Sourced from the White Hawk Vineyard in the Los Alamos Hills, our Viognier was barrel fermented in neutral oak for 5 months. This wine shows tons of tropical fruit aromas and on the palate you will pick up hints of lush peach, pear and apricot flavors.
Our 2018 Zinfandel comes from our estate vineyard as well as several of our neighboring vineyards. The 2018 Zinfandel shows layers of cherry aromas followed by black cherry and hints of vanilla and spice on the pallet. We aged our Zinfandel in American oak barrels for 18 months and bottled it unfined and unfiltered.
Spanish Springs Vineyard is located on the southern end of the central coast AVA and one mile from the Pacific Ocean. This wine was aged in 100% French oak barrels for 12 months. Medium body in style, this wine has notes of red cherry, strawberry, cinnamon and a touch of toasted oak on the finish.
Produced from the Paper Street Vineyard's head-trained vines of the Dusi clone, this Zinfandel is exuberant on the nose in rich aromas of berry, black plum, fig and raisin, lifted by star anise and gingerbread spice. The palate is thick and jammy but sliced with acidity, showing strong berry, clove and cinnamon flavors. We aged our Zinfandel in American oak barrels for 18 months and bottled it unfined and unfiltered.
As you enter onto our property, the Cabernet greets you on both sides of the driveway. We have two clones of Cabernet, 4 & 6. These are both very small-berry clones that offer great structure, depth and color. In 2020, we hand harvested the Cabernet on the morning of September 24th. After harvesting we hand sorted the fruit allowing only the best fruit to get into the fermenter. The wine then fermented for 14 days and after pressing went directly to new French and American oak barrels where it remained for 24 months of maturing. The Estate Cabernet is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and was bottled unfined and unfiltered. It is beautiful now but will continue to age gracefully for the next 5-8 years. 385 cases produced
Sourced from the White Hawk Vineyard in the Los Alamos Hills, it is 21 miles west of the Pacific and 2 miles north of Los Alamos and planted at 900 feet elevation. This region is recognized as a top producing wine region. Fog often embraces the small vineyard in the morning before gentle afternoon breezes chase it away to allow the sun's rays to slowly ripen the fruit.
Deep-pitched dark berry preserve, licorice and floral aromas, with baking spice and cola nuances in the background. Sappy and round on the palate, offering bitter cherry and cassis flavors that are given backbone and lift by a spine of juicy acidity. A smoky nuance appears on the long, spice-driven finish, where velvety tannins provide gentle closing grip.
It is delicious now but will continue to develop beautifully over the next 5-10 years.