Aromas of cooked pluots, candied figs and mixed-berry tarts with a whiff of sea breeze rise out of the glass. The light-bodied palate is very approachable with notes of blueberries, strawberries, and baked apple pie, perfectly complemented by hints of black pepper and baking spices.
Raspberry leather, ripe Bing cherries and candied blueberries on the nose combine with a blend of soft floral notes and hints of ginger and coriander. A tart palate of sour cherry, cranberries and raspberries is complemented by warm notes of fresh ground pepper and an earthy mix of forest floor and mushrooms.
Jammy red and dark fruit aromas like black cherries, ripe prunes, and candied figs are complemented by spicy notes of green bell pepper and nutmeg on the nose. The mellow palate displays flavors of chocolate covered cherries and blackberry cobbler, leading to a peppery finish.
Our 2017 Merlot Reserve features a fruit-forward nose of black plums, cherry cola and cassis, complemented by a breeze-like freshness, purple floral notes, and aromas of anise pizzelles. Full-bodied with chalky tannins, the palate has strong expressions of blueberries, plums, and lavender, with underlying notes of baker’s chocolate, nutmeg, and a tobacco finish.
A complex nose of dark fruit including dried red plums and blackberry preserves intermingles with pronounced earthiness and notes of desert dust and pizza crust. On the palate, subdued flavors of mashed pluots and triple berry tart are supplanted by a diverse mix of black pepper, cinnamon sticks, and smooth river rock before culminating in a slightly smoky finish.
Aromas of blackberries, currants and fresh squeezed cherry juice combine with notes of grilled bell peppers, black licorice, and cracked white peppercorn on the nose. Sour cherry and tart cranberries on the palate are balanced out with softer notes of spiced plum pudding, and caramel and dark chocolate sundae. Plush tannins are showcased on the long finish.
A spicy, weighty nose of black pepper, nutmeg and graphite is complemented by underlying notes of chocolate-covered cherries and ripe strawberries. Subdued acidity and chalky tannins on the palate give way to an interesting mix of clove, under-ripe blackberries and raspberry tart.
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Named for our visionary matriarch, Linda Rice, this estate bottling opens with a medley of citrus and stone fruit notes, including orange peel, grapefruit pulp, tangerines, peach and apricots with hints of honeysuckle on the nose. The creamy mouthfeel is accentuated by the warmth of baked peach, apple pie, clove, vanilla and honey flavors.
The 2017 version of our Rhone-style GSM blend has aromas of candied cherries, raspberry jam, dark fruit and floral notes on the nose are complemented by a bouquet of baking spices, nutmeg and clove. A subtle earthy character underlies the brisk acidity while flavors of plum skin, fresh strawberries, and black cherry tease the palate before culminating in a peppery finish.
Filled with luscious dark fruit flavor on the nose, our Estate Syrah delivers aromas of blueberry compote, ripe blackberries, and milk chocolate, with undertones of spice and black peppercorn. Subdued acidity and fine-grained tannins highlight the palate that bursts with a mélange of dark cherries, blackberry, and oregano with a touch of smokiness and dark roasted coffee.