Wines Currently Available for Purchase at the Winery or the On-Line Shop
Grapes from San Diego County.
GOLD - San Francisco Chronicle
Dark ruby with a hint of blue, opaque in color; Aromas of black cherry, black raspberry and sweet tobacco; full-bodied; blueberry, black cherry, blackberry, cigar smoke and spice; soft tannins and a complex finish that keeps going and going – the question is asked – “when will it stop?” It doesn’t!!
Food Pairing: Osso Bucco; Mushroom Risotto; Grilled pork chops with maple and apple glaze (yum!) and cheeses such as Sharp Cheddar, Gouda and Edam.
Grapes from San Diego County.
DOUBLE GOLD, 95 Points, Best of Class, Best Red, Toast of the Coast
BRONZE, San Francisco Chronicle
Same vineyard as our 2015 Barbera which also 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.
2017 Zinfandel (Lodi)
Grapes from Lodi, San Juaquin County.
Dark garnet in color; aromas of blackberry, raspberry and spice; full-bodied and balanced acid; bluberry, raspberry, cinnamon, cedar and black pepper on a complex and lingering finish.
Food Pairings: Grilled steak; BBQ pork pulled sandwiches; charcuterie board of cured meats and cheeses such as Aged Gouda, Aged Cheddar and Asiago.
2017 Zinfandel (Amador County)
Grapes from Amador County.
Garnet in color; Bouquet of blackberry, black plum, cinnamon and sweet tobacco; "the gangs all here" - balanced dark fruit, tannins and acid; blackberry, strawberry, barbecue meats and spices; a stand up and take notice finish tht lingers and lingers with strawberry, sweet tobacco adn spices.
Food Pairings: Grilled steak with grilled balsamic glazed brussel sproutes; Pull-pork on brioche with spicy southern-style BBQ sauce; Penne pasta with arrabiata sauce and cheeses such as Asiago, Dry Sonoma Jack and Gouda.
Grapes from Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County.
Deep, dark ruby color; aromas of black cherry, blackberry and cedar; full-bodied and balanced acid; black cherry, blackberry, baking spices, cedar and hints of coffee; a distinct and lingering finish with surprises of hints of chocolate; an exciting “BIG” Merlot that surprises you throughout.
Food Pairings: Food Pairing: Roasted butternut squash salad; Grilled pork chops with peach preserves; Beef Bourguignon (like in Julia and Julia!) and cheeses such as Asiago, Emmental and Extra sharp cheddar.
2017 Super Piedmont
50% Barbera, 50% Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, San Diego County.
You’ve heard of Super Tuscan? Meet her brother Super Piedmont. Deep ruby color; aromas of violets, black cherry, black currant, tobacco and cedar; fruit forward, full-bodied, high acid and so well-balanced; black cherry, black currant, blackberry, baking spices and tobacco smoke; a complex and lingering finish that delights the palate! Decant this wine at least 30 minutes before serving!!!
Food Pairing: Grilled pepper steak with roasted potatoes; Sticky bar-b-que ribs, Grilled lamb chops with mint and cheeses such as Roquefort, Blue and Camembert.
2017 Craftsman Cuvee IV
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc, 7% Malbec.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc from Highland Valley Vineyards, San Diego County, Malbec from Paso Robles.
Left-bank, Medoc-style Bordeaux blend. Deep ruby color; balanced fruit, tannin and acid; black cherry, blueberry, blackberry, black pepper, violet, and cedar; full-bodied, a surprising smooth, soft and velvety finish that commands your attention.
Food Pairings: Roasted venison with roasted veggies with balsamic, Grilled lamb with garlic and rosemary; Steak pies and cheeses such as Cheshire, Gorgonzola and Beaufort.
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 Franc (San Diego)
Cabernet Sauvignon (Estate)
Cabernet Sauvignon (Dry Creek)
Malbec (San Diego)
Merlot (San Diego)
Petite Sirah (San Diego)
Petit Verdot (San Diego)
Sauvignon Blanc (Paso Robles)
Syrah (San Diego)
Tannat (Paso Robles)
Tempranillo (San Diego)
Zinfandel (Paso Robles)
Zinfandel (San Diego)
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