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We accept all major credit cards.  Prices do not include CA sales tax (if applicable) and shipping charges. A case discount will apply to most orders of 12 or more bottles.  Shipping restrictions may apply.  We will not ship during excessively warm or cold weather.  Because an adult signature is required by law for delivery, shipping to a business address is preferred.


Our wines are unfiltered, unfined, and alive, so please expect some sediment and/or haze in some of the wines.  It is not a sign that the wine is defective.  Please contact us if you think a bottle might be “off” - we want you to be happy with your purchase - but remember that “I don’t like it” is not a reason for return.



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now available Fall Releases:

SPECIAL:


2017 Holiday Dinner Survival Pack!


Two (2) bottles each of our wines to get you through (almost) any holiday food and relative situation, at over 15% off regular price.


Contains:

2016 Albariño

2016 Gar-Ma

2016 Mourvedre “cedarville”


Limited supplies, and please order early to ensure on-time delivery!


$129.99 per six-pack. Applicable sales tax and shipping costs not included in the price.


PLEASE NOTE: Shipping cut off date to East Coast is Dec. 13. & to the West Coast is Dec. 18. Any orders after these dates cannot be guaranteed a before Christamas delivery.


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2016 Albariño












With each vintage we continue to learn about this fantastic vineyard site on limestone soils, and every year we dial in closer to the voice of the vineyard. The vines sit on very steep east-facing slopes, and are farmed with minimal inputs by Matthew Rorick's crew in Murphys, CA.

The grapes were whole cluster pressed into flextanks for an ambient yeast fermentation and subsequent aging. This year, the fermentation started out aggressively, but then settled down and actually didn't finish until early spring of 2017. The wine underwent a spontaneous malolactic fermentation as well.

In early Summer, the wine was racked off of its lees and bottled unfiltered with 25ppm of sulfites.


In the glass, it shows a green-gold color. Aromas of gooseberry and peach. It is medium bodied with stone fruits, great acidity, and mineral textures in the finish. You can taste the limestone. Absolutely beguiling. They can't quite do this in Spain. Drink now (but past vintages are aging nicely).


241 cases made. 11.4% alc.  100% albariño.


$24 per bottle. A 20% discount will be applied on purchases of 12 bottles or more (mixed cases ok). Applicable sales tax and shipping costs not included in the price.



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2016 Petit Manseng












We also learn more about the peculiar Petit Manseng with every vintage. Native to the Pyrenees, we are thrilled with the qualities the grape shows in California. We are slowly circling in on its "sweet spot", I think, and still scratching our heads over its behavior in the vineyard. It ripens very quickly, yet always retains impressive levels of acidity.


The grapes were lightly foot-crushed and then lightly pressed into tanks for fermentation (wild, of course!). This year's zipped through both primary and secondary fermentation, in stark contrast to previous vintages where the fermentation would lumber on for 6 months.

The wine was bottled without fining or filtration in late Spring 2017. 20 ppm of sulfites were added then.


The wine has a unique signature, showing guava and apricot when first opened. Medium to full bodied, with powerful flavors of lemon curd, lime zest, a very bold but delicious, fruity-driven acidity, and a very long finish. Super bright, and super addictive.  I consider it to be the "chenin blanc" of our wines. Drink it now for its vitality and bold expressiveness. Stash away some bottles for 5-8 years and see how it expands your cerebral cortex then (hint: it will).


80 cases made. 13% alc.  100% petit manseng.


$30 per bottle. Limit 6 bottles. A 20% discount will be applied on purchases of 12 bottles or more (mixed cases ok). Applicable sales tax and shipping costs not included in the price.




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2016 Al Basc












Our playful experiment in long skin contact wines is yielding some interesting results! After 2015's trial run, we decided to make a larger batch. “Al Basc” is Albariño; the grapes are from the same vineyard as our pure Albariño bottling, but this time we foot crushed them in open top fermenters, with daily punchdowns until the wine went dry. We then transferred the fresh wine, the skins, the stems - everything - to flextanks and sealed 'em up. There, the wine continued to macerate for an additional 8 months. We bottled the free-run juice, unfiltered,  without added sulfites.


The 2016 Al Basc shows a cloudy burnt orange color. Big aromas of dried apricot and dried herbs. Also, oddly, aromas of very fresh grapes. Rich, umami, herbal and yet more apricot show on the palate. A long finish, with savory tannins, and a lovely saline note.


This wine should age effortlessly for years? Decades? Forever? Possibly.  Please note that this wine will throw a bit of sediment, so decanting is recommended if that bothers you.


57 cases made.  11.4% alc.  100% albariño.


$28 per bottle. Limit 6 bottles. A 20% discount will be applied on purchases of 12 bottles or more (mixed cases ok). Applicable sales tax and shipping costs not included in the price.




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2016 Mourvèdre "cedarville"














Probably my favorite wine we make, just on the basis of it being so damn drinkable young, and so damn beautiful after 8 or 10 years in the bottle. Fabulous organic Mourvèdre grown on coarse decomposed granite soils, yielding a very sexy wine!

Foot crushed, whole cluster fermented in open top tanks, and aged in a combination of tanks and barrel. Bottled unfiltered with just 15ppm of added sulfites.


The cedarville is always light in color. A sort of garnet, plummy red. It shows lots of citrus in the nose, along with plum and granite soil. The earth here speaks. Initially, a medium-light body which gains volume on the palate. Finishes with more citrus and peppery notes. Very long with very fine tannins. As close as we will ever get to "pinot noir" in our wines. The wine just gets more complex with bottle time, but it doesn't always speak loudly, so you gotta listen. Shhhh….peaceful.


138 cases made.  12.7% alc.  100% mourvedre.


$30 per bottle. Limit 6 bottles.  A 20% discount will be applied on purchases of 12 bottles or more (mixed cases ok). Applicable sales tax and shipping costs not included in the price.



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2016 Gar-Ma 














This blend of garnacha and mataro from volcanic soils at 2800' elevation is the companion wine to our previously released Mo-Ma. Whole cluster fermented, and aged in tank and barrel. While Mo-Ma was all about springtime aromas and flavors, the Gar-Ma is all about autumn.


Warm earth tones, pepper and dark, dark cherries. Fairly full bodied, very savory, with more cherry, baking spices, dates on the palate. Very peppery on the finish, the mouth watering acidity and tannins play well together. Gar-Ma feels much richer than its 12% alcohol. If you were sitting in the great room at the Ahwahnee on a cool fall day, with all that fantastic scenery and warm fall light spilling through the windows, and put that in a bottle - this is what it might taste like.

The "Gramenon" of our wines. Drink this wine through the fall and into winter.  Eat a nice stew. Life is good.


149 cases made.  12% alc.  74% garnacha & 26% mataro.


$24 per bottle. A 20% discount will be applied on purchases of 12 bottles or more (mixed cases ok). Applicable sales tax and shipping costs not included in the price.



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Still some cases available:


2015 Tempranillo













This is our first release of this wine. These grapes hail from Matthew Rorick's vineyard near Murphys, CA. The vines sit on an interesting mix of schist and limestone, and our grapes grow in the lower, slightly “cooler” block.


We gave these grapes the classic La Clarine treatment: no SO2, foot crushed and whole cluster fermented with ambient yeasts in open-top fermentors. We pressed off before dryness and let the wine finish in a combination of 600l puncheons and flextanks. The wine was racked once just before bottling, and the wine received 20ppm of sulfites at bottling. No fining or filtration.


The resulting wine shows black cherry, crushed thyme, pear skin and a touch of cocoa. It is medium bodied with a good balance of fruit and savory notes. There are flashes of black pepper, leather and sandstone. It is very lively on the palate, with wonderful acidity. It opens up considerably with air and pairs wonderfully with mushroom risotto. It has the structural backbone to age for many years.


355 cases made.



$28 per 750ml bottle. A 20% discount will be applied on purchases of 12 bottles or more (mixed cases ok). Applicable sales tax and shipping costs not included in the price.

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1.5 Liter also available, limited quantities:


$60 per 1.5l bottle, net price. Applicable sales tax and shipping costs not included in the price.

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CA: Sylvester / Rovine Selections

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NY, NJ & PA: David Bowler Wine

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MA: Olmstead Wine Co.

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MI: US Wine Imports
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IL: Cream Wine Company
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312.421.1900

TX: Rootstock
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ID, WY, MT: Bent Frenchman Selections
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VT: Artisanal Cellars
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GA: Avant Partir
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MO: Claverach Farm

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MN: Négoce
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(612)520-7756


Japan: Fuji Industries Co, Ltd.
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UK: Les Caves de Pyrene
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DK: Lieu Dit
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Canada: Alberta
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Canada: Quebec
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