The beast has been released! This one hundred percent Tannat does not hold back, and neither should you. A bold, rich varietal that is making a name for itself in California is native to Uruguay; it is the dominant grape grown in the Basque region bordering Spain and France.
The term CV refers to the original vineyard holdings on our estate, Continental Vineyards, and this very limited wine is only produced in exceptional vintage years.
There are underlying characters of dark cherry with some green coffee bean, emulating the great Bordeaux wines of the Right Bank. This wine will look more intense than most Californian Merlots with structure of a more ‘international’ style. A fabulous food wine.
This Albariño style that we have is based on the Portuguese style: bright and fresh. It's a wine all about the subtleties. Fruit forward with great length of flavor that has the ability to age.
On the nose are strawberries and crème aromas, while the palate welcomes tart berry notes with a refreshing off-dry mouthfeel and lingering finish.
Another hallmark of this variety is its ability to retain its flavor even when it is chilled, offering both a refreshing beverage and an exciting wine to pair many types of food with, seafood especially.
This wine presents a clean clarity, with a gentle shade of straw. On the nose, grapefruit peel and green tea leaf. With low to medium acidity and alcohol levels, the balance of the wine prepares the palate for citrus fruit, and a long finish with lingering minerality.
On the nose, floral scents emerge with hints of apricot and coconut. The palate meets crisp fruit and minerality notes with a touch of phenolic drying.
On the nose, this wine has aromas of toasted oak, caramel and buttered popcorn, with vanilla, oak, and spice notes on the palate, combined with a bright crisp mouthfeel. Pair with seafood dishes and delicious with pizza with white sauce.
This light white wine has floral aromas, with a soft mouthfeel balanced by a hint of acidity. Pair with seafoods like fish tacos, yellowfin sashimi, or grilled vegetables.