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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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$28.00
 
SKU: AW15PBS
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$22.00
2016 Vermentino

Our first release of Vermentino! This 2 barrel lot was fermented and in 1/3 stainless steel, and 2/3 neutral barrel. A “young” wine for us, is showing beautifully with aromas of petrol and lime, with mouthwatering acidity, and round full finish. Quick decant recommended. 11.4% alc                         

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$25.00
 
SKU: 2016Verm
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$21.00
 
2014 Grenache Blanc - Santa Ynez

NEW! Latest release of the wine that launched Two Shepherds. Aged in 20% concrete, 20% stainless steel, and 60% neutral barrel. Vibrant acidity combined with elegant texture & mouthfeel. 12.3% 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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$32.00
 
SKU: AW14ROSA
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$384.00
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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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2013 Marsanne|Roussanne

Our first Marsanne|Roussanne blend from the granitic soils of El Dorado Textural and savory, from 6 hours skin contact, bottle aged for 2.5 years before release to ensure ideal time for enjoyment.

Slightly turbid straw color, aromas of Anjou pear, honey dew melon, and a hint of honeysuckle. On the palate enjoy flavors of yellow apple, melon,  with a savory finish.

Highly recommended to pair with food, seafood, shell fish, Asian cuisine and spicy food dishes.

3.5 barrels - 87 cases crafted.

(Please note, due to skin contact and late racking this wine can be a bit turbid (cloudy.) While many of our Flock like that, if you store the bottle cork up a day before serving, that can mimimize the cloudiness from sediment.)

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SKU: AW13MARO
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$312.00
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2013 Roussanne

Two Shepherds is pleased to offer our first, very small bottling of 100% Roussanne, from the esteemed Saralee's Vineyard. This block is noteworthy both for its foggy cool climate, and being the ONLY planting of Roussanne (6 rows) in the entire Russian River Valley AVA.

This special 25 case lot is a Flock (wine club and allocation) only wine.

Typically all of the Roussanne goes into our flagship Pastoral Blanc blend. 2013 was the first year we kept aside one barrel (25 cases) to showcase the wonderful nature of cool climate, Northern Rhone like Roussanne.

With white peach, marizipan and honeyed notes, this silky textured wine sings with richer foods like crab, creamy pasta, and scallops. Or just gulp it from a Burgundy glass.


 

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Grenache Gris (blanc)

Our first release of Grenache Gris, an almost unknown grey skinned member of the Grenache family from a 105 year old, head trained, sustainably farmed vineyard in Mendocino. Gorgeous color with a slight orange hue, great texture and acidity with a thread of salinity throughout.

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$28.00
 
SKU: 13GGGB
 
46Brix Membership
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$79.00
 
SKU: 46Brix