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Our approach to winemaking is simple: source the best fruit possible, love what we do, and create beauty in every bottle.

 
 
2016 Rosé: The Perfect Time   "Our Rosé is made for you and your loved ones to have  The Perfect Time . Crafted in a true Provance style, we have blended six different varietals to create a rosé that can be enjoyed at any time: sip on the back porch in the summer or toast with family during Thanksgiving and create your own  perfect time ."  - Steve Durie - Winemaker  This '16 rose was made from a combination of free-run juice and saignee from premium vineyards in both Sonoma County and Napa Valley, picked throughout the 2016 harvest. The juice for each lot was given a short amount of skin contact ,then fermented cold in stainless steel to preserve subtle flavors and freshness. It was racked into a combination of stainless steel and neutral french oak. In the Spring, the lots were tasted and a final blend made before bottling. The blend is primarily roses' of pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon and malbec, with a final touch of zinfandel and syrah.  Composition:  43% pinot noir (several lots, sonoma county)22% malbec (sonoma county)20% cabernet sauvignon (napa vallley)9% zinfandel (sonoma county)6% syrah (sonoma)  Appellation:  California TA: 6.1pH: 3.38Alc%: 13.4%   Tasting Notes:   Color:  Pale rose pink.  Aroma:  Watermelon and wild strawberry, with a bit of orange peel and cardamon.  Flavors:  Bright, juicy red berries and citrus peel. Mouth-filling, with a clean lingering finish  

2016 Rosé: The Perfect Time

"Our Rosé is made for you and your loved ones to have The Perfect Time. Crafted in a true Provance style, we have blended six different varietals to create a rosé that can be enjoyed at any time: sip on the back porch in the summer or toast with family during Thanksgiving and create your own perfect time."

- Steve Durie - Winemaker

This '16 rose was made from a combination of free-run juice and saignee from premium vineyards in both Sonoma County and Napa Valley, picked throughout the 2016 harvest. The juice for each lot was given a short amount of skin contact ,then fermented cold in stainless steel to preserve subtle flavors and freshness. It was racked into a combination of stainless steel and neutral french oak. In the Spring, the lots were tasted and a final blend made before bottling. The blend is primarily roses' of pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon and malbec, with a final touch of zinfandel and syrah. Composition: 43% pinot noir (several lots, sonoma county)22% malbec (sonoma county)20% cabernet sauvignon (napa vallley)9% zinfandel (sonoma county)6% syrah (sonoma) Appellation: California TA: 6.1pH: 3.38Alc%: 13.4%

Tasting Notes:
Color: Pale rose pink. Aroma: Watermelon and wild strawberry, with a bit of orange peel and cardamon. Flavors: Bright, juicy red berries and citrus peel. Mouth-filling, with a clean lingering finish
 

2016 Chardonnay: 7 Hour Lunch   "It was just supposed to be a friendly, first date lunch.  7 Hours Later , Steve and Laura knew they had found something special.  Our Courtney Vineyard Chardonnay from Santa Rita Hills is the perfect lunch wine. By why stop, there? Our Chardonnay is made in the Burgundian style, a favorite of Steve’s, and can be enjoyed at any occasion."  - Steve Durie - Winemaker   Harvest Date:  09/15/65.  Harvest Brix:  23.2  Winemaking:  Grapes came in on 9/15 and were immediately whole-cluster pressed to a settling tank. After settling, the lot was inoculated with CY3079 yeast, and then barreled down to a combination of both new, once/twice used and neutral french oak barrels. The barrels were kept cool to ensure a slow fermentation and to preserve flavors. Primary fermentation finished in mid-October. Near the end of primary, the barrels were inoculated with malolactic bacteria to begin malic conversion. Partial conversion was allowed to occur slowly over the next few months. Barrels were stirred regularly during this time to suspend the lees and improve texture.  Current Status:  Alc #: 14.1% pH: 3.50 TA: 7.5 g/L.  Appellation:  Santa Rita Hills (Santa Barbara County).  Vineyard/Fruit Description:  The Sta. Rita Hills AVA in Santa Barbara County is one of California’s premier cool-climate AVAs. It is also one of California’s smaller AVAs with 99% of its territory falling within the larger Santa Ynez Valley AVA. Intersected by Santa Ynez River, this picturesque region is located between the towns of Buellton and Lompoc in Santa Barbara County. The 52-acre Courtney’s Vineyard is a hillside property that features limestone-based soil types. As one would expect from the Sta. Rita Hills, this is a cool, coastally-influenced site. Planted with Clone 4.   Tasting Notes:   Color:  Bright yellow-gold.  Aroma:  Ripe yellow apple and tropical fruit with some vanilla and baking spice.  Flavors:  Bright, mouth-filling lemon curd with a bit of pineapple, and a touch of baking spice. Lots of energy.  

2016 Chardonnay: 7 Hour Lunch

"It was just supposed to be a friendly, first date lunch. 7 Hours Later, Steve and Laura knew they had found something special.

Our Courtney Vineyard Chardonnay from Santa Rita Hills is the perfect lunch wine. By why stop, there? Our Chardonnay is made in the Burgundian style, a favorite of Steve’s, and can be enjoyed at any occasion."

- Steve Durie - Winemaker

Harvest Date: 09/15/65. Harvest Brix: 23.2 Winemaking: Grapes came in on 9/15 and were immediately whole-cluster pressed to a settling tank. After settling, the lot was inoculated with CY3079 yeast, and then barreled down to a combination of both new, once/twice used and neutral french oak barrels. The barrels were kept cool to ensure a slow fermentation and to preserve flavors. Primary fermentation finished in mid-October. Near the end of primary, the barrels were inoculated with malolactic bacteria to begin malic conversion. Partial conversion was allowed to occur slowly over the next few months. Barrels were stirred regularly during this time to suspend the lees and improve texture. Current Status: Alc #: 14.1% pH: 3.50 TA: 7.5 g/L. Appellation: Santa Rita Hills (Santa Barbara County). Vineyard/Fruit Description: The Sta. Rita Hills AVA in Santa Barbara County is one of California’s premier cool-climate AVAs. It is also one of California’s smaller AVAs with 99% of its territory falling within the larger Santa Ynez Valley AVA. Intersected by Santa Ynez River, this picturesque region is located between the towns of Buellton and Lompoc in Santa Barbara County. The 52-acre Courtney’s Vineyard is a hillside property that features limestone-based soil types. As one would expect from the Sta. Rita Hills, this is a cool, coastally-influenced site. Planted with Clone 4.

Tasting Notes:
Color: Bright yellow-gold. Aroma: Ripe yellow apple and tropical fruit with some vanilla and baking spice. Flavors: Bright, mouth-filling lemon curd with a bit of pineapple, and a touch of baking spice. Lots of energy.
 

Cabernet Franc: To the Moon and Back   "Bold spice and black pepper are intertwined with bright red fruit flavors that are signature marks of Stag’s Leap.  The passion in this wine can’t be contained in the bottle and will take you  To The Moon and Back ."  - Steve Durie - Winemaker

Cabernet Franc: To the Moon and Back

"Bold spice and black pepper are intertwined with bright red fruit flavors that are signature marks of Stag’s Leap.  The passion in this wine can’t be contained in the bottle and will take you To The Moon and Back."

- Steve Durie - Winemaker

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