For 9 years we have been hoarding cases of the wines we make each year. It seemed a great idea, but we have frankly completely run out of space, and its time to share these wines.
As part of our ongoing expansion we are also having to invest in a new wine press - its simply no longer feasible to process 60+ tons in a 1 ton press - so we are investing in a new 6 ton press, that will carry us through our next years of growth.
To make space and raise some capital, we are offering a myriad of our small lots wines from 2012-2015 at special 20-50% discounts. Some of the wines there are 2 cases or less!
We have tasted ALL wines to make sure they meet our high standard. As our regular fans know, our wines age very well, especially our whites.
Note: do NOT use the sorting function (by price, name etc) or (for some reason) it doesnt show all the wines.
24 magnums made.
A somewhat unorthodox blend, that unlike our other blends has no rules. 50% Mourvedre, 17% Syrah, 17% Carignan, 16% Roussanne. A perfect light, holiday fare wine, with bright red fruit, cranberry notes. Great with a slight chill, only 11.5% alcohol.
Only 1 barrel (25 cases) of this wine was made, and forgotten about so never released!
Marsanne is typically used as a blending grape, paired with Roussanne. It’s a prevalent white in the cool Norther Rhone region. In California, and especially the Russian River Valley, its very rare. If you like aged Rhone whites, this is a great value.
Still showing well and bright, but at its peak, we have over hoarded this wine saving it for an event this year we can't have, so selling it at a price to move and consume.
A very special wine, from the only acre of Grenache Blanc in the Russian River, grafted onto older vines by Sonoma legend, Saralee Kunde, in the vineyard named for her daughter, Catie's Corner.
12 Magnums bottled.
Our flagship white Rhone blend: Keeping with tradition, the primary variety is Roussanne (50%) blended with 30% Marsanne, 15% Viognier, and 5% Grenache Blanc.
The Roussanne, Marsanne, and Viognier, are from the esteemed Saralee's Vineyard, the Grenache Blanc from Catie's Corneer in Russian River Valley.
Enjoy during dungeness crab season on the west coast, and also pairs beautifully with lobster, scallops and similar fare.
Only one barrel (25 cases) of this hilly Dry Creek vintage was bottled as a single variety. Bursting with red berries, quaffable, and fun.
found one more case! From the esteemed Saralee's Vineyard in the Russian River Valley, Grenache is an unusual find here in the cool climate region, planted on a hillside adjacent to Pinot Noir.
Enjoy this elegant wine, our Pinot of the Rhone!
Our original notes said "The 2012 is even leaner and brighter, and is undergoing additional bottle aging before release. Think essence of Myer lemon." Because we thought it was too bright (Viognier???), we held it.
Now, after seven years bottle aging, the wine is showing beautifully.
From the esteemed Saralee's Vineyard, Russian River planting, this small less than 1 acre planting of Roussanne is the only one in the entire AVA. The cool climate creates a bright expression of Roussanne, while keeping its richer texture.
Only one barrel, 25 cases made.