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2015 Chardonnay - Russian River Ca' Bella Lago di Merlo

A stainless steel chardonnay from the Russian River Valley, Notes of creaminess abound with this fruity wine.

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2014 Chardonnay, Carmine's Vineyard, Russian River Valley - Mietz Cellars

The Mietz's aged this Chardonnay in older French barrels and Acacia barrels, and partial malolactic conversion, resulting in a lightly oaked flavor with a smoother style.

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2016 Dry Riesling, McFadden Farms Potter Valley - Dashe Cellars

The 2065 vintage was the earliest harvest on record, we were able to pick the fruit at the most optimum time, producing grapes with balance and great acidity. We picked the fruit early in the morning, to keep it cold, and then gently pressed it in our Italian grape press for almost three hours in order to intensify the fruit flavors without extracting any harsh seed tannin.

After pressing, the juice was allowed to settle prior to being racked into a small stainless steel tank. We bottled the wine in mid February after aging it in stainless steel tanks and having it remain on its yeast throughout the entire process. The resulting wine shows a complexity, a beautiful aroma, and a depth of flavor that makes it one of the best we have ever produced.

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2017 Dry Rose of Barbera, Clarksburg - Dashe Cellars

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HISTORY We are unabashed fans of rose, and have been ever since first being introduced to the crisp, refreshing, dry roses of southern France, decades ago. They are some of the most drinkable and flexible wines around, and the lovely, complex flavors, crisp acidity, and round texture of a well-made rose is a thing of beauty.

Our dry rose is made from a block of Barbara that is specifically set aside for us to make rose, from a great vineyard in the Clarksburg appellation where the hot days are mitigated by the cool breeze and fog rolling in from the San Francisco Bay. The resulting pale salmon color, beautiful aromatics, and lovely texture of this wine just speak to us of summer picnics and BBQs. PRODUCTION Since these grapes were picked exclusively for rose, we were able to pick early to preserve acidity, and immediately load the grapes into our membrane press. Pressing roses on their own (rather than bleeding the rose from a tank of red grapes) is a way to make the finest, most subtle roses. We fermented the wine on its native yeast, to obtain a distinctive wine that reflects its vineyard terroir. The wine was fermented to dryness in stainless steel, and was quickly bottled to keep its freshness and bright fruit flavors. It is a perfect wine on its own as an aperitif, or will easily pair with light meals or even grilled meats.

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2016 Blush Rose of Sangiovese, Dry Creek Valley - Mietz Cellars
From the Mietz's home vineyard, Sangiovese Rose is Alexa Mietz Assistant Winemaker's second Rose notes of strawberry and pepper.

Gold Medal Winner San Francisco Chronicle Competition 2017

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2016 Duet - Sonoma County - Philip Staley Vineyards & Winery

Duet is a California version of a Graves style Bordeaux Blanc, a blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. Philip first made this wine in the mid-80s when it quickly developed a cult following. The heart and soul of the wine are the two wonderful vineyards from which it is sourced: Richard Rued's small Semillon vineyards in Dry Creek, and Kent Richie's Poplar Vineyard on the Russian River. Contracts for both vineyards had remained with Philip's previous winery when he left, but he told both growers that if their grapes ever became available, he dearly wanted to work with them again. They did, and Duet was reborn.

The nose is full of aromas of melon, pear, and ripe fig with the characteristic grassiness of the Sauvignon Blanc. This light, crisp wine is exceptionally refreshing and also the perfect foil for seafood, especially oysters. It drinks beautifully now, but will gain complexity over the next two to three years.

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2016 Fiano - Dry Creek Valley Ca'Bella by Lago di Merlo Vineyards

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A rare Southern Italian White Grape produced near Lake Sonoma in the Dry Creek Valley Appellation. Notes of Tropical and Floral on the Nose. With flavors of Pear. A refreshing Summer White Wine

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2016 Grenache Blanc - Sierra Foothills, Monarch Vineyard - Dashe Cellars

Made from vines grown on the Monarch Mine vineyard, an old mining site almost 3000 feet up in the North West foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. With its extremely steep slopes and bright red, rocky soil, the Monarch Mine vineyard is an ideal site to grow this rare grape varietal. The high altitude and cooler climate allow the grapes to mature while keeping a bright acidity an essential component for the creation of lively white wines.

The cool nights of the 2016 vintage produced perfectly balanced fruit, with a minerality and acid structure that we loved from the beginning. We picked the fruit early in the morning, to keep the fruit cold, and drove as quickly as possible to the winery for pressing. At the winery, we gently pressed the fruit for over two hours in order to intensify the fruit flavors without extracting any harsh seed tannin.

After pressing, the juice was allowed to settle prior to being racked into a small stainless steel tank. After almost five days, the fermentation began and we transferred 1⁄3 of the wine to 1 year-old French oak barrels for barrel fermentation. The barrel-fermented wines showed great complexity and developed a thick, velvety texture. The remainder of the wine was fermented in tank, to keep the fresh fruit flavors untouched by oak. After fermentation was complete, we finished aging in a stainless steel tank until bottling the wine in late February.

Varietals: 100% Grenache Blanc

Appellation: Sierra Foothills

Alcohol: 14.1% by vol.

Production: 340 cases

Release date: April 15th, 2016

Optimum time for consumption: 2016-2018

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2016 Semillon, Dry Creek Valley, Philip Staley Vineyards
A rare wine from the Dry Creek Valley, Semillon is rarely seen bottled on it's own. Tasting Notes: Coming

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2016 Viognier - Russian River Valley - Philip Staley Vineyards & Winery

Viognier, the classic white varietal of the grand Condrieu appellation of France northern Rhone Valley, makes a truly distinctive white wine. The exotic aromas and flavors of the Viognier grape are prominent in this wine, from pineapple to peach and apricot, along with a pleasant seam of herbs and an intriguing minerality that makes it the perfect partner for everything from seafood to Honey-Glazed Herb Roasted Chicken.

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