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Current Releases

2018 Pinot Noir
Santa Rita Hills

 

We are proud to offer our inaugural Pinot Noir, sourced from the heart of California's prime Pinot growing region, the Santa Rita Hills.  It has been produced from organically grown, impeccably tended fruit grown at the esteemed Spear Vineyard.  This elegant wine exhibits radiant magenta color, a floral bouquet and the earthiness of a classic Pinot Noir.  Robust flavors of ripe red cherry and rhubarb are laced with notes of truffle and black olive.  Balanced acidity and tannins lend themselves to the complexity of this wine and provide structure which will support cellaring for years to come.

 

Cases Produced: 125

Alc: 14.0

2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
Reserve

 

Still in our initial decade of commercial winemaking, we have achieved an exceptional vintage worthy of our first 'Reserve' label.  The 2016 growing season produced excellent fruit which we pampered throughout the winemaking process then aged in new French oak barrels for two years.  The grapes are pure Paso Robles, from Bella Collina vineyard in the Adelaida AVA and Lupo vineyard in the El Pomar AVA (the latter under our management for the past half-decade).  This luscious wine rewards its owner with an uncommon flavor experience which will continue to evolve richly for many years to come. 

 

Cases Produced: 93

Alc: 13.8

2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
 

This 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced from the Adelaida and El Pomar AVAs of Paso Robles. We oversee management of the El Pomar vineyard which we've been nurturing for a few years now. While fruit yield was low due to the drought we've lived through, the clusters that did grow showed excellent quality. We barrel aged this wine for nearly two years in 50% new French oak. It shows an array of varietal flavors including dense dark fruit, blackberry, cassis, currants, vanilla and toast.

 

Cases Produced: 100

Alc: 14.2

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

 

The 2014 growing season was near picture perfect and one of the best years in the past decade. The resulting wine is an expression of the quality grape clusters nature provided. Aged in French oak barrels for nearly two full years, this wine is full bodied with layers of classical cabernet sauvignon flavors marrying its acids and tannins in a welcoming, smooth, harmonious balance. The resulting mouthfeel is lush and carries through to a full finish. It will drink nicely now while having the ability to age in your cellar for many years to come.

 

Cases Produced: 160

Alc: 14.2

Richezza

Port style dessert wine
 

Ruby rich and full-bodied, Richezza is crafted with Paso Robles-grown cabernet sauvignon fruit and barrel aged for 4 years, capturing a rare harmony of natural sugars, dark fruit and tannins.  Long and luscious, sip it solo at the end of a meal or paired with flavorful cheeses.

 

Cases Produced: 90

Alc: 14.4

 

 
2012 Nebbiolo

 

We have also released the 2012 vintage of The Vixen Nebbiolo. The deep color and fragrant nose on this wine are apt precursors to the delicious sip to follow. As we have come to expect from this fruit, the wine is strong and full-bodied, with notes of dark fruits and hints of tobacco. While drinking nicely now, it will continue to evolve over the next five years or more.

 

Cases Produced: 75

Alc: 13.8

pH: 3.83

TA: 0.550

VA: 0.060

R/S: 0.58 grams