Vina Robles The Arborist Estate Red Blend 2017
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Au Contraire Chardonnay 2016Color: Gold with green tints. Nose: Pronounced lemon citrus core with tree fruits of pear and crisp apple lined with a floral note of jasmine. Palate: Citrus and tree fruits are complemented by a hint of brioche and toast. Food Pairings: Pairs well with shellfish, cream sauces, roasted chicken, fish, and zesty grilled vegetable dishes as well as mild gouda and soft cheeses.
Elouan Pinot Noir 2017Our 2017 Elouan Oregon Pinot Noir is a beautiful dark scarlet in color, with aromas of dried cherries and blackberry, high fruit notes with hints of vanilla and clove spice. The flavors are structured and balanced with bright red raspberry and cherry, boysenberry jam fill the palate, complemented by subtle notes of white pepper. Full bodied this Pinot Noir is complex with a smooth lingering finish. Pairs with roasted lamb chops with garlic and herb red potatoes, wild mushroom polenta, or goat cheese and walnut endive salad with raspberry balsamic drizzle.
Calera Central Coast Chardonnay 2016Vibrant and inviting, this wine captures the essence of Chardonnay grown on the cool, windswept Central Coast. Aromas of jasmine, vanilla bean and passion fruit rise from the glass revealing this wine's youthful charm. On the beautifully fruit-driven palate, layers of green apple, grapefruit and pineapple are framed by subtle oak and a refreshing acidity that carry the flavors to a bright, focused finish.
L'Umami Pinot Noir 2018
Bogle Phantom 2017Phantom, the mysterious apparition of ripe berry and relentless spice, returns to haunt wine lovers. Full of concentration and intensity, this wine will tease, tantalize and linger long after the last sip is gone.
Spring Street Chardonnay 2017Medium golden color with aromatic sweet vanilla oak, baked Fuji apple, lychee and Bosc pear notes. The palate begins creamy and then hints of cinnamon spice followed by dried apricot and pineapple and backed by passionfruit and guava. The wine finishes with silky vanilla and juicy honeysuckle flavors which finish long and soft on the palate. This Chardonnay is excellent with wild caught, grilled Salmon and served with whipped garlicky mashed potatoes and served with steamed and sautéed broccolini. Great with soft cheeses, great artisanal breads and good oil as well as creme brûlée.
Spring Street Monterey Pinot Noir 2017Medium garnet color with pretty ripe cherry notes and classic Pinot Noir aromatics. The palate is generous with creamy vanilla and French oak flavors which envelope the silky cherries elegantly. This silky little Pinot then coats the tongue with smooth crushed, ripe raspberry flavors and textures and finishes dry again with ripe bing cherry and subtle clove flavors.
DAOU Cabernet Sauvignon 2018The 2018 vintage shows characteristics that are rich and sophisticated on the nose with currant, black cherry, cedar and eucalyptus, and displays undertones of briary blackberry and wet gravel. Ancillary aromas of coffee and cocoa are rounded out nicely with notes of crushed sage and baking spice. Full bodied and formidable on the palate, offering enticing and juicy wild blackberry, Oregon blueberry and crisp black cherry flavors. Hints of plum and mulberry are accentuated with fig, black olives and fine leather. Excellent structure and harmony between the pure fruit core and firm, supple backbone of polished tannins. Finish is surprisingly elegant for a wine of such power. Silky and smooth, ending on lovely notes of sweet cherry and boysenberry.
Böen Tri Appellation Pinot Noir 2018Dark plum with ruby red highlights. Aroma of cherry cola, cranberry, herbs. Bursting with bright fruit flavors of cherry, strawberry, and blackberry
Willowbrook Napa Valley Chardonnay 2018At Willowbrook, winemaker Joe Otos takes great care in ensuring that his Chardonnay echoes the traits of the Napa Valley, where the region's Mediterranean climate and geology have consistently produced such quality wines that the tiny growing region has been able to enjoy an unparalleled reputation. This chard comes from a vineyard in the southern part of Napa Valley, bordering the Carneros. Marine influences help moderate the summer daytime temperatures, providing a cooler and longer growing season than elsewhere in the valley, preserving fruit profiles and acidity while attaining full ripeness. The grapes are 100% clone 96, picked at 24.2 Brix and whole-cluster pressed. The Chardonnay is filled with delicious notes of red apple, followed by a hint of melon. When it first hits the palate, you'll notice lively acidity that's combined with flavors of peach and lemon meringue, complemented by a touch of gingerbread. Need we say more? But it continues with a finish of crisp, clean minerality, which is perfectly balanced by the oak that you know and love. Rich and oaky, but lively and food-friendly at the same time. Enjoying a Chardonnay from the famous Napa Valley can always be done without a food-partner, but this beauty pairs naturally with a white fish in a buttery sauce or a late summer harvest vegetable mix. You really can't go wrong. 100 % Chardonnay. 93 points - just wine
Willowbrook Russian River Pinot Noir 2018"Our Estate vineyard on Burnside Road makes up more than half of this wine. It is a small meter by meter vineyard planted with a mix of Dijon clones, 115 and 667, with some Pommard clone 4, Joseph Swan and Calera clones. Its rich, well-drained Goldridge soil, provides the unique flavors that make this part of the Russian River so coveted-has become known as the Sebastopol Hills region. The other major component of this Pinot comes off the Martinelli Ranch on River Road. It is 100% Dijon clone 828. This area is more on the flats next to the Russian River, more of a solid clay region, that gets much warmer than our Estate, which is why the clone 828 is ideal. It is a clone known for its lushness and ability to handle a little more warmth than other Pinot clones. Lastly, we added a small amount, 12%, of our single-vineyard Pinot from Sonoma Mountain. The vineyard, known as Kaufman Sunnyslope, is 100% Dijon clone 777. The wine from this vineyard is partially crushed, 25% is left as whole clusters which line the bottom the fermenter. The grapes are allowed to ferment naturally. The resulting wine offers amazing structure and depth that you typically do not see from the neighboring Russian River, and the Kaufman is used in this blend to add structure, depth, and layers of complexity. The wines were all aged separately in small French oak vessels, mostly using wood from the Allier, Bertrage, and Troncias regions. These acclaimed forests add a wide range of flavors, oils to this rich pinot."... Joe Otos, Winemaker Beautiful raspberry aromas, offset by decadent hints of chocolate orange and rose, introduce a precisely-balanced acidity which gives way to suggestions of forest floor and striking depth of ripe berry fruit. The silky mouthfeel is well complemented by structured, nuanced tannins. Hints of plum, cherry, and Christmas spices mingle on the finish along with vibrant flavors of cassis and vanilla, a product of the wine aging in premium French oak barrels. This is a natural food-pairing wine and we recommend doing so with lightly-spiced Indian dishes, chicken fajitas or creamy camembert, and figs.
Glenville Napa Valley Merlot 2017Located in the prime Napa Valley AVA. This single-vineyard Merlot represents the finest fruit of Napa Valley. Typical of Napa Valley. The grapes and the fruit are very powerful, yet complex. Aged 20 months in French oak barrel its well-integrated oak and sizable structure give it weight and breadth. Aromas of raspberries, black cherry, blueberries, and plum with a palate of raspberry jam and notes of vanilla. A real crowd pleaser! Exceptionally well paired with grilled chicken, roasted vegetables, or all on its own.
Glenville Lake County Petite Sirah 2017Located in the high elevation vineyards of Lake County giving it an abundance of sunlight. This single-vineyard Petite Sirah is built to last. Typical of Lake County, beautiful mountain fruit, elevation starts at around 1,100 feet giving the grapes the perfect amount of sunlight to ripen. Aged 20 months in French oak barrel. Inky dark purple and tannic with incredible concentration and intensity of flavor. Aromas of blackberries and blueberries with a slight hint of black pepper and licorice to balance out the palate. Exceptionally well paired with grilled baby lamb chops.
Glenville Lake County Sauvignon Blanc 2019Located in the high elevation vineyards of Lake County giving it an abundance of sunlight. This single-vineyard Sauvignon Blanc is crisp and light. Typical of Lake County, beautiful mountain fruit, elevation starts at around 1,100 feet giving the grapes the perfect amount of sunlight to ripen. Aromas of ripe stone fruits and citrus notes, lead to flavors of grapefruit, lime, and melon. A classic version of Lake County Sauvignon Blanc. Drinks like Sancerre! Exceptionally well paired with branzino.
Glenville Russian River Chardonnay 2018Located in cool Russian River Valley AVA. This single-vineyard Chardonnay shows nice acidity and has the perfect amount of oak and cream flavor. Typical of Russian River Valley cool temperatures come about at night giving light varietal grapes the perfect temperature. Aromas of golden Apple and lemon peel with hints of sweet vanilla and spice. Rich creamy mouthfeel with balanced acidity and a lingering finish . Exceptionally well paired with lobster.
Stealth Wines Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018Stealth 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is made in the celebrated style of Napa Valley – a style venerated for its rich, luscious texture and concentrated layers of sweet, dark fruit, perfectly integrated with toasted French oak. The tannins are so fine they make your Grandmother's freshly whipped cream feel coarse by comparison. This vibrant young Cabernet Sauvignon is a joy to drink, but if you're looking to add to the collection of dusty bottles in the cellar, it will continue to develop lovely complex characteristics over the next decade.
Harken Wines Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2019Harken Chardonnay is 100% barrel fermented to create a rich Chardonnay exhibiting a classic profile of tropical fruit and Bosc pear alongside warm oak aromatics. The luscious palate suggests crème brulée and buttered toast, and finishes with fresh acidity.
Charles & Charles Post NO. 35 Blend 2017This wine is a 60-40 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Aromas of olive, smoke, mesquite, huckleberry and black raspberry are followed by plump, smoky blue- and red-fruit flavors, with the tannins giving a firm squeeze. They need some time to settle in, but there's plenty of enjoyment to be had.
Glenville Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2018Beautiful red jewel tones, aromas of red raspberry and cherry, cola and spice notes. Flavors of sweet red fruit, hints of cinnamon spice and sweet vanilla.
Purple Cowboy Trail Boss Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Vina Robles Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2018The fruit for our 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon was selected from two of our estate vineyards in Paso Robles – Huerhuero and Creston Valley. Huerhuero Vineyard, in the hilly terrain between the El Pomar and Geneseo Districts, benefits from the moderating Pacific breezes that blow through the Templeton Gap in the afternoon as well as its limiting calcareous subsoils. Creston Valley Vineyard has a picture-perfect high terrain, southern exposure, and shallow soils with noticeable granulated limestone. Both of these vineyards produce Cabernet Sauvignon with an overall balance of expressive flavors and structure. All the blocks were handpicked and sorted in the early morning to ensure the quality and uniformity of ripeness. Then the fruit was destemmed and gently crushed into temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Pumpovers took place regularly to enhance color and help extract tannins from the skin. After pressing, the wine was racked into barrels to complete malolactic fermentation. While the majority of wine was aged in French oak, we also used some American and Hungarian oak barrels for added nuances and complexity. After 8 months of aging and extensive blending trials, a bit of Petit Verdot was added to enhance the structure. The final blend was then aged in barrels for an additional 12 months to fully integrate before bottling. Accolades : * 93 Points, Editors' Choice - Wine Enthusiast, April 2020 * 91 Points, Best of Paso Robles AVA, Gold Medal - Harvest Challenge, December 2019 * Gold Medal - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, January 2020