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Past Releases

2013 Grenache     Dunnigan Hills

This is our first Grenache. It is from Nova vineyard in Dunnigan hills, home of our Montepulciano, Sangiovese, and Petite Sirah. A big wine, with lovely fruit and hint of  spice. 
54 cases were produced   16% alcohol

2013 Estate Bottled Pinot Noir       Fort Ross-Seaview

From our own organically farmed vineyard, five miles from the ocean in the hills above Fort Ross. This wine is a riper, bigger version of the 2012 vintage. Lush fruit, good body and solid backbone. Hints of blackberry in the nose. Spice on the pallet.
512 cases were produced    15% alcohol

2013 Estate Zinfandel     Fort Ross-Seaview

From our own organically farmed vineyard, five miles from the ocean in the hills above Fort Ross. Dark fruit and fresh earth in the nose. Rich robust fruit on the pallet. Smooth and bit of pepper. Backbone. 423 cases were produced   15% alcohol

2014 Estate Syrah     Fort Ross-Seaview

From our own organically farmed vineyard, five miles from the ocean in the hills above Fort Ross. It is a small block of 178 vines. This big fruit-driven Syrah is full bodied, rich,and has dark fruit. Long finish.
42 cases were produced   15% alcohol

2014 Eaglepoint Grenache     Mendocino County

This is our first Grenache from Eaglepoint Ranch. It is from Mendocino County and is organically farmed.
A full bodied wine with great structure, black cherry, and well ballanced.
320 cases were produced   14.5% alcohol

2013 Sangiovese     Dunnigan Hills

Another Nova vineyard Dunnigan Hills winner. Also a big fruit driven wine, but with a bit more mid palate richness.
94 cases were produced   15% alcohol

2012 Lost Creek Pinot Noir        Yorkville Highlands

Bright red fruit on the nose. Crisp bright acidity. Round. Smooth. Wild huckleberry.
A little breathing reveals orange peel and cranberry. Subtle oak. Tasty finish.
322 cases were produced          13.5% alcohol

2012 Nova Petite Sirah        Dunnigan Hills

Rich, full bodied, delicious. This is a substantial wine with a lot going on in it. Delicous right now.
122 cases were produced           14% alcohol

2014 Montepulciano        Dunnigan Hills

From the montepulciano grape.
This wine is a favorite, and always fun to share. 
Full bodied, lots of dark fruit, good tannins. It is smooth to drink now.
125 cases were produced              14% alcohol

2012 Nova Zinfandel       Lake County

Another full, rich, smooth Zin from Nova Vineyard. Good body and lingering finish.
309 cases were produced            15% alcohol

2012 Orchard View Syrah    Saralee’s Vineyard    Russian River Valley

Smooth. Deep. Big. Supple roundness.
Cranberry. Cedar. Gooseberry. Dried Blueberry.
120 cases were produced     14% alcohol


2012 Estate Syrah       Fort Ross-Seaview

From our own organically farmed vineyard, five miles from the ocean in the hills above Fort Ross. Subtle fruit. Dark. Round and smooth. Blackberry.
53 cases were produced      15% alcohol


2008 Table Mountain Vista   Fort Ross-Seaview Sonoma Coast

This vineyard-organically farmed, low yield, and well cared for-was planted for us in the mid '90s. The vineyard, a blend of approximately 80% Cabernet, with Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petite Verdot making up the other 20%.

Very dark fruit. Great body. Complex character. Smooth finish.

423 cases were produced   14% alcohol


2010 Nova Zinfandel   Lake County

This certified organic vineyard continues to give us wonderful grapes to work with. This is our eleventh vintage of this wine.

Hazelnut and dark cherry on the nose. This big, rich full-bodied zinfandel has dark fruit, pepper, and a bramblely flavor. Long smooth finish.

420 cases were produced   15% alcohol


2010 Saralee's Pinot Noir    Russian River Valley

A floral, spicy, round wine. Smooth, with good structure and dark fruit. Fruit-forward with a long finish.

657 cases were produced   15% alcohol


2010 Estate Bottled Pinot Noir   Fort Ross-Seaview Sonoma Coast

From our own organically farmed vineyard, five miles from the ocean in the hills above Fort Ross. This wine is a blend of three Pinot Noir clones chosen for their outstanding flavors.

Subtle dark fruit on the nose. Cedar. Full round mouth feel. Blackberries and mulberries.
Good acid balance. Smooth. Lingering finish.

312 cases were produced   14% alcohol


2010 Estate Bottled Zinfandel   Fort Ross-Seaview

Organically grown fruit.

Hints of dark cherry on the nose. Deep dark fruit. Blackberry, dark cherry and elephant heart plum.
A big Zinfandel.

312 cases were produced   14.5% alcohol


2011 Estate Zinfandel    Fort Ross-Seaview    Sonoma Coast

Dark fruit on the nose and palate. Big and deep with undertones of fennel and pepper.
Great body. Smooth and rich.

318 cases were produced   15% alcohol


2010 Montepulciano    Nova Vineyard    Yolo County

This is one of our "fun lots". An unusual wine and small volume. Montepulciano is a grape variety, not just a place.

Hints of dark plum on the nose. Smooth, rich, round, and big. A full-bodied fruit-driven wine with great structure.

65 cases were produced    15% alcohol


2010 Sangiovese    Nova Vineyard    Yolo County

This wine has a warm friendly nose with hints of spice.
Big, round, dark fruit on the palate. A full-bodied wine with a smooth finish.

61 cases were produced    15% alcohol


2009 Carignane     Dry Creek Valley

A big, smooth, rich wine. Subtle dark fruit, blackberry hints, and a touch of minerality. A smooth, great finish.

158 cases were produced   15% alcohol


2009 Estate Zinfandel    Fort Ross-Seaview    Sonoma Coast

A big and bright Zinfandel. Spice and pepper on the nose. Plenty of dark fruit. Balanced tannins.

312 cases were produced    15.5% alcohol


2007 Carolyn's Vineyard Syrah     True Sonoma Coast

From the true Sonoma Coast, this wine was a surprise and a treat. Our friend and neighbor, Carolyn, offered this fruit to us after she fulfilled her contract. It made a delightful wine. It has a lovely spicy nose, with hints of cedar and violet. Smooth mouth feel and great finish. Not a big wine - only 13.5 alcohol - but complex and dusky.

121 cases were produced   13.5% alcohol


2007 Table Mountain Vista   Fort Ross-Seaview

Organically grown fruit.
Rich and Smooth. With dark cherry and graphite flavors. Light hints of oak.
Great balance and a smooth finish.

256 cases were produced   14% alcohol


2006 Table Mountain Vista     True Sonoma Coast

This vineyard— is organically farmed, low yield, and well-cared for. It was planted for us in the mid 90s. The vineyard, a blend of approximately 80% Cabernet, with Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petite Verdot making up the other 20%.

It opens with a dark rich bouquet. Big, ripe, round flavors. A bit of spice. New leather and dusty chocolate. Long smooth finish. This is more in the California Cabernet style than past vintages.

206 cases were produced   14.5% alcohol


2009 Estate Bottled Pinot Noir   Fort Ross-Seaview

Organically grown fruit.
Subtle dark fruit in the nose.
Spicy and full-bodied - a big mid pallet of flavors. Dried blueberry, dark cherry.
Balanced tannins and a lingering finish.

323 cases were produced 14% alcohol


2008 Estate Pinot Noir     True Sonoma Coast

From our own organically farmed vineyard, five miles from the ocean in the hills above Fort Ross. This wine is a blend of three Pinot Noir clones chosen for their outstanding flavors.

Bright fruit and hints of cedar on the nose. There is a round, friendly, fruit-filled mouth feel. Good acid and tannin balance. A lingering finish.

327 cases were produced   14.5% alcohol


2009 Estate Zinfandel    Fort Ross-Seaview    Sonoma Coast

A big and bright Zinfandel. Spice and pepper on the nose. Plenty of dark fruit. Balanced tannins.

312 cases were produced    15.5% alcohol


2009 Nova Zinfandel   Lake County

Organically grown fruit.
This vintage brings us another big, friendly, round, smooth wine.
Dark fruit. Creamy and rich. A big Zin without being over the top.
Good tannins, acid and structure, lingering finish.

310 cases were produced 15% alcohol


2007 Nova Zinfandel     Lake County

This certified organic vineyard continues to give us wonderful grapes to work with. This is our eighth vintage of this wine.

Dark blackberry on the nose. This is a big, lush, fruit-filled wine with a good tannin acid balance. Plush with a hint of black pepper. Long finish.

324 cases were produced   15% alcohol


2007 Porter Bass Zinfandel     Russian River Valley

This wine has a rich, deep, dark, peppery nose. Black cherry, firm tannins, and a round warm mouth feel.

Cedar, sage and an earthy loamy quality. Good structure and acid. Let this one breathe for a while.

165 cases were produced   14.5% alcohol


2006 Nova Vineyard Petite Sirah     Dunnigan Hills

This is the third vintage of the Nova Vineyard Petite Sirah. The vineyard is located in the Dunnigan Hills appellation of Yolo County. It has an inky color and a delightful, warm friendly nose with hints of vanilla.

Full-bodied and round, with ripe flavors. Deep dark fruit-bing cherry and blackberry, chocolate and a hint of smoke. Smooth with gentle tannins, this is a Petite Sirah to drink now and enjoy. Big, bold, and wonderfully balanced. Delicious! This wine is young and must breathe for a bit.

120 cases were produced   15.5% alcohol


2008 Barbera     Mendocino County

Lovely nose. Round and smooth. A hint of smoke mid-palate. Rich raspberry fruit with a citrus marmalade finish.

172 cases were produced   14.5% alcohol


2008 Sangiovese     Nova Vineyard   Yolo County

Another "fun lot". This wine is not your usual Sangiovese. It has a big exotic, floral and spicy nose. The floral flavor travels to the mouth. It is spicy, with gentle tannins. Also a very Italian style wine (except for the nose). Let it breathe for a bit.

112 cases were produced   14% alcohol


2008 Estate Bottled Zinfandel     True Sonoma Coast

From our own organically farmed vineyard, five miles from the ocean in the hills above Fort Ross. The vineyard is 90% Zinfandel and 10% Petite Sirah and the grapes are picked and fermented together.

Lush fruit on the nose. Full bodied with inky ruby flavors. Spices and briary elements and a long round finish.

302 cases were produced   15% alcohol


2009 Montepulciano    Nova Vineyard    Dunnigan Hills

A real favorite for this vintage. Bright rich cherry fruit on the nose. Violets and warm fruit on the palate. A round mouth feel with a smooth finish.

223 cases were produced    14% alcohol


2007 Montepulciano     Nova Vineyard   Yolo County

This is one of our "fun lots". An unusual wine and small volume. Montepulciano is a grape variety, not just a place. It has a lovely nose, with a touch of exotic fruit on it. Definitely an Italian grape, you get those tannins mixed with an enjoyable fruit in the mouth. Lingering finish.

162 cases were produced   14% alcohol


2008 Carignane     Dry Creek Valley

Big and fruit-driven, with a good strong backbone. Sour cherry and sprite plum flavors.

320 cases were produced   15.5% alcohol


2007 Carignane     Dry Creek Valley

A warm and friendly nose. This wine is smooth, rich, and full. Bigger than the 2006 vintage, it has concentrated dark fruit, and is a pleasure to drink. There is a gentle lingering finish.

292 cases were produced   15.5% alcohol


2009 Saralee's Pinot Noir    Russian River Valley

Spice on the nose and a light hint of strawberry. Warm, round, creamy. Dark cherry. Anise in the finish. This is a big and smooth Pinot Noir.

653 cases were produced   15% alcohol


2008 Saralee’s Vineyard Pinot Noir     Russian River Valley

The site for these grapes is unique—cool climate, rich fertile Russian River Valley soil, and rolling hills set against a background of stately ancient oaks. We have chosen six different clones from this vineyard to produce this wine.

It is a smooth and creamy wine with dark cherry flavors and a round mouth feel. Big fruit and berries. There is a round lingering finish.

638 cases were produced   14.5% alcohol


2008 Orchard View Syrah    Saralee's Vineyard    Russian River Valley

This is another big Syrah. Good fruit, but it's the body that makes me love this wine. BIG. Full. Round. Great tannins and structure. Not for everyone, but it floats my boat. Very similar to the 2007, but bigger.

92 cases were produced   15% alcohol


2008 Orchard View Syrah   Saralee's Vineyard   Russian River Valley

This wine has a warm inviting nose. On first sip, I think Big, Big, Big. And it is a big wine, with loads of round body feel, licorice and dried dark fruit. Round tannins. Firm with a lingering finish.

120 cases were produced   16% alcohol


2007 Estate Pinot Noir     True Sonoma Coast

From our own organic vineyard. This vintage is a bigger, more fruit driven wine than the 2006. Smooth,round mouth feel. Fruit, fruit, fruit. It's bright and big. Delicious and big. A great vintage.

358 cases were produced


2007 Orchard View Syrah    Saralee's Vineyard   Russian River Valley

This is a big Syrah. Good fruit, but it's the body that makes me love this wine. BIG, full, round. Great tannins and structure. Not for everyone, but it floats my boat.

96 cases were produced


2007 Cache Creek Petite Sirah     Lake County

Dark fruit and violets on the nose. Black berries, round feel and good tannins. It is big, firm and supple. And pretty smooth to boot. This is the last vintage of this wine.

270 cases were produced


2007 Saralee's Vineyard Dolcetto     Russian River Valley

There are only three rows of Dolcetto grown in Saralee’s Vineyard. Most years it fills one barrel.

Dark and warm fruit on the nose. It is big, rich, and smooth with full dark fruit. Hints of chocolate and a smooth finish.

42 cases were produced   13.5% alcohol


2005 Saralee's Vineyard Dolcetto     Russian River Valley

A light hit of fruit in the nose, leads to a dark round pleasing palate. Hints of blackberry and dark plums. A soft finish will linger on the palate.

22 cases were produced


2006 Nova Zinfandel     Lake County

This certified organic vineyard continues to give us wonderful grapes to work with. This is our seventh vintage of this wine. The nose is warm and friendly. The wine is creamy, lush, and expansive. Hints of plum, strawberry, green apples, and dark cherry. This is a big, smooth, fruit-driven zinfandel that will please most zin lovers.

278 cases were produced


2006 Estate Bottled Syrah

From our own organic vineyard, five miles from the ocean in the hills above Fort Ross. This wine is great right out of the bottle.

It has lovely nose with hints of dark fruit. Deep cherry tones. Smooth, rich and full-bodied, this wine has gentle but firm tannins, and a long lingering finish.

23 cases were produced


2005 Nova Vineyard Petite Sirah     Dunnigan Hills

This is the second vintage of the Nova Vineyard Petite Sirah. The vineyard is located in the Dunnigan Hills appellation of Yolo County. It has an inky color and a delightful, warm friendly nose with hints of vanilla.

Full-bodied and round, with ripe flavors. Deep dark fruit-bing cherry and blackberry, chocolate and a hint of smoke. Smooth with gentle tannins, this is a Petite Sirah to drink now and enjoy. Big, bold, and wonderfully balanced. Delicious! This wine is young and must breathe for a bit.

120 cases were produced


2006 Barbera     Mendocino County

Black raspberries on the nose. Solid tannins blend in with the berries and rhubarb in this round, warm, and spicy wine.

102 cases were produced


2007 Amber Knolls Zinfandel     Red Hills Lake County

From the Beckstoffer vineyard in Lake County, this wine is a blend of mostly Zinfandel and a little Primitivo. Spicy, with a cedar like nose. Medium bodied. Nice bright fruit. A smooth wine that is not your usual Zinfandel.

103 cases were produced


2007 Talmage Zinfandel     JMR Vineyard Mendocino

Another big, smooth, ripe, full-bodied Zin. A touch of vanilla in the nose. This wine goes down way too easy. This is the last vintage of this wine.

265 cases were produced


2007 Saralee's Vineyard Pinot Noir   Russian River Valley

The '07 is another spicy, fruity, and floral wine. It is much like past vintages. As always it will smooth out over the next year, but drinks well at the end of 2008. Beautiful nose, firm but smooth tannins, a good acid balance, it will please you. Big fruit, and berries in the mouth.

The site for these grapes is unique-cool climate, rich fertile Russian River Valley soil, and rolling hills set against a background of stately ancient oaks. The quality that we get each year is consistent. Floral, fruity, and spicy -everything you want in a Pinot Noir, and then some!

624 cases were produced


2007 Estate Zinfandel     True Sonoma Coast

From our organic vineyard. This wine has a warm friendly nose with a touch of dark fruit. Plums, black cherries, great backbone and forward fruit. A lingering finish of round ripe fruit. Give this one half an hour to breathe.

378 cases were produced


2006 Porter Bass Zinfandel     Russian River valley

For over 20 years, Porter Bass vineyard has produced great fruit for us. Low yields give this wine big flavors.

The 2006 vintage produced a lower alcohol wine that still has many of the flavors that Porter Bass Zinfandel lovers expect. You are greeted with floral notes and jasmine on the nose. As always it has pepper, dark cherry, strong balanced tannins, and acids. A lot of character here. This one needs to breathe a bit.

243 cases were produced


2007 Estate Bottled Syrah    True Sonoma Coast

From our own organically farmed vineyard, five miles from the ocean in the hills above Fort Ross. There are only 278 vines of this Syrah. We usually fill one barrel.

Dark mulberry/plum fruit on the nose. Dark plum and black currant with firm smooth tannins in the mouth. Hints of herbs and a smooth finish.

44 cases were produced   14% alcohol


2005 Estate Syrah     True Sonoma Coast

I held on to this wine-from our own certified organic vineyard-for several years, waiting for it to open up. Well, now that it is ready, we have a wonderful Syrah from the true Sonoma Coast.

Pepper, subtle fruit, smooth and even. It has a pleasant warmth, with vanilla and berries in the finish.

22 cases were produced


2004 Table Mountain Vista     True Sonoma Coast

Subtle and rich. Full-flavored. Firm and supple tannins with well integrated fruit. Candied yams and leather. I expect this wine to age well. Let it breathe for a while now to get full flavors.

82 cases were produced


2006 Talmage Barbera   Mendocino County   JMR vineyard

Both blackberries and raspberries are on the nose. The solid tannins in the mouth blend well with the berry fruit. It is a crisp and spicy wine, with a slight citrus aftertaste. Hints of rhubarb pie.

142 cases


2005 Barbera    Mendocino County

This is our third vintage of this wine from JMR Talmage Vineyard. The vineyard is in Mendocino County, a little south and east of Ukiah. It is an old vineyard up on the bench.

Notes of ripe dark fruit on the nose, with a hint of earth. The palate is greeted with a combination of dark fruits including blackberry, dark plum, olallie berries and sour cherry. Bright acidity and ripe fruit hint to what this wine will become with some age. Great now with a little breathing.

98 cases were produced.


2004 Barbera

This is our second vintage of this wine from JMR Talmage Vineyard. The vineyard is in Mendocino County, a little south and east of Ukiah. It is an old vineyard up on the bench.

Notes of ripe dark fruit on the nose, with a hint of earth. The palate is greeted with a combination of dark fruits including blackberry, dark plum, olallie berries and sour cherry. Bright acidity and ripe fruit, hints to what this wine will become with some age. Great now with a little breathing.


2006 Russian River Syrah    Orchard View  Sonoma County

This syrah from Saralee’s Vineyard, is BIG. I love this wine, and am drinking it quickly.

Smooth, rich, full-bodied, dusty chocolate, with well integrated tannins. I taste this as a very savory wine. Concentrated dried cherries and a hint of smoke at the end. God it’s good.

110 cases


2005 Orchard View Syrah    Russian River Valley

Planted at our request, this is our fourth release of Syrah from Saralee's Vineyard. Located in the Sonoma County's Russian River Valley, this vineyard is set up to take advantage of the best in modern viticultural techniques.

Hints of warm fruit and vanilla in the nose. It has a strong backbone, with dusty, bittersweet chocalate flavors. Bright cherry fruit mid palate.

In 2005, we added 8% Viognier.

This wine will develop over the next several years.

112 cases were produced.


2004 Orchard View Syrah (Saralee's Vineyard) Russian River

Our 3rd vintage of this wine is very rich. We have added 7% Viognier to the mix to give it more depth. It has a classic Syrah nose of warmth and smoke. It's bold, creamy and lush with hints of very dark cherry. Lots of body and structure. Finish your glass and you are left saying "MORE". Good when opened, great with breathing. 278 cases


2006 Talmage Zinfandel   JMR Vineyard Mendocino County

Like all the vintages of this wine, it is big and fruit-driven. A slightly earthy nose with spice and balanced tannins. All tasting this wine agreed that full bodied and creamy were good descriptions.

256 cases


2005 JMR Vineyard Talmage Zinfandel    Mendocino County

Since 1998 this wine has pleased big Zin lovers.

Blackberrys and cherries, with a little vanilla on the nose. Rich, full and smooth, this wine has deep dark flavors and a long, smooth, creamy finish.

Great balance, it is an enjoyable, and delicious wine!

312 cases were produced.


2004 JMR Vineyard Talmage Zinfandel    Mendocino County

Since 1998 this wine has pleased big Zin lovers. Once again it's a BIG Zin. Blackberries and smoke on the nose. Big, rich, full and smooth, this wine has plum, blueberries, and pomegranate on the palate. It has a long, smooth, creamy finish. Great balance, it is an exciting wine! 456 cases were produced


2005 Amber Knoll Cabernet   Beckstoffer Vineyards  Red Hills Lake County

This is our 5th vintage from this hillside vineyard. It is farmed for high quality, not volume.

There is a bit of malbec and cabernet franc in this wine too. You are greeted with a warm and friendly nose. The wine is smooth and rich. There are gentle tannins, black cherry flavors with a bit of smoke at the end. It is an extremely accessible and enjoyable wine.

118 cases


2004 Amber Knolls Beckstoffer Cabernet Sauvignon    Red Hills

This is our third vintage of this wine. This new venture of Andy Beckstoffer-in Lake County-was selected for its similarity to the best Cabernet growing sites in Napa Valley. At 2000 feet of elevation with volcanic soil heavily laden with obsidian, it is an exceptional site. Predominately Cabernet Sauvignon, the addition of small amounts of Cab Franc and Malbec give this wine added depth and character.

Black cherry, leather, and earth dominate this dark flavored Cab. Light oak on the nose, dark chocolate, dusty and bittersweet.

For drinking now, decant this wine for an hour or more. Balanced, well structured with acidity and tannins to insure that-with proper cellaring-this wine will continue to improve for five to eight years.

280 cases were produced.


2003 Amber Knolls Beckstoffer Cabernet Sauvignon

This is our second vintage of this wine and we are quite pleased with the results. This new venture of Andy Beckstoffer-in Lake County-was selected for its similarity to the best Cabernet growing sites in Napa Valley. At 2000 feet of elevation with volcanic soil heavily laden with obsidian, it is an exceptional site.

Predominately Cabernet Sauvignon, the addition of small amounts of Cab Franc and Malbec give this wine added depth and character. Black cherry, black currant, and earth dominate this dark flavored Cab. Light oak on the nose, dark chocolate, dusty and bittersweet.

For drinking now, decant this wine for an hour or more. Balanced, well structured with acidity and tannins to insure that -with proper cellaring- this wine will continue to improve for five to eight years.

220 cases were produced.


2006 Saralee's Vineyard Pinot Noir    Russian River Valley

There are hints of dark fruit, cinnamon, and cloves on the nose. Black raspberry enhances the heady aromas. Smooth, rich, round and creamy, finishing with a good acid balance and smooth tannins.

It's a bit young, and it needs time in the glass to really blossom. Let it breathe for at least half an hour.

The site for these grapes is unique - cool climate, rich fertile Russian River Valley soil, and rolling hills set against a background of stately ancient oaks. The quality that we get each year is consistent. Floral, fruity, and spicy - everything you want in a Pinot Noir, and then some!

782 cases were produced.


2005 Estate Bottled Zinfandel    True Sonoma Coast

This zin has about 10% petite sirah (from our own vineyard) blended in to make it a big, full well balanced wine. As always the fruit is certified organic (C.C.O.F.) These grapes are grown on a ridge five miles from the ocean in the hills above Fort Ross. Our weather extremes always make this wine complex and fruit-driven.

You will find blackberries and plums, in the mouth. It has great structure, round mouth feel, and smooth finish.

287 cases were produced


2004 Estate Bottled Zinfandel    True Sonoma Coast

We started planting our Zinfandel vineyard in 1982. It is certified organic. 2004 was another great vintage for Zinfandel here at Wild Hog. The field blend of 10% Petite Sirah from our own vineyard adds depth and complexity to this Zinfandel.

A warm rich nose of dark fruit greets you and is followed by lush dark cherry and plum. A velvety and smooth mouth feel with a rich creamy finish assures your enjoyment. Let this wine breathe for at least a half hour.

310 cases were produced. $250 per case


2006 Siani Farms Carignane   Dry Creek

This vintage, our tenth, is lighter and more delicate than the '04 and '05.

It is creamy and rich with deep dark cherry fruit. Smooth, full and bright. A lingering finish and a hint of smoke end your glass of this wine.

It is always a pleasant surprise how much this vineyard can vary from year to year and still always be a joy to drink. A delightful year for Carignane.

320 cases


2005 Saini Vineyard Carignane Dry Creek Valley

Our 9th vintage of this wine is a bit more subtle and savory than the 2004 vintage. A wonderful food wine, it has bright fruit on the nose. Warm and smooth with a great palate feel, this wine is rich with apple-pear butter flavors, a cherry finish, and a bit of smoke, caramel, and taffy hidden inside. 310 cases were produced.


2005 Estate Pinot Noir True Sonoma Coast

We started planting this vineyard in 1981, and this will be our 21st vintage. Our vineyard is certified organic. This big, full-bodied Pinot Noir is rich and spicy, dark and smooth. Hints of mulberry, dried apples, and apricots are on the palate. This complex wine has a long and delightful finish. Let it breathe to get the most from this wine.

223 cases were produced.


2006 Porter Bass Zinfandel  Russian River Valley  Sonoma County

This is our 17th vintage from this vineyard. The Basses put a lot into this vineyard. It is farmed organically, and they use some biodynamic techniques too. Very low yield and cool climate provide for intense flavors.

There are hints of a floral jasmine and black pepper in the nose. Deep dark black cherry, and a peppery savory, smooth mouth feel. There is a pleasant warmth, with vanilla and berries at the end. Another winner from Porter Bass vineyard.

225 cases


2005 Porter Bass Zinfandel   Russian River Valley

This is the 16th vintage of the Porter Bass Zinfandel, and once again it's a winner.

The nose shows deep, dark, rich fruit. In the mouth you get complex dark cherry flavors, pepper, gentle -but firm- tannins and a creamy finish. This wine coats your mouth and is a joy to drink. As always, to get the most out of this wine, let it breathe for a half hour or so.

268 cases were produced.


2004 Porter Bass Zinfandel Russian River Valley Vineyard

We have worked with the Bass's since 1990, and every year has produced great wine. This organic and biodynamic vineyard is very low yield. Always an intense wine, the '04 follows this tradition. Great dark cherry fruit on the nose and palate. Big and rich. Full bodied, round and lush. Smooth finish. Boy it's good. Let it breathe for full flavor. 220 cases


2005 Saralee's Vineyard Pinot Noir

There are hints of violets, cinnamon and cloves on the nose. Black raspberry and cherry enhance the heady aromas, finishing with a good acid balance and well integrated tannins.

It's a bit young and tight now, needs time in the glass to really blossom. Let it breathe for at least half an hour.

The site for these grapes is unique-cool climate, rich fertile Russian River Valley soil, and rolling hills set against a background of stately ancient oaks. The quality that we get each year is consistent. Floral, fruity and spicy -everything you want in a Pinot Noir, and then some!

783 cases were produced.


2006 Nova Zinfandel   Lake County, Kelseyville

This is the fifth vintage that we have made from this certified organic vineyard. These older vines are head pruned and the crop is kept to about three tons to the acre. Jim Smith and his family, strive to produce the best grapes possible for us to make wine with.

A warm friendly nose greets you, with hints of dark fruit. The wine is smooth, creamy, and lush. Plum, dark cherry, and a slice of strawberry, are all in there. A smooth and round wine, with firm structure. Enjoy now, but do let it breathe.

278 cases


2005 Nova Zinfandel    Lake County

Our first vintage of this wine was in 2002. It was a pleasure to drink. Since then, Jim Smith, the vineyard manager, has worked with us to grow the best possible grapes. He has done it again for 2005.

This wine "melts in your mouth." There is a lushness in the nose that leads to big, round, concentrated fruit. Gentle tannins-rich and friendly-with an easy finish.

302 cases were produced.


2004 Nova Zinfandel

This is the third vintage of the Nova Vineyard Zinfandel. The vineyard is located in Lake County, near Kelseyville. Farmed organically, the vines are 30 plus years old. The crop is thinned to approximately four tons per acre.

A bouquet of rich dark fruits and earth on the nose. On the palate, blackberry allspice, vanilla, black plum, and dark chocolate. This full bodied wine is fruit driven and has a soft and silky finish.

300 cases were produced.


2004 Nova Vineyard Petite Sirah

This is the first vintage of the Nova Vineyard Petite Sirah. The vineyard is located in Yolo County, in the Dunnigan Hills appellation. Never before have we made a Petite Sirah that was ready so young! After numerous barrel samples, we decided this wine was too good to leave in the barrel and should be drunk now!

It has a delightful nose, ripe flavors and an inky color. Big, bold, and smooth as silk. Wonderfully balanced with soft tannins. Delicious!

Two tons of ripe fruit were harvested on August 20 at 25° brix. The grapes were put through the destemmer into several small fermentation tanks and Bordeaux yeast was added immediately. After 10 days, the must was pressed and the wine put into American oak barrels for 12 months.

120 cases were produced.


2003 Orchard View Syrah

Planted at our request, this is our second release of Syrah from Saralee's Vineyard. Located in the Sonoma County's Russian River Valley, this vineyard is set up to take advantage of the best in modern viticultural techniques.

This is a complex Syrah-aromas of black fruits and vanilla on the nose, with blackberry and black currant on the palate. A velvety texture follows the dark fruits and finishes with a luscious dark chocolate. In 2003, we added 7% Viognier.

This wine will develop over the next several years.

278 cases were produced.


2003 Porter Bass Zinfandel

Tucked away in a little hidden valley, this Zin once again shows its uniqueness. We have worked with the Porter Bass Vineyard since 1990. Sue and Dirck Bass grow eight acres of Zinfandel on a hillside near the Russian River, about 15 miles from the Ocean. It is a low yield vineyard that is mostly spur pruned and it is sustainably farmed.

Ripe dark Nubiana plum greets the nose. Lush, round, and supple on the mid-palate with ripe dark plum, dark cherry, and that magical burst of allspice so unique to this vineyard.

185 cases were produced.


2004 Dry Creek Carignane

Another outstanding example from the Saini Vineyards in Dry Creek.

Old vine Carignane was formerly lost in the field blends of old vineyards. This wine exhibits smoked cherries on the nose. Big round fruit-lush and velvety on the palate showing red raspberry and ripe, red cherry with soft tannins and hints of cedar on the finish.

320 cases were produced.


2004 Estate Bottled Pinot Noir

The old section of our Pinot Noir Vineyard is now 25 years old. The new section of the vineyard is in its seventh year of production and adds the flavors of new and interesting clones to the mix of fruit. Tasting notes include: Very rich-with intense, deep dark flavors. This forward, slightly jammy wine has hints of cedar and a lingering finish. With deep rich color and full body, it is a concentrated and complex wine. Let this wine breathe for full enjoyment.

The grapes are from our own vineyard. Located on a hillside five miles from the Ocean, these grapes receive great sun, hot days, and cool nights. Our vineyard has been certified organic by California Certified Organic Farmers since 1980. Permanent cover crop, integrated pest management, and organic fertilizers, when needed, help to produce fruit bursting with flavor.

Our Pinot Noir vines produced four tons in 2004 - about a ton and a quarter to the acre. The grapes were harvested on September 3 at 25.5 brix. The grapes were crushed into open top tanks and allowed to ferment for 17 days until dry. The wine was inoculated with MCW for malolactic fermentation and aged in a mix of new to three year old American oak for twelve months.

A total of 205 cases was produced.


2004 Saralee's Vineyard Pinot Noir

The 2004 Saralee's Pinot Noir is a delicious wine. Intense fruit flavors and dark color. Full bodied and friendly, it is spicy, fruity and crisp. Soft on the pallet and enjoyable now, it will improve for a few years.

Harvested on September 6 at 26° brix, we brought in ten tons. Clones used were 2A, 9, 15, 16, 23, 31, 32. The grapes were put through the destemmer into several small fermentation tanks and Ausmanhausen yeast was added immediately. On September 21, after 15 days, the must was pressed and the wine put into American oak barrels for one year.

This is our eleventh release of Pinot Noir from Saralee's Vineyard. Located in the Sonoma County's Russian River Valley, this vineyard is set up to take advantage of the best in modern viticultural techniques. They have planted hundreds of different rootstock and clonal variations. We feel that the blend of seven Pinot Noir clones we use adds greatly to the enjoyment and complexity of this wine.

A total of 643 cases was produced. We are very proud of it.


2003 Talmage Zinfandel

Talmage Vineyard is in Mendocino County, a little south and east of Ukiah. It is an old vineyard up on the bench with head pruned vines and low yield.

Five tons of ripe fruit were harvested on September 24 at 25.5° brix. The grapes were put through the destemmer into several small fermentation tanks and Bordeaux yeast was added immediately. On October 10, after 16 days, the must was pressed and the wine put into American oak barrels for 18 months. Only 270 cases were produced.

A big Zinfandel. This wine shows the vibrant lush flavors of grape harvest. Pomegranate, bright plum, dried fig and bright acidity all come together to make this wine a BIG ZIN lover's dream come true.


2003 Estate Bottled Zinfandel

Produced from our five acre vineyard, these grapes are organically grown and picked by hand. At 1400 feet elevation and five miles from the Ocean east of Fort Ross, the vineyard avoids most of the summer fog. The climate of the coastal range, in conjunction with our farming practices, helps to produce intense, flavorful grapes.

Harvested on October 19 at 26.3° brix, the 2003 fruit was ripe and beautiful. We brought in approximately six tons. The grapes were put through the destemmer into several small fermentation tanks and Bordeaux yeast was added immediately. On November 3, after 15 days, the must was pressed and the wine put into American oak barrels for 18 months.

This full-bodied, rich, fruit driven wine has great balance. It is concentrated and jammy - with black cherry, cassis, and a smooth lingering finish.

487 cases were produced.


2004 Table Mountain Vista   True Sonoma Coast  Sonoma County

This is our 5th vintage from this organic vineyard. Only two acres high on a ridge top five miles from the ocean. It is 80% cabernet, and a mix of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petite Verdot.

Subtle, rich, and full flavored. It has plenty of body and good tannins that are firm and supple. Well-integrated fruit, with a hint of candied yams, and leather.

The last vintage took almost 6 years to open up into a wonderful wine. This one is showing well now, and will continue to mature over the next year or two.

Each vintage gets better as we all learn this vineyard. I enjoy working with this fruit, so close to our home.

98 cases


2003 Table Mountain Vista    True Sonoma Coast

This is our second vintage from this small organically grown vineyard. These grapes were planted for us, to our specifications. Mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, with Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petite Verdot, this is the classic Bordeaux blend.

It is bold, rich, creamy and smooth. There are briary, dark fruit flavors, with a long gentle finish.

120 cases


2002 Table Mountain Vista

This is our first vintage of this wine and we are quite pleased with the results.

For many years, we had been looking for the perfect site to plant the Bordeaux mix. This vineyard was planted specifically for us by our neighbors, Pat and Jesus. On a high level ridgetop with views of the Ocean, this location has gentle breezes and receives sun all day long. The small planting of one and a half acres consists of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petite Verdot.

This vintage of a ton and a half was harvested on September 26 at 25.5° Brix. On October 7, after 12 days, the must was pressed and the wine put into American oak barrels for 18 months.

Only 67 cases were produced.


2003 Nova Vineyard Zinfandel

This is the second vintage of the Nova Vineyard Zinfandel. The vineyard is located in Lake County, near Kelseyville. Farmed organically, the vines are 30 plus years old. The crop is thinned to approximately four tons per acre. Big, and ripe flavors of blackberry and chocolate. Great acid balance with soft tannins. A long finish of cocoa and fruit. Wonderfully balanced. Delicious!

Five tons of ripe fruit were harvested on September 22 at 26.6° brix. The grapes were put through the destemmer into several small fermentation tanks and Bordeaux yeast was added immediately. After 12 days, the must was pressed and the wine put into American oak barrels for 18 months. 315 cases were produced.


2003 JMR Talmage Barbera

This is our first vintage of this wine from JMR Talmage Vineyard. The vineyard is in Mendocino County, a little south and east of Ukiah. It is an old vineyard up on the bench.

Two and a half tons of ripe fruit were harvested on October 21 at 25.9° brix. The grapes were put through the destemmer into a small fermentation tank and Bordeaux yeast was added immediately. On November 4, after 14 days, the must was pressed and the wine put into American oak barrels for 18 months. Only 112 cases were produced.

This rustic, yet graceful wine is fruit driven. Deep, dark, and rich-round and full bodied.


2005 Saralee's Vineyard Dolcetto

We are excited to announce the release of the 2005 Dolcetto from Saralee's Vineyard in the Russian River Valley. Over the years, this wine has been a favorite. We don't make this wine every year, but when we do it's a joy to drink.

A fruity bouquet. Deep dark ripe cherry flavors. Hints of pomegranate and a bit of spice. This is a unique wine and fun to drink! For full flavor, let it breathe for at least half an hour.

One barrel (23 cases) was produced.


2003 Dolcetto

When a visiting wine consultant was given a sample of this wine, his first comment was "Rivals any great Italian Dolcettos I've had in years! May I have some more?"

Where there's smoke there's spice. Aromas of dark fruits, smoke and spice on the nose, followed by layers of flavor including black raspberry, black plum, cinnamon spice, and earth.

Only 24 cases were produced.


2002 Beckstoffer-Amber Knolls Cabernet Sauvignon

This is our first vintage of this wine and we are quite pleased with the results. This location, in Lake County, was selected for its similarity to the best Cabernet growing sites in Napa Valley.

A ton of this vintage was harvested on October 8 at 28° Brix. On October 26, after 18 days, the must was pressed and the wine put into American oak barrels for 18 months. Only 50 cases were produced.

Big. Full. Very smooth. This delightful wine drinks well now and will age for at least several years.


2002 Saralee's Vineyard Dolcetto

We have been getting small amounts of Dolcetto from Saralee's Vineyard since 1997. However, we rarely bottle it on its own. In 2002, we felt that the wine was so good that we had to release the Dolcetto with its own label. This is a delicious, intense wine. Jammy, concentrated and very rich. It is soft on the pallet and has a wonderful bouquet.

Harvested on October 17 at 23.5 brix, we brought in two tons. The grapes were put through the destemmer into several small fermentation tanks and Ausmanhausen yeast was added immediately. After 15 days, the must was pressed and the wine put into American oak barrels for one year.

This is our third release of Dolcetto in six years. Located in the Sonoma County's Russian River Valley, this vineyard is set up to take advantage of the best in modern viticultural techniques. A total of 120 cases was produced. We are very proud of it.


2002 Orchard View Syrah

The 2002 Orchard View Syrah from Saralee's Vineyard is a big full-bodied wine. With intense fruit, it is soft on the pallet and ultimately pleasurable.

Harvested on September 24 at 25.5 brix, we brought in 3.5 tons. The grapes were put through the destemmer into several small fermentation tanks and Bordeaux yeast was added immediately. After 14 days, the must was pressed and the wine put into American oak barrels for one year.

Planted at our request, this is our first release of Syrah from Saralee's Vineyard. Located in the Sonoma County's Russian River Valley, this vineyard is set up to take advantage of the best in modern viticultural techniques. A total of 157 cases was produced. We are very proud of it.


2002 Porter Bass Zinfandel

We have worked with the Porter Bass Vineyard since 1990. Sue and Dirck Bass grow eight acres of Zinfandel on a hillside near the Russian River, about 15 miles from the Ocean. It is a low yield vineyard that is mostly spur pruned and it is sustainably farmed.

Harvested on October 17 at 24.5° brix,the 2002 fruit was ripe and beautiful. We brought in six tons. The grapes were put through the destemmer into several small fermentation tanks and Bordeaux yeast was added immediately. On October 31, after 14 days, the must was pressed and the wine put into American oak barrels for 18 months. Only 350 cases were produced.

All the wines from Porter Bass Vineyard improve with time in the bottle and will age five or more years. The 2002 is very bold and rich with deep flavor-very accessible now!


2003 Dry Creek Carignane

This is our sixth vintage of this wine and we are quite pleased with the results. The grapes are grown on the bench of Dry Creek. The head pruned vines are over 50 years old.

To our knowledge, no Carignane has been planted in Sonoma County in at least 30 or 40 years. Low yield, combined with dry farming on one of the best locations on earth, make this wine a joy to drink. In 2003, the grapes were harvested on September 23 at 26° brix. We brought in five tons. The fruit was ripe, clean, and tasty. The grapes were put through the destemmer into several small fermentation tanks and Bordeaux yeast was added immediately. After 14 days, the must was pressed and the wine put into American oak barrels for 14 months. Three hundred fifteen cases were produced.

Rich, full, and warm, this wine has a nice balance of good fruit, soft tannins, and solid body. Finely crafted, it is friendly now, and will age for several years.


2002 Saralee's Vineyard Pinot Noir

The 2002 Saralee's Pinot Noir is a delicious wine. Intense. Floral, spicy, fruity and crisp. It is soft on the pallet and has subtle hints of smoke and oak in the finish. Wow, what a nose!

Harvested on September 12 at 26.5 brix, we brought in 19.7 tons. Clones used were 15, 16, 18, 19, 23, 31, 32. The grapes were put through the destemmer into several small fermentation tanks and Ausmanhausen yeast was added immediately. After 12 days, the must was pressed and the wine put into American oak barrels for one year.

This is our ninth release of Pinot Noir from Saralee's Vineyard. Located in the Sonoma County's Russian River Valley, this vineyard is set up to take advantage of the best in modern viticultural techniques. They have planted hundreds of different rootstock and clonal variations.

We feel that the blend of 7 Pinot Noir clones we use adds greatly to the enjoyment and complexity of this wine. A total of 900 cases was produced. We are very proud of it.


2003 Saralee's Vineyard Pinot Noir

The 2003 Saralee's Pinot Noir is a delicious wine. Intense fruit flavors. Floral, spicy, fruity and crisp. It is soft on the pallet and has subtle hints of smoke and oak in the finish. Wow, what a nose!

Harvested on September 22 at 27.3 brix, we brought in 10tons. Clones used were 15, 16, 18, 19, 23, 31, 32. The grapes were put through the destemmer into several small fermentation tanks and Ausmanhausen yeast was added immediately. After 12 days, the must was pressed and the wine put into American oak barrels for one year.

This is our tenth release of Pinot Noir from Saralee's Vineyard. Located in the Sonoma County's Russian River Valley, this vineyard is set up to take advantage of the best in modern viticultural techniques. They have planted hundreds of different rootstock and clonal variations. We feel that the blend of 7 Pinot Noir clones we use adds greatly to the enjoyment and complexity of this wine. A total of 598 cases was produced. We are very proud of it.


2002 Nova Vineyard Zinfandel

This is the first vintage of the Nova Vineyard Zinfandel. The vineyard is located in Lake County, near Kelseyville. Farmed organically, the vines are 30 plus years old. The crop is thinned to approximately 4 tons per acre.

This wine is a bit more delicate than our usual big Zinfandels. Opulent, with bright raspberry fruit, it is packed with flavor.

Two tons of ripe fruit were harvested on October 19 at 24° brix. The grapes were put through the destemmer into several small fermentation tanks and Bordeaux yeast was added immediately. After 12 days, the must was pressed and the wine put into American oak barrels for 18 months. Only 120 cases were produced.


2002 Estate Bottled Pinot Noir

This is a bright and very fruity wine. A new section of the vineyard is in its fifth year of production and adds the flavors of new and interesting clones to the mix of fruit.

Tasting notes include: A bouquet of wild strawberries, exotic fruit, full body, smooth finish, and good rich color. It is a deep and complex wine.

The grapes are from our own vineyard. Located on a hillside five miles from the Ocean, these grapes receive great sun, hot days, and cool nights. Our vineyard has been certified organic by California Certified Organic Farmers since 1980. Permanent cover crop, integrated pest management, and organic fertilizers, when needed, help to produce fruit bursting with flavor. Our Pinot Noir vines produced five tons in 2002. about a ton and a quarter to the acre. The grapes were harvested on September 8 at 25 brix. The grapes were crushed into open top tanks and allowed to ferment for 10 days until dry. The wine was inoculated with MCW for malolactic fermentation and aged in a mix of new to three year old American oak for 12 months. A total of 300 cases was produced.


2002 Dry Creek Carignane

This is our fifth vintage of this wine and we are quite pleased with the results.

The grapes are grown on the bench of Dry Creek. The head pruned vines are over 50 years old. To our knowledge, no Carignane has been planted in Sonoma County in at least 30 or 40 years. Low yield, combined with dry farming on one of the best locations on earth, make this wine a joy to drink.

In 2002, the grapes were harvested on September 18 at 24° brix. We brought in 5 tons. The fruit was ripe, clean, and tasty. The grapes were put through the destemmer into several small fermentation tanks and Bordeaux yeast was added immediately. After 14 days, the must was pressed and the wine put into American oak barrels for 14 months. Three hundred twenty two cases were produced.

This wine has a nice balance of good fruit, soft tannins, and solid body. Delicate and finely crafted, it is friendly now, and will age for several years.


2002 Estate Bottled Zinfandel

Produced from our five acre vineyard, these grapes are organically grown and picked by hand. At 1400 feet elevation and five miles from the Ocean east of Fort Ross, the vineyard avoids most of the summer fog. The climate of the coastal range, in conjunction with our farming practices, helps to produce intense, flavorful grapes.

Harvested on October 2 at 27.5° brix, the 2002 fruit was ripe and beautiful. We brought in approximately 5 tons. The grapes were put through the destemmer into several small fermentation tanks and Bordeaux yeast was added immediately. On October 13, after 11 days, the must was pressed and the wine put into American oak barrels for 18 months. 327 cases were produced.

A full-bodied wine with concentrated fruit-very jammy-this wine has all the components of a wonderful Zinfandel and is sure to age well.


2003 Estate Bottled Pinot Noir

This is a bright and very fruity wine. A new section of the vineyard is in its sixth year of production and adds the flavors of new and interesting clones to the mix of fruit.

Tasting notes include: Very rich. A bouquet of violets and raspberries. Full body, smooth finish, and good rich color. It is a deep, concentrated, and complex wine. Let this wine breathe for full enjoyment.

The grapes are from our own vineyard. Located on a hillside 5 miles from the Ocean, these grapes receive great sun, hot days, and cool nights. Our vineyard has been certified organic by California Certified Organic Farmers since 1980. Permanent cover crop, integrated pest management, and organic fertilizers, when needed, help to produce fruit bursting with flavor. Our Pinot Noir vines produced five tons in 2003-about a ton and a quarter to the acre. The grapes were harvested on September 21 at 26.1 brix. The grapes were crushed into open top tanks and allowed to ferment for 10 days until dry. The wine was inoculated with MCW for malolactic fermentation and aged in a mix of new to three year old American oak for 12 months. A total of 321 cases was produced.


2006 Montepuluciano

Love Italian varietals? Looking for a great Italian style wine? In California? Look no further! The first vintage of our 2006 Montepuluciano.

Montepulciano is an Italian varietal. In 2006, only 50 tons of Montepulciano were produced in the entire state of California. We got a little over a ton!

The grapes that we purchased are from the Nova's Dunnigan Hills Vineyard.

Our Montepulciano has been made in the classic style.

An earthy nose of moist forest floor, spice, and olde English roses. Followed by ripe dark fruits-plum, black cherries, almond, a hint of cedar and bitter chocolate. A smoky plum finish.

Firm tannins and balanced acidity make this a great food wine. It is suave and sophisticated.

We only made 65 cases. Since it is new for us and so rare, we have been drinking this with friends and colleagues to determine when it will be ready for release. Recently the response has been "WOW!!!! Smooth, delicious, BERRIES. When can we get some?"

This wine says "Drink me now!"

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