Wines Currently Available for Purchase at the Winery or the On-Line Shop
2016 Barbera - SILVER, San Francisco Chronicle
Grapes from San Diego County.
Same vineyard as our 2015 Barbera which won a Double Gold; 89 Points Wine Enthusiast.
Garnet in color; well-balanced acids and tannins; red cherry, plum, notes of vanilla and lavender; a hint of chocolate through a long lingering finish.
Food Pairings: Grilled and roast pork with fingerling potatoes; Braised lamb dishes such as lamb shanks; Mushroom risotto; Pizza with a sausage topping and cheeses such as Fontina, Grana Padano and Lancashire.
Grapes from Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County.
Ruby color; medium body, balanced acid; black cherry, plum, spices and hints of raspberry; distinct finish of cedar and coffee.
Food Pairing: Roasted duck with an apricot and peach glaze; Pasta with meat, bell pepper and tomato-based sauce; Spicy rice dish such as Jambalaya and cheeses such as Camembert, Jarlsberg and Parmesan.
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon - SILVER, San Francisco Chronicle
100% Estate Cabernet Sauvignon.
Grapes from Highland Valley Vineyards, San Diego County.
Deep, dark ruby red color; balanced fruit, tannin, acid; black cherry, blackberry, black currant, raspberry, red bell pepper, cedar plank, full-bodied finish.
Food Pairing: Rosemary-pepper beef rib roast with mash potatoes; Roasted vegetable tart; Pan roasted veal chop with cabernet sauce; Roasted brussel sprouts drizzled with balsamic vinegar and cheeses such as Manchego, Roquefort and Petit Basque.
2016 Kay Syrah Sirah - BRONZE, San Francisco Chronicle
Named in memory of our dear friend Kay Matheron, whom we love and miss dearly.
70% Syrah, 30% Petite Sirah.
Grapes from San Diego and Paso RoblesDeep blue-purple color; well-balanced; black raspberry, blackberry and blueberry; hints of spice, vanilla bean and milk chocolate; a complex and lingering finish that keeps you surprised throughout.
Food Pairings: Classic German bratwurst; Grilled meats such as lamb chop or rib-eye steak; Roasted pork tenderloin; as well as cheeses such as Chimay, Goat Gouda and Rogue Creamery Smokey Blue.
2015 Craftsman Cuvee III
52% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, 8% Malbec.
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc from Highland Valley Vineyards, San Diego County, Malbec from Paso Robles.
Right-bank, Saint Emillion-style Bordeaux blend. Deep ruby color with a hint of blue; balanced fruit, tannin and acid; black cherry, plum, blueberry, blackberry, bell pepper, raspberry, violet, dark chocolate and cedar; full-bodied; a surprising smooth, soft and velvety finish that commands your attention.
Food Pairing: Roast pork with roasted potatoes; steak frites (steak with duck fat fries), and cheeses such as White Cheddar, Manchego and Comte.
Wines In The Barrel
Our production includes wines with 25% of the fruit grown in our estate vineyards,
another 50% with grapes sourced in San Diego County, and the balance from fruit selected
from premier vineyards throughout California. Currently aging are:
Barbera (San Diego)
Cabernet Franc (Estate)
Cabernet Sauvignon (Estate)
Malbec (Paso Robles)
Malbec (San Diego)
Merlot (Paso Robles)
Merlot (San Diego)
Petite Sirah (Paso Robles)
Petite Sirah (San Diego)
Petite Sirah (Livermore)
Petit Verdot (San Diego)
Syrah (San Diego)
Tempranillo (San Diego)
Zinfandel (San Diego)
Zinfandel (Paso Robles)
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