Mixed Case Bundle
A sampling of our favorite estate-grown wines. This mixed case includes two full-sized (750ml) bottles of each of the following wines:
Reds: 2015 Rockwood Rouge, 2018 Colonnade, 2018 Grenache. Whites: 2017 Clairette Blanche, 2018 Malvasia Bianca. Rosé: 2017 Rosé
2015 Rockwood Rouge ($33): Deep ruby in color with a touch of garnet on the rim. This wine shows its fruit forwardness with rainier cherry, dried red currants, and a touch of açai berry. It elegantly opens up with a secondary dried nature to the fruits. Provencal herbs, sweet tobacco, and a hint of vanilla linger with a light yet soft mouthfeel.
2018 Colonnade ($35): 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.
2018 Grenache ($34): 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.
2017 Clairette Blanche ($34): Crisp and clean, tart and ripe Meyer lemon and lime, just ripened green apple with hints of brie cheese rind. Freshly cut lilies on the nose. On the palate, tart and just ripe fruit flavors come through with a limestone like mineral undertone. The finish is mouthwatering and bright, a perfect aperitif!
2018 Malvasia Bianca ($33): This wine demonstrates high intensity on the nose, tropical fruits like papaya, lychee and ripe apricots as well. There is a forward floral tone to this varietal like that of white potpourri and fresh/aromatic honeysuckle flowers. A slight nutmeg-like spice along with fresh tarragon intermingled on the palate. This has a broad texture and a long finish.
2017 Rosé ($30): Very pale gold in color, this Rosé is very lean and crisp. On the nose, you are greeted by a medley of citrus, blood orange, Meyer lemon and slightly tart nectarine flavors on the palate. The wine has an herbaceous side to it as well, with bay leaf and chopped sage aromas adding to its complexity. A lingering, almost chalky, mineral finish make this wine a joy to keep revisiting.