ESTATE SAUVIGNON BLANC

PESTONI RANCH

RUTHERFORD

2014 NAPA VALLEY

Vineyard Notes:

Located on the western side of the valley floor in Rutherford, the Pestoni Ranch was planted by Henry and Lena Pestoni in 1923. Today, this same vineyard is planted with Sauvignon Blanc Musque and 317 Clones. This vineyard produces grapes with wonderful fruit intensity, ideal acidity and attractive mineral character which represent the true characteristics of the varietal.

Winemaker´s Notes:

On the nose, our 2014 Sauvignon Blanc shows aromas of white guava, pineapple and nectarine, as well as citrus notes that add freshness to the aromatic profile. The sur lie technique provides this wine with a beautiful mouthfeel and texture. Well balanced with vibrant acidity, on the palate this wine shows flavors of melon, grape fruit, lemon curd, and ripe stone fruit, finishing with hints of minerality and ripe tropical fruits.
























BLEND: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
BARREL AGING: 6 Months Stainless Steel
APPELLATION: Rutherford
PRODUCTION: 1200 Cases
ALCOHOL: 14.5%
$23.00 / per bottle (750ml)
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PESTONI FAMILY ROSÉ

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé

Napa Valley

Vineyard Notes:

From Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grown on both our Howell Mountain Three Tears Vineyard and our Rutherford Lone Acre Vineyard, our Rosé is made in the saignée method by "bleeding" juice from tanks prior to fermentation. The juice is inoculated and fermented to dryness in small oak barrels. Prior to bottling, the wine received minimal filtration and fining to preserve the fresh fruit flavors these vineyards are known for.

Winemaker´s Notes:

This dry Rosé is crisp and fragrant featuring fresh strawberry, with hints of toast, and hibiscus aromas. Flavors of strawberry, juicy blood orange, and sweet cherry marmalade fill the palate leading to a lengthy finish. With its dry finish and balanced acidity, this Rosé is perfectly suited for al fresco dining and lighter fare.




















BARREL AGING: 6 Months
50% French Oak,
50% American Oak
APPELLATION: Napa Valley
PRODUCTION: 200 Cases
ALCOHOL: 14.5%
$23.00 / per bottle (750ml)
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1892 FIELD BLEND

2014 Lake County

Vineyard Notes:

Quackenbush Mountain Vineyard sits at an altitude of 2,000 feet on a rocky slope overlooking the eastern shore of Clear Lake. With its ideal red clay and fractured basalt, this location benefits from the cool lake breezes. This slows the ripening process, allowing the fruit to reach the balance and intensity we look for in a mountain wine.


Our vines, all heirloom selections of Zinfandel and Petite Sirah, are planted with budwood gathered from some of the old existing plantings in California. Our grandfather, Albino Pestoni, and great uncles made their robust wines with these types of grapes under similar conditions... one of the blocks even originates from Uncle Fred Domingos' old ranch.

Winemaker´s Notes:

This delicious blend is made of predominately Zinfandel, which gives the wine a base of ripe raspberry and pomegranate flavors. The addition of Cabernet Sauvignon brings out flavors of dark cherry, fig, and espresso. The Petite Sirah completes this blend by bringing texture and density to the wine, while maintaining a perfect balance of acidity and spice.




























blend: 83% Zinfandel
10% Cabernet Sauvignon
7% Petite Sirah
BARREL AGING: 10 Months
60% French Oak, 40% American Oak
40% New
APPELLATION: Lake County
PRODUCTION: 300 Cases
ALCOHOL: 14.7%
$28.00 / per bottle (750ml)
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ESTATE SANGIOVESE

RUTHERFORD GROVE VINEYARD

RUTHERFORD

2013 NAPA VALLEY

Vineyard Notes:

This extraordinary wine started out as an experiment but has now become an institution. When we went to plant this vineyard in front of our winery we noticed that the soil held some truly unique properties, properties that we felt might be well suited for a Sangiovese.  We chose clones 2 and 4 and waited….On our first tasting we knew we were right.  The “Rutherford dust” had worked its magic on this Italian varietal. 


What small amount isn’t snapped up by our wine club is made available only here and in our tasting room. 

Winemaker´s Notes:

Our 2013 Sangiovese exhibits classic Sangiovese varietal characteristics. On the nose: ripe stone fruits, blueberry, boysenberry, chocolate, caramel and smoky aromas.


The flavors are fun and playful on the palate with smooth essence of plum, black sherry and hard candy. This wine has a wonderful balance and structure and a complex finish.
























BLEND: 100% Sangiovese
BARREL AGING: 18 Months
100% French Oak
40% New
APPELLATION: Rutherford
PRODUCTION: 487 Cases
ALCOHOL: 14.3%
$45.00 / per bottle (750ml)
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ESTATE MERLOT

RUTHERFORD GROVE VINEYARD

RUTHERFORD

2012 NAPA VALLEY

Vineyard Notes:

Our Estate Merlot is sourced exclusively from our Estate vineyard located east of our winery and tasting room in the heart of the Rutherford Appellation.

This growing region is one of the best for Merlot due to ideal soil and climate conditions.  Wines of the Rutherford Appellation display characteristics that set them apart as some of the best in the world.

Winemaker´s Notes:

This Merlot feature great opening aromas of white pepper and blackberry. Clean and soft, this wine balances sweet fruit and black tannins leading to a soft and lingering finish. There’s an airy feel to its flavors, rising above the palate rather than weighing heavily upon it. Great with grilled sirloin.
























BLEND: 100% Merlot
BARREL AGING: 28 Months
100% French Oak
40% New
APPELLATION: Rutherford
PRODUCTION: 300 Cases
ALCOHOL: 14.5%
$45.00 / per bottle (750ml)
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ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON

LONE ACRE VINEYARD & BELLA OAKS LANE

RUTHERFORD

2012 NAPA VALLEY

Vineyard Notes:

Our Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of two small Estate vineyards on either side of Highway 29, located only 1/8 of a mile apart, and totaling just three acres. Both vineyards are composed of the same alluvial gravelly loam which is found in some of the best vineyards in Rutherford.


This growing region is one of the best for Cabernet Sauvignon due to ideal soil and climate conditions.  Wines of the Rutherford Appellation display the “Rutherford Dust” characteristic that make them distinctive from other Cabernet Sauvignons grown in other areas of the Napa Valley, setting them apart as some of the best in the world.

Winemaker´s Notes:

The 2012 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic.  Complex and elegant aromatics of black cherry and licorice are complemented by toasted vanilla aromas. On the palate, the fruit is mature and the balance is refined, with deep flavors of dark stone fruit, plums and blueberries. The smooth finish is gracefully enhanced by the definitive Rutherford Dust. Enjoy now, or cellar for eight to ten years.
























BLEND: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
BARREL AGING: 24 Months
100% French Oak
75% New
APPELLATION: Rutherford
PRODUCTION: 476 Cases
ALCOHOL: 14.3%
$65.00 / per bottle (750ml)
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PETITE SIRAH

SPRING CREEK VINEYARD, ST. HELENA

2011 NAPA VALLEY

Vineyard Notes:

Our Petite Sirah was made in much the same style as the previous vintages producing a luscious, fruit forward, delicious wine from Spring Creek Vineyard, located in the St. Helena appellation. 


The vineyard is on the west side of the Valley floor and benefits from copious direct sunlight during the growing season as well as cool breezes in the afternoon, a perfect situation for Petite Sirah.


 

Winemaker´s Notes:

The 2011 Petite Sirah exhibits the typical deep black and purple hues that, amazingly, comes from only 10 days of skin contact.  10 months of oak aging contribute rich aromas and flavors of toasty vanilla that are well balanced with the characteristic plum,  boysenberry and hints of roasted game. The entry is rich and concentrated, the structure and weight are big but the finish is silky and very approachable early on for this varietal.
























BLEND: 100% Petite Sirah
BARREL AGING: 10 Months
100% French Oak
45% New
APPELLATION: St. Helena
PRODUCTION: 422 Cases
ALCOHOL: 14.2%
$37.00 / per bottle (750ml)
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PESTONI FAMILY ESTATE RESERVE MERLOT

THREE TEARS VINEYARD

HOWELL MOUNTAIN

2012 NAPA VALLEY

Vineyard Notes:

Our Pestoni Family Estate Reserve Merlot is produced from our Three Tears Vineyard on the Eastern slope of Howell Mountain. With elevation that ranges from 1,600 to 2,400 feet above sea level, this estate vineyard sits on a 160 acre estate of which thirteen are planted in Cabernet Sauvignon and three in Merlot. The rocky volcanic soils and weather conditions are challenging, but worth the extra effort as the vineyards produce wines with outstanding flavor, intensity and aging properties.

Winemaker´s Notes:

This distinctive mountain-top Merlot displays aromas of cedar, leathery tobacco and freshly baked Christmas spices. Deep and dark, with lush fruit flavors, flavor notes of tobacco, earth, and telltale Howell Mountain minerality add intrigue and complexity. With soft, well-integrated tannins this is drinking beautifully today, and will continue to develop for at least another 5-7 years.
























BLEND: 100% Merlot
BARREL AGING: 28 Months
100% French Oak
65% New
APPELLATION: Howell Mountain
PRODUCTION: 283 Cases
ALCOHOL: 14.2%
$60.00 / per bottle (750ml)
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PESTONI FAMILY CABERNET SAUVIGNON

RUTHERFORD

2012 NAPA VALLEY

Vineyard Notes:

Our 2012 Pestoni Family Cabernet Sauvignon is a new and exciting addition to our portfolio, a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon created from Winemaker Alejandro Alfaro's favored block on our Rutherford Estate. 

This growing region is one of the best for Cabernet Sauvignon due to ideal soil and climate conditions.  Wines of the Rutherford Appellation display the “Rutherford Dust” characteristic that make them distinctive from other Cabernet Sauvignons grown in other areas of the Napa Valley, setting them apart as some of the best in the world.

Winemaker´s Notes:

Our Pestoni Family Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon shows a gorgeous dark purple color and abundant notes of blackberries with layers of toasted oak. On the palate, this Cabernet Sauvignon is rich and ripe with blackberries, licorice and cocoa. The dense fruit flavors and well-structured tannins deliver a long and balanced finish. Enjoy now, or cellar for 10 to 12 years.
























BLEND: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
BARREL AGING: 28 Months
100% French Oak
40% New
APPELLATION: Rutherford
PRODUCTION: 200 Cases
ALCOHOL: 14.8%
$70.00 / per bottle (750ml)
 
 

PESTONI FAMILY ESTATE RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON

THREE TEARS VINEYARD

HOWELL MOUNTAIN

2012 NAPA VALLEY

Vineyard Notes:

Our Pestoni Family Cabernet Sauvignon is produced from our Three Tears Vineyard on the Eastern slope of Howell Mountain. With elevation that ranges from 1,600 to 2,400 feet above sea level, this estate vineyard sits on a 160 acre estate of which thirteen are planted in Cabernet Sauvignon and three in Merlot. The rocky volcanic soils and weather conditions are challenging, but worth the extra effort as the vineyards produce wines with outstanding flavor, intensity and aging properties.

Winemaker´s Notes:

Opening with a stunning bouquet of rich, ripe blackberries, mocha and deep purple fruits, the palate softens and is rounded out with a potent expression of mineral-laced dried berries. Combined with the spiciness and toasty vanilla oak flavor, the wine blends beautifully to soften the tannins that Howell Mountain is so famous for producing.
























BLEND: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
BARREL AGING: 28 Months
100% French Oak
75% New
APPELLATION: Howell Mountain
PRODUCTION: 440 Cases
ALCOHOL: 14.8%
$85.00 / per bottle (750ml)
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DOMINGOS BROTHERS

THREE TEARS VINEYARD

HOWELL MOUNTAIN

2012 NAPA VALLEY

Vineyard Notes:

Domingos Brothers Red is produced from our Three Tears Vineyard on the Eastern slope of Howell Mountain. With elevation that ranges from 1,600 to 2,400 feet above sea level, this estate vineyard sits on a 160 acre estate of which thirteen are planted in Cabernet Sauvignon and three in Merlot. The rocky volcanic soils and weather conditions are challenging, but worth the extra effort as the vineyards produce wines with outstanding flavor, intensity and aging properties.

Winemaker´s Notes:

Our 2012 Domingos Brothers Red is a Bordeaux style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes crafted from select blocks of our Three Tears Vineyard on the Eastern slope of Howell Mountain. With elevation that ranges from 1,600 to 2,400 feet above sea level, the well-drained red volcanic soils of this vineyard produced a wine with color that is deep ruby bordering on purplish, with sweet fruit layers of plum, black cherry and raspberry on the nose. On the palate, this wine is supple and round, with balanced tannins and flavors of sweet red berries, tobacco, licorice and cedar. The finish is elegantly complex and refined and is meant to be enjoyed young, but will continue to develop in the bottle through the next decade.

 





















BARREL AGING: 28 Months
100% New French Oak
APPELLATION: Howell Mountain
PRODUCTION: 40 Cases, Allocation Only
ALCOHOL: 14.8%
$ Inquire / per bottle (750ml)
 
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