LIMITED RELEASE WINES
Our Winemaker, Chris Cameron, has designed a program “The Limited Release range” produced from small, individual parcels of fruit, each with their own personality, that display distinctive varietal character. As the name suggests, they are limited in quantity and may differ in style (& availability ) from vintage to vintage and are only available through our Wine Club, Tasting Room and our website.
Our Albarino is a ‘Californian’ approach where classic characters are complemented by powerful fruit and great length.
ALBARIÑO - Being one of the newer plantings on the vineyard, the Albariño is starting to come into it’s own, as 2016 shows to be the best vintage to date. Although this varietal can withstand the warm days of the Paso Robles growing season, it needs to be precisely picked on the optimal day. Picking too soon can lead to lack of flavor, or if left on the vine too long, the acids can quickly drop out.
Verdelho is a variety that is quickly gaining popularity in many countries. Our release of this variety, the wine exhibits masses of fruit with passionfruit and orange peel very evident. It is a mouth filling wine with great length of flavor and a brightness that ensures compatibility with many types of food. An awesome wine for summer!
Sardinian swagger paired with California complexity, the 2016 Vermentino is a true champion of its varietal’s characteristics, This Vermentino plants itself right in the middle of the white wine spectrum; it is not austere and unapproachable, nor does it overwhelm the palate with overripe fruit and too much oak.
A new adventure with an old friend. La Belle emphasizes all things lovely about the Muscatel varietal that we have adored, and unfortunately forgotten about over the years. This Muscatel, known by the more common name of Muscat, offers insight into a whole new world of what can be achieved when this grape is produced in a new style. More simply put - this is not your grandma’s Muscat...we mean Muscatel. With that said, we invite you on this journey of rediscovery.
Grenache, for me, is the best variety for this style of Rosé. Its youth enhances the aromas of maraschino cherry and raspberry, with a touch of orange peel. The palate is dry and shows plenty of lasting flavor with bright, balancing acidity. Serve well chilled.
Rich brambly fruits on the nose lead into luscious dark fruits on the palate.
The wine has a mass of ripe berry fruit with a hint of florals and a texture normally quite foreign to red wine. The 13% Viognier component has a dramatic effect on the wine’s structure.
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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 quite lifted fruit aromas are well supported by spicy fruit and a small percentage of new, French oak barriques.