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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The long-awaited return of our popular red blend! La Linterna showcases dried black cherry, poached strawberries, and a hint of fresh black plum fruits followed by a touch of balsamic. Floral notes of hibiscus, red roses, and violets blend with clay-like earth tones. Cedar, black pepper, and a touch of clove spice linger in the finish.
Done in a more oxidative style, this Grenache features poached raspberry, dried fig, and prune-like fruits. A balsamic reduction, violets, and dried thyme create a complicated nose. The palate is assertive and grippy, making this a perfect pairing for marbled steak or charcuterie. The finish is long and bold. This is a terrific wine to age or open today.
A very bright rendition of Counoise, with delicate red fruits on the nose and palate, followed by tart and ripe red cherries, raspberry, and red currant. There is a bouquet of hibiscus and red carnation florals that leads into wet clay and turned earth met by herbaceous sage. The palate is soft and elegant and will be further elevated with a slight chill.
This is a beautiful example of a densely packed Mourvedre from a location with incredibly complex soil. A deep purple color, with pink and ruby reflections. Dark fruits, black plum, dates, blackberry compote and rich cassis are woven together, very complex fruits. Fresh lilac and dried red roses are present with herbs de Provence and gravel. The palate is loaded with fruit and finishes with a touch of vanilla and cedar. The wine really unfurls with a decant, a truly stunning Mourvedre. Limited Quantities*
A very delicate red that is delicious with a chill on it. This vintage includes aromas of red fruits in the form of currant, strawberry, and tart cranberry. The wine is a subtle, with delicate pink roses and fresh peppermint on the nose. The palate is slightly tannic, earthy, and woody making this an excellent pairing with pungent cheeses and charcuterie.
A beautiful ruby color: on the nose, the glass is pretty and perfumed. Red fruits mingle with a medley of darker fruits. Dried cranberry, ripe black cherry, blackberries, and dried red plums are framed by aromatic red florals. Fresh ground pink peppercorn and subtle wet earth tones are more persistent on the palate than the nose. The wine finishes with a touch of barrel and spice. This wine has structure, and it can age or be enjoyed youthfully.