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2016 Rosé of Carignan

As popular as our 2015 Rosé of Carignan was, William wasn't satisfied with it, and adjusted the aging regime to 100% stainless. The end result is a wonderfully fresh, vibrant Rosé, yet retains the complexity our Rosé is known for. Unfortunately only one barrel, 25 cases, was made this year, so it will not be around for very long!

This 1/2 ton lot, was picked (by William himself) expressly for rosé, 2 weeks before we picked for our red production, to produce the natural acidity and alcohol that is the hall mark of classic rosé. While its tempting to drink it right away, those with a cellar, will enjoy savoring bottles all year round.

1 barrel - 25 cases crafted.

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$25.00
 
SKU: 2016Carrose
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$300.00
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2013 Syrah

After 2.5 years bottle aging, our 2013 Syrah is finally released. From the cool climate, esteemed Saralee's Vineyard of the Russian River Valley, this hillside planting of creates a classic Northern Rhone style syrah.

The color is a pretty, bright garnet.

Aromas of dried herbs, thyme, cured meat, white pepper, black olive. 

In contrast to the nose, the wine is fresh on the palette with notes dark plums, pluot, and a lingering finish.

Pair with grilled lamb, duck and other game poultry, grilled eggplant.

2 barrels - 50 cases crafted.
 

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$42.00
 
SKU: AW2013SYR
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$504.00
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2013 'Flash' Red Blend

In 2014 we lost Flash, our beloved 15 year old Australian Shepherd.  Flash was a gentle, noble soul who touched the hearts of all who knew him.

This unique blend is a tribute to the love he inspired, crafted from portions of two of our favorite barrels of Grenache and Syrah, from the esteemed Saralee's Vineyard.

Reflecting his personality, the Grenache is graceful and poised, the Syrah, noble and expressive. 

We invite you to share a glass with someone you love.

25 cases crafted.

Only 180 bottles for sale, do to the very small amount available, this wine is available by order for Flock Wine Club only.

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2014 Grenache Noir

The latest release of one our most popular reds returns to the softer style of 2012. From the estemmed Saralee's Vineyard in the Russian River Valley, Grenache is an unusual find here in the cool climate region, planted on a hillside adjacent to Pinot Noir.

Enjoy this elegant wine with bright strawberry notes.

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$40.00
 
SKU: AW14GRNOS
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$480.00
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2014 Cinsault

New and available for a very limited time only - this special 35 case lot from the famed 135 year old Bechthold Vineyard in Lodi, believed to be the oldest surviving Cinsault Vineyard in the world. This dry farmed, organic vineyard has very low yield, and produces a very complex expression of this variety, normally best as a blending grape. 100% whole cluster, 13.3% alc.

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2014 Roussanne

Our second ever release of 100% Roussanne, most of which goes into our flagship Pastoral Blanc blend. From the esteemed Saralee's Vineyard, Russian River planting, this small less than 1 acre planting of Roussanne is the only one in the entire AVA. (Compared to over 7,000 acres of Chardonnay.)

The cool climate is more akin to the Northern Rhone, and creates a more bright expression of Roussanne, while keeping its richer texture.

Aromas of brioche, apricot, hint of lemon curd and marzipan.  Layered flavors of white peach, golden raisin,  meyer lemon, and sea salt, wet stone, in a lingering finish.

This wine sings with food - pair with triple crème cheeses, crab or scallops, Sunday Roast chicken.

Only one barrel, 25 cases made.

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2014 Trousseau Gris

We are pleased to share our newest release of our only non-Rhone wine, Trousseau Gris, a very obscure grey skinned variety, originally from the Jura in France, and a 'unicorn' even there. The famed Fanucchi Vineyard is the only planting of Trousseau Gris in California, with a total of just 10 acres planted over 40 years ago. The Fanucchi Vineyard is adjacent to our farm in Fulton, which is how William first started making Trousseau Gris, first for personal consumption, and then by demand, he aquiesced into allowing a non-Rhone a part of our portolio.

For the few who tried and loved the 2012 release (only 35 cases), you will be pleased to see the wine return to a similar style. Fermented the first 5 days on the skins, this release has a medium orange, pink color, intense aromatics of a white, and the texture of a light red, basically refusing to be put in a category.

By demand, we upped production to 125 cases, so we would have more of this unique, popular wine to share.

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2013 Mourvedre

Mourvèdre is a rarity in the Russian River Valley, whose cool climate produces a wine of balance and finesse. Native yeast fermented, partial whole cluster, in neutral barrels. This Mourvèdre is a very unique style, a vibrant wine with subtle layers of red fruits, light in color and body, with just a hint of salinity and tannin on the finish. Drink with a light chill in a Burgundy glass 12.3% alcohol. 25 cases crafted

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2014 Carignan

Our first ever Carignan, and we couldn't be more delighted. As you might expect from Two Shepherds, a completely different expression of this variety. Light, bright, vibrant, with a hint of structure from some whole cluster during fermentation. Light red in color, only 12.3% alcohol.

More akin to Cru Beaujolais from Burgundy, than a Rhone. 

Grab a few bottles for a completely different side of this often over looked Rhone variety, before its all gone!

Farmed at the Trimble Vineyard in Mendocino, this gorgeous 40 year old block is head trained, dry farmed, and organically certified.

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$28.00
 
SKU: 14CARTV
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$336.00
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2014 Viognier

Two Shepherds latest release of our restrained style, cool climate Viognier. In 2014 we changed vineyards from Saralee's Vineyard to Catie's Corner. Catie's Corner is named after Saralee's daughter, and is also in the Russian River Valley, the same vineyard we farm our local Grenache Blanc.

Fragrant aromatics of jasmine and white peach, without being over powering as so many California viogner can be. Nice acidity and finish, will pair well with mild curries, shellfish, cream sauces.

Our 'atypical' viognier' is always a big hit with our customers and sells out immediately, so for 2014 we doubled production, to a (whopping) 75 cases.

 

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SKU: AW14VIOCC
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$312.00
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