Aromas of ripe cherries, rose petals and licorice soar above an undercurrent of delicious vanilla/cinnamon nuances. Blackberry jam, raisins and ripe figs give way to Tawny-like characters that simply explode with roasted almonds, candied orange peel, toffee and dark chocolate.
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.
Fresh black cherries and blueberries dominate the vibrant nose, accented with subtle hints of white pepper and spice. On the palate this youthful wine has firm tannins balanced by its acidity and bold fruit character. Ripe cherry, rhubarb and plums give way to underlying vanilla notes to achieve a satisfying finish.
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.
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.
SUNSTONE Grand Reserve is the most coveted wine that we produce. It consists of the best lots from the Estate to make this reserve wine- the best of the 2016 vintage. We only made ONE BARREL of this wine! That is it- 24 cases for the world.
Crushed violets, fresh blackberries and currants are accompanied by subtle notes of green bell pepper and cedar on the nose. The palate has a plush mouthfeel that explodes with the flavor of blackberries, raspberries and sour cherry. Hints of black pepper complement the dark fruit and persist throughout the long finish.
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.