Chardonnay Solomon Hills Vineyard, 2014
Fermented and aged "sur lees"in French oak barrels (25% new) for 11 months, no malolactic fermentation. 72 cases produced.
Tasting notes: Clean aromas of green apple and pear; crisp but rich in mid palate with hints of tangy citrus and flinty minerality; discreet tropical notes surface on the finish.
Drink now through 2020.
East Knoll Cuvée, 2011
50 cases produced.
55% Zinfandel, 45% Syrah
Tasting notes: Aromas of red dried cherries, cardamom and cloves; flavors of Japanese plums and cranberry; smooth tannins balanced with polished acidity.
Drink now through 2017.
Cuvée des Artistes, 2012
180 cases produced.
40% Syrah, 27% Cabernet Franc, 20% Zinfandel, 13% Petit Verdot
Tasting notes: Aromas of cedary spice with black pepper leads to flavors of blackberry and tart dried cherries, balanced smooth tannins with a lingering finish.
Drink now through 2019.
Malbec, 2014 (just released)
96 cases produced.
Tasting notes: Cedary aromas with pink peppercorn. Rick tannins with flavors of Damson plums and black cherries, finishing with a hint of cranberry. Drink now through 2021.
Cuvee des Trois Cepages, 2013
69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Cabernet Franc,15% Merlot, 196 cases produced.
Tasting notes: Aromas of Cassis, cedar and bay leaves; polished tannins laced with dried cherry and black licorice,hints of smoke; great acid-tannin balance; smooth lingering finish. Drink late 2015 through 2023.
Pinot Noir, Solomon Hills Vineyards, Santa Maria Valley, 2012
Clones 115 and 5, aged 11 months in French oak barrels, 40% new. 340 cases produced.
Tasting notes: Earthy aromas with scent of strawberry rhubarb; bright red currant and pomegranate flavors, lean but creamy texture with polished acidity.
Drink now through 2019.
Pinot Noir, Fiddlestix Vineyard, Santa Rita Hills, 2013
From Fiddlestix Vineyard, Dijon clones 113, 115 and 667, aged 11 months in French oak barrels, 40% new. 240 cases produced.
Tasting notes: Lean and Burgundian in style, perfume of red rose; soft tannins intertwined with raspberry and cherry fruit; juicy acidity leads to a lingering finish. Drink now through 2020.
LIMITED SELECTION PINOT NOIRS (2 bottle limit)
Pinot Noir, Solomon Hills Vineyards, Santa Maria Valley, 2011
Clones 115, 667, and 5, aged 10 months in French oak barrels, 40% new. 205 cases produced.
Tasting notes: Captivating aromas of wild forest berries with a scent of violets and underbrush; flavors of strawberry-rhubarb with Indian spices; very delicate and silky in mid palate, balanced with soft acidity and rounded tannins. Drink now through 2017.
$65.00 (2 bottle limit)