Wines Currently Available for Purchase at the Winery or the On-Line Shop

 

2020 Sauvignon Blanc

100% Sauvignon Blanc.

Grapes from San Diego County.

Medium yellow in color.  Aromas of green bell peppers, white peach and lemon.  Fruit forward with “spot-on” acidity.  Softens on the palette with flavors of white peach, lemon zest and a bit of slate.  Fresh and sultry – what a lady!  A long and lingering finish that reminds you of a long summer day and has you asking “may I have more”!

Food Pairings:  Cornish game hens with sautéed asparagus; Grilled salmon salad (Ray’s favorite!); Steamed manila clams with angel hair pasta in light olive oil, garlic and cilantro sauce and cheeses such as Brie, Feta and Parmesan.

ALC. 12.5%

$34

 

 

2019 Barbera

100% Barbera.

2022 Silver Medal - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Grapes from San Diego County.

Deep ruby in color.  Aromas of cherry, blackberry, plum and dried herbs.  Full body, intense black fruit and “spot on” acidity.  Black cherry, blackberry, spices and tobacco blend in a big way!  A lingering and sultry finish that keeps going and going, but wait - chocolate! Best surprise ever!

Food Pairings:  Tajarin pasta with truffles; Grilled pork chops with mushroom risotto; Lamb stew with root vegetables and cheeses such as Blue Cheese, Fontina and Pecorino.

ALC. 13.9%

$40

 

2017 Merlot

100% Merlot.

Grapes from San Diego County.

Ruby red in color.  Aromas of cherry, raspberry, dried herbs and violet.  Balanced acid and such smooth tannins.  This is a tasting experience!  Blueberry and black cherry surprise(!), then coffee, dried herbs and then the earthiness of a hiking trail.  Surprises at every turn!  Finishing on fruit forward notes of cherry, raspberry and chocolate!  What an adventure this wine is- hold on tight and enjoy the ride!!!

Food Pairing:  French onion soup topped with Jarlsberg cheese; Home-made meatloaf with mash potatoes and broccolini; Calf’s liver and onions and cheeses such as Gouda, Jarlsberg and Camembert.

ALC. 13.0%

$38

 

2019 Zinfandel

100% Zinfandel.

Grapes from Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County.

Deep ruby red with long legs!  Aromas of boysenberry, strawberry, raspberry and sweet tobacco.  Full body, fruit forward with big, smooth and complex tannins.  Blackberry, boysenberry, jam, cinnamon and sweet tobacco – constantly evolving on the palette.  A finish that lingers and lingers and excites with a hint butterscotch!  Wow! No need for dessert, this is dessert!

Food Pairing:  Barbecued pork ribs with sweet barbecue sauce; Eggplant parmesan; Liver and onions (Yes, I love it!  Ray, not so much!) and cheeses such as Cheddar, Manchego and Aged Gruyere.

ALC. 14.4%

$39

 

2019 Bonaparte

50% Petite Sirah, 25% Syrah, 25% Primitivo.

Grapes from San Diego County.

Medium purple is color.  Fruit forward with aromas of black cherry, blackberry, black currant and tobacco.  Full body, big tannins and balanced acid.  This is a black fruit tasting extravaganza!  Blueberry, black cherry, blackberry, black pepper, spices, smoke and tobacco.  A smooth and captivating finish that keeps going and going just like Napolean’s troops!  Like its namesake, Bonaparte Rules!!

Food Pairing:  Barbecue spareribs with gratin potatoes; Grilled steak with pepper sauce; Cassoulet made with ham hocks and cheeses such as Gouda, Blue Cheese and Camembert.

ALC. 13.8%

$40

 

2019 Craftsman Cuvée VI

55% Estate Merlot, 25% Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec, 10% Cabernet Franc

2022 Silver Medal - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Grapes from San Diego County.

Dark purple in color, with a red tint.  Aromas of black cherry, blackberry, raspberry, violet and sweet tobacco.  Full-bodied, balanced tannins and acid.  Big and bold, yet sultry and elegant - every bit a lady on a mission!  An explosion on the palette of black cherry, blackberry, raspberry, baking spices and cedar.  A long, lingering finish that tantalizes you throughout!

Food Pairings:  Roasted leg of lamb with Dauphinoise potatoes and asparagus (our Christmas dinner!); Beef Bourguignon (French beef stew!); Spaghetti and meatballs topped with fresh crushed tomatoes and cheeses such as Gouda, Pecorino and Cheddar.

ALC. 13.7%

$48

 

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