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“To use a light hand in crafting varietally-correct wines that make the taster think about where they were grown,and not who made them.”

~ Molly Lyman, Winemaker

2014 Gemini

smallgeminiComposition: 76% Semillon 24% Sauvignon Blanc

Harvest: The grapes were harvested the end of August and early September 2014 with 23.3 degrees average brix, 0.62 total acidity, and 3.36pH

Fermentation: 100% stainless steel.

Oak Aging: 5 months in French oak, 20% new / 80% 1 to 2 year old Ailler from Treuil.

Organic: All fruit is organically grown in our estate vineyard.

The grapes were whole-cluster pressed, and the juice was fermented in a stainless steel tank at 45 degrees F for two weeks, then sent to barrel and aged sur-lie for five months with monthly lees stirring. 20% new French oak barrels help frame the wine’s prominent floral and citrus notes, while adding to its structure and age ability.

The 2014 Gemini begins with aromas of Meyer lemon, mandarin oranges, and wet stone, with a subtle underlying sweetness of vanilla bean. In the mouth, the palate is round and textured with flavors of candied citrus peel and a hint of pineapple, with a racy acidity that brings out the wine’s zingy minerality. This vintage of Gemini strikes an interesting balance between a round, voluptuous sur-lie aged wine and a crisp, clean stainless steel wine. The result is a tremendously food-friendly blend which should age brilliantly and continue to wow for years.
~Molly Lyman, Winemaker

$28 / 750ml

 

 

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

Composition: 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot

Harvest: The grapes were harvested early October with 25 degrees average brix, 0.7 total acidity, and 3.68pH

Oak Aging: 24 months in 50% new French oak barrels from Treuil cooperage (i.e. Aillier and Troncais).

Organic:  All fruit is organically grown in our estate vineyard.

The 2012 Volker Eisele Family Estate Cabernet Sauvignon shines a deep burgundy in the glass, with youthful red undertones. The nose is layered with candied cherry, cassis, pipe smoke, and rich leather, with a subtle wet stone minerality. In the mouth, the wine has a dark cherry core, with blueberry, spicy plum, and Chinese 5-spice powder woven together in a complex matrix with supple and mouth-filling tannins. The finish is long, with a sustained brown sugar, toasted oak sweetness.
~Molly Lyman, Winemaker

From an organically farmed estate vineyard in Chiles Valley operated by the same family for more than 40 years, this 87% Cabernet Sauvignon-13% Merlot has soul and structure, as well a stony minerality that compels. Menthol and tobacco weave between thick layers of dark cherry and plum, complemented on the palate by exotic cardamom and clove. This is one worth cellaring through 2022 or giving an hour or two to open.
93 – Cellar Selection, Wine Enthusiast   

The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate exhibits an attractive deep ruby/purple color as well as sweet notes of crème de cassis, a creamy, medium to full-bodied texture, and good elegance, purity and depth. This attractive, delicious effort tips the scales at 14.5% alcohol. Drink it over the next decade.
91 –Robert Parker Jr., Wine Advocate

Highly recommended – California Grapevine

92James Suckling

$52  / 750ml

 

 

 

2013 Terzetto

Composition: 1/3 Cabernet Sauvignon, 1/3 Cabernet Franc, 1/3 Merlot, co-fermented

Harvest: The grapes were harvested September 28,  2013.  Brix:  24.7,  Acidity:  0.70,  pH:  3.54

Oak Aging:  22 months in 60% new French oak barrels from Treuil cooperage (i.e. Aillier and Troncais).

Organic:  All fruit is organically grown in our estate vineyard.

The wine is a rich ruby red in the glass, with lightly purple undertones. The nose is expressive with spicy black cherry, saddle leather, and a subtle, beguiling hint of roses. In the mouth, the wine shows lovely texture, with supportive, mouth-filling tannins that mingle well with flavors of mission fig, blackberries, smoky dark chocolate, and espresso. The wine is dense and supple, with a lingering, sweetly smoky finish.
~Molly Lyman, Winemaker

The 2013 Terzetto Proprietary Red is a blend of equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, which are co-fermented from their vineyard in Chiles Valley. Nice raspberry and blueberry fruit, sweet tannin, velvety texture, medium to full body, beautiful purity, a floral component and overall a lovely, seductive and compelling style. Drink it over the next 10 years.
92 –Robert Parker Jr., Wine Advocate

$75  / 750ml

 

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