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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.
Retail Price: $25.00
Generations and Most Favorites 20% - 6 bottle Clubs: $20.00
Generations Custom, Generations and Most Favorites 25% - 12 bottle Clubs: $18.75
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.
Retail Price: $32.00
Generations and Most Favorites 20% - 6 bottle Clubs: $25.60
Generations Custom, Generations and Most Favorites 25% - 12 bottle Clubs: $24.00
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.
Retail Price: $22.00
Generations and Most Favorites 20% - 6 bottle Clubs: $17.60
Generations Custom, Generations and Most Favorites 25% - 12 bottle Clubs: $16.50
2016 Dry Rose of Zinfandel, Mendocino Ridge 'Signal Vineyards' - Dashe Cellars
The vintage of 2016 was the first year that we made wine from this extraordinary vineyard in Mendocino County. The Signal Ridge Vineyard is the highest elevation vineyard in the Mendocino Ridge appellation which means it is the highest elevation vineyard in all of Mendocino County. The steep slopes, rocky soil, and cool climate of the vineyard make for a complex wine and an acidity that just balances out the lovely fruit flavors of the wine. Fermented bone dry, this rose is reminiscent of the beautiful dry roses that we love from the south of France. The pale pink color, beautiful aromatics, and crisp texture of this wine just speak to us of Summer picnics and BBQs.
We hand sorted the fruit, crushed the grapes to tank, and about eight hours later we removed a small amount of lightly colored juice to make this rose. As is our tradition, 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 in April to keep its freshness. and bright fruit flavors.
This rose proves that it is possible to create elegant, complex, and flavorful roses from the Zinfandel grape, when selected from excellent vineyards and handled with care.
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
Retail Price: $20.00
Generations and Most Favorites 20% - 6 bottle Clubs: $16.00
Generations Custom, Generations and Most Favorites 25% - 12 bottle Clubs: $15.00
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.
Retail Price: $24.00
Generations and Most Favorites 20% - 6 bottle Clubs: $19.20
Generations Custom, Generations and Most Favorites 25% - 12 bottle Clubs: $18.00
2016 Fiano - Dry Creek Valley Ca'Bella by Lago di Merlo Vineyards
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
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
Retail Price: $36.00
Generations and Most Favorites 20% - 6 bottle Clubs: $28.80
Generations Custom, Generations and Most Favorites 25% - 12 bottle Clubs: $27.00
2015 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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