2016 Dry Creek Ciliegiolo
This unique Italian varietal is generally used as a blending grape for Chianti. It is a very mid-palate wine..with no real entry or finish. We chose to keep it as close to 100% as possible. So we aged it in 1/3 New Hungarian and 2/3 neutral French for 15 months. We decided to do a 95% Ciliegiolo and 5% Sangiovese. What we ended up with a very fun, integrated, cherry, plum , gently oaked easy drinking wine...perfect with some light charcuterie. Saluté
2017 Dolcetto, Foxhill Vineyard
2017 Negroamaro, Foxhill Vineyard
2017 Negroamaro Foxhill Vineyard Harvest Date: 08/28/18; Brix at 19; TA 8.2; pH 3.1 Grown traditionally in Puglia, the heel of Italy, this variety can stand lots of heat; therefore, it is all about acidity and tannin. The vineyard is situated in Mendocino Co. and gives a different point of view of this variety; great food wine and a potential blending component for our future Super Tuscan style reserve. 2017 Dolcetto Foxhill Vineyard Harvest Date: 08/28/18; Brix at 25; TA 6.5 g/L; pH 3.5 From northern region of Italy, Piedmont, this wine gains its name by the slightly fruity structure that it possesses. This vineyard is nestled in Mendocino Co. and promoted a rich presence of earthy notes, along hints of prunes and licorice; representing this variety well. 2017 Sangiovese Russian River Valley Harvest Date: 9/08/18; Brix at 23; TA 7.2; pH 3.3 In the Northern side of the RRV, 2017 Harvest Year hosted a mild summer with a few short bursts of heat, promoting some riper flavors yet maintaining the savory character that this variety possess. In the Vineyard, we maintained a generous canopy so our fruit kept bright acidity and good structure.
2016 Anthess Falanghina
2016 Anthesis Picpoul Blanc
Their first release includes 2016 vingates of: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Picpoul Blanc, and Falanghina. The picpoul blanc and falanghina are especially unique as they are orange wines. Located in the northern city of Laytonville, way North at 2700 feet of altitude grows our Falanghina. This is a traditional white aromatic southern Italian variety grown around the Vesuvius for thousands of years. This site promotes ripeness of the fruit and maintains a lower sugar concentration with an excellent expression of acidity and minerality. Our harvest dates ranges between October 14th and October 21st, and our 100 percent whole cluster fermentation lasts 30-35 days to promote color extraction from the white skins of our Falanghina, hence the orange color.
Donelan Family Wines
Spring 2018 Release
Welcome to the Donelan Family Wines Spring Release. The release features the following wines: 2014 Nancie Chardonnay (94 points) - $48 2016 Genevieve's Block Chardonnay (not yet rated; 2015 - 97 points) - $70 - less than *30* cases left 2013 Two Brothers Pinot Noir (90-92 points) - $55 2015 Tripp's Block Pinot Noir (not yet rated; 2014 - 93 points) - $78 2014 Cuvée Christine (93 points) - $48 2013 Richards Family Vineyard Syrah (98 points) - $150 Additional available wines: 2015 Venus Roussanne/Viognier ($48) - less than *20* cases left 2015 Cushing's Block Pinot Noir ($78) - less than *7* cases left 2014 Cuvée Moriah Grenache/Mourvèdre ($50) 2014 Kobler Family Vineyard Syrah ($60) 2014 Cuvée Keltie Syrah ($90) 2014 Obsidian Vineyard Syrah ($105) Some wines WILL sell out, so if you'd like anything, please don't delay!
Paul Mathew Tasting Room
Stainless steel fermented dry, this RRV Gewurz is a blend of 2 vineyards. A beautiful fragrant wine of lychee nut, ginger, fresh cut thyme with passion fruit and white grapefruit. Perfect for welcoming Spring weather. 136 cases produced. Available in the Tasting Room by request
Taft Street Winery
2017 Sauvignon Blanc Russian River Valley
This Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc is refreshingly crisp, the bouquet perfumed with hints of green apple and white peach. A fine mineral edge frames citrus flavors of key-lime and grapefruit, while lively acidity provides a polished, lingering finish.
Taft Street Winery
2017 Rose of Pinot Noir Russian River Valley
This Rosé of Pinot Noir opens with hints of white peach and watermelon. On the palate, you’ll find notes of strawberry and nectarine that complement the wine’s bright acidity. This Rosé shows real Pinot Noir complexity and elegance, yet lends itself nicely to casual entertaining.