"Summit" is made from premium Pinot Noir grapes sourced from notable vineyards in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA. This wine is hand-crafted, using small-lot fermentations and then aged in 30% new French oak for 15 months and bottled in summer 2017. "Summit" is carefully blended to create a distinguished Pinot Noir that is complex in character yet approachable upon release.
Brilliant deep red/garnet color. Nose shows fresh cherries, strawberry, baking spices, toasted oak and hints of bacon fat. The palate gives up dark red fruit flavors, earthy mushrooms and loads of spices finishing with warm notes of vanilla and coffee. Silky texture on a medium-weighted palate with perfumed flavors that permeate up to the nose. Lively, visceral and brooding.
The "Highlands" Chardonnay is sourced from several of our favorite vineyards in the esteemed Sta. Rita Hills AVA. The wine was barrel-fermented and barrel-aged for 15 months, using 20% new French oak, prior to bottling in summer 2017. ML fermentation was inhibited, yielding a rich, yet crisp Chardonnay.
"Alphabets" is crafted from 100% Pinot Noir grapes sourced from the notable Ardiri Vineyard in the Chehalem Mountains AVA of the Willamette Valley. This wine is carefully blended to express the unique flavors associated with the Willamette Valley appellation. "Alphabets" is fermented in small lots and barrel-aged for 8 months in 30% new French oak. Bottled May 2017.
"Riviera" is crafted from Pinot Noir grapes sourced from two vineyards in the Sonoma Coast AVA: Pali's vineyard in the south-eastern corner of the AVA, and a small, family-owned vineyard in the Russian River Valley AVA (a sub-AVA within Sonoma Coast). This wine is fermented in small lots, punched-down up to three times daily during fermentation, then barrel-aged in 30% new French oak for eight months. Bottled in May 2018.
The nose offers up sweet red fruits such as fresh raspberries, cherries and baked plums, all mingling with notes of cola, cinnamon, black pepper, and toasted oak. On the palate, black cherries and baking spices swirl with mushrooms and clove. Rich and coating mouthfeel with round tannins and fresh acidity on the finish.
This wine is bright ruby red/garnet in color. The nose is filled with a variety of fresh picked red fruits including strawberries, raspberries and black cherries. This flavor is combined with a balance of white pepper, truffles, and Gouda. The palate becomes enveloped with a full-bodied mouth-feel. Flavors of black cherries are carried through, along with iron, cloves and rose petals all supported by lush tannin and a silky finish.
Dark garnet in color, this wine showcases bright red fruits on the nose with hints of thyme, tea, and caramel. The tea flavors carry through to the palate along with notes of earth and iron that come together into a long, spicy finish.