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2016 Chardonnay | Tin Cross Vineyards | Alexander Valley
Fully fermented in stainless steel tanks for 18 months, this golden-yellow Chardonnay from our Alexander Valley Estate draws you in with warm aromas of freshly baked apple pie, garnished with lemon zest. Weighty and full on the palate, and with a proper dry finish, this wine is a perfect companion for rich seafood and creamy pasta dishes.
2016 Pinot Noir | Byington Block 4 | Santa Cruz Mountains
This Pinot Noir has been reserved from the rest of Byington Estate vineyard due to the distinct individual character and westward facing location of Block 4. The terroir creates fruit that is earthy and robust, adding body and elegance to this Santa Cruz Mountains wine. It has dark cherry fruit on the nose with a lingering finish on the palate. Fermentation and maturation in 100% French oak for 14 months enhanced its flavor and complexity. Enjoy now or age 4 to 6 years.
2015 Merlot | Tin Cross Vineyard | Alexander Valley
The 2015 vintage produced a particularly low yield and small berries for this 100% Merlot from the Sofia Block of our Tin Cross Vineyard - and we couldn’t be happier. These conditions resulted in bold tannin structure and highly concentrated flavors including plum, dried herbs, and vanilla. Aged 22 months in American Oak. Enjoy now, or cellar up to 8 years for added complexity.
2015 Grenache Noir | Smith Vineyards | Dry Creek Valley
Smith Vineyard lies over a bed of river rock 100 ft. from the Dry Creek Valley. Here our Grenache Noir can soak in the heat from the stones beneath it, and gain a touch of minerality to balance out the natural strawberry flavors. 33% Russian Oak adds rich cedar aromas, reminiscent of butterscotch, and a gentle layer of tannin. The wine is a lovely garnet color, easy drinking, and magnificent with beef, veal, and pork.
2020 Rosé | California
A Rosé lover’s Rosé. Vivacious in color, vibrant on the palate, and a vigorously fruity finish. This blend is a picnic basket of fresh cherries, strawberries, and watermelons, garnished with a topping of whipped cream. Stoney terroir-driven minerality adds a savory and satisfying finish to this crisp pink delight. Chill for maximum enjoyment.