Due to high temperatures during the Summer months, all orders will be shipped using cold pack shippers to ensure that wines are not damaged while in transit. These shippers require a minimum of 4 bottles per shipment and we will only be able to ship orders that meet this requirement. Any orders less than 4 bottles will be held until they are safe to ship.
Dornfelder is a red varietal native to Germany and planted in very small quantities in California. The grapes for this wine were grown on Huber Vineyard, located in Sta. Rita Hills and planted by Norman and Traudal Huber in the late 80's. The Huber's take great pride in the cultivation of this uncommon varietal on their vineyard, which produces premium fruit each year.
Dark fruits and notes of white pepper abound on the nose. Hints of roasted meats, dried herbs, and mushrooms in the background. On the palate are flavors of black pepper, blackberries, cloves, mushroom. Rich and mouth-filling, with a long finish that shows off a lot of earthiness, especially black tea and Asian spices.
Harvested from Camp 4 Vineyard in the Santa Ynez Valley, the Cinsault varietal originated in the Rhone Valley of France. Typically used as a blending grape with its more well-known Rhone cousins, we decided to showcase Cinsault on its own. This light-bodied, easy drinking wine is fermented in small lots, punched-down by hand up to three times daily, and barrel-aged for 18 months in 50% new French oak. Bottled in April 2018.
Our Zinfandel is crafted from grapes grown at Texas Road Vineyard in Paso Robles, which is owned and farmed by Erich Russell of Rabbit Ridge Vineyards. This wine was harvested and fermented in small lots, and then barrel aged for 18 months using French and American oak barrels and bottled in May 2018. The result is a medium-bodied style of Zinfandel with bold flavor.
The grapes for this wine are sourced from four vineyards in the Santa Ynez Valley: the Grenache hails from both the Watch Hill and Camp 4 Vineyards; the Syrah is from Jorian Hill Vineyard; and the Cinsault and Carignane are from Camp 4 Vineyards. This wine is fermented in small lots and barrel-aged for 18 months in a combination of 20% new French and American oak. Bottled June 2017.
The fruit for this wine is sourced from Camp 4 Vineyard in the Santa Ynez Valley. This aromatic wine is fermented in small lots, punched down by hand up to three times daily, and then aged in 20% new French oak barrels for 18 months. Bottled in April 2018.
This wine is crafted from premium Petite Sirah grapes grown at Texas Road Vineyard on the westside of Paso Robles. Petite Sirah is often used as a blending grape, but we decided to showcase it on its own. This full-bodied wine with its hallmark deep purple hue was fermented in small lots and barrel-aged for 18 months in a combination of French and American oak barrels. Bottled in April 2018.
The grapes for this wine are sourced from Paso Robles vineyards: Giffs, Camp 4, Sky's the Limit and Happy Canyon Vineyard. The area's extremely warm and dry climate and rich soils are especially well-suited to the cultivation of Bordeaux varietals. This wine is fermented in small lots and barrel-aged for 18 months using 30% new American oak.
The fruit for this red Rhone blend is sourced from five different vineyards. The Grenache fruit hails from Camp 4 Vineyard in Santa Ynez Valley and Lieff Ranch in San Luis Obispo County. The Syrah comes from Jorian Hill Vineyard, Camp 4 Vineyard, Sky's the Limit and Happy Canyon Vineyard. The Cinsault, Carignane, and Counoise come from Camp 4 Vineyard. This wine is fermented in small lots and barrel-aged for 18 months in a combination of 20% new French oak and American oak. Bottled in March 2018.
The fruit for this wine was grown at Camp 4 Vineyard, located in the eastern part of the Santa Ynez Valley. Owned by the Chumash Tribe, this vineyard grows primarily Rhone and select Bordeaux varietals. Carignane is a red varietal that originated in the Rhone Valley of France. This wine, made in very limited quantities, was barrel-fermented and barrel-aged using only neutral French oak barrels. Bottled in April 2018.