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This bubbly blend focuses on Zinfandel, Grenache, and Syrah. Bubbles enhance the creamy strawberry mouthfeel and accentuate the red fruit-driven aromas. This is a wine to savor, to BBQ with, to drink on any day that needs a little extra sparkle! 

Apex is our pinnacle of Cabernet-based blending. Dark, rich, and smooth in texture, the aromatics are fresh blueberries, roasted coffee, anise, and caramel. Integrated tannins frame a core of ripe dark berries and cocoa.

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The Roberts Road Vineyard is just up the road and around the corner from the winery in the heart of the Petaluma Gap AVA.  We sourced three different clones of Pinot Noir from the vineyard to add complexity to the blend.

90 Points - "Plump and jammy, this stays focused, offering appealing notes of black raspberry, orange zest, dark chocolate and spice. Drink now through 2023. 260 cases made." - Wine Spectator

"The 2013 Proprietary Red Apex has an opaque saturated blackish/blue color. Its dense blackberry, peppery and meaty flavors cut a broad swath across the palate. The wine is full, forceful, pure and shows moderate tannin. This is a big beefy, full-bodied red begging for a grilled steak. Drink it over the next decade or more, because it’s likely to be long-lived." - Robert Parker

92 Points - Sleek and refined, with a rich, polished core of spicy oak, dark berry, loamy earth, licorice and graphite notes, combining power with finesse and grace. Drink now through 2030. 420 cases made. -  James Laube, Senior Editor Wine Spectator

94 Points - Amazingly sleek and refined, with a pure, rich, juicy core of blackberry, raspberry, anise, cedar and black licorice flavors. Walks a tightrope between intensity and grace, finesse and authority. Long and persistent on the aftertaste. Drink now through 2032. -  James Laube, Senior Editor Wine Spectator

"Medium ruby with a darker center, the 2013 Grenache Kemp Vineyard accentuates the kirsch, spice box, and sandalwood characteristics that often are part of Grenache’s character. Loads of sweet cherry fruit, medium body, good oomph and power in the back make for a delicious, hedonistic and consumer-friendly wine to drink over the next 4-5 years." -Robert Parker

Made from a non-traditional blend of varietals, the wine shows wonderful complexity for a Rosé. Fresh crushed strawberry along with bursts of citrus and mint entertain the palate and are duly represented along with beautiful floral scents in the bouquet. Volcanic minerality along with bright acidity results in an encompassing mouthfeel and a dry finish that lingers and refreshes the palate.

90 Points - Has a smoky, meaty personality, with jammy but focused flavors and accents of blueberry, huckleberry, mineral and grilled herb. Drink now through 2028. 113 cases made. –Tim Fish, Senior Editor, Napa for The Wine Spectator 

"The 2012 Cabernet Franc Bavarian Lion Vineyard reveals attractive blueberry and raspberry fruit, medium body, a delicate hint of oak, and an attractive fleshy fruitiness. Elegant, medium-bodied and pure, it is best consumed over the next 5-7 years." -Robert Parker

"Marked by a strong, spicy and minty loamy earth edge, this is dense and tight, with a persistent finish that allows the flavors to fan out. Ends dry and tannic. Drink now through 2022. 230 cases made." -Wine Spectator

"Quite ripe, with modest notes of baked cherry, toasted spice and herb. Drink now through 2016. 200 cases made." –Wine Spectator

"A rich, gusty style, with a dense, deep core of blackberry, currant, mocha-vanilla and dried herb, this maintains a powerful profile through a mass of chewy tannins. Drink now through 2024. 300 cases made." –Wine Spectator

"Ripe and smoky, with cherry pie and pepper aromas that follow through to zesty raspberry and licorice flavors. Drink now through 2016. 800 cases made." -Wine Spectator

"Offers briary raspberry aromas and ripe, jammy flavors of cooked cherry and fresh pepper. Drink now. 260 cases made." -Wine Spectator

A blend of our two favorite Dry Creek Valley vineyards: Famighetti and Grist. 2008 was a challenging growing season that brought both frost and fire to California vineyards. Despite the challenges, this wine shines as an example of why Dry Creek is a perfect place to grow top quality Zinfandel. Originally released in 2010, the wine has mellowed and integrated its tannin with red fruit, baking spice, and softened leather; a classic iteration of fully ripe Dry Creek Zin.

"Distinctive for its plum and dill aromas, with dense cherry, smoky sage and herb notes that finish with drying, cedary tannins." -Wine Spectator

“The attractive 2014 Sauvignon Blanc Bavarian Lion Vineyard has oodles of melons jumping from the glass along with crisp floral notes. It’s medium-bodied, flavorful, and perfumed to the extent of being provocative. Certainly no shy wine at 14.5% alcohol, this is an authentic, pristine style of Sauvignon to drink over the next several years.” -Robert Parker 89 Points 

Medium to deep garnet-purple in color and scented of crushed mulberries, blackberries and wild blueberries with touches of black tea, rose hips and tobacco. The palate is medium to full-bodied with a lovely plush texture and oodles of freshness lifting the intense black and blue fruit flavors to a long finish.

 

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Aromas of blueberries and dark chocolate covered cherries lead to a creamy mouthfeel with complex flavors of ripe blackberries, mocha, and super-dark chocolate.  Medium-level smooth tannins balance the richness and add a detail of savory cacao nib.

** Contact us to pre-order the 2018 vintage! **

 

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The aromas bring dark cherry, chocolate, and huge ripe red fruits along with a floral outline of violets. On the palate the chocolate and berries gain intensity while being framed by medium tannins, vanilla and detail of smoke and spice...

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