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Current Releases

2013 Sangiacomo Vineyard Chardonnay
Carneros

The 2013 Chardonnay from the Sangiacomo Vineyard is a beautiful light gold shade. The nose is explosive with fresh pear, peach blossom and honeysuckle. As usual for this wine there is an underlying spiciness, in particular nutmeg. The palate is lush and round with richer notes of honeycomb, toffee and candy apple. The remaining malic acid (only 17% went to lactic) provides plenty of acidity to balance this rich wine. Although lively and fresh in its youth this wine will age wonderfully over the next 4-5 years (2018-2019). 

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2013 Tina Marie Vineyard Pinot Noir
Green Valley of the Russian River

Medium purple with a ruby core, the 2013 Tina Marie is dark and intense. The aromatics are filled with black plum and cinnamon cake. In addition the nose offers concentrated pomegranate and blueberry. The palate is silky and lush, with black raspberry, licorice and dusty cocoa. The tannins are present but not overbearing and the natural acidity of the wine offers a crisp finish. This is a sizeable Pinot in its youth. It will age and produce more complexity over the next 7-8 years (2021-2022).

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2012 Spring Mountain District Merlot
Spring Mountain District

The 2012 Spring Mountain Merlot is a deep dark purple, with the intial aromatics of crushed violets and dark plum mirroring the color. The nose also holds black cherry, graphite, and cinnamon. This is a very sumptuous Merlot, with a velvety mouthfeel. The palate holds the same fruit as the nose but with more coffee grounds and peppercorn spice. The moderately chalky tannins are balanced by the firm mountain acidity. This Merlot is already approachable, though tannic in its youth, but will age beautifully in the next 8-9 years (2022-2023).

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2012 Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon
Spring Mountain District

The 2012 Spring Mountain Cabernet jumps from the glass. Immense amounts of aromatics are extremely prevalent upon pouring. Giant amounts of blackberry, ripe fig, violet perfume and plum are surrounded by creamed coffee, cedar and allspice. The mouth feel is velvety, and rich. Black currants, mocha and pepper flavors take over on the palate. The tannins are definitely present in a round chalkier form, where very firm mountain acidity aids to balance them out. Although extremely aromatic already, this stunning wine will age beautifully over the next 14-15 years (2028-2029)

 

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2012 Rattlesnake Cabernet Sauvignon
Spring Mountain District

Intensely dark purple in color this vintage the wine is big and very concentrated. Aromas of raspberries and vanilla bean are complemented by dark chocolate and licorice. Layers of allspice, clove and cassis are also apparent. Upon tasting the wine is very viscous with darker fruit flavors to match the vanilla and pure black peppercorn emerges. The tannins are quite firm with great acidity to back it up. Although some bottle bouquet will begin to develop after ten years this is an ager, for those with patience this wine will progress gracefully for the next 20 years (2033).

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2012 Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, 1.5L
Spring Mountain District

The 2012 Spring Mountain Cabernet jumps from the glass. Immense amounts of aromatics are extremely prevalent upon pouring. Giant amounts of blackberry, ripe fig, violet perfume and plum are surrounded by creamed coffee, cedar and allspice. The mouth feel is velvety, and rich. Black currants, mocha and pepper flavors take over on the palate. The tannins are definitely present in a round chalkier form, where very firm mountain acidity aids to balance them out. Although extremely aromatic already, this stunning wine will age beautifully over the next 14-15 years (2028-2029)

 

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2012 Rattlesnake Cabernet Sauvignon, 1.5L
Spring Mountain District

Intensely dark purple in color this vintage the wine is big and very concentrated. Aromas of raspberries and vanilla bean are complemented by dark chocolate and licorice. Layers of allspice, clove and cassis are also apparent. Upon tasting the wine is very viscous with darker fruit flavors to match the vanilla and pure black peppercorn emerges. The tannins are quite firm with great acidity to back it up. Although some bottle bouquet will begin to develop after ten years this is an ager, for those with patience this wine will progress gracefully for the next 20 years (2033).

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