grapes

Winemaker’s Notes

Our 2015 Pinot Grigio is made in the light, fruity, Italian style and is food-friendly with refreshing acidity. Bright straw-yellow in color, it offers enticing aromas of honey, papaya and green apple, with hints of pineapple and pear. It leaves a fresh feel in your mouth with projected aromas of citrus and green apple.

Like Homer’s Classic Poem, our Penelope is a marriage of pure joy and pleasure. A blend of five varietals, this wine is fresh yet complex with vibrant aromas of tart yellow apple, pineapple, violet and roasted almond that dance through your senses! The balance is exquisite, inviting fruit-forward flavors of lemon, pineapple and melon to your palate.

Made in the rich Alsace style, this young, bright yellow wine offers enticing aromas of lemon and violet with a hint of spice. Its Medium-plus body offers an off-dry, creamy mouthfeel, and projects aromas of green apple and pear to the palate.

Chardonnay‘s intrinsic blank canvas quality allows its flavors to be dramatically affected by differences in soil, climate and vineyard practices.  This light gold wine exhibits aromas of green apple, lemon and candy, with touches of pineapple, yogurt and pear. Its Medium body mouthfeel is well balanced and finishes long with flavors of green apple and unripe pear.

This Viognier is an intensely aromatic vintage that exhibits floral characteristics as well as expressions of tropical fruit.  This crisp, dry wine has aromas of peach, pineapple and mango.  Medium in body, the flavors and mouthfeel are aplenty with green apple and lemon while the crisp bright finish lingers in your mouth.

Star bright and light golden in color, this light bodied Chardonnay delivers the aromas of a golden delicious apple sliced up next to a white peach in a bowl of ripe and juicy pineapples, with hints of marshmallow and vanilla.   The light palate instantly reminds us of a granny smith apple, finishing with a juicy grapefruit and a touch of oak.

Our Rose’ is made from 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32%Cabernet Franc and 4% Merlot; created using the Maceration method for 12 hours (when grapes are pressed, the skins are left in the juice to create the lovely salmon hues and increased tannins). Its refreshing nose has the elegance of strawberries, melon and floral notes. Its sharp strawberry palate has bright acidity and ends with a balanced, spicy finish.

This young, Bordeaux-style blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc, 18% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot is deep ruby in color, with aromas of red currant, spicy and earthy notes, and a hint of almond. The palate expresses elements of blackberry jam, cedar and coffee. It is fruit-forward with outstanding complexity.

Our Signature Bordeaux-style blend of 45% Cabernet Franc, 26% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Malbec has an elegant soft nose with the essence of cherry and spice. Medium in body, it has flavors of plum, red currant, hints of walnut and a black pepper finish.

Our Premium Bordeaux-style blend of 38% Cabernet Franc, 31% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot is inky and deep ruby in color. It has intense aromas of blackcurrant and dried cherries with hints of white pepper and roasted almond. The palate is earthy and spicy with flavors of blackcurrant and cherry. Following the detrimental late frost in May 2013, our only surviving grapes were used to make EVOE! and Cabernet Sauvignon. This special wine is our staff favorite.

This wine exhibits fine, elegant aromas of blackberry, red currant, and a touch of walnut. It reveals a lengthy mouthfeel with a balanced integration of blackberry, coffee, a touch of fig, and notes of dark chocolate on the palate.  Following the detrimental late frost in May 2013, our only surviving grapes were used to make EVOE! and Cabernet Sauvignon. Released in September 2015 our Cabernet Sauvignon almost sold in a month. The remaining 30 cases are finally back on the tasting menu for you to experience!

Following the vintage year of 2012, a selected lot of Cabernet Franc was allowed additional time to fully develop in French oak cooperage. Its earthy nose has aromas of red currant, walnut and tobacco. Its smooth fine tannins on the palate express hints of blackberry and walnut.

Anticipation is a sweet wine made from Chardonnay. Bright yellow in color, it exhibits aromas of lemon, toasted almond, truffle and wine lees. The palate offers a creamy texture with complex honeysuckle and lemon flavors.