FOLKWAY, semillion, deviator
paso robles, ca
With a color of polished antique gold, the Deviator is pungent with aromas of honeysuckle, calymyrna fig, and subtle bright citrus notes, leading into a saturating full-bodied mouthfeel that slathers the palate in ripe apricot and citron oil. The powerful finish lingers pleasantly for over a minute.
HERMAN STORY, grenache, on the road,santa barbara, ca
What’s that tough guy? Why don’t you drop that jerky snu and blackberry soda and step outside. Oh Yeah? Well how’d you like a face full of chicory coee and olallieberry pie? You would wouldn’t you, and I’ll bet you’d even want me to add in this kirsch marinated pancake and heirloom rooftop strawberry too. at’s what I thought. Well why don’t you take this roasted rabbit and that creosote barbwire and this black licorice pipe smoke and that chargrilled pork chop and this stful of violets and a pound of decomposed granite! And there’s plenty more where that came from!
HENDRY, block 7 & 22, zinfandel
napa valley, ca
Sweet ripe berries and cherries flirting with spice and oak in the initial aromas.
Blueberry, tangy sour cherry and bittersweet chocolate on the palate. Moderate
tannins and a nice, tangy acidic lift make this balanced wine our go-to with
tomato-based sauces, or hearty roasts and braises that include a bit of tomato
STORM pinot noir
santa barbara county, ca
Fresh red and dark cherry fill the nose with hints of forest floor. The palate is rich, yet delicate and lasting26% Duvarita Vineyard; 35% John Sebastiano Vineyard; 39% presqu’ile Vineyard
290 cases produced
Marina sandy loam soils with clay
Picked: 8/29/13 – 9/5/13
10% whole cluster
Ave. 5 day cold soak
8% new french oak, tight grain
Average of 13 days on the skins between lots
10 months aging on lees
No fining or filtration
CLOAK & DAGGER, sangiovese
Illuminatus, paso robles, ca
The 2012 Illuminatus Reserve is perhaps our favorite sangiovese vintage so far. The 2012 growing season was almost ideal in most respects and the estate fruit was of particularly high quality. The early part of the season was cool and dry. A heat wave just ahead of veraison stressed the vines, keeping the cluster sizes in check and concentrating the flavors and aromas. The grapes were harvested on November 2, 2012 and barrel aged in French oak for 18 months. This wine is bold and textural, exhibiting mouthwatering cherry, plum and spice notes.
14.9% Alcohol by Volume