The limited-release wines found in the Winery Series are a true expression of our winemaker’s love for the art of winemaking. With no agenda other than to seek out unique, lesser-known varietals to craft wines reflective of their heritage and the vineyard from which they were grown, these small-lot bottlings of under 150 cases can be found only at the winery. Each are highly-prized and sought after by Club Members and do historically sell out each vintage year.
Gewürztraminer is a unique white wine grape in that when fully ripe its green skin becomes freckled with a mottled reddish-brown pattern. The warmth of northern Mendocino county allows for development of rich, ripe flavors while the higher elevation and evening breezes keeps the juice racy and bright with acidity.
Malbec is known for its intense purple color and floral bouquet. The aromatic intensity of this varietal is both pleasing and surprising as it is loaded with cherry and raspberry fruit, a spicy mid-note and violet floral dimension.
Robust and hearty Petite Sirah is a classically rustic wine. Blueberry and luscious black fruits blend with olive and dark chocolate notes to form a dense palate with impressive structure and the wine finishes with a hint of peppercorn and Australian licorice.
Our Ascentia Vineyard is located two miles north of our historic winery property in the heart of Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley. Graceful structure, medium tannins, deep color and cherry fruit are characteristic of this site.
Perched on a steeply terraced slope at the Northern end of Alexander Valley, 1,100 feet above sea level, Kuimelis Vineyard is ideally suited to Cabernet Sauvignon. Drastic diurnal temperature swings and Northern exposures allow for extended hang time, while rocky, volcanic soil and slopes force vines to reach deep for nutrients and water. Together, these influences limit yields and concentrate flavors in small, intense berries.
Our exclusive Merlot source sits east of Geyser Peak Winery on gravely bench land soil. As with many of our favorite vineyards, this site is divided into many small blocks, each of which we harvest and ferment separately to optimize each to its best potential.
Lively acidity in the grapes from our vineyard in Russian River Valley and the slow, steady temperatures of the growing season, led to the development of complex flavors and aromas in our Late Harvest Riesling.
Following in the tradition of the world’s finest Tawnys, after aging in pre-prohibition old-growth Redwood vats, this dessert wine was introduced into the solera. The richness of color in this classic Tawny is the first indication of the intensity of this dessert wine.