Vintages

 
 

2014 Hop Kiln Vineyard Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

Carrying on the tradition of the 2013 vintage, we blended both 777 and Pommard clones for this wine and there's definitely a lot going on here!

Aged in a combination of 30% one-year used French oak barrels and 70% older French oak barrels for 11 months and bottled unfined and unfiltered in August 2014. Dark ruby red in color. Flavors of cherries, raspberries, mocha and a touch of spice on the nose. The wine is medium bodied yet intense, as ripe tannins provide structure for a long, complex finish.


Release Date: March 2016


2014 "Block 21" Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

Using 100% Pommard clone from vineyard block 21, this Pinot is truly unique! The aromas and flavors that developed during the aging process were stellar and we didn't want to mask it in anyway. Therefore, we kept it as-is, with only ONE BARREL of this wine being bottled so quantities are extremely limited.

Aged 100% in a new French oak barrel for 11 months and bottled unfined and unfiltered in August 2014. Dark red garnet in color. Flavors of cola, black plum, blackberries and dark cherries with exquisite aromas of roasted nuts and spice on the nose. This wine is full-bodied, intense, and has a long complex finish. Definitely a wine to get lost in!


Release Date: March 2016


2014 "Grazioso" Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley

Drawing from Kim's Italian heritage, Grazioso means "graceful" in Italian which defines this wine perfectly.

Aged for approximately 6 months in a combination of neutral French oak and stainless steel barrels and blended with just a touch of Viognier. Medium straw in color. Lychee, citrus, and honeysuckle aromas and flavors jump from the glass which are perfectly accompanied by a silky, smooth mouthfeel that allows the wine to just floats over the tongue. The acidity is in perfect balance in the elegant wine.


Release Date: March 2016


2014 "Complesso" Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley

Complesso, or "complex", is exactly how to describe this wine. In addition to the neutral French oak and stainless steel, about 50% of this Sauvignon Blanc was aged in new French oak as well. Additionally, this wine has a bit of Viognier added, allowing it to stand up to its name. Medium dark straw in color. Tropical fruit flavors of lychee, papaya, and quinch are combined with French vanilla and toasted almond aromas. This wine is super silky with medium body and has a crisp, balanced finish.


Release Date: March 2016


2013 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

We were so impressed with the quality of fruit we received for our single-vineyard designate 2012 Pinot Noir that we continued to source the fruit from the same vineyard for 2013, and then some! To the already spectacular Pommard clone used exclusively in 2012, we added clone 777 which adds to the complexity of the wine.

Aged in a combination of 30% new French oak barrels and 70% older French oak barrels for 11 months and bottled unfined and unfiltered in August 2014. Dark ruby in color. Flavors of cherries, raspberries, mocha and a touch of spice with chocolate-covered cherries on the nose. The wine is medium bodied yet intense, as bright, lively acidity and ripe tannins provide structure for a long complex finish.


Release Date: September 2014


2013 Sauvignon Blanc, Oakville, Napa Valley

For our first Sauvignon Blanc, we were very fortunate to source some exceptional fruit from an established family vineyard in Oakville. The vineyard is located on the valley floor just off the Silverado Trail surrounded by some of the most acclaimed vineyards in Napa Valley.

Aged in a combination of 30% new French oak barrels, 30% older French oak barrels, and 40% stainless steel for 6 months and bottled in March 2014. Golden straw in color. Aromas of green apple, lychee nut and white peach. Flavors on the mid-palate offer an initial burst of pineapple with undertones of vanilla and a touch of baking spice which comes from the new French oak that integrates nicely and rounds out the acidity to give the wine a full mouth feel.


Release Date: April 2014



2012 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

The specific vineyard selected for our 2012 Pinot Noir is right in the heart of the Russian River Valley. It benefits from the early morning low temperatures and fog from the Pacific Ocean which helps in a slow, even maturing of the grapes that brings out its great flavors.

Aged in a combination of 50% new and 50% older French oak barrels for 11 months and bottled unfined and unfiltered in August 2013. Purple/dark ruby in color. Concentrated flavors of dark fruit, cola, and chocolate-covered cherries with aromas of plums, cherries, and a hint of cinnamon intertwined in it's long finish. Unmistakably Russian River Valley and absolutely delicious!


Release Date: September 2013


2014 Hop Kiln Pinot Noir Label




2014 Block 21 Pinot Noir Label





2014 Grazioso Sauvignon Blanc Label




2014 Complesso Sauvignon Blanc Label



2013 Pinot Noir Label






2013 Sauvignon Blanc Label







2012 Pinot Noir Label