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This Southern Rhône-style wine is 79% Grenache, 15% Syrah, and 6% Mourvedre The primary component of this blend comes from a 2.9 acre block, planted in 1998 to three selections of Grenache Noir, using budwood originally obtained from Tablas Creek and Alban Vineyards. These selections, originally from Châteauneuf-du-Pape give darker color and better structure than the majority of Grenache planted in California.
The 2016 Grenache is a great example of what crop thinning can do for Grenache. This wine is dark for Grenache, with intense aromas of pepper, raspberry, cherry, blackberry, tar, licorice, and dried herbs (enough with the descriptors!). Our 2016 Grenache has plenty of body and texture, with undeniable tension between fruit and spice.
650 cases produced.
Our selective approach in the vineyard combined with a great growing season resulted in a wine that resembles high-end Barbera from Asti. This wine jumps out of the glass with juicy dark berry fruit. On the palate it is energetic with driving acidity and silky tannin.
548 cases produced
Please note: This wine may have a small amount of harmless sediment in the bottle.
This vintage of Segromigno is intense, showing dark cherry fruit with cocoa and tobacco undertones. It is layered and lively on the palate with bright acidity and solid tannin structure. The Sangiovese we used for this wine is superior to what we have used in the past years due to our attention to detail in the vineyard. The Montepulciano in the blend provides substantial depth and richness. It is a perfect wine for the dinner table and will develop nicely in bottle for another 4 or 5 years.
72% Sangiovese, 28% Montepulciano.
525 cases produced.
This is the first vintage from our 2-acre vineyard planted on our Benchland property. Deep, dark and full-bodied. Shows the perfumed dried flowers, dark berry and plum fruit AND firm tannins you expect from Taurasi. We love this Italian grape. So far, so good!
100 cases produced. Limit 6 bottles.
We harvested our ’18 Fiano on September 18th, but in years past we may have picked it a week earlier. Once Fiano gets in the ripe zone sugars can really accelerate. So we have opted to err on the early side of ripeness in 2016 and 2017. The cool 2018 August and early September gave us some room to get cute, and let the Fiano hang on the vine an extra week without risking excessive sugar levels.
The result is our most complete version of this Campania white. Intense fruit, honey and almonds highlight this textured white. The body of this Fiano makes it one of my favorite food wines.
193 cases produced.
Grenache Blanc provides body and texture, Vermentino offers expressive floral aromas and bright fruit and Picpoul brings a zingy lemon component. Being native to the Mediterranean all three grapes retain great levels of natural acidity upon ripeness. I have always liked this blend more than any of the individual components, and this 2018 really confirms my belief. It combines complexity, texture and minerality in the format of fresh and fruity wine. The 2018 vintage shows up big time, meaning it has a bit more concentrated fruit and acidity.
40% Grenache Blanc, 40% Vermentino, 20% Picpoul.
137 cases produced.
Dry Creek Valley has a Mediterranean climate similar to Southern France and Spain where Grenache Blanc is commonly grown. We harvest our Grenache Blanc at moderate sugars to acheive a more mineral-driven version that we prefer over the opulent style of Grenache Blanc that is more prevalent in California, especially on the Central Coast. This wine was fermented and aged in concrete tanks which preserved bright aromas of green apple, lemon oil, and wet stone. It is crisp and textured on the palate with high natural acidity.
Vineyard block source - Grenache Blanc winery property, planted in 2004 and 2016.
Our 2018 Rosé really shows the bright intense fruit and spice of Grenache. Both Grenache and Mourvèdre have the unique ability to provide body, texture, and complexity while maintaining the style of a crisp, dry Rosé.
90% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre.
1,580 cases produced.
100% Vermentino from our original planting in 2004 and a couple of small vineyard blocks grafted in 2010 and 2016. When we planted Vermentino in 2004 we had no idea it would perform so well in Dry Creek Valley. Expressive floral, appley fruit with great minerality and energy from acidity. Fermented and aged in stainless steel. Love this wine.
Vineyard block source - Winery property planted in 2004, 2010, and 2016.
Across the varietal board the 2016 vintage produced fuller bodied wines with more depth and structure than in 2015. This is especially noticeable in our top southern Rhone Blend, Cuvée Foudre.
Cuvee Foudre is our way of living vicariously through our wines. When deciding on the CF blend, winemaker Jason Valenti and I always start discussing Gigondas or Chateauneuf Du Pape. Hell, my tasting notes probably come straight from reading Hugh Johnson, or Jancis Robinson’s description of Chateauneuf Du Pape.
Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah were meant to be together-like John Snow and Daenerys Targaryen. The grapes are similar in that they can show pepper and tar, but each has a unique fruit profile and different levels of tannin. Grenache has raspberry fruit with lighter color and tannin, while Mourvedre and Syrah are darker and more tannic.
The 2016 CF is a bit more like our 2012 in that it is full-bodied with firm tannins. Our Grenache in 2016 is more structured than in 2015. I think what strikes us about this wine is its complexity and similarity to good southern Rhone wines. It will be very interesting to see this wine progress over the next 6 to 10 years.
38% Grenache, 33% Mourvedre, 29% Syrah.
254 cases produced.
93 points Wine Spectator
We began grafting vines over to Montepulciano in 2005 after visiting Italy’s Le Marche Region. We now have 2.5 acres of Montepulciano planted to four different blocks on our winery ranch. This wine comes primarily from our oldest block planted near the creek and our 2-acre block planted in 2007. 2016 is a spectacular vintage for this Central Italian grape.
The 2016 Montepulciano confirms our belief that we can make serious, full-bodied Montepulciano here in Dry Creek Valley. It shows classic black color, pure intense fruit (cassis, cherry and chocolate) with a lush yet structured mouth feel. Amazing that a wine this full-bodied can retain nice acidity.
488 cases produced.
Vineyard block source - Benchland Syrah, original block planted in 1991. Spectacular vintage for this vineyard. Intense blackberry and cassis fruit in a richly textured wine that will age very well over the next 5 to 8 years minimum. Could it be better than the 2007? You decide.
This wine is really a throw back to the classic old vine Zins in Dry Creek, where Petite Sirah provides a more structured style. It is dark and full-bodied with flavors of boysenberry and pepper. The Barbera keeps the wine from being too clunky by adding freshness.
This Zinfandel comes from our Primitivo-clone vineyard planted next to the winery in 1998. We favor the Primitivo clone because it tends to produce berries that are smaller and with thicker skins, versus typical Califronia Zinfandel selections.
76% Zinfandel, 18% Petite Sirah, 6% Barbera
1,125 cases produced
92 points Wine Spectator
Our late harvest Muscat comes from a tiny section of vines near our Vermentino and Fiano. The wine is made in the style of a Muscat de Beaumes de Venise- meaning it was fortified with brandy and aged in stainless steel drums. A great afternoon dessert wine.
98 cases produced.
Harvested Oct. 11th
We make Rosé from Grenache and Mourvedre grapes planted on our estate in 1998. We lightly crush the grapes directly to press. In order to make a Provencal-style rosé that is not dark-hued or tannic, we limit skin contact to just a few hours. The wine is fermented completely dry, and aged in stainless steel or concrete tanks until bottling. If possible, we prevent the wine from going through malo-lactic fermentation in order to retain bright acidity.
Grenache and Mouvedre have the unique ability to provide body, texture, and complexity while maintaining the style of a crisp, dry rosé, which is why we love rosé from Bandol, in southern France.
65% Grenache, 35% Mourvedre
2,026 cases produced
A 1.5L Magnum of our 2016 Grenache
1.5 Liter Magnum.
Vineyard block source - Benchland Syrah, original block planted in 1991. Spectacular vintage for this vineyard. Intense blackberry and cassis fruit in a richly textured wine that will age very well over the next 5 to 8 years minimum. Could it be better than the 2007? You decide. If there is one Unti wine you purchase in magnum, this is it.
A hand-bottled 1.5L Magnum of our 2018 Rosé. This item ships separately in a custom shipping box.
90% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre
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