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Testarossa 2013 Cuvee Los Gatos Rosé of Pinot Noir

January 19th, 2015 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Testarossa 2013 Cuvee Los Gatos Rosé of Pinot Noir”

Monterey County

“Pink/orange hue. Fresh aromas of orange peel, papaya, and floral notes collaborate with an underlying minerality to fill the nose.  Rich papaya and white cherry are complimented by an enjoyable acidity on the palate. The wine ends with a lush finish.  Drink now through 2016.” ~Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking



Mount Eden 2011 Chardonnay

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Edna Valley-Wolff Vineyard

Full, lush tropical fruit dominates this wine’s aromas and flavors. The winemaking process is essentially the same as with Mount Eden’s Estate Chardonnay. After harvest, the fruit is trucked to our winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains. It is pressed without crushing and entirely barrel-fermented in a mix of new, two and three-year-old French Burgundy barrels. Undergoing full malolactic fermentation, the wine is aged eight months in barrel until bottling.



Muns Vineyards 2011 Pinot Noir

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Estate Grown-Santa Cruz Mountains

The 2011 Native Yeast version of our Pinot Noir is a beautiful expression of the Muns Vineyard terroir. The

fruit is rich and bright, and dances in your mouth with lively cherry and cranberry, hints of rose and white pepper and vanilla. The palate is full and lingers, and the mouthfeel is smooth and lovely.



Bartolo 2007 Seta Rosso

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Santa Clara Valley

49% Syrah, 39% Merlot, 8% Petite Verdot, 4% Cabernet Franc Barrel Aged 22 months in 2 year old American Oak. Robust Syrah flavors are tempered by the addition of Merlot, Petite Verdot and Cabernet Franc add fruit and a silky texture which gives way to slightly grippy tannin and a lasting finish.



Myka 2011 “Whitney” Petite Sirah

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Central Coast

Aromas of blackberries, plum jam, allspice and peppercorns, the rich palate offers generous raspberry jam, clove, pepper and cocoa on the long finish that’s balanced with just enough acidity to keep this wine lively and fresh. The Fruit is harvested from one of the steepest slopes on the estate that faces due south, allowing for the warm afternoon sun to help ripen the grapes.



Myka Cellars 2013 “Mitzi” Chardonnay

January 12th, 2015 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Myka Cellars 2013 “Mitzi” Chardonnay”

Santa Cruz Mountains

This un-oaked Chardonnay is bright and crisp with stunning tropical flavors of pomelo, melon, honey suckle and calla lily blossoms.  The minerality of the grapes is captured perfectly with the un-oaked approach.  This wine will pair wonderfully with the fresh flavors of lemon, fish and oysters as well as savory flavors of chicken off the grill.



Birichino 2013 Chenin Blanc

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St. Ynez-Jurassic Park Vineyard

Chenin from the Santa Ynez Valley, Old Vines for Southern California (which is to say anything over 30.) Picked in mid-October with just a touch of botrytis, fermented to dryness with native yeast in stainless, and cellared sur lie in a combination of small stainless barrels and a single neutral French barrel.



Burrell School 2010 Pinot Noir

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Estate Reserve “Prinicpal’s Choice”

Aromas are perfumey black raspberry, with hints of applewood bacon, coriander and plum tart. On the palate, the flavors are big, silky smooth raspberry and chocolate, with a hint of, cherry jam and a red licorice. This is a rich and vibrant Pinot: Definitely more like a cello than a violin. The barrel tannins are evident, the acidity is perfect and the structure is all there: a very balanced wine.



Lexington 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon

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Gist Vineyard, Santa Cruz Mountains

The 2011 vintage produced structured Cabernet with darker fruit and good weight. The wines have a sturdy character to them that suggests they will age quite well.  The nose is exotic in classic Santa Cruz Mountains fashion: forest floor, orange peel and black cherry. The mouth has a slightly darker fruit profile with snappy acidity, mountain tannin and good concentration. We think this is a classic vintage of Cabernet, one that will likely live for a decade plus.



Muns Vineyard 2010 Syrah

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Estate Grown-Santa Cruz Mountains

This is a full-bodied, sexy Syrah, redolent with luscious blackberry, purple and red plum; yet this rich fruit

is balanced with the characteristic Rhone meatiness (think prosciutto) and black olive; plus chocolate, coffee, allspice and a touch of vanilla. It enjoys our signature silky mouth-feel, and the balanced acidity and minerality from our Santa Cruz Mountains vineyard. The 2009 Syrah is the second vintage from the one acre Syrah block; planted in 2004.