Full-bodied. Concentrated. Opulent. These are some of the descriptors we often hear applied to our wines. However, we also hear the words elegant, balanced, complex. Yes, through hard work in the vineyard and winery, we believe you can have it all, the best of both worlds. Our approach to winemaking is simple, yet difficult. We prefer to intervene in nature’s process as little as possible. We often rely on uninoculated fermentations and use minimal new oak. We rarely fine or filter. However, we are not dogmatic and will intervene if we feel it results in a higher quality wine while still remaining true to the vineyard.

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Current Releases

Vintages:

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2008 Vintage

A very difficult vintage! Frost on April 20th, 21st, and 24th decimated some vineyards. Three weeks later it was 100 degrees. Fires in nearby Mendocino created smoke taint issues for some wines. A prolonged heat spell with low humidity at the end of August caused sugars in some vineyards to soar, necessitating picking before true physiological ripeness had been achieved. A year in which we often worked twice as hard (and spent twice as much!) for half the fruit. The results were worth it though, with many ‘08s eclipsing their ‘07 counterparts.

Zinfandels
 
2008 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel
 
2008 Dry Creek Valley "Gold Mine Ranch" Zinfandel
 
2008 Russian River Valley "Carlisle Vineyard" Zinfandel
 
2008 Russian River Valley "Lingenfelder Vineyard" Zinfandel
 
2008 Russian River Valley "Montafi Ranch" Zinfandel
 
2008 Russian River Valley "Papera Ranch" Zinfandel
 
2008 Sonoma County Zinfandel
 
2008 Sonoma Valley "Rossi Ranch" Zinfandel
 
Red Rhone Varieties
 
2008 Bennett Valley "Cardiac Hill" Syrah
 
2008 California Petite Sirah
 
2008 Dry Creek Valley Petite Sirah
 
2008 Dry Creek Valley Syrah
 
2008 Knights Valley "Pelkan Ranch" Syrah
 
2008 Paso Robles "James Berry Vineyard" Syrah
 
2008 Russian River Valley "Papa's Block" Syrah
 
2008 Russian River Valley Two Acres Red Wine
 
2008 Santa Lucia Highlands "Rosella's Vineyard" Syrah
 
2008 Sonoma County Syrah
 
2008 Sonoma County Three Birds Red Wine
 
2008 Yorkville Highlands Petite Sirah
 
 
 

 

 

 

 
   
     
     
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