A lovely straw yellow color in the glass, vibrant aromas of lemon, orange blossom and pear waft from the glass. The savory palate showcases flavors of toasted almond, nutmeg and citrus notes. Moderate acidity and a lingering finish create a truly enticing and delicious Chardonnay.
Fresh and crisp aromas of orange zest, white peach and grapefruit leaps from the glass. Flavorful and powerful layers of apple spice and caramel cover the palate with a layer of fresh acidity that is accentuated by allspice and toasted almond. The lingering finish delights with a touch of sea salt.
Notes of mango layered with fresh pineapple, orange marmalade and brioche spring from the glass in this 2019 Chardonnay. The silky, smooth mouthfeel highlights peach and caramel bursting with sumptuous citrus flavors and a juicy abundance delights on the finish.
Distinct richness and juicy notes of pineapple, white peach and luscious pear this wine is softly rounded, with delightful balance and length. The Goldridge soils of this famous vineyards help to contribute to the intricacies of the wine highlighted with toasted oak and allspice.
With the Pacific Ocean to the west and the San Francisco Bay to the east, Marin County is one of the coolest AVAs in California. The winter temperatures are typically warmer than Napa and Sonoma because of the surrounding bodies of water and its heavy precipitation. While bud break is accelerated, the cool spring and summer seasons lead to long hang times. This longer growing season lends itself to high quality wines with balance, natural acidity, and lower alcohol levels.
Immediately from the glass you experience notes of black cherry accented by cinnamon. Layers of raspberry and red cherry flavors are intermixed with vanilla and baking spice. Moderate acidity and firm, round tannins create a exquisite velvety texture on the palate that leads to a long and endearing finish.
Best of Class, Sonoma Harvest Fair 91 points, Wine Enthusiast
2019 Maboroshi Vineyard Pinot Noir
Best of Class - Sonoma County Harvest Fair 91 points, Wine Enthusiast
The Maboroshi Vineyard, nestled in the Sebastopol Hills 600 feet in elevation, is one of the first spots to clear from the morning fog as ridges to the west shelter the site from any lingering marine layer. Named "whimsical dream" in Japanese, this vineyard is the meeting ground for opposites: warm sunlight and cool fog, elegance and structure.
Rich fruit aromas of baked blackberry, plum and blueberry meet the nose with intense notes of baking spice and fresh herbs. Bing cherry and strawberry are coated with hints of black pepper and tea. This wine is well-balanced with fine, soft tannins that are lingering and lasting.
Distinctive aromas of nutmeg, allspice and orange envelop the nose in this 2019 Pinot Noir from the Pennacchio Vineyard. Bold fruit flavors of dark cherry, raspberry and plum are complemented with notes of baking spice, toasted almond and vanilla bean. This is a luxurious and elegantly textured wine with integrated acidity and a brightness on the finish with lasting notes of berry.
This medium-bodied wine is charming and elegant with great balance, finesse and a refreshing bit of restraint. Vibrant raspberry and red cherry meet light oak spices on a smooth, lightly tannic texture. It will be easy and pleasurable to enjoy with all kinds of meals.
The Fanucchi-Wood Road Vineyard is a seven-acre vineyard located in the cool Russian River Valley appellation of Sonoma County. Organically grown and dry-farmed, the Vineyard is primarily planted to Zinfandel on Goldridge Loam soil. Under the care of the Fanucchi family for the past 29 years, the head trained vines have been raised allowing for greater sun exposure and air circulation, reinvigorating the old vines. The results are small berries with bright and concentrate fruit flavors creating an intense wine.
This dark wine opens with fresh red raspberry and tobacco leaf notes with a hint of chocolate. Jammy red fruits are layered with flavors of dust, cinnamon, nutmeg and oak. This is a concentrated wine with bold tannins and a trace of black pepper on the finish.
A dark, deep red in the glass, this Zinfandel opens with dark fruit aromas of blackberry and black cherry with a touch of fresh black pepper. This is a big wine with dense raspberry and blueberry flavors. Full-bodied with balanced acidity and firm tannins, this wine lingers on the palate and has a kiss of violet on the finish.
This 2019 Wild Creek Vineyard Zinfandel opens with intense aromas of boysenberry and raspberry and is enriched by layers of spice. Bright acidity and silky tannins round out this elegant restrained wine.
The 2020 Riesling opens with bright green apple and stone fruit aromas with notes of orange blossom. Crisp and dry on the palate, the rich and smooth mouthfeel is filled with flavors of white peach, apricot, honeysuckle and lemon meringue. The finish is refreshing with a nice balanced acidity and minerality that lingers.
In the western hills of the Russian River Valley, the small Green Valley appellation is Sonoma Countys coolest region. Evening fog blankets push over from the Pacific Ocean to temper the warm summer days. Pinot Blanc, a clone of Pinot Noir, favors this cooler climate and is a late ripening grape that boasts flavors of pear, green apple and apricot with a nice stone fruit minerality on the clean and crisp finish.