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Red Wines


A drawing of the original Maxcy homestead, winery, and vineyards from 1882.

Father Serra Junipero planted the first red wine grapes in California in 1779.

Less than a century later in 1850,  Col. A.E. Maxcy planted vines on what is now part of Rancho Guejito and became one of the leading producers of wine in Southern California by the turn of the century. Though the original grapes are gone, our red wines pay hommage to the incredible history of California and the ranch.

 

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Region
South Coast, CA
Appellation
San Diego County

Type
Red
Varietal
Mourvèdre, Grenache

Mourvèdre dominant with remnants of Grenache. A wine that transcends from the new world to the old. Tart and dried red fruits, such as red currant, deep raspberry, and a touch of peach pit on the nose and palate. Rosewater and red carnations are followed by a cured prosciutto presence. An earthy note, similar to pipe tobacco and fall leaves, lingers on the palate. This is an absolute gem to drink now or age.

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$32.00
/ 750ml
SKU: 18-LALI-RGV
Region
South Coast, CA
Appellation
San Pasqual Valley

Type
Red
Varietal
Merlot

A gorgeous color- ruby with light purple hues and great clarity. This oak-free Merlot is stunning with a combination of fruit conditions. Tart blueberries, crushed fresh strawberry, and black cherries on the nose with an herbal tobacco leaf aroma and roasted red chili pepper in the background. Upon tasting, red and blue fruits come through, more about ripe raspberry with a forward lavender/purple violet floral component that finishes long. With air, the complexities and more dusty earth notes come through as the wines tension seems to unravel in layers.

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$36.00
 
SKU: 17-MER-RGV
Region
South Coast, CA
Appellation
San Diego County

Type
Red
Varietal
Grenache

Bright and crisp, just-ripened, red raspberries, fresh rhubarb, with macerated cranberry and strawberry fruit tones. Pink lilies and carnations define the floral nose with notes of a sage and an underbrush-like herbal quality. Pink peppercorn and a kiss of oak add a nutmeg flavor, lengthening the finish. This fruit came from a higher elevation on the ranch which contributes to the prevailing freshness that shines throughout.

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$34.00
/ 750ml
SKU: GREN-18-RGV
18-REDS-RGV-4

We are excited to announce the release of four new reds! These bold reds are delicious and sure to impress. We are offering this special deal for a limited time to celebrate.

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$137.00
$99.00
 
SKU: 18-REDS-RGV-4
Region
South Coast, CA
Appellation
San Pasqual Valley

Type
Red
Varietal
Syrah

A beautifully polished wine. This stunning Syrah has a deep concentration and violet color. Crushed, ripe blueberries and blackberries dominate the nose and palate, with a touch of fresh fig notes. Secondary flavors of tapenade come to mind along with a medley of peppercorns and rosemary. There are sweet purple florals, reminiscent of fresh violets. A hint of new oak lends to a vanilla and baking spice element to the long finish.

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Region
South Coast, CA
Appellation
San Pasqual Valley

Type
Red
Varietal
Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre

A blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre, this wine abounds with complexity. As these vines age, this blend has developed beautifully. Deep red fruits, such as Morello Cherries and red plums, are present with a hint of blackberry. Elegant, dark floral notes are reminiscent of lavender and lilac. This wine is earth driven with fertile turned soil on the nose. White pepper and a touch of smoked bacon grease add a truly compelling dimension to the finish.

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$35.00
/ 750ml
SKU: 18-COL-RGV
18-SANGIO-RGV
Region
South Coast, CA
Appellation
San Diego County

Type
Red
Varietal
Sangiovese

This estate-grown wine is a terrific example of a classic varietal showcased in our vineyards. Stewed red and black cherries, strawberry, and red licorice are present with a hint of roasted tomato and soy like complexity. An herbal, dried thyme and bay leaf aroma drives the palate well. This features light and bright pink and red peony florals that are completely in balance with the fruit and herbaceous qualities.

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$36.00
/ 750ml
SKU: 18-SANGIO-RGV
Region
South Coast, CA
Appellation
San Pasqual Valley

Type
Red
Varietal
Counoise

Light and vibrant in color and medium-bodied. Fresh, bright plum and strawberry give way to black pepper, cassis and floral notes with hints of anise and cinnamon. Subtle tannins and low acidity leave a smooth finish. Pair with savory foods such as grilled or roasted meats, fish, chicken, or hearty sausages and stews.

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$33.00
/ 750ml
SKU: Counoise16
Region
South Coast, CA
Appellation
San Pasqual Valley

Type
Red
Varietal
Grenache

Violet and ruby in hue, fruit-forward, and medium-bodied. Fresh raspberries and grapefruit give way to ripe raisins and clove with a hint of licorice. Grenache is the “G” in a “GSM” (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre blend), and generally adds spice and aromatic characteristics when blended. On its own, Grenache is lighter bodied with higher acidity. Pair with roasted root vegetables and meats seasoned with cumin and Asian 5-spice.

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$35.00
/ 750ml
SKU: Genache2016
Region
South Coast, CA
Appellation
San Pasqual Valley

Type
Red
Varietal
Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre

Red fruits burst from the glass: fresh and preserved raspberries, strawberry-rhubarb pie, and a hint of fresh blueberries. The fruits are balanced by a deep earthiness with notes of freshly fallen leaves on a warm forest floor and cut green tobacco leaves. Toasty graham cracker comes from the grenache and the heavy, dark notes of molasses, tar and cocoa powder from the Syrah and Mourvèdre.

This wine will benefit from being served cool and decanted as it is a lighter-bodied GSM (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre).

Sommelier’s Notes: The supple tannins, balanced alcohol, and refreshing acidity would be a delicious companion to summer fare like hearty vegetable and grain salads and grilled lighter meats.

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$32.00
/ 750ml
SKU: 404157-16
398949
Region
South Coast, CA
Appellation
San Pasqual Valley

Type
Red
Varietal
Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre

Bright garnet ruby fades out to a clear rim with medium concentration and no tear staining. Distinctly leafy nose with blackberry, raspberry and tart red cherry. Violets, lavender, dried rose petal, and lilac complement tar and button mushroom earth.

The flavors are Fruit forward, clear, and bright. While this is a full-bodied, complex, substantial wine, the backbone of acidity and minerality keep it lithe and pretty.

Sommelier’s Notes: Enjoy with grilled pork or lamb chops with olive oil and Herbs de Provence.

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$33.00
/ 750ml
SKU: 398949
404159
Region
South Coast, CA
Appellation
San Pasqual Valley

Type
Red
Varietal
Pinot Noir

Clear, bright ruby color of light concentration, Rancho Guejito Pinot Noir's intense aromatics greet the nose at the rim of the glass. Freshly picked raspberry, pomegranate and cranberry compose a mouthwatering red fruit salad. Freshly cut parsley and thyme mingle with lavender potpourri and a hint of dusty earth. Sandalwood and a wisp of smokiness hint at the light oak treatment. Light bodied, delicate and ethereal. This is a lovely red wine suitable for white wine dishes that have subtle earthy bass notes.

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$35.00
/ 750ml
SKU: 404159
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