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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

 

 

2018 Sauvignon Blanc

Volker Eisele Sauvignon BlancComposition: 83% Sauvignon Blanc, 17% Semillon

Harvest: The grapes were harvested September 3, 2018 with 21 degrees average brix, 0.61 total acidity, and 3.28pH

Fermentation: co-fermented in 100% stainless steel.

The grapes for the 2018 Sauvignon Blanc were picked on September 4, 2018. A field blend
of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon, the grapes were hand harvested and whole cluster pressed.
The resulting wine was fermented and aged in stainless steel.

The wine is a shimmering pale straw color in the glass. Immediately the nose volunteers
abundant grapefruit, with mandarin oranges and a hint of wet stone. In the mouth, the wine
is expressive with volatile floral flavors – lychee, honeydew melon, and passionfruit,
surrounded with a fresh acidity and a textured, weighty palate.
~Molly Lyman, Winemaker

91 –  Wine Enthusiast Magazine

$30  / 750ml

 

 

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

Composition: 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot

Harvest: The Cabernet blocks were harvested in five separate passes mid October

Oak Aging: 22 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 2013 Volker Eisele Family Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of vineyard blocks from throughout the entire estate. Varying terrain, different clones, and different rootstocks produce a patchwork of flavor identities between the vineyard blocks, creating a blend that is essentially a snapshot in time of a dynamic, ever-changing vineyard. During the fall of 2013, each individual vineyard block was monitored for ripeness, and picked when the grapes had reached their full expression of ripeness.

In the glass the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is a glowing deep garnet color, with clear ruby edges. The nose is a juicy, brambly mix of raspberries, blackberries, huckleberries and cocoa powder. In the mouth, the wine is richly layered with flavors of milk chocolate covered cherries, cassis, freshly roasted coffee. Supported by well-integrated sweet oak. The finish is broad, and flavors of clove and star anise linger. ~Molly Lyman, Winemaker

“…a dense ruby/plum-colored wine with elegant red and blackcurrant fruit, plum, spice box and earth. It is medium to full-bodied with gentle tannins, pure fruit and lush, round generosity. …flavorful, complex and beautifully crafted…”
91 –Robert Parker Jr., Wine Advocate

“Soft and fruity with plum, chocolate and spice aromas and flavors. Fullbodied, firm and showing a pretty center palate of dense ripe tannins and a fresh finish.”
93
James Suckling

“…full-bodied notions of crisp cassis and red currant, finishing in a swath of nutmeg oak firm tannin.” 
92 Wine Enthusiast Magazine

$60  / 750ml

 

2015 Terzetto

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

Harvest: The grapes were harvested September 24, 2015.  Brix:  25.2,  Acidity:  0.67,  pH:  3.52

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.

This is a wine of elegance and finesse that fulfills our intentions; to reflect the style of wine that typifies Bordeaux varietals without any one dominating. The grapes from each varietal going into this dynamic wine are selected from specific areas throughout the vineyard based on meticulous planning and consistent farming techniques to encourage synchronous ripening. When the intersection of the three varietals’ ripeness is optimized, all varietals are picked and fermented together.

The 2015 Terzetto is a rich, deep red in the glass, with expressive aromas of boysenberries,
blueberries, cranberries, and freshly roasted coffee with a hint of white pepper. In the mouth, the
creamy tannins frame a host of mouth-filling volatile flavors – blackberries, dark chocolate, a touch
of pipe tobacco, and the lingering sweet smoke of toasted French oak.
~Molly Lyman, Winemaker

 

$75  / 750ml

 

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