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2017 Essential Pinot Gris

Straw color. Enticing aromatics of lemon rind, pineapple, and honey. An energetic mid-palate flashes accents of cantaloupe, mineral, and honeydew melon. Fresh acidity melds with hints of slate, lychee, and Asian pear.

90 Points Wine Enthusiast

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2017 Essential Albarino

Pale straw color. Exuberant aromatics of nectarine, apricot, and wet stone. Bright acidity highlights the fleshy mid-palate with accents of peach, mango, and plantains. The mineral finish shines with notes of tangerine, lemon zest, and papaya.

 90 Points Wine Enthusiast

 Top 100 Wines in Sonoma County 2019 Sonoma Magazine

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2017 Essential Chardonnay

Pale gold color. Classic aromatics of Gravenstein apple, Asian pear, and light caramel. Broad mid-palate with fresh acidity, kaffir lime, almond paste, and lemon curd. Supple and round finish of star anise, vanilla bean, and quince.

 90 Points Wine Enthusiast

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2016 Essential Grenache

Dark garnet color. Heady aromatics of crushed raspberries, white pepper, and lavender. Rustic tannins frame the mid-palate of sandalwood, maraschino cherry, and patchouli. Flavorful and firm finish of ripe strawberry, kirsch, graphite and star anise.

Gold Medal
2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

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2016 Reserve Pinot Noir

Dark garnet color with Expressive aromatics of bing cherry, black tea, and plum skin. Generous mid-palate supported by refined tannins with accents of sarsaparilla, blackberry, and rose petals. Elongated and supple finish filled with brambly fruits, cola, allspice and pitted cherry.

 96 Points Double Gold Medal, 2019 SF Int. Wine Competition

 90 Points Wine Enthusiast

90 Points Wine Spectator

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2014 Reserve Merlot

An inky crimson color. Focused ripe plum, cassis, dried rose petals, and kirsch highlight the aromatics. Firm tannins surround the broad mid- palate of molasses, boysenberry, and beet root. A layered finish ends with hints of espresso bean, cigar box, sandalwood, and mocha.

 96 Points Best of Category, Gold Medal, 2017 North Coast Wine Challenge

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2014 Reserve “the Hermit” Red Wine

Our blend of 50% Merlot & 50% Cabernet Franc shows dense black color. Enticing mélange of cassis, cigar box, and mocha. Firm mid-palate with robust tannins and accents of blackberries, chocolate covered espresso beans, and tobacco leaf. Strong finish of graphite, cola, sage, and kirsch.

97 Points, Gold Medal, 2017 North Coast Wine Challenge

93 Points, Gold Medal, 2017 SF International Wine Competition

Double Gold Medal, 2016 Sonoma County Harvest Fair Wine Comp.

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2014 Reserve Malbec

Brooding dark purple in color with heady aromas of boysenberry liqueur, cassis, bramble, mint, cherry juice and violets. The mid-palate is dense with layers of blackberries, plum, tar, bakers chocolate and chewy tannins.

  92 Points Wine Enthusiast 

Double Gold Medal, 2017 SF Chronicle Wine Competition

Gold Medal, 2016 Sonoma County Harvest Fair Wine Comp.

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