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2017 Saint Helena Sauvignon Blanc

$24 / 750 ml

Our Sauvignon Blanc is from a one acre vineyard in Saint Helena. 100% stainless steel fermentation which brings you a wine that is bright, clean, and with a light golden straw color. This is an amazing wine for the summer.
Tasting Notes: The nose provides classic SB qualities such as honeydew melon, apricot, hint of key lime and very faint fresh cut herbs. The first taste continues with honeydew, beautifully balanced acid. The finish then moves to tropical fruits of pineapple, lychee, with a finale of faint overripe apricot.

Specs:

Vintage: 2017
Varietal(s): 100% Sauvignon Blanc
AVA: Saint Helena
Alc: 13.0%
Production: 50 cases


2016 Saint Helena Cabernet Sauvignon

$40 / 750 ml

This Saint Helena Cab is the find of the year and is going fast. Usually St. Helena Cab fetches $100 or more, we are able to bring this gem to market at an awesome price. Opening up St. Helena to, hopefully, more people to enjoy. We could not be more thrilled.
Tasting Notes: I’ll let one reviewer speak to this amazing Cab. “We were stunned to silence at the first sip: Mission plums and cherry-pie notes exploded from the glass, and crushed lilacs lent it all a filigreed sense of elegance… fruit and loral notes are in harmony and promise years of evolution in the cellar.”

Specs:

Vintage: 2016
Varietal(s): 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
AVA: Saint Helena
Alc: 14.7%
Production: 75 cases


2016 Paso Robles Tempranillo

$32 / 750 ml

Our 2015 Tempranillo hit all the marks for a great wine that we doubled down and did 2 barrels of the 2016 crop. Again, from the same vineyard in the Templeton Gap area of Paso Robles that produces beautiful and balanced intensity, spices, and tannins.
Tasting Notes:

Specs:

Vintage: 2016
Varietal(s): 100% Tempranillo
AVA: Paso Robles
Alc: 14.6%
Production: 50 cases


2015 Paso Robles Tempranillo

$32 / 750 ml

Only one barrel produced!! Our Tempranillo from Templeton Gap area of Paso Robles is a perfect location to grow Tempranillo. Full bodied and beautifully balanced with intensity, spice and tannins.
Tasting Notes:

Specs:

Vintage: 2015
Varietal(s): 100% Tempranillo
AVA: Paso Robles
Alc: 14.9%
Production: 25 cases


2015 Howell Mountain Old Vine Zinfandel

$60 / 750 ml

2015 HM ZIN pic
Hidden up in Howell Mounting is a small planting of Zinfandel; uncommon on a mountain where Cab is King. Our 100% Zinfandel was harvested from 103 year-old, head pruned vines. This showpiece spent a year and a half in a mix of various oaks to add to its layers: 40% low-aroma new oak, 40% neutral oak, and 20% American Oak. The maturity of the vines and the terroir of Howell Mountain shine through.
Tasting Notes: The nose is drenched with the smell of caramelization (marshmallows, butterscotch, or crème brulee – your pick), fig jam, cedar, dried fill from the American Oak, and leather. The palate has ripe plums, blackberry pie, and cedar.

Specs:

Vintage: 2015
Varietal(s): 100% Zinfandel
AVA: Howell Mountain
Alc: 15.3%
Production: 75 cases


2014 Playground Proprietary Red

$48 / 750 ml

2014 Proprietary Red pic
As with last vintage’s Proprietary Red this was a unique find of Napa Valley grapes and one we can never get again. Atlas Peak AVA Merlot dominates the blend and Chiles Valley Zinfandel makes a sneak peek in each taste. This wine is ready to drink now or to hang out in your cellar for a while.
Tasting Notes: This beauty’s bouquet is violets, dried roses, black pepper, baking spices, orange blossom honey. And vanilla-infused plum preserves. The palate is treated to new leather, black current, dates, dried oregano, and cedar box.

Specs:

Vintage: 2014
Varietal(s): 85% Merlot, 15% Zinfandel
AVA: Atlas Peak (Merlot), Chiles Valley (Zinfandel)
Alc: 14.8%
Production: 25 cases


2013 Playground Proprietary Red (ONLY 1 CASE LEFT)

$75 / 750 ml

blend Label jw

25 cases produced!!! We keep hearing the same reaction from people when tasting this amazing wine from the barrel “I want to drink all of this now”. It hasn’t lasted since it went to bottle.
Tasting Notes: Blackberry all the way with leather and violets living in harmony. A faint hint of orange blossom points to the fresh fruit while the tannins showcase the French Oak

Specs:

Vintage: 2013
Varietal(s): 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot
AVA: St. Helena (Cabernet Sauvignon), Oak Knoll (Merlot)
Alc: 14.8%
Production: 25 cases


2013 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT / 750 ml

Production: 50 cases

2013 Paso Robles Tempranillo SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT / 750 ml

Production: 50 cases