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: 2018 Syrah, 2018 Colonnade, 2018 Grenache. Whites: 2015 Rockwood Blanc, 2017 Clairette Blanche, 2016 Roussanne.
2018 Syrah ($40): 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.
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.
2015 Rockwood Blanc ($33): Deep straw/gold in color. This wine spends lengthy time on the grape skins, similar to red wine. This contributes to texture, concentration, and savoriness. On the nose the fruit is baked in character, dried lemon peel and opal apple come to mind. There is a creamy even sourdough-like quality with added weight to the mouthfeel. Flavors such as chamomile and waxy honey come through although this wine is dry. A touch of cashew nut flavor at the finish adds to the high complexity of this wine.
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!
2016 Roussanne ($33): A somewhat dry, medium-bodied, golden-white with low tannins. Meyer lemon with decadent floral vanilla notes on the nose and the palate. Beeswax, apricot, and hints of chamomile and clove give way to a buttery brioche finish reminiscent of Chardonnay. Pair with rich lobster over creamy, herbed risotto.