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.
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.
Aromas of dried rose petals, clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon, ripe bing cherry compote, and cranberry. On the palate, warm vanilla, rhubarb, and anise.
This delicious blend showcases the best of the terroir we are blessed to have in the Santa Ynez Valley. The wine opens with rich, opulent fruit from the Merlot and Malbec components. Black Cherry, black raspberry, ripe plum, jasmine and oak dust dance in the nose. The Syrah provides accents of leather and grilled meat and the palate is round, full and fruit-driven. The wine finishes long, showcasing the ripe tannins the Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon presented at harvest. This wine is ready to drink now, but will improve with age over the next 3-5 years.
Milestone is a Right-Bank inspired blend, and draws on the 5 principal wine grapes used in classic Bordeaux wine production. This wine shows resinous and wild sage aromas in the nose, combined with black currant, plum, oak toast, vanilla and graphite. Bright fruit on the palate is framed by sturdy tannins and oak toast. This wine is ready to drink now, but will improve with age over the next 3-5 years.