Cuvee des Artistes, 2010
52% Syrah, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Zinfandel and 6% Petit Verdot. 235 cases produced.
Tasting notes: The aroma reflects cedary spice with black pepper and earthy tones leading to flavors of concentrated black fruit and red currant; smooth tannins with exceptional balance and a lingering finish. Drink now through 2018.
Malbec 2011 (just released)
145 cases produced
Tasting notes: Exotic aromas of tobacco, leather and spice; grippy tannins with black olive, cranberry and pink peppercorns, hint of cigar box on the finish. Drink now through 2019.
Syrah 2011, La Vista Vineyard. 120 cases produced. (just released)
Tasting notes: Aromas of sultry spice and candied fruit; smooth rich tannins with a hint of smoked meats and desert brush combined with good acidity. Drink now through 2020.
Cuvee des Trois Cepages 2011 (just released)
70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, 145 cases produced.
Tasting notes: Aromas of Cassis, cedar and bay leaves; rich mid palate, dried cherries, licorice hints of smoke; great acid-tannin balance; smooth finish. Drink late 2014 through 2021.
Quatre Cepages 2011 (just released)
30% Cabernet Franc, 28% Merlot, 26% Malbec, 16% Petit Verdot. 220 cases produced.
Tasting notes: Aromas of dark red fruit, bold in mid-palate with earthy minerality and a hint of "boudin noir," leather, fig and black pepper. Firm tannins on the finish. Drink now through 2023.
Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills, 2011
From Fiddlestix vineyard, Dijon clones 113,115 and 667, aged 10 months in French oak barrels 40% new. 195 cases produced.
Tasting notes: Opulent aromas of red rose petals and rich raspberry coulis; flavors of red cherries and pomegranate coated with subtle citrus hints of blood orange leading to a bright and juicy finish. Drink now through 2018
Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills, 2009
From Fiddlestix vineyard, Dijon clones 113, 115 and 667, aged 13 months in French oak barrels, 45% new. 270 cases produced.
Tasting notes: Lean and Burgundian in style, vibrant aromas of red cherries, dry spices and faded rose petals with traces of smoke. Firm tannin structure with subtle nuances of raspberry, red currant, cherries and a harmonious balance of acidity. Great aging potential. Drink now through 2017.
Pinot Noir, Solomon Hills Vineyards, Santa Maria Valley, 2011
Clones 115, 667, and 5, aged 10 month 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.