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Fool your friends with a Praxistical Joke.

Everybody loves a good Praxistical Joke now and then, even the receivers of the joke. See, unlike a practical joke, no feelings get hurt when it's the Praxistical kind. Why? Because in the end, everyone gets to drink Praxis Cellars white wine.

What would a Praxistical Joke be? It's just like a regular practical joke, but after playing a prank on someone, you give them wine! Suddenly, their feelings, which were once hurt by the cruel twist of the joke that they became the butt of, will be remedied.

Instead of shame and embarrassment, they'll be distracted by the crisp, dry taste of the 2012 Gewürztraminer. Instead of running off to cry the night away, they'll be laughing and smiling as they taste the flavors of white peach, apricot, and tropical fruit of the 2012 Viognier.

See how much fun it is? What are you waiting for? Grab a case of this Praxis Cellars Mixed White, and let the Praxistical Jokes begin!

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2012 Praxis Gewürztraminer, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County 750ml 3-Pack

This is the first vintage of Gewürztraminer for Praxis Cellars. The grapes all come from the Russian River Valley vineyard that has provided the Viognier for the last few years. The wine is 100% Gewürztraminer. Bill loves to experiment in the Praxis line with different varietals. This Gewürztraminer is made in a crisp, dry style.

To retain the purest expression of the grapes, the wine was fermented in stainless steel with no oak contact. The color is very pale straw with hints of green. Aromas of flowers and lychee are immediately present while hints of spice follow more delicately. The wine is soft and elegant with nice weight. The floral and fruits are repeated on the palate. Although the wine is dry, there is a note of honey on the finish.


2012 Praxis Viognier, Sonoma County 750ml 3-Pack

Praxis Cellars has been making Viognier for more than a decade. Bill loves the body and flavors of this white wine varietal – and prefers to make it in a European style. This is Praxis Cellars second Best of Class award in two years on their Viognier; this time in an international field.

This Viognier is crisp, dry and full bodied with a lingering finish of ripe fruit. To retain the purest expression of the grapes, the wine was fermented in stainless steel with no oak contact. The color is pale straw with hints of green. Delicate floral and citrus scents are followed by guava, jasmine and white pear notes with a hint of ginger. Rich flavors of white peach and apricot are present immediately, while tropical fruits are more apparent on the palate as the wine opens. The round smooth body of the wine is accented by crisp acidity and a clean finish.

  • Best of Class – 2013 Indy International Wine Competition
  • Silver Medal – 2013 San Francisco Intl. Wine Competition
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Winery Retail Price: $120.00
Average Shipping:  $24.00
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Total MSRP:   $137.00
 

2012 Praxis Gewürztraminer, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County 750ml 3-Pack
 

  • Appellation: Russian River
  • Alcohol: 13.1%
  • % Malolactic: 0
  • Residual Sugar (g/100ml): .03
  • TA (g/100 ml): .58
  • Brix at Harvest: 21.9
  • pH: 3.56
  • Production: 180 cases
     

2012 Praxis Viognier, Sonoma County 750ml 3-Pack
 

  • Appellation: Sonoma County
  • Alcohol: 14.2%
  • % Malolactic: 0
  • Residual Sugar (g/100ml): .04
  • TA (g/100 ml): .58
  • Brix at Harvest: 23.8
  • pH: 3.56
  • Production: 600 cases

Winery Details

Praxis Cellars

Owner:
Bill Arbios
Founded:
2000
Location:
Sonoma County, CA

In 2000, Bill Arbios created Praxis Cellars to broaden the scope of the wines he produced. Arbios is our “serious” wine: 100% Cabernet, 14K gold label, etc. so Bill wanted to create a distinct label for our other wines. Praxis is derived from the Greek word for practice as a doctor or lawyer practices their craft. Praxis was also a pre-Arts and Crafts philosophy in Europe espousing the importance of striving for perfection while knowing that it will never be fully achieved. Since launching our second label, we have also found that it is a moon of the Klingon home planet in Star Trek and a verb for domination in an on-line vampire game.

In the Praxis wines, Bill can practice his craft with different wine varietals from various wine regions of California. Although Bill’s winemaking reputation was built upon his blended meritage wines at Lyeth, our Arbios and Praxis wines varietals are not blended at all. The wines are all 100% of their grape varietal and most are from a single vineyard, so Bill can play with the expression of the fruit in a number of ways such as the amount and type of oak he uses. The Praxis wines are priced about half that of the Arbios Cabernet in the hopes that you will enjoy them with every day dinners as well as special occasions. Bill meant these wines to be enjoyed with food – the supporting cast to enhance a meal – though I must say I love a glass of the Sauvignon Blanc before dinner.

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