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2019 Saint Helena Sauvignon Blanc

$26 / 750 ml

This vintage of our Sauvignon Blanc is derived from the St. Helena and Carneros AVAs. 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 gooseberry and very faint fresh cut herbs. The first taste continues with honeydew, gooseberry and citrus fruit and perfect acid to make a beautifully balanced wine. The finish continues with honeydew and citrus notes moving to more tropical fruits.

Specs:

Vintage: 2019
Varietal(s): 100% Sauvignon Blanc
AVA: Saint Helena & Carneros
Alc: 13.3%
Production: 50 cases


2017 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon – !!!!!  1 cases left   !!!! 

$85 / 750 ml

Up at the highest peak in Howell Mountain AVA is a small of the best 50 year old Cabernet vines.  This showpiece spent a year and a half in a mix of various oaks to add to its layers. The maturity of the vines and the terroir of Howell Mountain shine through. We were able to produce only one barrel of this amazing fruit which yields only 25 cases!
Tasting Notes: The nose opens up to dark plum, wood, and tobacco. The creamy balanced mouth feel allows your to enjoy raseberry, creamy hazelnut, and tobacco.

Specs:

Vintage: 2017
Varietal(s): 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
AVA: Howell Mountain
Alc: 14.7%
Production: 25 cases


2017 Saint Helena Cabernet Sauvignon

$75 / 750 ml

We knew our 2016 vintage was going to sell fast and it did! So we planned ahead and produced 150 cases of our 2017 vintage. Usually St. Helena Cab fetches $100 or more, we are able to bring this gem to market at a fantastic price. Opening up St. Helena, hopefully, for more people to enjoy. We could not be more thrilled.
Tasting Notes: This Cab will evolve over the time it is opened, with the first sniff you’ll be treated with dark cherry, clove, autumn leaves, and pencil shavings.  While the full mouth feel reveals toasted walnuts, black pepper, dark cherry, vanilla, Earl Grey tea.

Specs:

Vintage: 2017
Varietal(s): 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 6
AVA: Saint Helena
Alc: 13.3%
Production: 150 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

 


2018 Central Coast Pinot Noir

$36 / 750 ml

Our Pinot Noir is grown from the Cienega Valley AVA which is part of the larger Central Coast AVA in California.  We fermented this Pinot with minimal new oak to allow the Pinot grapes to shine through.

Tasting Notes: An earthy, slight tobacco, cider and luxardo cherries on the nose. The palate is treated to more cherry, Dr. Pepper and slight sweet tobacco.

Specs:

Vintage: 2018
Varietal(s): 100% Pinot Noir
AVA: Cienega Valley
Alc% 13.9
Production: 50 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 (1 CASE LEFT)

$75 / 750 ml

2014 Proprietary Red pic

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

Production: 50 cases

2013 Paso Robles Tempranillo SOLD OUT

Production: 50 cases

2016 Saint Helena Cabernet Sauvignon SOLD OUT

Production: 50 cases

2017 Sauvignon Blanc SOLD OUT

Production: 50 cases