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Another beautiful vintage from our estate Mission Ranch vineyard in Arroyo Seco. Following in the footsteps of past vintages, this Chardonnay is cleanly balanced with notes of soft melon, Meyer lemon, apple apricot, and kiwi fruit. Hints of mineral and chalk, green tea, white flower, spice, and creamy toasted brioche round out the palate.
This vintage is beautifully balanced by the soft, new French oak aging which lifts the flavors of the fruit and classic minerality. Tropical fruit forward, the bouquet reminds us of a coconut crème pie; rich, creamy, toasty goodness, with a soft hint of baking spices. Beautiful mineral notes of flinty graphite compliment the fruit, creating a supple mouthfeel and luxurious finish.
Soft and delicate, this Grenache Blanc reveals its elegant layers as it opens with notes of dried rose petals, lychee, and strawberry, followed by deeper flavors of honeydew melon and ripe stone fruit and a gentle, warming finish.
Bright and lively, this Rosé of Sangiovese opens with notes of pomelo, grapefruit, juicy honeydew melon and brioche toast. This vintage features a beautiful minerality with earthy notes of flint and gunpowder. Combined with the soft vanilla from the barrel fermentation, these flavors create a floral, zippy rosé that will pair perfectly with scallops, white fish, and summer ceviche.
Refreshing notes of watermelon, tangerines, cherry, and orange blossoms with a wonderful chalky and mineral character, floral background, and bright acidity. The summer fruit flavors are balanced beautifully by the rich minerality.
Riesling makes its return to the Folktale lineup and immediately shines by displaying Key lime, kiwi, firm nectarine, and almond husk. A soft, rounded tannin highlights the bright acid and tropical flavors.
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This sumptuous Rosé of Grenache Blanc is richly aromatic with layers of floral characters like a bouquet of California wildflowers in springtime. Notes of kiwi, strawberry, stonefruit, and ripe honeydew melon bolster the floral aroma. The palate is soft and elegant, punctuated by a warm spiciness and lively acidity that makes each sip memorable.
This Pétillant Naturel is a living wine with live cultures and its flavor will continue to evolve as it ages. More like a craft beer than a glass of Champagne, this wine has a wonderful layers of stone fruit, lemon, and pear, along with a crisp, dry palate. It reminds us of a lemon cream pie with almond crust- delicious!
Often referred to as “orange wine” the practice of leaving the grape skins to ferment with the pressed juice dates back thousands of years to the Caucasus region where Europe and Asia intersect. This ancient practice of extended skin contact during the fermentation of white wines produces a rich and complex wine with added tannins and phenols, and of course the distinctive amber, or “orange,” hue. This wine expands the pairing options of white wine. The bright acid and added tannic texture allows this white wine to pair well with bigger, bolder foods, similar to a light red wine. Lightly chill and enjoy this unique white wine experience.
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Delicately layered and expertly balanced, this isn’t the viscous sugar bomb you might be accustomed to. This dessert wine is beautiful with rich, floral notes of elderflower and bright, tropical flavors of guava, juxtaposed with warm flavors of cinnamon and vanilla. Chewy notes of beeswax and caramel date are revealed in the long, slow finish.
Our new 2018 Albariño is like our Wine Garden during springtime when the flowers are blooming. Richly fragrant with lush and floral notes of orange blossom, honeysuckle, and fresh peeled citrus, this refreshing wine is balanced with fruit forward flavors of peach and apricot and bright, crisp acidity.
We are excited to introduce this Gewürztraminer - Floral notes open with rich hints of honeysuckle, jasmine, pear, and cucumber water. These flavors combine to create a confectionery finish that reminds us of a champagne gummy bear, with a Meyer lemon twist.
The Le Mistral Viognier is aromatic and delicate, soft and smooth, vibrant and memorable. The bouquet is floral and complex; honeysuckle and rose petal dominate with lighter notes of lemon blossom and wildflowers. With a silky texture and a long, warming finish, this Viognier is best enjoyed chilled with good friends.
Winter Wine Club - Available to members 12/15