Winemakers Notes: Chardonnay is California’s most widely planted grape variety and still one of the world’s most popular wines. The 2012 vintage was nearly ideal. The moderate temperatures throughout the growing season gave us grapes of wonderful concentration, good balance and quality.
Wine Description: Comforting notes of baked apple pie with toasted oak notes of caramel and spice. Opens up to reveal mineral and fruity aromas including ripe Asian pear, dried apricot and white peach.
Aromas:Comforting notes of baked apple pie with toasted oak notes of caramel and spice. Opens up to reveal mineral and fruity aromas including ripe Asian pear, dried apricot and white peach.
Flavours: A full-bodied wine with bright acidity, suffusing oak flavors show as vanilla and sweet-oak through to the palate. Finishes with a hint of lemon meringue pie.
Winemakers Notes: Like 2012, the growing season was near ideal across the state. Heavy winter rains were followed by mild Spring temperatures with few frost nights or daytime heat spikes. In general, yields were slightly above average and the quality of fruit were truly outstanding. Our Cabernet developed deep color, intense flavors and perfect acid balance. This Cabernet Sauvignon is perfect for everyday drinking.
Food Pairing: Enjoy with hearty entrees like roast beef, calzone or a classic comfort food dish, spaghetti and meatballs.
Winemakers Notes: An excellent growing season, with warms days and fog-cooled evenings, resulting in elegant wines with rich structure. This wine is 87% Cabernet with a blend of other red fruit selected from premium California vineyards, including Napa Valley.
Aromas: Bright aromas of Bing cherry, smoky tobacco and luscious blackberry.
Flavours: Silky, medium-bodied with lush flavors of blueberry, rich toffee notes and subtle touches of cranberry.
Winemakers Notes: Across California, 2016 proved to be another ideal harvest. The growing season started early, and ended with warm days that gave us perfectly ripened grapes of wonderful concentration, good balance and refined quality. Pair Round Hill Merlot with a prosciutto flatbread or a simple margherita pizza. Also delicious with an herb-marinated, grilled flank steak, a variety of pasta dishes; soft cheeses and dark chocolate desserts.
The Goddess Rhiannon is a figure of power and mystery in Celtic mythology, associated with magical birds and horses, and the contrasting qualities of change and steadfastness. Crafting a distinctive blend likewise balances change and steadfastness: the uniqueness of each harvest must consistently express the winemaker’s personal vision. 2017 is our 7th vintage of Rhiannon. The wine is a blend of Petite Syrah, Syrah and Barbera. Complex yet approachable in style, our California Red Wine expresses elegant red fruit flavors and toasty oak notes.
Blend:57% Petite Sirah, 37% Syrah, 7% Barbera
Aromas: Soft and round with fruit-driven flavors of blackberry, Bing cherry, sweet oak, vanilla and caramel. Deep ruby color with a lush mouthfeel and a long finish.
Food Pairing: Barbecue chicken and ribs, spicy Asian cuisine and Mediterranean lamb
Coup de Foudre Lightning Bolt only produced when we feel there are barrels worthy enough of presenting 100% Cabernet Sauvignon as a stand alone. Showing perfect varietal Cab Sauv character, this 2018 is rich with elements of Dark Chocolate, focused cassis, nuances of blue and black berry. 100% new French Oak, aged 20 months, fills in the crème brulet like mid-palate.