2011 Coda Blanc, El Dorado Estate Vineyard 750ml
Tropical fruits with hints of papaya, guava, and waxed flowers. A slight pepper to the aromas and a bit of green tea leaves. This vintage is expansive on the palate. A wine known for its bright and defined acidity. Citrus and grapefruit skins are still present, but evolve into mineral complexities.
2011 Roussanne, El Dorado Estate Vineyard 750ml
Beautiful combination of cardamom, vanilla bean, and lemon zest. Some sun dried straw nuances. Savory pear and honey notes linger in a full mouthfeel with subtle, but juicy complexity. Excellent with shellfish and cured meats.
2011 Viognier Roussanne, El Dorado Estate Vineyard 750ml
A racy blend in this vintage. Bright acidity brings a lemon zest quality to this full bodied blend. A very cool year brings about citrusy qualities that melt in your mouth and last well through the finish. This year’s blend is light on its feet with a gorgeous texture that is reminiscent of the unique vintage.
2012 Grenache Blanc, El Dorado Estate Vineyard 750ml
This is a beautiful stand alone varietal. The inherent acidity is bright and focused, while it opens up to complexities of lemony lime, cantaloupe rind, pine-apple, and spicy ginger. The textural components are layered with crushed stones and minerality.
2013 Rosé of Grenache, El Dorado Estate Vineyard 750ml
Our first-ever offering of a purely Grenache dry rosé, this wine is also among the first releases from winemaker Grayson Hartley. Despite low-yielding vineyards, we reveled in an abundance of Grenache in the 2013 vintage; this allowed us to consider new possibilities for the grapes. In mid September about 3.5 tons were harvested from the same block which makes our red Grenache, de-stemmed, lightly crushed, and soaked on the skins for about 48 hours. This must was then pressed, settled, and fermented in a stainless steel tank chilled to about 52F to preserve fruity, estery aromas. Before fermentation, 2 neutral barrels were filled (about 100 gallons of 480 total), and the barreled wine underwent both primary and malolactic fermentation before being added back to the non-malolactic tank. This small percentage adds a rounder, creamy edge to the crisp fruit core of the wine. Marked by an essence of strawberry that is hallmark Grenache — think seeds and flowers, not jam — the wine is endlessly versatile in pairings, but might be best enjoyed as its own “first course”.