Aromas of mixed berry jam, baking spices, and sage are complemented by black currants, plum, dried figs and sturdy tannins on the palate. This year’s Milestone blend is complex yet sophisticated enough to pair with classic French cuisine or an afternoon in the courtyard.
Red plum, raspberry, and black cherries, with black pepper, hibiscus flower. Medium acidity is balanced with wild blueberries and subtle vanilla toast.
Black cherries, crushed blueberries, fresh blackberries are on the forefront, followed by rose petals, pluots, and warm vanilla undertones. This wine is delicate and aromatic with an elegant mouthfeel, smooth tannins, medium acidity, subtle oak toast, strawberry jam, and licorice on the palate.
Bing cherry compote, blackberries, blueberries, baking spices and black tea leaf aromas evolve into a rich, yet velvety mouthfeel. Plush tannins and medium acidity give way to nuances of mixed berry cobbler, warm cocoa and vanilla undertones. This rich, full bodied wine displays plenty of dense, dark fruit in full balance with a long, exquisite finish.
The 2016 Villa Sole is comprised of Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Franc grown on our Estate near the world famous Sunstone Villa. It has a lively nose featuring a unique potpourri of bright red and blue fruit flavors accented by subtle hints of eucalyptus. The fine-grained tannins that make this wine very approachable.
Fresh plum, black and blueberries, and wild raspberries with a touch of smoke on the nose. The Syrah provides a touch of black pepper, leather, and smoked meat. The wine finishes long and has accents of dried violets, French oak, and medium + acidity to balance the rich fruit flavors.
Mincemeat, clove and cinnamon mingle with cherry compote, loganberry, and fresh sage. The mouthfeel is soft and broad on the palate with flavors of strawberry, plum candy, cherry pie, currants, cigar box, leather, and pie crust. Lingering chewiness on the palate carries the fruit through a pleasing finish.
100% Syrah, Sunstone Estate Vineyard, SYV
Oak toast, meat & spice, bacon, pastrami, black pepper, blueberries, cherry, maple and Applewood smoke on the nose. Ripe red plum, blueberry fruited on the palate married with oak toast, bacon fat, and silk. You can’t mistake this as Syrah, and the reason why this variety is so intriguing.
White pepper, strawberry and cigar ash jump out of the glass. The garnet color belies the delicacy of this Rhône grape variety. On the palate, freshness, rhubarb and strawberry notes mingle with white pepper and asian spice in this classically proportioned Grenache wine. Lingering fruit and acid on the palate beckon for another sip.
Crushed violets, ripe plum, and blackberry preserves are accented by black pepper, fresh herbs, and a plush mouthfeel with dark chocolate-covered blueberry notes and a long, lingering finish.