Our Private Reserve are single-vineyard, single-variety (“Varietals”) artisan wines. They are each made up of 100% of their respective variety of grape.
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2011 Santa Barbara County Chardonnay – Private Reserve
CHARDONNAY: This lush crisp and clean Chardonnay is inviting, with intense aromas of ripe apple and pear. This lush, crisp and clean Chardonnay shows the flavor of the fruit itself. It was stored for over a year in 50% new French oak, so it has the buttery, vanilla, light spice, faint vanilla and smoky tones that new French oak imparts along with aromas of ripe apple and pear from the fruit itself. Only 45 cases produced. (Limit 2 Bottles per family please)
2013 Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir- Private Reserve –New Release (97 Points!)
PINOT NOIR: Very full-bodied. The Pinot Noir grapes that we use for our Private Reserve Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir come from the La Encantada vineyard. These grapes naturally have red cherry, raspberry and currant flavors. We age them in 50% new French oak barrels to bring vanilla, allspice, cinnamon, mocha, clove, toffee and tannins to the party. You’ll enjoy the unique chocolate finish. Only 200 cases produced.
2012 Rutherford (Beckstoffer George III) Cabernet Sauvignon-Private Reserve –Newly released (Gold Medals: LA International Wine Festival and Orange County Wine Society)
The 2010 vintage of this wine was Rated 95 by Wine Enthusiast. We expect something even better when this is rated.
CABERNET SAUVIGNON: Big Bold California Cabernet. Aged over 25 months in 100% new French oak barrels giving this huge wine the flavors of ripe black cherry, currant, mocha, mint, vanilla and layers of chocolate.
2010 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon (Beckstoffer George III Vineyard) – Private Reserve (95 Points WE & Gold Medal Winner LA International Wine Festival) -OUT OF STOCK
Rated 95 by Wine Enthusiast
CABERNET SAUVIGNON: Big Bold California Cabernet. Aged 30 months in 100% new French oak barrels giving this huge wine the flavors of ripe black cherry, currant, mocha, mint, vanilla and layers of chocolate. Only 94 cases produced. (Limit 2 bottles per family please)