache character this vineyard produces. In 2012, we picked at first light on October 12, then fermented in a small, open top tank with 10% whole clusters. After sixteen days on the skins with alternating punchdowns and pumpovers, it was racked to seasoned French cooperage.   

    Deep garnet color. High-toned florals of lavender and violet intermixed with the earthy components of sous bois and garrigue. Black cherry, red raspberry and plum lend aromatic complexity. The 2013 is all about suppleness and balance on the palate, with the lush and suave fruit folding into a finish where bakers

    FORTY BARRELS                                                                 1000  CASES PRODUCED

    2009 RODGERS CREEK VINEYARD SYRAH, SONOMA COAST

    One of the most challenging and rewarding vineyards we work with is the Sonoma coast site Rodgers Creek. It is perched on a ridge just outside the Petaluma Gap, where ocean breezes roll through vineyards with cool temperatures and salty air. Several sommelier friends have picked this wine blind as Northern Rhone due to its high-toned, floral and peppery aromatics. While the clonal selection does come from Cote Rotie, the fruit is definitely rooted in California. This site has its own uniqueness, which is shown in the magical interplay of fruit and spice.

    Opaque in the glass. Textbook RCV high-toned floral notes of lavender, violet, black raspberry and sweet white pepper. At once cerebral and visceral, with the textured fruit juicy and engaging, complimented by the complexities of spices sprinkled throughout. 

     

     

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    2010 GRENACHE, MENDOCINO

    There is something so inherently enjoyable about the 2010 Sawyer Vineyard Grenache. It has all those characteristics of Grenache that we love: medium-bodied, juicy and textured, loads of fruit and suave tannins. Looking back, 2010 was a cool, nerve-wracking harvest, in fact the coldest summer in California in fifty years. With high inherent acidity from the cool weather, we waited for flavors to come through in the vineyard before picking on October 22. With very small berries and clusters, we carefully added a small percentage of stems for 19 days on the skins. We then transferred to seasoned French cooperage for twenty months before bottling.  The idea was that the ripe fruit and high acidity in time would find commonality, each one complimenting the other. Time on the cork has confirmed this, and we are very excited about the present and future of this vintage.

    This expression of Grenache is all about purity, ripeness, elegance and finesse. Aromas of black cherry, violet and bakers chocolate. On the palate, the cherry fruit is ripe and expressive, textured and subtlety viscous, like a creamed cherry flecked with cocoa nibs. Sleek and refined, with structure and ripeness in deft balance.

    NINE BARRELS                                                 225 CASES PRODUCED 

     

    2012 LAS AVES

    The soul and inspiration for ‘Las Aves’ lies in the Priorat region of Spain, where some of the world’s finest Grenache and Carignane are grown. Syrah is alo a very important varietal there, with Bordeaux varietals rounding out the most important red grape plantings. For ‘Las Aves’ we culled out a special lot of Carignane to blend with Syrah, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon. The idea was to create a more structured blend than Red Belly, deeply pitched with dark berry fruit and that Mediterranean incense that wafts through the hills of Priorat. Las Aves is an ode to and inspired by that beautiful region and its striking wines.

    33% Syrah, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Carignane and 21% Grenache.

     Ruby hue. Aromatics of crème de cassis, plum, and red raspberry with those subtle Mediterranean savory aromas of rosemary, thyme, lavender and marjoram. The palate echoes the aromatics, with the fine-grained tannins woven into the California fruit extract. The 2012 Las Aves is best right now with an aerative decant and will evolve gracefully for the next decade.

    THIRTEEN BARRELS                                         325 CASES PRODUCED 

     

    2012 ‘Alondra’ Chardonnay, Middleridge Ranch, Mendocino

    Chardonnay is one varietal that can excel in a variety of different elevage regimes. Visit Chablis and you won’t see much oak. In Puligny-Montrachet you will see plenty of barrels and plenty of new barrels. There are so many factors involved in that ‘do you or don’t you’ decision it is difficult to list them all. What is clear is that Chardonnay is very malleable, and putting a high percentage of new oak on it clearly alters the outcome. Our plan, being in California, has always been to pass on the oak and look for pristine Chardonnay characters in the juice. We believe this philosophy is most successful with our vineyard. Middleridge Ranch lies in a north to south valley just east of Hopland and the Russian River in Mendocino County. With warm days and cool nights, it is an excellent microclimate to grow Chardonnay grapes. This sweet spot of the vineyard was picked at first light on September 15 under ideal conditions. Vinification here remains the same: no oak or malolactic fermentation. The goal remains the same as well, to produce California Chardonnay without heaviness, that delivers aromatic complexity and fruit profile in a clean format.  

     Penetrating aromas of green apple, lemon custard and subtle tropical fruits of guava and melon. The palate is sleek and detailed, with just enough flesh and mid-palate presence for pinpoint balance with the natural acidity. The fruit gains momentum into an expansive finish, while remaining graceful and elegant.

     

     

     

     

    WINEMAKER
    MICHEAL MCNEILL / BOB SESSIONS

    LEGACY
    oldest Pinot Noir vineyard and the oldest continuously producing Chardonnay vineyard in North America

    VINEYARDS
    100% Estate Vineyard

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    " It’s rocky everywhere, allowing good drainage and is no more than moderately nutritious, forcing the vines’ roots to plumb deep for its food as well as its water.  To plant in this area, the pickaxe is used more than the shovel, but the resulting depth and richness of the wines make the effort more than worthwhile.” - Bob Sessions


    Hanzell Vineyards’ forty-six acres of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon are planted high on the mountain slopes of the Mayacamas Range overlooking the town of Sonoma. The property saddles this ridge with vineyards planted on both west-facing and east-facing slopes as well as on top of the ridge. Originally called Hanzell Farm, the estate is comprised of the following vineyards – Ambassador’s 1953 Vineyard, Zellerbach Vineyard, Day Vineyard, de Brye Vineyard, Sessions Vineyard, and Ramos Vineyard. The original planting, the Ambassador’s 1953 Vineyard, continues to produce to this day and is now the oldest Pinot Noir vineyard and the oldest continuously producing Chardonnay vineyard in North America. The Hanzell Clone Pinot Noir and Hanzell Clone Chardonnay are regarded as important heritage clones of California and the bud wood has been propagated to establish other vineyards throughout California and Oregon.

    It took the tremendous vision of these three dedicated, knowledgeable and powerful individuals to bring Hanzell Vineyards to life. This dynamic fusion of skill, talent and vision catapulted the art and science of great winemaking in California and resulted in California wines achieving world-class recognition in less than two decades.

    It is with their finely honed vision that we continue Hanzell Vineyards today. It is as relevant and inspiring now as it was in 1957.

     

    “To embrace, understand and produce the Hanzell signature style requires great diligence in all facets. As we continually strive to elevate our wine to an even higher level of quality, great care is required in research, study and examination of each and every detail, both past and present.” - Micheal Mcneill

     

     

    EXPLANATION OF CORE ITEMS: For over fifty years, Hanzell Vineyards has grown, produced and bottled Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, which have the unique distinction of being produced solely from our estate-grown fruit since 1961. These wines have been made by people, both past and present, who all have given the best of themselves to realize this shared dream “To produce wine equal to the finest in the world”.

    WINEMAKER
    STEVE REYNOLDS / ROLANDO HERRERA / BRYAN PAGE


    PROPRIETOR
    Mark & patty davidowski


    FOCUS
    napa valley "Break from the norm" Each project unifies vineyard sources with their own winemaking soul mate to create uniquely flavorful wines

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    Founded in 2012 by Mark and Patty Davidowski, Hiatus Cellars strives to create uniquely flavorful wines by pairing great vineyards with their winemaking soul mates. Each winemaker holds special talents for coaxing the best out of certain vineyards, culminating in each project offering truly personal expressions of these vineyard sites. The resulting portfolio of vineyard driven wines offers a chance to enjoy this unique vision of each vineyard site, as seen by Mark and his winemakers.

     

    Hiatus Napa Valley Chardonnay

    Hiatus Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, Griffin’s Lair Vineyard

    Hiatus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

    Hiatus Red “JULIANNA’S VINEYARD”

    Hiatus Apex Napa Valley Red Wine


    With a Vision for wines of unique character and a Passion for pairing great Vineyards with great Winemakers, Hiatus Cellars is a “Break from the Norm.” Each project unifies vineyard sources with their own winemaking soul mate to create uniquely flavorful wines.

    WINEMAKER
    RAJAT PARR & SASHI MOORMAN

    FOCUS
    SANTA YNEZ
    dry RIESLING 

    Created with Josepf Lietz
    "LEITZ STYLE"

    VINEYARD
    GAINEY VINEYARD 
    OWN ROOTED, PLANTED IN LATE 70'S

    2013 Santa Barbara County Troken Riesling | 150  cases produced
     

    WINEMAKER
    NICK PEAY & VANESSA WONG

    PROPRIETOR 
    Andy Peay

    FOCUS
    WEST SONOMA COAST 

    VINEYARDS
    51 ACRE ESTATE HILLTOP VINEYARD FAR NORTHWESTERN CORNER OF THE WEST SONOMA COAST 4 MILES TO THE OCEAN
     

     

    “What the heck are people doing growing grapes and making wine from way out on a ridge top above the Pacific Ocean? I mean, it is remote. And kinda cold. And mountainous. And, frankly, can be a little inhospitable at times.” The quick answer goes something like – this is where our research and luck led us"

    We grow 34 acres of Pinot noir (4 Pinots: Scallop Shelf, Pomarium, Ama, Sonoma Coast), 8 acres of Syrah (2 Syrah: Les Titans, La Bruma), 7 acres of Chardonnay (2 Chardonnay: Estate, Sonoma Coast), 1.8 acres of Viognier (Estate), 0.4 acres of Roussanne and 0.2 acres of Marsanne (Estate blend).

    Winemaker
    Sashi Moorman

    FOCUS
    SINGLE FOCUSED
    COOL-CLIMATE SYRAH

    VINEYARDS
    CENTRAL COAST
    SANTA BARBARA


     

     

     

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    We have been making limited-production wine in the Lompoc Wine Ghetto since 2003 under the Piedrasassi label.

    The focus of Piedrasassi's wine program is cool-climate syrah. We believe that good syrah can be made at many sites in Santa Barbara County, but it is at the cool climate sites that syrah is at its most compelling: producing the most complex aromas, the most savory textures. Our vineyards sites range from Ballard Canyon in the east to the Santa Rita Hills and Arroyo Grande in the west. 

    In the vineyard, we typically pick a bit earlier than our colleagues to keep the alcohol level in balance with flavor, and to preserve the natural acidity that is so important https://piedrasassiwines.squarespace.com/to wine’s role at the dinner table. In the winery, we employ some whole cluster inclusion and natural winemaking (indigenous yeast fermentation and no sulfur addition at fermentation) whenever it is possible without compromising the integrity of the wine.  Elevage is in large format (500L) barrels to limit the wine’s exposure to oxygen and to minimize the influence of oak.

    At bottling, we add the smallest amount of sulfur to the wine possible, which allows the aromatics to stay expressive while still protecting the wine during cellaring. The result, in all these bottlings, is syrah that shows off the different sites through aromas that bloom and evolve in the glass and tannins and mouthfeel that grip and engage the palate.

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    WINEMAKER 
    IAN BRAND

    FOCUS 
    UNIQUE VINEYARD SITES CHARDONNAY
    SYRAH

    VINEYARDS 
    JACK’S HILLS
    SAN BENITO
    MONTEREY CoUNTY

     

    Le p'tit paysan MEANING: “A COUNTRY OR MAN; PEASANT; CLOWN; IN A COUNTRY FASHION

    OUR GOAL  IS TO LIGHTLY POLISH THE ROUGHEST EDGES AND LEAVE THE IDIOSYNCRASY INTACT. IT IS HERE IN THE BACK COUNTRY, FILLED WITH INDIVIDUAL CHARACTER, WHERE LE P’TIT PAYSAN COMES TO LIFE.
     


    The farther we looked, the more we found – remote, challenging vineyards, with hard depleted soils, and intense sunlight tempered only by the coastal breeze. Vineyards capable of producing only the most idiosyncratic wines. Our goal as winemakers is to lightly polish the roughest edges and leave the idiosyncrasy intact. It is here in the back country, filled with individual character, where Le P’tit Paysan comes to life.

    We are not in "wine country." We have no trophy wineries, nor posh tasting salons. This is farm land, desolate hills, and solitude. What we do is simple, without artifice, and we enjoy it.
     

    WINEMAKER
    Ed Thralls

    VINEYARDS
    Burgundy varietals from Russian River Valley, Sonoma Coast and Anderson Valley

    FOCUS
    Elegance, Authenticity and Balance

    THRALLS: n.pl.[Old Norse Thrǣll] persons wholly obedient to a need or passion

    “A producer in thrall of nature crafting wines of elegance, restraint and balance that represent the place from where they were grown with minimal intervention in the winery.”

     

    VINEYARDS

    Bucher Vineyard, Russian River Valley

    "...this Pinot is light in color and gorgeously rendered in earthy, forested notes of Bing cherry and strawberry. Lean and buoyant in acidity, it was given 30% new oak, providing subtle depth and complexity without masking the wine's balance of fruit and earth." 92 POINTS - WINE ENTHUSIAST, TOP NAPA/SONOMA PINOT NOIR, EDITOR'S CHOICE 

    Antonio Mountain Vineyard, Sonoma Coast

    "...medium to full body, a long, reassuring finish, and beautifully fresh, lively style." Meyer lemon, pineapple, mango, Bosc pear and white floral aromas are followed by white peach, lively mouthfeel, minerality and salinity on the palate. 100% Old Clone Wente. 91 POINTS - WINE ADVOCATE -

    Roma’s Vineyard, Anderson Valley

    "Bright and crisp with tangy acidity and ripe cherry fruit; a bit cloudy but quite elegant with racy structure and notes of cherry, rhubarb and spice." 100% Pommard clone from Roma’s Vineyard, perched atop an 1,800 foot ridge in Anderson Valley. 91 POINTS - TASTING PANEL MAGAZINE -

    WINEMAKER
    JUSTIN WILLETT

    FOCUS
    SANTA RITA HILLS DEDICATED TO PRODUCING WINES OF DELICACY AND BALANCE, WHERE STRUCTURE AND NUANCES ARE FAVORED ABOVE ALL ELSE

    MODERN THINKING
    WITH CLASSIC APPROACH

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    "We believe wine should be elegant and honest, and must possess aromatic purity."


    Proprietor and winemaker Justin Willett worked as an assistant to Joe Davis at Arcadian after attending University of Pacific on a golf scholarship. In 2005, he started his own label specializing in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay sourced from vineyards in Santa Barbara County.  Justin's inspiration has come from local winemakers and European producers such as Roulot, Bonneau du Martray, Dujac, Bachelet and Rousseau. He only works with vineyards that allow him to play an active role in the vineyard. One example is old vine Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Sanford & Benedict Vineyard.  The Tyler wines are vinfied from grapes that tend to be picked earlier than most with the aim of achieving bright aromatics and fresh flavors. A modest level of oak is use. He prefers wines with minerality bright acidity, and food-friendliness. A second label, Lieu Dit, features wines produced with no oak.

    Tyler is dedicated to producing wines of delicacy and balance, where structure and nuance are favored above all else. Their focus is exclusively on exceptional vineyard sites throughout the Santa Rita Hills and Santa Maria Valley within Santa Barbara County. They currently produce 12 different bottlings each year from 22 parcels within 7 different vineyard sites.

    In order to best convey the individuality of each site, they try to be modern in their thinking and classic in our approach. Great effort had been made not only to seek out vineyards of pedigree, but also to seek out vines with age. They now work with a number of the oldest vineyard blocks in the County and believe this is essential in their quest for both purity and intensity. Furthermore, close collaboration with each of their growers along with focused, minimal handling of fruit and wine allow them the best opportunity to achieve their goals.  Total production is approximately 2500 cases annually.

    VINEYARDS

    BIEN NACIDO

    DIERBERG

    ZOTOVICH

    LA ENCANTADA

    SANFORD & BENEDICT

    WINEMAKER
    jim regusci
    James Harder 
      
    FOCUS
    passion for making small lots from old vines

    VARIETALS
    GRENACHE
    ZINFANDEL
    PETITE SIRAH

     

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    2012 Napa Valley Grenache

    Appellation: Napa Valley
    Soils: Rock, alluvial and low fertility
    Vines: Average 18 years
    Aging: 10 months in French & 50% New American Oak
    Alcohol: 14.5%
    Cases Produced: 798

    Fact Sheet

    We built T-Vine on the back of Napa Valley Grenache and it is our duty to bottle a big, astounding wine each vintage from our favorite sites. We combine fruit from the rich sandy loam soil of the Pecota vineyard with fruit from the wickedly hot Frediani vineyard and add just a dash of cool-grown mountain fruit from the Paras Vineyard to create a walloping Grenache. 

    With a ripe strawberry, raspberry and nutmeg nose, the 2012 vintage explodes with juicy raspberry, spice and vanilla on the palate. This wine hits every corner of your mouth and lingers just a few seconds. Pair with any food imaginable.

     



    2012 Napa Valley Zinfandel

    Appellation: Napa Valley
    Soils: Combination red volcanic and rocky loam
    Vines: Old Vines, average 60+ years dry farmed
    Aging: 20 months in French & 50% New American Oak
    Alcohol: 15.4%
    Cases Produced: 875

    Fact Sheet

    We take pride in making Zinfandel from the Napa Valley, and our signature medley includes fruit from several notable sources. We taken blend Zinfandel from the Nichelini, Mancini, Frediani and Black Sears vineyards, encompassing several different terroirs, to create a big, intense and complex Zinfandel worthy of the T-Vine name.

    The 2012 vintage has a wonderfully deep nose of blackberries and blueberries and hints of licorice and BBQ spices. On the palate, loads of dark berry, spice, pepper and star anise flavors coat every inch of your mouth leading to a smooth, long finish. Our Zinfandel will forever be a great companion to red meat.

     


     

    2011 Napa Valley Petite Sirah

    APPELLATION: NAPA VALLEY
    ALCOHOL: 14.5%
    CASES PRODUCED: 695

    Petite Sirah from three amazing vineyards, (Nichelini, Mancini & Frediani) coalesce to create our legendary Napa Valley Petite Sirah. You’ll need to break out the white strips after a glass of this wine.

    Dark and brooding fruits and spice with loads of cinnamon and nutmeg are carried by hints of vanilla and cedar. The power and intensity of the fruit and spice on this wine are balanced by finely textured tannins, a strong mid-palate and a big, lingering finish. 

    VArietals
    95% cabernet sauvignon
    5% cabernet franc

    Napa valley
    Coombsville
    St Helena

    AGING
    50% new french oak
    50% neutral french oak

    Started in 2009 by Samantha Poe, as a resident of Napa, she has a friend in St. Helena that had a vineyard client drop out at the very last minute. He offered to sell the grapes at farming cost to Samantha and that's where Ultraviolet started. 

    The vineyards she works with are in Coombsville and St Helena.  The wine is 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Cabernet Franc.  The oak program is 50% new, 50% neutral.

    Blackberry compote with hints of blueberry, a chewy mouthfeel with an earthiness familiar of an old world Bordeaux. Hints of tobacco and leather with bright acidity and soft lasting tannin.

    WINEMAKER
    MATT AHERN

    ViNEYARDS
    SONOMA COUNTY

    FOCUS
    CHARDONNAY VALUE WITH COMPLEXITY & Acidity
     

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    The Wonderland Project was founded by bootlegger and former sommelier, Matt Ahern. After years of selling wine to elite restaurants in the Western US, Ahern realized that there was something missing from most wine lists; a high quality wine made from high quality fruit, with enough refinement for the most discerning palatee at an accessible cost. In 2012, unable to find just the right wine to fill this niche, Ahern decided to make it himself. With the help of pedigreed Sonoma grape growers, The White Queen was born.

    WINEMAKER
    Nathan Carlson

    FOCUS
    Pinot Noir
    Chardonnay
    San Luis OBISPO
    edna Valley

    WINEMAKING
    11 months neutral French
    Light Lees

    Fossil Point is named for the rugged headland in San Luis Obispo County which features sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and Central Coast. The winery's estate vineyard is located five miles inland in Edna Valley with its soil of ancient calcareous shale which was uplifted from the sea floor millennia ago.

    WHEN WE SAY FOSSIL POINT ROCKS – WE MEAN IT! CALCAREOUS SHALE AND COARSE SAND WERE UPLIFTED FROM THE FLOOR OF AN ANCIENT OCEAN AND THEN WEATHERED INTO PLACE OVER MILLENNIA. IT BECAME A PLACE OF DEEP BEAUTY AND VAST POTENTIAL. FOSSIL POINT IS A RUGGED HEADLAND WITH SWEEPING VIEWS OF THE COASTLINE STRETCHING FROM PORT SAN LUIS TO THE GUADALUPE DUNES. THE POINT IS JUST FIVE MILES DUE WEST OF THE VINEYARDS THAT ARE ITS NAMESAKE. SUNNY AFTERNOONS ARE COOLED BY MARINE BREEZES SWEEPING OFF THE PACIFIC OCEAN, ALONG FOSSIL POINT TO THE VINES AND GRAPES. THE RESULT ARE GRAPES PERFECTLY RIPENED WITH BALANCING ACIDITY.