We are happy to announce that your 2017 Spring Signature Series wine club shipment will ship on Monday, March 13, 2017. The three bottle selection will include the following: (1) Cabernet Sauvignon Signature, Viking Estate Vineyard 2014 (1) Syrah Signature, Anna's Estate Vineyard 2014; (1) Anna's Red Signature, Anna's Estate Vineyard 2014; (1) Cabernet Franc Signature, Viking Vineyard 2014; (1) Version Red Reserve, Anna's Estate Vineyard 2013; and (1) Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Viking Vineyard 2011.
Cabernet Sauvignon Signature, Viking Estate Vineyard, 2014
92-94 points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The wine shows a saturated fruitiness and plump texture with a sense of crystallized blackberries and melted licorice leading to a long finish accenting the mocha-like richness of fine cigar tobacco wrapper and graphite tinged soft tannins. A pedigreed wine of breeding it demonstrates the potential of the vineyard in the hands of master winemaker. Drink now through 2029.
Retail $90.00 | Wine Club $72.00
Syrah Signature, Anna's Estate Vineyard, 2014
91 points, Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine
Syrah 95%, Viognier 5%. Harvested at night, the fruit was hand sorted, de-stemmed, and co-fermented with 5% Viognier. Following a period of maceration on the skins, the “free run” wine was moved to a combination of new and neutral French oak barrels for 18 months. Deeply colored and densely fruited this masculine wine exhales textbook aromatics of blueberries, smoke and bacon which are reconfirmed in the fleshy, savory flavors of blackberries, salami, leather, and black pepper.
Retail $60.00 | Wine Club $48.00
Anna's Red Signature, Anna's Estate Vineyard, 2014
Mourvèdre 39%, Syrah 33%, Grenache 26%, Petite Sirah 2%. Inspired by the top cuvees of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, this reverse engineered GSM blend showcases the synergies of these varieties. Anna’s Estate Vineyard features mountain elevation and steep south facing exposures, all the better to maximize vine stress, thick skins and flavor intensity. The wine delivers the savory flavors of a game infused blackberry reduction with hints of Herbs-de-Provence and campfire smoke. Drink now through 2020.
Retail $50.00 | Wine Club $40.00
Cabernet Franc Signature, Viking Estate Vineyard, 2014
Violet and Iris flower aromatics make for a 1st impression followed by deeply penetrating flavors of blueberries, black currants, toast, cedar wood, Christmas spices, and graphite minerality. Light on its feet yet full and generous, the wine’s silky texture leads to an opulent sustaining finish of black fruited incense. Best decanted in the near term, drink through 2024.
Retail $70.00 | Wine Club $56.00
Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah Reserve, Viking estate vineyard, 2011 - Library Release
Cabernet Sauvignon 65%, Syrah 35%. Made separately, these two wines were aged for a good year and a half in new and neutral oak barrels, respectively. The syrah, without the influence of new oak, preserved its pure, exuberant fruity personality and brings to the blend a broad mouth feel which adds vitality and density to the edgier fruit acidity of the mountain influenced Cabernet. This wine can be enjoyed through 2019.
Retail $65.00 | Wine Club $52.00
Version red Reserve, Anna's Estate Vineyard, 2013
92 points, Wine Spectator
Syrah 52%, Mourvèdre 40%, Grenache 8%. Syrah and Mourvèdre dominate the blend giving the wine a distinctive Herb-de-Provence and black olive tinged red berry fruitiness of black and red plums, it is the personification of liquid tapanade. Aromas reminiscent of wild thyme and rosemary bleed into savory red meat flavors ending in a rousing long finish of the North African spice bazaar. Drink now through 2022.
Retail $50.00 | Wine Club $40.00