Wines Currently Available for Purchase at the Winery or the On-Line Shop
Grapes from Highland Valley, San Diego County.
Same vineyard as our 2013 Syrah which won two Double-Golds, a Gold, Best of Class and Best of Show.
88 Points, Wine Enthusiast
Deep-red color; balanced acids; dark berries, red cherry, notes of lavender, spice, vanilla bean, soft finish.
Food Pairing: Slow roasted barbecue pork
shoulder and grilled vegetables; Lamb Ragout with olives and peppers; Beef Brasato with pappardella and mint; and cheeses such as Rogue Smokey Blue, Camembert and Goat Gouda.
SILVER 2018 Toast of the Coast.
Grapes from San Diego County.
Bright red color; moderate tannin and acid; mixed fruit, tart cherry, boysenberry, raspberry, cinnamon with a pepper finish.
Food Pairing: Great with grilled burgers or steaks; Grilled lamb chops; Charcuterie, strong tasting cured meats; cheeses such as Aged Cheddar, Aged Gouda or Asiago.
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.
2015 Petite Sirah
100% Petite Sirah.
Grapes from Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County.
Opaque purple red (high in antioxidants); high tannin and body, medium acid; jammy, blueberry, blackberry, black tea; big lingering finish.
Food Pairing: Grilled lamb chops with mint jelly; Marinated grilled venison with roasted potatoes; cheeses such as Smoked Gouda, Manchego and Pecorino Romano.
2014 Craftsman Cuvée II
32% Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Estate Merlot, 28% Malbec (SD County), 8% Estate Cabernet Franc
Our second Cuvée of a classic old world Bordeaux-style blend.
GOLD 2018 Toast of the Coast.
BRONZE 2018 San Francisco Chronicle.
89 Points, Wine Enthusiast
Deep purple; high tannin and full body; black plum, pomegranate, violet, black currant, wet stone; long finish.
Food Pairing: Asian style pork chops in apple cider vinegar, sweet chili sauce and garlic; Red wine vinegar marinated char-grilled flank steak; cheeses such as Brie and Camembert.
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)
Cabernet Sauvignon (Estate) / Merlot (San Diego) field blend
Malbec (Paso Robles)
Malbec (San Diego)
Merlot (Paso Robles)
Merlot (San Diego)
Petite Sirah (Paso Robles)
Petite Sirah (San Diego)
Sauvignon Blanc (Paso Robles)
Syrah (San Diego)
Zinfandel (San Diego)
Zinfandel (Paso Robles)
Nate the Great