Three Bottle Varietal Sampler – 2014 Chardonnay, 2014 Pinot Noir and 2012 Diamond Mtn. Cabernet
Cabernet: Our 2012 Diamond Mountain Cabernet is 100% cabernet grapes and was sourced from Diamond Mountain district of Napa Valley . A tasting discloses flavors of classic dark cherry, cassis and hints of mocha balanced perfectly with spice and subtle notes of wood. Aged 22 months in French Oak barrels to produce a complex, yet delicate flavor. (204 cases produced).
Pinot Noir: Our 2014 Pinot Noir is from the Dutton Ranch property outside Sebastopol, California, in the Russian River Valley AVA (Green Valley sub-appellation).Our specific vineyard is a 26 acre parcel called “Widdoes”, with gently rolling hills, warm summer afternoons and cool evenings that contribute to the dense pine-cone-like (“pinot”) clusters of nearly black (“noir”) berries. The resulting wine (Inspired by the classical French Burgundy region where Pinot Noir has been grown since the 14th Century) is medium, full-body in color – with deep berry notes of red & black cherry. (75 cases produced).
Chardonnay: Our 2014 Chardonnay hails from the Bacigalupi Vineyards on the west side of the Russian River. Located just south of Healdsburg and northwest of Windsor, these vineyards were made famous in 1976 by Mike Grgich when he was Winemaker at Chateau Montelena. The fruit for the prized Chardonnay was harvested from the Bacigalupi Vineyards. The resulting wine won the White Wine Competition at the Judgment of Paris in 1976. (The competition that turned the world of wine upside down. Check out the Alan Rickman movie, “Bottle Shock.”). That vineyard is still producing world class wines, and our vines are more than 60 years old. (Only 82 cases produced).