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2015 Cinsault

New and available to the general public, because of RAW Wine Fair - for a very limited time only - this special 75 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, foot tread, fermented with native yeast in small ½ ton bins. Gently pressed to neutral barrel to age on heavy lees for 9 months, then bottled.  A thought provoking wine Eric Asimov of the NY Times called “pure, deep, straightforward, super delicious.”  13.3% alc

 

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2014 Mourvedre

Making its Debut in November at the RAW Natural Wine fair in NY and LA, and to appear again in December for a release party.

The return of mourvedre from the granatic soils of El Dorado, farmed by Rhone Legend Ron Mansfield.  Easy drinking, red comfort wine, subtle and restrained.  Layered with plum,  hibiscus, spice and slight saline finish. 12.5% alcohol.

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SKU: AW14MOUED
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2015 Pastoral Blanc

Our latest release of our flagship white Rhone blend. Keeping with tradition, the primary variety is Roussanne (50%) blended with 30% Marsanne, 15% Viognier,  and 5% Grenache Blanc.

The Roussanne, Marsanne, and Viognier, are from the esteemed Saralee's Vineyard, the Grenache Blanc from Catie's Corneer in Russian River Valley. The Roussanne, Marsanne and Grenache Blanc are the only plantings in the Russian River AVA.

 This year's complex blend is only 12.5% alcohol (difficult to achieve in a balanced Roussanne) and is bright and vibrant, yet aromatic and complex.

Enjoy during dungeness crab season on the west coast, and also pairs beautifully with lobster, scallops and similar fare.

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SKU: AW15PBS
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$312.00
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2014 Pastoral Rouge
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SKU: AW14PRSC
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$360.00
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2016 Grenache Rose

Our second lot of rose release in June, to give a few extra months to 'tame down, ' given the fresh acidity.

Rose of Grenache, picked just for rose, from Potter Valley AVA in Mendocino. Savory, vibrant, fresh Provencal style that pairs well with grilled fare, sushi, citrus salads, or by itself!  12.7 % alcohol.  Ageworthy.

50 cases, 2 barrels.

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SKU: 2016GRERose
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$22.50
2015 Carignan

Latest release of Carignan, and a bit more ‘serious’ than the 2014 with longer barrel aging.  The vineyard is 40 years old, head trained, dry farmed, certified organic. Elegant and aromatic, light in color, with a hint of structure from 30% whole cluster, perhaps more akin to Morgan/ Cru Beaujolais than Carignan. 12.5 % alcohol.   

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SKU: AW15CARTV
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$25.20