Small batch Wines influenced by our world travels. crafted by friends, for our friends.
2016 Amalthea Rosé, Russian River Valley
The 2016 Amalthea Rosé is crafted of pinot noir, rolle and a dash of mourvedre, with a little kiss of French oak. We barrel fermented and barrel aged this wine for 22 months, with just 10% new French oak for some added interest and mouthfeel. In the cellar we treated this more like a chardonnay with lees stirring twice a month.
Amalthea was a Greek goddess who was at times depicted as a goat, and was the nurse to Zeus, God of the sky. She is also the namesake of our charismatic vineyard dog Thea (an Aussie shepherd, and definitely a goat herder!), so with much love we gave this name to our first released wine.
The rosé gleams with a gorgeous crystal clear salmon hue, crisp, dry and everything you expect for summer and beyond. The nose is perfumed with summer strawberry, pear cocktail and white peaches. The mouth fills out with strawberry cream, peaches, lemon zest and fresh ginger - with a nice minerality the wine is supre delicious and refreshing.
Drink now through 2020.
2017 Sinfonia Vermentino, Los Carneros
We loved the 2015 vermentino so much that we decided to continue to make this wine as a single variety although most goes into our Amalthea rose. We are really happy with our new vineyard sourcing from the Giusti Ranch in Carneros, sp we made just a little more this vintage. This traditionally Italian varietal is named after Blake and Lisa's elegant white horse Symphony and we think the wine definitely holds up to the name on the palate.
This clear and bright straw colored wine exudes aromas of green apple, lime zest and lime blossom and unripe pineapple, and a hint of ocean air. The wine pops in the mouth with key lime, great minerality, and a zesty tangerine cream. The bright mouthwatering finish dances over the palate leaving you wanting more. Pair this vermentino with sunshine, or most anything from the ocean.
2015 Seilenos Chardonnay Green Valley of Russian River Valley
We were so excited and knew we were blessed when the Dutton's allowed us to purchase a little fruit from their chilly Mill Station Vineyard, in the coldest, and foggiest part of the Green Valley of Russian River Valley. These old vines struggle in deep sandy soil to produce high quality fruit, with an acidity that lights up our faces. Barrel fermentation and partial malolactic fermentation were performed in the cellar, with 50% new French oak for 17 months.
Seilenos was the Greek god of winemaking and drunkenness, and father of the tribes of satyrs. We thought it would be fitting to honor him with this gorgeous wine.
This bright golden liquid shines like energy from the gods and bursts with aromas of golden delicious apples, meyer lemon, vanilla and coconut milk. Tart lemon curd pops up front on the palate, followed with granny smith apple, lime zest and creamy toasted coconut. We feel this has a great balance of sweet & tart fruit, with great minerality and weightiness, and would be amazing with Nicole's meyer lemon and wild mushroom risotto.
93 points, Prince of Pinot’s Pinotfile
Drink now through 2023.
2015 Aristaeus Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
This opulent pinot noir was sourced from two vineyards from the Dutton Ranch in the western part of the Russian River Valley. The cool vineyard sites allow us to retain beautiful natural brightness while the sandy Goldridge loamy soils make the vines struggle for water, intensifying the beautiful red fruit flavors. On the nose immediately violets jump out of the glass, followed by red and black cherry and warm spices. Sexy and enticing, brooding and mysterious, brightening up with a smooth finish.