Our Wines

awards

We periodically enter our wines into wine competitions across the country. Here are some of the awards we’ve won:

2008 Syrah (Paso Robles)
Fermented in mixture of neutral and medium-toast oak barrels in traditional Rhone style, this Syrah is a full-bodied red with wonderful blackberry and pepper aromas.
Gold medal, 2010 Santa Cruz County Fair
Gold medal, 2011 California State Fair

Silver medal, 2011 Orange County Fair

2008 Sangiovese  (Santa Clara Valley)
Created in traditional Italian style with just enough oak to bring out the wonderful vanilla and tart cherry notes.
Silver medal, 2011 California State Fair

2006 Chardonnay Blanc (Monterey County)
Fermented in neutral oak barrels and matured in stainless steel, this French-style Chardonnay has hints of apricot, grapefruit, and pear, with a crisp apple finish.
Silver medal, 2007 Santa Cruz County Fair

2005 Pinot Noir (Amador Valley)
A lighter Pinot Noir with mild strawberry and vanilla undertones.
Bronze medal, 2007 Orange County Fair
Bronze medal, 2007 Santa Cruz County Fair

2005 Cabernet Sauvignon (Monterey County)
A full-bodied Cabernet with deep berry flavors, a hint of coffee. and a smooth lingering finish. The perfect complement to a great steak or dessert.
Gold medal, 2007 Santa Cruz County Fair

2007 Sauvignon Blanc (Monterey County)
A refreshing, fruity white wine reflecting the traditional crisp French style. Bouquet has citrus and vanilla overtones, while the taste adds subtle grapefruit and honey flavors. Goes well with fish or appetizers.
Bronze medal, 2007 Orange County Fair
Bronze medal, 2007 Santa Cruz County Fair

2004 Sangiovese (San Joaquin Valley)
A lighter red in the style of a traditional Italian Chianti.
Silver medal 2007 Santa Cruz County Fair
Bronze medal, 2007 Orange County Fair

2004 Super Tuscan (San Joaquin Valley)
A blend of 2004 Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.  Full-bodied, fruit-forward wine with dark cherry and coffee notes.
Silver medal 2007 Santa Cruz County Fair
Bronze medal, 2007 Orange County Fair

2002 Eleven Cellars Private Reserve Port
Aged for 4 years in French oak, this port has warm vanilla, cassis, and berry flavors with a hint of chocolate.
(winemaker’s private collection)
Gold medal, Best of Class, 2007 Santa Cruz County Fair
Silver medal, 2007 Orange County Fair

in the cellar

We make different varietals every year to take advantage of the best grapes. Here’s a sampling of our history

2012
Sangiovese (Santa Clara Valley)
Cabernet Sauvignon (Santa Clara Valley)
Chardonnay (Monterey County)
2011
Sangiovese (Santa Clara Valley)
Teraldego (Santa Clara Valley)
Syrah (Central Coast)
Sauvignon Blanc (Monterey County)
Sauvignon Blanc Late Harvest (Monterey County)
Semillon (Napa Valley)
2010
Sangiovese (Santa Clara Valley)
Sauvignon Blanc (Monterey County)
Pinot Noir (Santa Lucia Highlands)
2009
Rousanne (Santa Clara Valley)
Cabernet Sauvignon / Petit Verdot (Santa Clara Valley)
Viognier (Santa Clara Valley)
Merlot (Santa Clara Valley)
Petit Syrah (Santa Clara Valley)
2008
Sauvignon Blanc (Monterey County)
Sangiovese (Santa Clara Valley)
Syrah (Paso Robles)
Viognier (Paso Robles)
Viognier Late Harvest (Paso Robles)
2007
Cabernet Sauvignon (Santa Clara Valley)
Sangiovese (San Joaquin Valley)
Chardonnay (Monterey County)
Sauvignon Blanc (Monterey County)
2006
Zinfandel (Amador Valley)
Pinot Noir (Monterey County)
Chardonnay Blanc (Monterey County)
2005
Gewurztraminer (Monterey County)
Cabernet Sauvignon (Monterey County)
Cabernet Sauvignon Rose (Monterey County
Pinot Noir (Amador Valley)
2004
Sangiovese (San Joaquin Valley)
Super Tuscan (San Joaquin Valley)
2002
Chenin Blanc (San Joaquin Valley)
Zinfandel (Amador Valley)
White Zinfandel (Amador Valley)
Zinfandel Port (Amador Valley)
2001
Pinot Noir (Sonoma Valley)
Zinfandel (Amador Valley)
Syrah (Santa Clara Valley)
2000
Merlot (Sonoma Valley)
Cabernet Sauvignon (Santa Clara Valley)
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