Our Small Block Series Collectors Cuvée is a unique treat inspired by the blends crafted during our annual Blending Party each April. For this vintage, we found dominant Merlot, Cabernet, Malbec and Syrah lots that marry together in a bold wine with a deep, rich color and aromas and flavors of ripe plums, wild mountain blackberries, black currants and black cherries. Oak spice sits atop dusty dry tannins. It’s a statement wine, worthy of aging.
On the nose, this wine presents earthy tones framed by floral notes that lead to a layered, expressive palate. This wine has volume, a big luscious mouthfeel, marked by delicious, juicy black fruits and beautifully soft tannins.
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Classic Anderson Valley, this wine is always complex and delivers beautiful, perfumed aromas with tea rose and fresh red raspberries intertwining over a backdrop of sandalwood. Silky tannins provide a roundness as black plums and huckleberry harmonize with smoky notes and earth tones on the long finish.
Lakeview is northwest of the Sundawg Ridge vineyard in one of the coolest growing regions in Sonoma. It slopes gently east to west and gained its name from the spring-fed lake nearby. The vineyard was grafted to add additional clones and is still evolving.
The Mardikian Estate is not only a standout it is also our flagship; on this vintage, aromas of ripe black cherries and clove are complemented by flavors of dark berries and notes of forest floor. Silky, elegant tannins work in tandem with the layered flavors and hints of smoke as a subtle acidity provides a beautiful lift to complete the wine.
Wightman House Vineyard is located close to Anderson Creek, where cool coastal breezes are drawn in a daily dance that allows fruit to pause and gain complexity before greeting the warm Sun. The Martini clone produces distinctive fruit with earthy, herbal notes described sometimes as robust and just as often as a favorite example of Anderson Valley.
Silky, but full of substance, this is a wine that shows a new personality each time you pull the cork. Intense layers of dark plum, blackberry and black cherry are tinged with dried herbs and sandalwood.
This wine is muscular and full of energy with aromas of rhubarb and red licorice greeting you on the nose. On the palate, Toulouse Pinot Noir presents a broad tannin structure that delivers layered flavors of wild berries and deep black cherries interlaced with elements of black tea.
Exotic and heady perfume aromas begin the nose on this Pinot Noir. In the mouth, restrained and taught, it is filled with currants, dark berries and hints of game and grilled meats. The tannins are firm and wind their way around a classically structured Pinot Noir.
Aromas of black cherry and strawberry compote are layered alongside earthy elements of clove and forest floor. Upon entry, dark berry flavors, most notably blackberry and huckleberry deliver a plush mouthfeel, leading to savory toasted oak on the elegant finish.