This blend of selected vines from our North block adheres to the Super Tuscan approach from Italy. Starting with a Sangiovese base, each year we select and harvest together a mix of Malbec and Cabernet Franc. The blend is destemmed, fermented and gently aged together for one year in oak barrels.
This 100% Albariño was harvested from our South block. Fermented in a stainless steel tank, it presents very fresh fruit. The highly regarded white varietal has Spanish roots, and this California example authentically reflects the bright, aromatic strength of its character.
This bright, spicy Estate Zinfandel is grown on site from historic Deaver clone vines originating from California's gold country. It was harvested in multiple passes through the block - each vine at the optimum ripeness - and aged 21 months in American Appalachian oak.
This complex, rich, structured wine is grown from VCR-6 vines sourced from Italy's Vivai Cooperativi Rauscedo. We followed many of the guidelines set by the Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino for their producers. It was aged two years in Eastern European oak.
Our first unforgettable sip of Semillon was in Australia's Hunter Valley. The variety has long been neglected in California, but it is now grown at Kohill Vineyard here in Ramona. The fruit was entrusted to Chuparosa Vineyards to create this fully dry 100% Semillon that gets our full attention.
This once-beloved, but now rare, California variety is getting new attention. It brings us happy, intense memories of discoveries, and tastes even better today when made from excellent ripe Ramona Valley fruit harvested with friends, and then slowly fermented in chilled stainless to total dryness.