2017 PG88 Image
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$30.00
/ 750ml
SKU: RPGG17PG88
Varietal
50% Pinot Noir
Appellation
50% Gamay Eola-Amity Hills, Oregon

One of the greatest viticultural treasures at our estate in Oregon are the original, own-rooted vines planted in the 1980’s. Sadly, many of these vineyards have succumbed to phllyoxera and we had to remove our oldest Pinot Noir and Gamay plantings this Spring. This was particular painful since they were the oldest Gamay vines in Oregon (1988). But, these old vines gave their swan song in the 2017 vintage and produced brilliant fruit! The yields were incredibly small and the wines are tremendous in their complexity and energy. My PG88 is a reference to the Passe-Tout-Grain wines of Burgundy and brings the two personalities of Pinot Noir and Gamay in a harmonious fashion — earthiness, oolong tea, lilac, bright red currants, and fresh herbal accents of crushed thyme leaves and summer savory. The grapes were fermented in a traditional carbonic maceration, which can be felt in the forward, bright, round texture of the wine. We produced very little and and I am proud of it. 588 bottles.

 

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2017 PAÍS Image
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Varietal
Amador County
Appellation

Planted in 1854, the fruit from the Deaver Ranch in Amador County is one of the oldest vineyards in California and also is one of the last vestiges of the Mission grape in the state. Originally from Spain and brought over to California in the 1700s by the Franciscan missionaries, the Mission grape, which is also known as País, and Listán Prieto in the Canary Islands, was successfully planted in California and used for table, sacramental and fortified wine purposes. Mission is hardy, resistant to drought and prefers the hot and dry climates of the southern United states. Wild and almost savage like berry aromas spring from the glass along with baking spices and pepper. Crunchy, fresh and delicious on the palate. Super drinkable and enjoyable with any backyard patio cuisine. 50 cases made.

 

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2017 Candyfloss Rosé Image
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$21.00
/ 750ml
SKU: RPGG17CFROA
Varietal
Rosé of Pinot Noir
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills

Traditionally approached and whole-cluster pressed, this delicious Rosé of Pinot Noir is from Sanford's beautiful La Rinconada Vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills near Lompoc, California. Inspired by the great dry Rosé from Domaine Vacheron in Sancerre, this wine has mouth-watering citrus acidity, watermelon crunch and delicious summer fruits. The Candyfloss name comes from the wine's intense sweet aromas and refers to what the United Kingdom calls Cottom Candy. 100% grape juice. Native yeast. Zero additives. Aged in neutral wood.


The Holi Festival series of labels celebrates the annual festival of colors on the Indian subcontinent signifying thanks for a good harvest, the victory of good over evil, and a festive day to play and laugh and to forget and forgive.

 

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The Sommelier's Atlas of Taste Image
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$45.00
 
SKU: UAOTRAJBK

The Sommelier’s Atlas of Taste, A Field Guide to the Great Wines of Europe, is Raj Parr’s second book and represents a detailed look at the most classic wines and wines regions of Europe. Through his 27 years of experience as a Sommelier, Wine Director, Consumer and Educator, Raj draws upon his vast relationships to see the most exciting producers and growers in France, Italy, Spain, Germany and Austria. True to Raj’s legendary status, knowledge and inspiration, there is a heavy emphasis on France.

Written with Jordan Mackay, who is also a prolific Food and Wine journalist and now his second collaboration with Raj after The Secrets of the Sommeliers, this book takes you on a journey of discovery about the great vineyards, soils, production techniques, and most satisfyingly, provides an inner sanctum look at the personalities and culture behind these historic properties and wines.

Whether you have a budding interest in wine or are an avid collector and connoisseur of it, you will find great enjoying in getting a front row seat, through the eyes of two significant wine experts, to the classic wine regions of Europe.

Whether you have a budding interest in wine or are an avid collector and connoisseur of it, you will find great joy in getting a front row seat, through the eyes of two significant wine experts, to the classic wine regions of Europe.