Chardonnay selections from each corner of our estate come together in this wine. Barrel fermented, in previously used French oak barrels, this is just simply delicious. There’s just enough subtle oak there to round this one out and bring out the sweet apple.
This wine has a beautiful aroma of a nice warm pear galette and ripe spiced fruit with some toasty elements. Pear and mango come through on the palate where they are joined by Meyer lemon and pineapple elements. Finally, there’s a bit of toffee there as well, a residual of the 25% new French oak cooperage employed here.
Barrel fermented and aged for 10 months on the lees in 50% new French oak, our Reserve chardonnay hits you with an opulent nose. Full aromas of ripe golden apple mingle with a nice dose of butterscotch. The palate features spiced pear and pineapple upfront, then ends with a long…long…long zesty, lemony finish.
This wine is subtle and complex. The light cherry and raspberry fruits are coaxed out of the glass. Then the fruit combines with a touch of white pepper and fresh, muddled herbs. It’s a wine of place, Santa Cruz Mountains Summit terroir on display.
Just over two miles up Loma Prieta Avenue this Pinot Noir delivers a nice contrast to our estate Pinots. Only two miles away, but this is more earthy and has a lighter fruit profile with more spice than what we typically see out of our estate fruit. Coax out the aromas of cherry, cola, and chapparal flora with a swirl. Then enjoy this easy drinker that features a nice blend of blueberry and blackberry fruit.
Though quite light in the glass, this vintage of our signature Far Away Pinot Noir shows dark Indian spices and cinnamon as well as strawberry and candied cherry on the nose. Those same red fruits arise on the palate, cherry & strawberry, lifted by thyme, more cinnamon and a peppery spice.
Ormsby Trail is high in the Santa Cruz Mountains at around 2600 feet. Cabernet’s thick skins don’t mind the elevation’s extra sunshine. This is a full-bodied wine, true to the nature of Cabernet, rich with black plum and chocolate notes.
Zinfandel isn’t widely planted in the Santa Cruz Mountains, but at Ormsby Trail, high above the fog, it’s allowed to slowly ripen in the sunshine. The nose is of bright cherry, with vanilla and a touch of black pepper. In the glass, it features both blue and black berry fruit, and a little hint of coffee.
While Cabernet Sauvignon is ubiquitous, it is that grape’s biological Papa, Cabernet Franc that is the O.G. of Bordeaux varietals. This wine is smooth and luxurious and as is typical of the varietal, there’s a brightness to this wine, with fresh aromas of pepper and cranberry. Red plum and pomegranate fruit linger on the finish.
This vintage is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon. We are keeping with the Super Tuscan style, which adds in 15% Sangiovese that is rounded out with 10% supple Cabernet Franc, and 10% of spicy Zinfandel. What does all that produce? It’s a bowl of blueberries, blackberries, and some perfectly picked plums.