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.
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
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.
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.
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)
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)
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