This variety originates in Italy but excels on the slopes of the "Golden Hills" of Paso Robles. An initial aroma of pear, followed swiftly by cantaloupe melon, pineapple and honeysuckles, finishing with a very ripe and sweet candy fragrance.
This 2017 vintage delivers apricot and coconut aromas in a balanced mixture that begs to be tasted. There is a touch of phenolic drying that gives way to pear skin and more apricot. A fresh and crisp finish brings the taste to an end.
Being one of the newer plantings on the vineyard, the Albariño is starting to come into its 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.
This wine starts with sweet fruits derived from the vineyard and finishes with savory characters from maturation, a touch of firmness that corresponds to the acidity.
Subtle in the nose, this wine begins with hints of umami characteristics (think savory, freshly baked bread) that stems from its most traditional méthode Champenoise production. With a light swirl, careful not to disturb the bubbles -- a plush wave of strawberry fruit rolls through. But don’t wait too long for that initial sip, the vivacious explosion of even more strawberries, bubbles, and texture allows a person to understand the passion that goes into the making of a sparkling wine.
Verdelho is a variety that is quickly gaining popularity in many countries. Our release of this variety, the wine exhibits masses of fruit with passion fruit 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.
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.
Dark red fruits, with spice and pepper notes on the palate with balancing acidity. Pair with barbecued meats, lamb shanks, and roasted bell peppers.
Zinfandel is certainly a Californian favorite and to release one means it must meet all the expected criteria. This wine does that...and more.