A wine must exhibit exceptional characteristics and correct varietal definition before it achieves the status of the RESERVE mantle. The selection process is very stringent and each varietal may not necessarily succeed in reaching this status every year.
Reserve Past Vintages
The Reserve tier of our Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon is only released in years when the grapes have reached outstanding quality. We employ a very stringent selection process of vineyard blocks on which we have enhanced our growing practices. There is a further narrowing of selection during fermentation and then the final phase is individual barrel selection.
We went big and still haven’t gone home! The 2013 Reserve Chardonnay allowed us to show our fun side while paying tribute to the classic California style that made this varietal what it is today.
Maturation in French oak barriques has provided framework for an already dense core of fruit and built a wine of sophistication that will age well over the next decade.
Powerful in its youth this wine has extraordinary aromatics, fruit presence and structural tannins which will develop as the wine matures.
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.
This is a sophisticated wine showing the unique juxtaposition of Petit Verdot – power and elegance.
This merlot shows all the hallmarks of this classic variety, plums, cherries and dark fruits abound, all wonderfully interwoven with spicy oak. The brightness of the palate reflects the liveliness of Merlot when presented properly.
Boasting a new world inspired blend of Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot, and Merlot, with two-hundred percent (we promise this is not a typo) new French and American oak; this is a wine that you can’t help but notice and enjoy.