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2018 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon  ( JUST RELEASED )

$85 / 750 ml

Nestled within the highest peak of the Howell Mountain AVA is a small vineyard of amazing 50 year old Cabernet vines. Next, please introduce yourself to our 2018 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon which has been nicknamed the Playground Bully.  25 cases produced.  100% new French oak for 26 months and has been resting in bottle for 10 months.

He packs a punch to your nose and palate. He’s a big boy that needs decanting if you drink now but with age he will mature into a contributing member of society. Find the biggest, baddest meat you can grill and those two will hit it off. We will definitely hold back cases for our library as this wine has a lot to offer for years to come.

Tasting Notes: Big, bold, and gorgeous. A cornucopia of plums, currants, blueberries, and raspberries abound with bay laurel weaved in. The fruit is bright but concentrated. Graphite lead and new French Oak balance out the fruit. As of our last tasting in October 2021, this is our biggest wine yet.

Specs:

Vintage: 2018
Varietal(s): 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
AVA: Howell Mountain
Alc: 14%
Production: 25 cases


2018 Saint Helena Cabernet Sauvignon ( JUST RELEASED )

$65 / 750 ml

Our classic and elegant 2018 Saint Helena Cabernet Sauvignon. 25 cases produced.  100% new French oak for 24 months then bottle aged for 10 months

Tasting Notes: Milk chocolate infused with ripe raspberries. You want to keep drinking more! As it opens in the glass the ripe raspberries evolve to a dark chocolate covered cherries. The hint of fresh wood shavings adds additional depth. The finish is complex and long. You can take your time enjoying this glass as it stays with you… or you can pound it down because it is so darn good.

Specs:

Vintage: 2017
Varietal(s): 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 6
AVA: Saint Helena
Alc: 13.3%
Production: 150 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 treated this Pinot to 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 (Available to Club Members Only)

750 ml

2014 Proprietary Red pic

25 cases produced!!! Our first wine ever produced!!! We kept 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. We held back a few cases for Club Members to purchase again.

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


2016 Paso Robles Tempranillo SOLD OUT

Production: 50 cases

2015 Paso Robles Tempranillo SOLD OUT

Production: 25 cases

2013 Paso Robles Tempranillo SOLD OUT

Production: 50 cases

2017 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon SOLD OUT

Production: 25 cases

2013 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon SOLD OUT

Production: 50 cases

2016 Saint Helena Cabernet Sauvignon  SOLD OUT

Production: 50 cases

2019 Napa Sauvignon Blanc  SOLD OUT

Production: 50 cases

2017 Saint Helena Sauvignon Blanc  SOLD OUT

Production: 50 cases

2015 Paso Robles Grenache  SOLD OUT

Production: 50 cases