2014 FOXEN Pinot Noir
La Encantada'Single Vineyard Santa Rita Hills, CA
Possessing a beautiful, high toned nose of violets, blood orange, toasted spice and caramelized cherries, the 2014 Pinot Noir la Encantada Vineyard hits the palate with a silky, polished, elegant, finesse-oriented texture that keeps you coming back to the glass. Fresh and lively aromatically, yet with more richness and depth coming through on the palate
Barrel Regime: 17 months in 100% tight
grained French oak with medium toast, 28% new Bottling: Without fining or filtration on March 16, 2016Alc: 13.9% by volume
Production: 860 cases
2017 Domaine Beaurenard
Cotes du Rhone
Deep ruby color. Raspberry and scrubland with smoky notes and a touch of blackcurrant. In the mouth, the intense raspberry is complemented by notes of black cherry, very pleasant freshness with a beautiful roundness.
SOILS and GRAPES VARIETY: These nice soils are complementary with slopes in Rasteau area and stony in Orange. Grenache is the main grape (70%), it brings body, roundness and structure. Syrah represents 30% and bring fruits, spices and fine tannins. These grapes perfectly blend, like a true love wedding.
2014 Bonny Doon
Le Cigar Volant, Blend
Central Coast, CA
39% Grenache, 35% Mourvèdre,
17% Syrah, 7% Cinsaut, 2% ViognierVery bright, deep ruby color, lots of black fruit, mulberries and cherries on the nose. There is a pronounced minty, almost alpine pepperiness, which is the unmistakable hallmark of Bien Nacido Syrah. It has this septentrional (north of 45th parallel) character that so tellingly differentiates Cigare Volant from say, meridional Châteauneuf-du-Pape, giving it an unmistakable lift.
2016 FOXEN, Chenin Blanc
Ernesto Wickenden Vineyard
Santa Maria Valley CA
clean, crisp, medium-bodied style as well as lovely notes of green citrus, mint, leafy herbs, and hints of minerality.
Appellation: Santa Maria Valley
Harvest: By hand on September 21st &
24th, 2016 5.4 tons per acre
Barrel Regime: Acacia barrels 7 months in neutral French oak barrels On June 13th, 2017
Alc: 13.7% by volume