Our focus is CABERNET SAUVIGNON and it makes up about half of our production. The oldest vines on our property are Cabernet Sauvignon and they do quite well in our hillside vineyard. This wine is one of the most structured wines we produce. It can be aged for drinking later because of it's longevity but we try to tame it's hard nature and create a wine that can be enjoyed young as well. Our Caberent Sauvignon shows quite a bit of ripe, briary fruit when young and usually picks up more spice, tobacco, and earthy qualities as it ages.
We also produce a MERLOT, which we refer to as "LITTLE BLACKBIRD" (Little Blackbird is purported to be the translation of the French slang term "Merlot"-this variety ripens relatively early in Bordeaux, France and is said to be favored by our flying friends). This wine is a luscious mouthful.
SANGIOVESE is another grape we grow and produce into wine. Sangiovese, the grape name, translates from Italian into English to mean the "BLOOD OF JUPITER". The wine has a deep red color which probably led ancient Italian vintners to this choice of name. The wine is wonderful with food and has an abundance of spice and fruit characters.
In addition to these we also make ZINFANDEL. The fruit of this wine jumps out of the glass. We usually push this variety to complete ripeness to maximize the fullness of the fruit characters. This wine is superb with grilled foods.
We often will produce additional wines as well, such as Pinot Grigio, Syrah and Pinotage among others. These small lots are usually only available directly from the winery. We believe in experimentation and like to try new things as we feel most people do. We grow many of these varieties as well.