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2014 zinfandel (Sierra Foothills)

 

NEW!

Blackberry and blueberry flavors, with a hint of white pepper,​ ​​are showcased in the aroma. Extensive oak trials were​ ​conducted to determine what kind of oak would best​ ​complement this intense fruit, and a rich combination of​ ​American medium toast and French medium/plus toast​ ​was deemed to be the​ ​perfect fit. The mouth is an extended​ ​continuation of these flavors, begging to be paired​ ​with any grilled meat dishes.
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2014 malbec (Alta Mesa)

From the first glance, the deep rich red color captures the attention and sparks your anticipation. Dark cherry, currant and pecan notes emerge from an aromatic background reminiscent of walking in the woods after a rain. In the mouth, the same fruit notes are joined by fine textured tannins and signature cocoa flavors, into the extended finale. True to its Argentinean heritage, this Malbec will pair beautifully with beef (and perhaps even Tango).

Silver, 2016 El Dorado & Orange County fairs.
> Price: $24 (750ml) [ Back to Top ]

 

PSYNERGY

Blending the Petite Sirah flavor profiles from four different vineyards creates a remarkable synergy we term PSynergy. The result is a very rich and approachable blend where dark berry notes dominate, with texture support from fine grain tannins and well integrated French and American oak.
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P.O.S.H. Port  (Sierra Foothills)    ALMOST SOLD-OUT

There are a number of possible origins for the term P.O.S.H. (our favorite one starts with the word “Port”). However, no matter what the correct origin is, “classy” is its meaning and perfectly fits this blend of New World (Barbera & Petite Sirah) and Old World (Tempranillo & Touriga Nacional) varietals coming together to continue Solune's unique Port style. Each component plays a very specific role towards the complexity, intensity and, most importantly, harmony of this very stylish wine. Bright opening notes of cherry & raspberry burst in your mouth, leading to a silky mouthfeel as well as a balanced, lingering and refreshing finish (no syrupiness).   We do not over-ripen the fruit used in this port, thereby eliminating the pruny/raisiny character found in many ports.   Finally, the 18.8% alcohol level is close to the 18% lower limit for ports and, as a result, the fruit is the star, without the usual alcohol "after-burn" found in the finish of higher alcohol (>20%) ports !

Pairs wonderfully with dark chocolate or a blue-veined cheese.

Double Gold  & Best of Class, 2014 El Dorado County Fair; Silver, 2014 Orange County Fair.
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S E E - T H R O U G H

 

2015 grenache/malbec ROSÉ (Sierra Foothills)

A bit "out-of-the-box", our 2015 Grenache/Malbec Dry Rosé nevertheless delivers the refreshing acidity, exuberant fruit and vibrant color our previous vintages have been renowned for.  Familiar plum and cherry notes are still showcased as well as a lingering and crisp finish. It is still a wine with true panache, perfect by itself or supremely versatile at the table, and truly the red wine lover’s white wine!

Gold, 2016 El Dorado Fair.
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florrontÉs     ALMOST SOLD-OUT

Torrontés is Argentina’s principal white varietal, offering a wonderful Gewurztraminer-like character. Flora is a crossing between Gewurztraminer and Semillon. Therefore, those two varietals are natural allies and are begging to be blended together, and our Florrontés is an expression of this concept. The Gewürztraminer-like notes of orange and peach overlay, with a soft spicy floral background are complemented with citrusy notes from the Flora and its own Gewurztraminer character from its lineage. On the palate, the absence of any sweetness is the big surprise. Crisp acidity and firm structure carry the delicate citrusy flavors gracefully, leading to a clean, refreshing finish. Serve with a selection of mild cheeses on the patio or, for dinner, sea bass with tropical fruit salsa.

Gold, 2014 Orange County Fair.
> Price: $20 (750ml) [ Back to Top ]