JUNE T A S T I N G F L I G H T
Choose 3 Wines | 2-Ounce Pours
Bottle / Club (30%)
2016 Blanc de Blancs , Tin Cross Vineyard, Alexander Valley
Blanc de Blancs is crafted by Methode Champenoise, delivering a flurry of tiny bubbles across the palate, and finishing with the unmistakable fruitiness of a New World wine. It is 100% Chardonnay from Meron block, the lowest portion of our Tin Cross Vineyard Estate, which produces higher acidity in its fruit, the optimal choice for this Sparkling Wine. Flavors of roasted almonds, fresh green apple and pear leave a rich and lasting impression as the sparkles refresh the palate. A perfect pairing for all of life’s celebrations. Cheers!
2016 Chardonnay Reserve, Tin Cross Vineyard, Alexander Valley
In 1980, 3 1⁄2 acres of Chardonnay from Clone-17, often called the “Robert Young Clone,” were planted at 2000 ft. elevation in the Harrison Block of Tin Cross Vineyard. Today, this fruit produces ultra premium wines that have helped put the Pine Mountain-Cloverdale Peak AVA on the map. This wine features a rich full body, fresh fruitiness, and oak flavors, reminiscent of a lemon bar with a healthy dusting of powdered sugar. Pair with seafood, steamed or grilled vegetables, and cream sauce pastas.
2018 Amuse Toast, Rosé of Zinfandel, Santa Clara Valley
In the tropical paradise of Hawaii, on the island of Oahu, in the heart of Honolulu, lives a French Bulldog named Toast. This classy pup is proudly owned by artist Julia Sørensen, who featured her four-legged friend prominently on this label for Amuse Wine Bar, as part of a collection of private labels from Byington for Stage Restaurant in Honolulu. The label’s beauty is enhanced by the vivid red color of this rosé, offering flavors of cream, salted cashews, fresh flowers, watermelon candy and strawberries. Enjoy chilled, say a toast for Toast, and drink with aloha!
2017 Pinot Noir, Byington Estate, Santa Cruz Mountains
This Pinot Noir was grown in the high elevation and cool climate of the Santa Cruz Mountains on Byington Estate, finding the perfect terroir to bring vivid flavors of cherry & strawberry to life. 30% 1 year old French Oak adds a hint of toasty vanilla, and enhances the light yet rich mouthfeel of this Pinot Noir. Whole clusters and 100% native yeast were used in fermentation, allowing this wine to fully exhibit all of the natural character that our unique region has
2014 Blend 122, Tin Cross Vineyard, Alexander Valley
An ambitious and distinctive blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot, from one of Alexander Valley’s oldest and highest elevation vineyards: Tin Cross. The blend is treated with all new American Oak, and offers flavors and aromas of redwood, juniper, violets, and dry gravel. Enjoy with grilled red meats, or cellar for 6-8 years for added complexity.
2014 Zinfandel, Carreras Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley
Our Zinfandel is grown in the Dry Creek region of Sonoma, showcasing the classic dark and rich fruit characteristics made famous there. The very aromatic dark plum and blackberry nose influences directly into the palate. The alcohol level of 15.8% is beautifully integrated, adding body to this grand Zinfandel. Aged 12 months in neutral oak. A perfect companion with hearty meals, roasts and barbecues. Enjoy now or cellar for 5 to 8 years.