There is distinct power and complexity to our 2016 Reserve Cabernet. Navy blue-black yet brilliant in color the wine is front-loaded with ripe fruit of crushed currants and berries. Secondary notes bring mineral and earth aromas laced with sweet anise and oak spice. Packed with fruit on entry, a dusky, sinewy character develops on the palate with fine-grained tannins tailing to the finish.
The 2015 vintage reflects our tireless dedication to create stunning wines amidst a challenging growing season. An unusually warm spring led to early budbreak and rapid vine growth, but upon bloom, the weather turned cool and foggy which slowed development and forced a small fruit set. Summer arrived with considerable heat, propelling the grapes into early and intense flavor concentration. Ripening was then slowed by spells of unusually low temperatures. These fits and starts demanded constant readiness and precision in all our farming practices. Our team patiently and carefully walked row by row, watching for peak ripeness in each block.
Proprietary Red is a masterful blend of five Bordeaux varietals, each harvested and vinified separately in more than 50 individual lots. Grape clusters were gravity-fed onto a vibrating table where two screens sifted out any foreign materials. After gentle de-stemming, individual berries were hand-sorted to ensure that only the best grapes were delivered to the fermentation vessels. The fruit underwent five days of cold maceration and two to six weeks of primary fermentation before gentle basket press. We aged the wine in 85% new French Oak barrels for 20 months.
2017 CHARDONNAY NAPA VALLEY
HARVESTED | September 2 - 13, 2017
VINEYARDS | Pahlmeyer Estate, Antica
BOTTLED | August 30, 2018
COMPOSITION | 100% Chardonnay
ALCOHOL | 14.9%
WINEMAKER | Vinted by Bibiana González Rave, blended by Jennifer Williams
The 2017 vintage started off with very wet conditions that resulted in robust canopy growth. During summer, the vigorous leaves helped protect clusters from warm, dry weather. We took extra care to keep the fruit load balanced, with continued diligence in the cellar, bring-ing out its best expression. The grapes were harvested at peak ripeness in mid-August, and we are thrilled with the stellar quality of the wine despite a challenging growing season.
Our Chardonnay was picked during the cool of the night and each cluster was inspected and hand sorted at the winery before being gravity fed into the bladder press. The juice settled in stainless steel tanks for 24 hours. After rigorous inspection, we racked the finest lots to 100% new François Frères French oak barrels and monitored fermentation daily, stirring the lees only as needed to stimulate the process. After malolactic fermentation, the wine continued to age on lees for 11 months. The wine was bottled without fining or filtration
2017 Cashmere Red
A blend of Mourvedre, Syrah, & Grenache combine for seductive flavors of cherry and plum intermingled with secondary notes of black pepper and cooking spice.
The majority of the grapes for the 2017 vintage come from our vineyards in Contra Costa County. Grenache comes from three vineyards in Oakley, where grape clusters are meticulously thinned to concentrate the flavors in the fruit. Warm-grown Contra Costa Syrah provides rich berry character and good tannin structure. Mourvèdre vines are planted in sandy soil and are dry-farmed, providing luscious notes of chocolate and cherry.
2017 Ancient Vines Zinfandel
Our 2017 Ancient Vines Zinfandel shows spicy, bright strawberry, coffee and chocolate characters. Ripe fruit and soft tannins make this a mouth-coating rich vintage. Aging on new and used oak has lent this wine a subtle vanilla quality that nicely complements the explosive fruit notes. Enjoy now or cellar for 5 to 7 years.
Our 2017 Ancient Vines Zinfandel draws primarily from a wide selection of our oldest, most historic and shyest-bearing Zinfandel blocks in Contra Costa County. These ancient, dry-farmed vineyards consistently produce fruit of stunning concentration.
Garda Rosso 2017
Experiencing Mille1 is like driving with the top down on a summer day: the color is a vibrant garnet, shimmering with opaqueness and enveloping the nose in scents of wildflowers, ripe currants, blackberries and warm spices. At first taste, the wine is lively and full bodied, inviting you back for another sip as savory undertones carry into notes of red berries. A freshness like a seaside breeze moves through the finish, leaving a silky softness behind. Take Mille1 to a picnic to enjoy with an array of foods, for a weeknight dinner with family or to a weekend barbecue with friends. Mille1 is a wine you can enjoy and share anytime
2016 El Jefe Tempranillo Columbia Valley, Stoneridge Vineyard
Bullfight in the sand. This very earthbound wine is all that. Rich, meaty, dark cherry, jerky, tumbled river rock. The warmth of a fading sun. This wine may speak Spanish, but it is pure Washington.
100% Tempranillo / 100% whole berry fermentation / Native yeast / 35 days on skins / 50% new French oak barriques, 50% neutral French oak barriques / 21 mo. barrel-aged on lees
2016 K Motor City Kitty Syrah Yakima Valley, Boushey Oldfield Block
Not shy to say, super expressive! Classic in approach which abounds with plum, black cherry, sandalwood, layered along with cured meat, white pepper and minerals. Voluminous, velvet and pure. Another milestone in the history that is M.C.K.
100% Syrah / 100% whole cluster pressed / Native yeast / 47 days on skins / 25% new French oak puncheons / 20 mo. barrel-aged on lees
2016 K Guido Sangiovese Walla Walla Valley, Jack's Vineyard
You want to take a trip?... No, not that kind of trip! Close your eyes and take a sip. Red brick, crushed tobacco, tomato leaf, stone, sunshine and on. Black cherry, oregano, warm earth, velvety and ancient. Classic, contemporary, Washington.
100% Sangiovese / 100% whole berry fermentation / Native yeast / 46 days on skins / 21 mo. barrel-aged on lees
2016 Rockgarden Syrah Walla Walla Valley, Rockgarden Vineyard
Purity speaks! A creature of its vineyard. Stone, Asian five spice, game, cocoa, dried herbs and cold riverbed aromas that waft up from the glass and fill your senses with the most amazing perfume. WOW.
100% Syrah / 100% whole cluster pressed / Native yeast / 35 days on skins / 21 mo. barrel-aged on lees
2016 The Boy Grenache Walla Walla Valley, Powerline Vineyard
Vibrant, transparent, exhilarating on many layers. Plum, stone, green olive. This wine unfolds with pain grillé, tobacco leaf, roasted earth as it continues on with subtle yet fragrant floral tones. Wrapped up in silky texture that continues without end.
OH BOY... IT’S SO GOOD!
100% Grenache / 100% whole cluster pressed / Native yeast / 42 days on skins / 100% neutral French oak puncheons / 18 mo. barrel-aged on lees
2016 The Creator Cab/Syrah Walla Walla Valley, Powerline Vineyard
This is the Creator. Dense, dark, deep. It opens with black plum, olive, tobacco and expansive palate. Blackberry cool ash, gunpowder, graphite that soar forever on a long and satisfying finish.
80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah / Whole berry (Cab) and whole cluster (Syrah) fermentation / Native yeast / 39 days on skins / 50% new, 50% neutral French oak barriques + puncheons / 21 mo. barrel-aged on lees
2017 Sauvignon Blanc Ancient Lakes, Sunset Vineyard
Now we’re getting somewhere and that somewhere is in the heart of aromatic wine grapes... Ancient Lakes. Anchored in limestone, this wine rages with kumquat, winter grapefruit, lemon thyme, gunpowder, oyster shells, all drawn out to infinity.
100% Sauvignon Blanc / 100% whole cluster pressed / Native yeast / 50% concrete tank, 50% neutral oak / No malolactic fermentation / 9 mo. aged on lees (90% neutral oak barrels, 10% new Demi-Muids-700L)
This is one of those “un huh” wines. You are thinking one thing yet........it is so much more than you imagined. Black tea, damp earth, forest oor in a round generous palate. After one sip and then another. This is just what you wanted.
100% Berbera / 100% whole berry fermentation / Native yeast / 33 days on skins / 68hl upright French oak tanks / 12 mo. barrel-aged on lees
It’s Alive! Alive with blackberry, currants red and black. Freshness with earth, cold stone and spice wins the day. Yet anchored in depth that will give for years to come.
100% Primitivo / 100% whole berry fermentation / Native yeast / 36 days on skins / 68hl upright French oak tanks / 12 mo. barrel-aged on lees
2016 Uncovered Chardonnay Columbia Valley, Frenchman Hills, Roza Hills, Moxee Vineyards
This wine’s act is so together. With the smell of Fall in the aroma with lemon curd, nectarine, mineral, spice and sea spray. A suggestion of richness- yet so focused and fresh. Harmony, texture and avor, the trifecta. It has it all.
100% Chardonnay / 30% concrete tank, 70% 105gal puncheon fermentation / Native yeast / 25% new French 105gal puncheons, 75% neutral French oak puncheons + barriques / 18 mo. barrel-aged on lees
2016 Syrah Yakima Valley, Olsen Brothers Vineyards
This wine makes me happy. It’s so pure, so restrained yet soon... it ex- plodes with black plum, black olive, black pepper and licorice. It doesn’t stop there... It explodes Asian floral prettiness that moves into forest floor, cured meat, chard herbs and clove. The texture is warm and inviting and just feels... like a celebration.
100% Syrah / 100% whole cluster pressed / Native yeast / 37 days on skins / 100% neutral French oak puncheons / 18 mo. barrel-aged on lees
2016 Gratitude Yakima Valley, Olsen Brothers Vineyards
Hallelujah! Here we go again. Beautiful, luscious and alive - Gratitude opens up to blackberry, violet and mint. Yet reaches back and flows with complex notes of lemon thyme, orange zest, morels and marjoram. Rich, yet elegant and lovely to drink. It finishes with crushed rock, white pepper and baking spices. Another wine to be thankful for.
70% Mourvedre, 25% Grenache, 5% Syrah / 100% co-fermented and whole cluster pressed / Native yeast / 33 days on skins / 100% neutral French oak puncheons / 18 mo. barrel-aged on lees