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Two Shepherds

Our Wines

Uncommon, small lots, old world style

 

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Featured Products

A fun three pack of "unicorn" wines, that are very rare. Ten % off the bundle, stacks with Flock club discounts.

1. 2019 Picpoul - only 54 acres in CA. A perfect winter white, nice acidity combined with great weight, and texture.

2. 2019 Trousseau Gris - one of the rarest grapes on the planet, only one planting in CA. 5 days of skin contact for salty, easy going entry into orange wines.

3 2018 Pinot Meunier - our most popular red released in Fall, rare as a still wine. Perhaps our most complex, layered, subtle red yet, while still being lighter and low alcohol. If you like well made Pinot from Burgundy, you will love this.

Buy two, or stack with another bundle, to take advantage of our COVID shipping specials: free in CA, flat rate $20 the rest of the US with code 'flat20'.

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$100.00
$90.00
 
SKU: Unicorn Bundle
 

We found one more case!!

A one and only 22 case lot of 50% skin contact Pinot Gris, and 50% Trousseau Gris, both 5 days on the skins.

Vibrant, aromatic and savory. You can read about the back story at Please the Palate.

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$30.00
 
SKU: AW17MGR
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$360.00
/ Case of 12
 
 

Magnum! Only 12 made.

This special 75 case lot from the famed 135 year old Bechthold Vineyard in Lodi, is believed to be the oldest surviving Cinsault Vineyard in the world. This dry farmed, organic vineyard has very low yield, and produces a very complex expression of this variety, normally best as a blending grape.

100% whole cluster, foot tread, fermented with native yeast in small ½ ton bins. Gently pressed to neutral barrel to age on heavy lees for 9 months, then bottled.  A thought provoking wine Eric Asimov of the NY Times called “pure, deep, ... super delicious.”  13.3% alc

 

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$76.00
/ 2015 Cinsault
SKU: AW15CINBVMagnum
 

Magnum! Only 6 made.

Who says orange wines have to be tannic and/or oxidized? This is a gentler, more approachable orange wine. 

Centime, French for Penny, is Two Shepherds small annual production of skin fermented Rhone white wines, known as "orange" wine, because of the color the skin contact gives. The 2014 release is 100% Grenache Blanc from the Russian River Valley. Please note, wine has fair amount of sediment. Total lot: 2 barrels (50 cases)

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$70.00
/ Skin Fermented/Orange Wine
SKU: AW14CENMagnum
 
 

Our third vintage of our wildly popular Pinot Meunier!  In our opinion the best yet, with the silkiness of the 2015, and the structure of the 2016. This variety is rarely found as a still wine, and often abused when it is. It’s a delicate wine that doesn't respond well to heavy oak, thus perfectly suited for our light hand.  The goat logo pays tribute to finding this vineyard when getting our two goats.  Only 100 cases made.

Available to the general public only briefly, then due to limited supply, Flock wine club only.

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$44.00
 
SKU: AW18PMHV
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$528.00
/ Case of 12
 
 

Magnum! Only 12 made.

Trousseau Gris is a very obscure grey skinned variety, originally from the Jura in France, and a 'unicorn' even there. The famed Fanucchi Vineyard is the only planting of Trousseau Gris in California, with a total of just 10 acres planted over 40 years ago. The Fanucchi Vineyard is adjacent to our farm in Fulton, which is how William first started making Trousseau Gris, first for personal consumption, and then by demand, he aquiesced into allowing a non-Rhone a part of our portolio.

 Fermented the first 5 days on the skins, this release has a medium orange, pink color, intense aromatics of a white, and the texture of a light red, basically refusing to be put in a category. Total Lot: 125 cases 


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$75.00
 
SKU: 14TGFCMagnum
 

Magnum, only 6 made!

This special 35 case lot from the famed 135 year old Bechthold Vineyard in Lodi,  the oldest surviving Cinsault Vineyard in the world. This dry farmed, organic vineyard has very low yield, and produces a very complex expression of this variety. 100% whole cluster, 13.3% alc.

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$75.00
/ 2014 Cinsault Magnum
SKU: 2014CinsaultMagnum
 

Magnum! Only 12 made.

Our first ever Carignan, and we couldn't be more delighted. As you might expect from Two Shepherds, a completely different expression of this variety. Light, bright, vibrant, with a hint of structure from some whole cluster during fermentation. Light red in color, only 12.3% alcohol. More akin to Cru Beaujolais from Burgundy, than a Rhone. 

Farmed at the Trimble Vineyard in Mendocino, this gorgeous 75 year old block is head trained, dry farmed, and organically certified.

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$60.00
 
SKU: 14CARTVMagnum
 
 

A unique wine from an obscure grey skinned grape, originally from the Jura.  The grapes are the only planting in CA, from a 40 year old vineyard in the Russian River Valley. Fermented with native yeast on the skins for five days to extract color, flavor and texture, then aged in neutral barrels for 6 months.  Similar to the 2017 and 2018 releases, this vintage is destemmed, allowing a fresh and vibrant expression.  

 

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$30.00
 
SKU: AW19TGF
12 or more
$30.00 $22.40
 

Our 4th release of Vermentino (also known as Rolle in Southern France.) This 11 barrel, 275 case lot was fermented and aged in 50% stainless steel, and 50% neutral barrel for 6 months. Fresh and gulpable, mouthwatering acidity, and nice weight, texture that belies the low 11.1% alcohol. Organically farmed, no additions save a small amount of sulfur.

Featured in April 2020 in the San Francisco Chronicle by Esther Mobley and in September 2020 by Michelle Williams in Forbes as one of the "Six Reasons To Fall In Love With Vermentino".

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$25.00
/ 2019 Vermentino
SKU: AW19VERWM
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$300.00
/ Case of 12
 
 

Farmed organically.  Native to southern France, the name means ‘lip stinger’ – a naturally high acid white grape perfect for our wine style. This 6 barrel lot was fermented and aged in 50% stainless steel, and 50% neutral puncheon (double sized barrel) for 8 months. Mouthwatering acidity, weight and aromatics. 12.1% alc. 

The wine has nice acidity, but also great texture, weight and mouthfeel, making it a great winter white.

Windmill Vineyard is a new partner for us, in the Dunnigan Hills AVA. Besides widely planted to many Rhone and Bordeaux varieties, it’s rolling hills and gravelly alluvial soils has a wonderful polyculture also growing and farming organically an array of fruit trees.

 

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$26.00
 
SKU: AW19PBWV
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$312.00
/ Case of 12
 
 

Enjoy this special library bundle of 2013 and 2014 Grenache Blanc from Santa Ynez, and Russian River Valley.

If you have ever tried our aged Grenache Blancs, they are a treat, similar to an aged Riesling or Chablis. Still vibrant and alive, with notes of petrol and wet stone.

Happy Grenache Day 2020!

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$112.00
 
SKU: 2020GdayGBBundle
 
 

Enjoy this special library bundle of 2013 and 2014 Grenache Blanc from Santa Ynez, and Russian River Valley, as well as the last of the 2016 Russian River, and the new 2017 release.

If you have ever tried our aged Grenache Blancs, they are a treat, similar to an aged riesling or chablis. Still vibrant and alive, with notes of petrol and wet stone.

Happy Grenache Day 2020!

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$164.00
 
SKU: 2020GdayGBBundle4year
 

A special bundle, and vertical of 4 of our skin contact wines.

  • - 2018 "Centime" - skin fermented Vermentino. Only 10% alc, a light fresh entry to skin contact wines.
  • 2017 Centime, skin fermented Grenache Blanc, Russian River Valley
  • - 2016 "Centime:" skin fermented Grenache Blanc, Santa Ynez
  • - 2019 Trousseau Gris, 5 days skin contact, insanely rare variety.

 

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$120.00
 
SKU: Skin Contact Bundle
 

From a 75 year old vineyard, head trained, dry farmed, certified organic. Elegant and aromatic, juicy and easy drinking, with soft structure from 50% whole cluster, perhaps more akin to Cru Beaujolais than Carignan.     

A great winter red for pairing with ribs, stews, or simply by the fire with Netflix or a book.  12.2% alc

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$26.00
 
SKU: AW18CARTV
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$312.00
/ Case of 12
 
 

Our 7th vintage of Syrah from the esteemed Saralee's Vineyard of the Russian River Valley.

The cool climate, hillside planting of creates a classic Northern Rhone style syrah. The color is a pretty, bright garnet, with classic Northern Rhone notes of dried herbs, thyme, white pepper, black olive. Pair with grilled lamb, duck and other game poultry, grilled eggplant.

Only 2 barrels, 50 cases crafted. 
 

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$38.00
/ Syrah
SKU: AW2016SYR
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$456.00
/ Case of 12