2007 Cabernet Sauvignon "Barnstormer" Napa Valley 750ml
From the outstanding 2007 vintage, this Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon was produced from grapes grown in two separate vineyards. One, a hillside vineyard, delivered grapes with outstanding tannins and intense fruit characteristics. The second vineyard is located on the floor of the Napa Valley where the grapes were richly flavored with lesser amounts of tannin. The result is a superbly balanced, intensely flavored wine that you'll recognize as classically Napa. Blackberry and chocolate notes are combined with a kiss of oak over a medium bodied structure.
2009 The Gypsy, GSM Sonoma Valley "Jessica's Cuvee" 750ml
This is the first GSM ever made at Mayo Family Winery. After a great deal of trials, Mayo Family came up with a blend of 70% Grenache, 29% Syrah and 1% Mourvedre. Jeff and Mike looked at each other and nodded... they had it. The new wine called "The Gypsy" unearths a beautiful selection of cranberry, strawberry and blueberry aromas along with hints of caramel and sweet summer herbs. Mayo Family LOVES this wine and thinks you'll find it a unique and appropriate pair for your upcoming barbecues, winter stews and grilled meats.
2009 Zinfandel, "Antonio's Cuvee" Unti Vineyard, Old Vines, Dry Creek Valley 750ml
The 2009 Unti Vineyard Zinfandel possesses what Mayo Family Winery considers a classic Dry Creek Valley Signature. Raspberry, cranberry and pepper dominate the nose and are fairly effusive. The aromas in this wine, upon pouring are quite active. On the palate you first notice a fairly impressive structure that accommodates a layering of dark berry flavors, more pepper (Mayo Family call it the “Dry Creek Pepper”) and the slightest notes of licorice leading to a sweet finish. The fruit on the palate is fairly explosive and upfront, but what makes this wine interesting and accommodating to the cook is the wine’s structure, which will allow it to pair very nicely with grilled meats and rich pasta dishes.