As Master Sommelier Ian Cauble wrote, "the simplest way to present the Judge Palmer “Vintage Select” Cabernet is to say that, if I were tasting it blind, I’d be expecting to pay $75-$100 for it. Not $45."
Ripe and bright in feel, with racy red currant and raspberry coulis flavors leading the way. Invigorating savory, briar and sweet tobacco notes fill in throughout. A subtle apple wood frame on the finish lets the fruit mingle.
When we first laid eyes on the terrace block we knew it was something special. The steep hillside has perfect sun exposure and porous soils and produces an intensely flavored, full-bodied wine with classic California Cabernet character.
Dripping with sun-drenched black-plum and cherry flavors, this is an elegant expression of pure Grenache, marked by refined layers of black tea, crushed clay, rhubarb and cinnamon. Its freshness, silky tannins and juicy constitution make it ready to drink now, but it should gain depth well through 2028.
This fruit-forward wine is a unique animal - we use the three grape varieties growing on the estate vineyard to create an atypical red blend that fully expresses our terroir. Co-fermenting Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah together in one tank allows for seamless integration and smooth tannins, making it a food-friendly and crowd pleasing wine - you won't find anything else like it anywhere.
A mountain vineyard in the Atlas Peak area of Napa Valley, Stagecoach is known to produce some of the most powerful and age-worthy Cabernets in California. It can be enjoyed now after an hour in the decanter alongside a ribeye steak or cellared for decades.
From perhaps the most famous Chardonnay vineyard in the new world, the Bacigalupi family has been growing amazing fruit since conquering the 1976 Judgement of Paris tasting. Rich and creamy with well-integrated oak character, it will delight all palates.
Ellis Alden Vineyard sits at an elevation of 1400 feet along the sun-drenched western slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains in the Alexander Valley. Our Cabernet Franc comes from a prime, steep hillside spot with south-western exposure that ripens slowly but fully, packing the grapes with powerful structure and expressive flavors.
Dripping with sun-drenched black-plum and cherry flavors, this is an elegant expression of pure Grenache, marked by refined layers of black tea, crushed clay, rhubarb and cinnamon. Its freshness, soft tannins and juicy constitution make it ready to drink now, but it should gain depth well through 2025.
With only a few acres planted in all of Sonoma County, Grenache Blanc is not a variety that is on the tip of everyone's tongue. But you will never forget it once you taste this luscious, aromatic white wine that has become one of our absolute favorites.