This wine is pale salmon pink with aromas of green apple, strawberries and watermelon. Flavors of citrus, especially grapefruit, tart strawberry and green apple follow the aromas with a very dry, mineral finish. 55 cases produced.
The 2012 Viognier has aromas of honey and light stone fruits, such as apricot and peach. The flavors of apricot continue on the palate balanced with a clean minerality. This wine is full-bodied with a balanced acidity.
The 2013 Grenache Blanc is a pale straw color with lemon, green apple and a bit of confection in the aroma. The citrus and earthiness follow in the palate and it has a bright, clean finish. 150 cases produced.
Aromas of lemon zest, grapefruit, wet limestone and a subtle touch of white pepper are followed by flavors of Granny Smith apple and and crisp Asian pear. A round mouthfeel compliments the minerality on the palate. This wine spent 18 months in neutral oak and underwent partial malolactic fermentation. $36 Retail
Our first Carignane release! The 2012 Stark Carignane has aromas of lilac followed by flavors of dark cherry and cocoa. 75 cases produced.
We are happy to announce that our first release of Barbera from the Damiano Vineyard received 91 points from Wine Enthusiast Magazine and a Gold Medal in the 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. See suggested food pairings with our Barbera in the April 2014 issue of The Wine Enthusiast.
Another first from Damiano Vineyard, the 2012 Petite Sirah is opaque with glass coating ruby/purple hues. This wine is full bodied with dark brooding fruit combined with toasted fruit cake and plum skin. The tannins are big, yet smooth and will allow for hearty food pairings of rich roasted meats and braises. We always say that "we make wines that we like to drink, with food that we like to cook," and this wine epitomizes that goal.
A classic Syrah with flavors of plums, dark cherries & pepper. 96 cases produced. 93 points, Wine & Spirits Magazine 93 points, Wine Enthusiast Magazine