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Current Releases

2007 Cab Sauv

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

With its high elevation, rocky soils, and wide variation in diurnal temperature, the recently declared San Antonio Valley appellation is an area that is proving to produce rich and distinctive Cabernet Sauvignon. Estate grown on our Home Ranch vineyard in a mix of calcareous rock and shale-rich loam, the 2012 vintage displays the complex, luxuriant fruit and the restrained tannins that are the hallmarks of Cabernet from the region. Handcrafted on a limited scale, it was fermented in small lots and aged in French oak for 18 months. Medium-bodied and smooth in texture, it features notes of black currant, black cherry, and plum.

2007 Tourbillon

2007 Tourbillon - Sold Out

Originating in our vineyards in the San Antonio Valley appellation at the southern tip of Monterey County, our Tourbillon is a Rhone-style blend of 43% Grenache, 37% Syrah, and 20% Petite Sirah. Estate grown in our Home Ranch vineyard in a mix of calcareous rock and shale-rich loam, the 2007 vintage is a medium-bodied wine with moderate tannins and a savory, frank character reflective of the upland valley terroir. Handcrafted on a limited scale, it was fermented in small lots and aged in French oak for 18 months. Notes of plum and ripe raspberry combine with traces of lavender and sage.

2007 Petite Sirah

2011 Petite Sirah

Located in the southernmost tip of Monterey County, the newly declared San Antonio Valley appellation is already showing itself to be an ideal region for producing nuanced, complex Petite Sirah. Estate grown in our "Y" Ranch vineyard in a mix of calcareous rock, broken shale, and decomposed granite, our 2011 vintage presents an elegant expression of the variety with an excellent depth of fruit and a solid tannic structure. A limited-run bottling, it was fermented in small lots and then aged in French oak for 18 months. Aromas and flavors of blueberry, black currant, and black plum combine with a savory component and traces of spice.

2007 Touriga

2010 Touriga

Perched in a highland valley in the southern tip of Monterey County, our vineyards, with their wide variation in diurnal temperature and rocky soils, provide an excellent setting for the classic varietals of Spain and Portugal. Estate grown in our "Y" Ranch vineyard in a mix of calcareous rock, broken shale, and decomposed granite, our 2010 Touriga provides a full-bodied expression of this elegant and complex grape. Handcrafted on a limited scale, it was fermenrtd in small lots and aged in American, French, and Hungarian oak for 18 months. Rich notes of black currant and black plum combine with traces of dark chocolate, earth, and florality.

2008 Cosecheiro

2010 Cosecheiro - Coming Soon

With their high elevation, wide variation in diurnal temperature, and soils rich in calcareous rock and broken shale, our vineyards in the San Antonio Valley provide an excellent setting for the great grape varietals of Spain and Portugal. Named for the small, independent winegrowers of the Iberian Peninsula, our 2010 Cosecheiro is a medium-bodied, estate grown blend of Touriga, Tempranillo, Tinto Cão and Graciano. Handcrafted on a limited scale, it was fermented in small lots and aged in American, French, and Hungarian oak for 18 months. Rich notes of black cherry and plum are accompanied by traces of spice and moderate tannins.

2007 Tempranillo

2010 Tempranillo

Perched in a highland valley in the southernmost tip of Monterey County, our vineyards, with their wide variation in diurnal temeprature and rocky soils, provide an excellent setting for the great varietals of Spain and Portugal. Estate grown in a mix of calcareous rock, broken shale, and clay, our 2010 Tempranillo displays an elegant synergy of varietal and regional character. Handcrafted on a limited scale, it was fermented in small lots and aged in American, French, and Hungarian oak for 18 months. With a medium weight and spirited tannins, it features rich notes of black plum and cherry accompanied by traces of earth and chocolate.

2008 Zinfandel

2011 Zinfandel

Located at the warmer southernmost tip of Monterey County, the San Antonio Valley with its rocky soils, high elevation, and wide variation in diurnal temperature provides excellent growing conditions for our one-acre block of heritage clone Zinfandel. Rooted on the slopes of our Y Ranch vineyard in a mix of calcareous rock, broken shale, and decomposed granite, our 2011 vintage is a substantial yet nuanced presentation of the variety. Produced on a limited scale, it was fermented in small lots and aged in French and American oak for 18 months. Berry compote, red cherry, and black plum combine with an herbal element and traces of spice.

2009 Albariño

2013 Albariño

Our 2013 Albariño is the product of our vineyards in the San Antonio Valley, a recently declared appellation at the southernmost tip of Monterey County. Grown in a mix of calcareous rock, broken shale, decomposed granite, and clay, the 2013 vintage provides a clear expression not only of varietal character but also of our vineyards' own unique terrior. Produced on a limited scale, it was fermented at low temperatures in stainless steel and aged in a combination of stainless steel and neutral oak. With the rich aromatics, crisp acidity, and minerality that are the signature of the variety, it features notes of apple, pear, peach, and citrus.

2006 Vinho Doce

2006 Vinho Doce

With their high elevation, wide variation in diurnal temperature, and rocky soils, our vineyards in the San Antonio Valley provide an excellent setting for the great varietals of Spain and Portugal. Our 2006 Vinho Doce is a California dessert wine consisting solely of Portuguese varietals long associated with the Douro. Entirely estate grown, it was fermented in small lots and vinified according to traditional Portuguese methods. With a character that combines liveliness and depth, its bright fruit gives way to a rich, layered complexity. Though it may be enjoyed while young, it also shows considerable aging potential.

Wine Club Exclusives

2007 Tinto Cão

2010 Tinto Cão

A rarity in the United States and seldom vinified on its own, Tinto Cão is a Portuguese grape varietal capable of producing elegant, intriguing wines that can sometimes defy simple description. Estate grown in our vineyards in southern Monterey County's San Antonio Valley, the 2010 vintage provides medium-bodied presentation of the variety with moderate tannins and a distinctive acidity. Handcrafted on a limited scale, it was fermented in a single small lot and aged in French oak for 18 months. Notes of sour cherry, blueberry, and cranberry combine with traces of earth and florality. Only 50 cases were produced.

2009 Rosé

2012 Rosé - Sold Out

Originitating in our vineayards in the San Anotnio Valley appellation at the southern tip of Monterey County, our 2009 Rosé was estate grown in a mix of calcareous rock, broken shale, and decomposed grantite. COmprised of the comparitively robust varietals of 50% Zinfadel, 25% Petite SIrah, and 25% Petite Verdot, it combines a richness and depth of fruith with the characteristic lightness of a rosé. Handcrafted ona limited scale, it was fermented in French oak and aged for 6 months. Notes of strawberry and boysenberry are accompanied by a dsitinctive minerality. Only 30 cases were produced.

Coming Soon

2008 Graciano

2012 Graciano

Perched in a highland valley at the southern tip of Monterey County, our vineyards, with their wide variation in diurnal temperature and rocky soils, provide an excellent setting for the classic grape varieties of Spain and Portugal. A standout among these is certainly Graciano, a native of Spain's famed Rioja region. Estate grown in the calcareous rock and shale-rich loam of our Home Ranch Vineyard, the 2012 vintage is a medium-bodied wine with dark, rounded fruit and a solid tannic structure. A limited-run bottling, it was fermented in small lots and aged in French oak for 18 months. Blackberry and black cherry combine with hints of shale and thyme.

2009 GSP

2009 GSP - Sold Out

Originitating in our vineyards in the southern Monterey County's San Antonio Valley, our GSP is an estate-grown blend of 52% Grenache, 38% Syrah, and 10% Petite Sirah. Benefitting fron the abundant sunlight, wide diurnal temperature variation, and rocky soils of our region, the 2009 vintage is a versatile, medium-bodied wine full of bright fruit and with a lively, buoyant character. Hand-crafted on a limited scale, its components were fermented in small lots and aged in French oak for 12 months. Aromas and flavors of rasberry and wild strawberry are accompanied by floral notes and a touch of minerality.

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Current Releases: Cabernet Sauvignon - Tourbillon - Petite Sirah - Touriga - Cosecheiro - Tempranillo - Zinfandel - Albariño - Vinho Doce

Wine Club Exclusives: Tinto Cão - Rosé

Coming Soon: Graciano - GSP