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This Cabernet just won Best-in-Class at the San Francisco Wine Chronicle wine competition. It is a great example of the quality wines that can be produced in our warm growing region. The grapes are from an old vineyard east of Tranquillity and are picked at the peak of ripeness, then handcrafted in a small batch into the finished wine. The ripe fruit and tannins are very well balanced and the gentle acidity and 15% ABV contribute to its full body and roundness. We know you will enjoy this Cab with any meal, special occasion, or “just because”.
Ruby Cabernet is a cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and Carignan done in the 50’s at UC Davis. It was selected because of its abiltity to produce wines with qualities similar to coastal Cabernet Sauvignons but in the warmer climate of the San Joaquin Valley. This Ruby Cabernet is from a vineyard in western Fresno County and was harvested at full ripeness to produce a BIG wine. It’s soft tannins and high ABV are balanced by its 5% residual sugar and mild fruit character to produce a very intense and delicious wine.
Bronze Medal winner at the San Francisco Chronicle wine competition! Syrah is a great warm climate grape and you will understand why after tasting this one. Grown on the bluffs of the San Joaquin River on the Saviez Ranch, it was hand-picked at the peak of ripeness to make a wine that is full bodied, soft and balanced. This wine goes perfect with red meat, poultry and pasta dishes. You will not be disappointed with this syrah!
Tempranillo is easily one of the most versatile wines in the world (in our opinion). It is well-suited to the warm growing region of California’s Central Valley and this wine proves it. It received Gold and the San Francisco Chronicle wine competition (and was- by far- the least expensive wine to do that well) and is a great example of a warm climate tempranillo. Its subtle spice and acidity along with its balanced fruit and tannin character makes it the perfect wine for… well just about anything. We consider this the best value tempranillo you can purchase anywhere in the U.S. and think you will agree. Salud!
This zinfandel was grown along the San Joaquin River about 5 miles west of Fresno. It does not have the exaggerated fruit character that many warm climate zinfandels tend towards. It is more soft and balanced mainly due to its almost two years aging in french oak. If you like the brightness and full fruit flavor of the zinfandel grape… but not overdone… this is definitely the wine for you!