2011 Cedar Lane Sauvignon Blanc $18.00/bottle
Arroyo Seco Vineyard 300 cases bottled 5/12
All Musque clone harvested by hand on September 28, 2010. The grapes were carefully pressed in small batches & then 100% of the juice was fermented in a small stainless steel tank at very cold temperatures. As a result of this handling, it is characterized by a slightly grassy, floral, & grapefruit aromas with a rich mouthfeel while maintaining a cool, crisp, food friendly acidity.
2011 Chalone Pinot Blanc $22.00/bottle
Antle Vineyard Chalone Appellation 82 cases bottled 5/12
This vineyard originally planted in 1989 is a pleasure to behold; sitting in a protected southwest facing dell overlooking the Salinas Valley. Hand harvested on 9/20/10, light and fruity with notes of pear and apple; slightly smoky with a crisp acidity, minerality and long finish. Enjoy on its own or with crab cakes, seafood bisque, chicken cordon bleu or a spring vegetable stew.
2010 Hilltop Ranch Pinot Gris $25.00/bottle
Hilltop Ranch Estate Vineyard 70 cases bottled 8/11
This small bottling of Pinot Gris is from our Estate vineyard 700 feet above sea level and 14 miles from the ocean in Carmel Valley. There is less than ¼ of an acre planted to Pinot Gris on the property and it is planted on soil is known locally as “chalk rock” which is a mineral-rich chalky looking shale. Lovely, fragrant and balanced wine. It has yeasty, spicy and slight honeysuckle aromas. On the palate it is bright, light and spicy with a touch of toasty hazelnut, French oak and vanilla.
2008 Chula Viña Chardonnay $33.00/bottle now $24.75
Chula Viña Vineyard Monterey County 318 cases bottled 8/09
This 2008 vintage was one of the very best in recent memory in California. Aged in barrel, 9 months: produced & bottled without fining or filtration keeping the wine in its natural state & allowing the fruit flavors to shine through. This wine is a pure varietal expression of Chardonnay with flavors of ripe apple, lemon, melon & a distinct minerality. The firm acidity of this Chardonnay creates a structure that gives it a refreshing profile that pairs well with a variety of foods including seafood, chicken, or hors d’ oeuvres.
2008 Coastview Chardonnay $33.00/bottle – very limited.
Coast View vineyard is located in a remote area on top of the Gavilan Mountains at a dramatic elevation of 2400 ft. Planted in decomposed granite, organically grown. 2008 vintage was one of the very best in recent memory in California. Flavors of apple cider & poached pear with distinct notes of toasted oak & nutmeg. This wine pares well seafood & poultry but is enjoyable on its own.
2010 Tondre Grapefield Chardonnay $36.00/bottle Wine Club Member Exclusive SOLD OUT
Tondre Grapefield Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands 73 cases bottled 08/11
Our first ever Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay. These grapes were hand-picked and then pressed them whole-cluster, settled the juice for a short time and then racked it off of the lees into French Oak barrels. It fermented in barrel and was aged sur lies. This is our most opulent, complex California-style Chardonnay yet but still retains balanced acidity and offers aromas and flavors of toasty oak, vanilla, butterscotch, melon and sports a lengthy finish.
2009 Tondre Riesling $14.00/bottle
Tondre Grapefield Santa Lucia Highlands 262 cases bottled 4/10
These vines are grown on a well-drained, sloped river bench that looks over the Salinas River. We pressed this juice carefully & fermented it slowly in a small stainless steel tank to preserve its delicate nature. The result: floral, apple & line aromas, delicious balance mouthfeel & a crisp, lingering finish.