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Ledson Winery & Vineyards

Ledson Winery & Vineyards The Ledson family winery is located in the heart of Sonoma Valley, a short one hour drive north of San Francisco. Emerging like a Gothic blast from the past out of acres of rolling vineyards and pastoral calm, our 16,000 square foot French Normandy winery is known as "the castle" by the locals and truly is an architectural showpiece. We specialize in small varietal lots that reflect the genuine diversity of our select vineyards and appellations and boast over 35 different varietals of award-winning wine. We invite you to visit our winery, enjoy our wines in one of six beautifully appointed tasting bars, browse our gift shop, stock up on local artisan foods at our gourmet marketplace and enjoy the vineyard and mountain views while picnicking in the shade of our century-old, heritage oak trees.

Directions
From San Francisco Airport: Take US 101 North to 380 West - Take 380 West to 280 North - Stay on 280 North - 280 becomes 19th Avenue - through the "Avenues" and Golden Gate Park 19th Avenue becomes US 101 at the Golden Gate Bridge - Take US 101 North across the GG Bridge - Stay on US 101 North to Santa Rosa (approximately 50 minutes) Take HWY 12 exit - Sebastopol/Sonoma Stay to the right at the "Y" towards Sonoma (East). Ledson Winery and Vineyards will be on your left (approximately 15 minutes from US 101


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7335 Highway 12, Kenwood, CA, US, 95409 Email: info@ledson.com
Phone: 707-537-3810 Web: www.ledsonwinery.com
Fax: 707-303-3096
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  Barbera, High Valley, 2005
A red-wine grape of Italian origin that produces sturdy, tannic wines capable of aging. Barbera is widely planted in Italy’s Piedmont region, where it accounts for half the total acreage. Most California Barbera is grown in the Central Valley and finds its way into generic or proprietary blends. The Sierra Foothills, Paso Robles, Santa Clara and Sonoma, where very warm days are moderated by cool nights, produce some of the state’s best varietal Barberas. The fruit is naturally high in acid, which it retains very well, even in hot climates. Barbera grapes are also high in anthocyanins, but only low to moderate in tannin content. The resulting wines are deep, purplish black in their youth, but tend to early browning and lightening as they age. Tannin from oak aging can help somewhat to stabilize color.
  Barbera, Sonoma Valley, 2005
Enticing aromas of gooseberries, chai spice and cassis carry into rich plums and strawberries with a slightly tart pomegranate undertone. A rich toasted mahogany plays on the finish as cinnamon notes turn to lasting dusty tannins.
Gold Medal - 2008 The World Wine Championships
  Cabernet Franc, Lake County Diamond Ridge, 2004
Flavors of red cherry and vanilla are framed by a hint of cocoa and wood. The lengthy finish is well-balanced with velvety tannins.
  Cabernet Franc, Lake County Diamond Ridge, 2005
On top of a hilly vineyard in Lake County, our Cabernet Franc vines grow deep into rocky soil. In the bright afternoon sun these pieces of rock sparkle like diamonds and trap the heat into the soil for the long, cool nights. The result is a smooth, full-bodied elegant wine. Flavors of red cherry and vanilla are framed by a hint of cocoa and wood. The lengthy finish is well balanced with velvety tannins. Enjoy with grilled pork tenderloin or stuffed veal cutlets.
  Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, 2005
Our Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon comes from a mountain vineyard approximately 1,000 feet above the valley floor. The location of this vineyard allows the fruit to hang on the vine for an extremely long time. Longer hang time allows the fruit to ripen slowly producing flavorful fruit that is great to work with. This wine has become what we affectionately called the “big dog.” 'Bold, rich and yummy' easily describe this complex Cabernet. The subtle must of forest floor lures us into rich aromas of black cherry and currant framed by delicate brown sugar before exploding with plum, cedar and cigar box on the palette. Rich black cherry and light cassis slowly dissipate leaving firm oak tannins accentuated by sage and leather as thyme marches on through a lengthy finish. The Murray Ranch Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon can easily age in the cellar for twenty years from the vintage; the only dilemma is keeping you and your loved ones from drinking this seductive wine before that precious peak time. Just remember, you can never have too much of a great thing.
Silver Medal - 2008 Long Beach Grand Cru Wine Competition
  Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley, 2006
This Cabernet Sauvignon, which received high ratings in the past, comes from fruit Steve handpicked from the Dry Creek growing region. A rich bold palate is preceded by a dark toasty aroma reminiscent of molasses with a touch of rhubarb. A hint of pepper and blackberries frame a toffee flavor that spans the wine from start to finish. Coffee and dried cherries mingle with the toffee before giving way to bold lingering tannins with a touch of pepper. While the nose is mild, time will expose bolder flavors with an increasingly longer finish.
  Cabernet Sauvignon, Lake County, "Diamond Ridge Series", 2005
The Diamond Ridge appellation is considered a prime location for growing Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. The rich, volcanic soils of the region produce berries with explosive flavor. Our 2005 Cabernet boasts bold flavors of wild berries and cherries, with hints of spice. It has firm structure and a long, satisfying finish. Drinkable now, it will also age beautifully. Enjoy it with a grilled steak or even many ripe, hearty cheeses.
Silver Medal - 2009 SF Chronicle Wine Competition
  Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendocino County, 2005
Grown in the warm Mendocino County these grapes absorb the heat of the day which creates intense fruit flavors. Picked at the peak of ripeness, this Cabernet offers tempting flavors of dark berries and vanilla with a hint of toasty wood. Serve this wine with gamey meats like roasted duck or leg of lamb during the cold winter months, or try it alongside gourmet burgers during warmer times of the year and impress your guests with a hearty meal and a hearty wine.
Silver Medal - 2008 World Wine Championships
  Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County, 2005
Tart cassis, rich stewed strawberries and black cherries bring us deep into a Cabernet that exudes flavors of plum and coffee with the most elegant accents of mint and sage. Bold fruits slowly diminish and leave an expression of leather and toasted oak that carry through the finish, leaving us with firm chewy tannins.
Gold Medal - 2008 World Wine Championships
Silver Medal - 2008 Sonoma County Harvest Fair
  Carignane, Mendocino County, 2005
A rich nose has surprising contrast. It screams of chocolate covered cherries with the softest touch of earth and a bright palate of cranberries and boysenberries, it finishes with soft lingering tannins and a touch of chocolate.
Silver Medal - 2008 World Wine Championships
  Chardonnay, Carneros, 'Très Frais', 2007
'Très Frais' means "very fresh" in French and nothing else could be a better match for this refreshing gem. The climate of Carneros, an exceptional growing region for our Chardonnay, keeps the acidity in the grapes alive, producing luscious exotic fruit with a long complex mouth-feel resulting in a well-balanced wine. Crisp flavors of pineapple, subtle lemon, and delicate grapefruit dance on your palate and leave your mouth-feeling refreshed and ready for another mouthwatering sip. Try this wine with grilled halibut and a squeeze of lemon, delicious!
  Chardonnay, Carneros, 'Très Frais', 2008
Take a big bite out of this Chardonnay we hand-crafted in steel barrels to punch up the taste as if you are chomping into a crisp, green apple. Tres frais means “very fresh” and with citrus zest and the personality behind the lingering apple dancing on your tongue even after your glass is empty; I say this wine is very fresh indeed. Reminiscent of green apple Jolly Rancher candies, this light wine delivers a playful tang that can slip you back into a childlike state of mind…hopscotch anyone?
  Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, "Melange", 2007
This Chardonnay is an assemblage of four different clones grown from vineyards along the Russian River. What emerges is a wine generous and complex with upfront flavors of apple, peach, pear and melon. It is followed by a creamy and buttery texture that lingers throughout the long, toasted vanilla finish. This wine pairs well with marinated chicken and fresh steamed vegetables.
  Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, "Très Frais", 2007
The Russian River Valley produces wines that are have brighter acidity for the white varietals that are grown there. The fog gives you a chance to let your grapes hang longer on the vine to gain more complexity in the flavors. In the Russian River Valley AVA, our Très Frais Chardonnay is picked from three different clones: Whitney, Spring Mountain & Clone 76. Très Frais translates from French as very fresh, so we like to keep this Chardonnay very crisp & clean. Malo-lactic fermentation is what makes a wine creamy in texture. We let this wine go through 60% Malo-lactic fermentation to give it both the bright start with a smoother finish. The aroma of this wine peaks your interest with pear, green apple & hints of butterscotch. As it hits your palate a blend of light vanilla, lychee & apple unite. These flavors transition into a finish of lemongrass, minerality & touches some oak notes.
  Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, 2007
This wine is made from small hand-picked lots of fruit grown along the Russian River. Each block is kept separate throughout the winemaking process using different winemaking techniques. What emerges is a much more complex wine with a satisfying richness of texture and flavors of pear, melon and a touch of honey to your palate. A soft, creamy, slightly toasty finish lingers and lingers. This wine shouts drink me! Enjoy!
  Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, 2008
Year after year our Chardonnay continues to impress and this bottle owes its success to the atmosphere of the Russian River valley. The cool nights and brisk morning fog help the grapes secure their flavor while still maturing on the vine. Enjoy this smooth Chardonnay in front of the fireplace with a home style bowl of crab and corn chowder. Also great with fruity marinade, salad dressings, and desserts because of the big flavors of apples, peaches, melons, and pear contained inside the bottle. Savor a glass or two with our menu selection appetizer of breadcrumb and herb Stuffed Mushrooms, which marry very well with the buttery texture of this wine.
  Malbec, Lake County, 2006
Grown atop the Diamond Ridge, the grapes for this Malbec were hand-selected with great care. These very fragile and thin-skinned grapes require a lot of sun and heat. The result is a very big wine with intense flavors of plum, pepper and coffee. Would pair nicely with steak or other red meats.
Silver Medal - 2009 San Francisco Int'l Wine Competition
Silver Medal - 2009 LA Int'l Wine & Spirits Competition
  Merlot, Alexander Valley, 2003
A true personality of Alexander Valley. This Merlot releases aromas of Bing cherry while on the palate. A soft, juicy entry is filled with subtle tannins and layered with flavors of black cherry, sweet black plum and smoky tobacco. This wine makes a strong impression in the mouth with a very persistent finish.
94 Points/Editor's Choice - April 2010 Wine Enthusiast
Silver Medal - 2008 North of the Gate Wine Competition
Silver Medal - 2008 Monterey Wine Competition
Silver Medal (88 points) - 2008 World Wine Championships
Silver Medal (86 points) - 2007 World Wine Championships
  Merlot, Alexander Valley, 2004
This Merlot is a perfect reflection of the personality of the Alexander Valley. The nose releases aromas of Bing cherries, while your palate enjoys flavors of black cherry, sweet black plum and chocolate that fade into soft, subtle lingering tannins. This wine makes a strong impression in the mouth with a very persistent finish. I enjoy this Merlot with a spicy leg of lamb served over a fluffy pillow of white rice.
  Merlot, Diamond Ridge, 2004
Along the southwestern shores of Clear Lake in Lake County lies the Diamond Ridge appellation. Its distinct red, volcanic terrain produces very flavorful and complex wines. This complexity is enhanced by the hot daytime temperatures and cool nights, which ripen the fruit slowly. Aromas of dark fruits and ripe Bing cherries are followed by dark chocolate and toasty vanilla notes. Soft, yet firm tannins linger long into the finish. Drink this with sun-dried tomato stuffed chicken breasts. Enjoy!
Silver Medal - 2008 LA Int'l Wine & Spirit Festival
  Merlot, Knights Valley, 2005
Knights Valley is the appellation that receives the most heat. Up in the hills, dividing Sonoma County from Napa Valley, our beautiful Knights Valley produces phenomenal fruit. Our Knights Valley Merlot comes off of Bellisimo Ranch, close to the southwestern edge of the appellation. Flavors of ripe cherries, vanilla, plum & herbs characterize this wine. The full color extracted from the longer maceration in our stainless steel tanks gives our Knights Valley Merlot the richness that we love year after year.
Silver Medal - 2009 SF Chronicle Wine Competition
  Merlot, Russian River, 2005
This beautiful Russian River Merlot offers the most enticing aromas of coffee and toffee before diving into a bold baked cherry pie with accents of strawberry and cranberry that transition into a creamy finish packed with cherry, vanilla, molasses and toasted oak.
  Merlot, Sonoma Valley, 2005
If Merlot was the first varietal worthy of carrying the Ledson name on our inaugural bottles in 1993, the Sonoma Valley Merlot must be more than just an ordinary vineyard. Savor the aroma of succulent yet sweet cherries that can take you back to grandma’s kitchen as she pulls the cherry pie from the oven. The first sip makes you remember why you love California’s perfect growing climate and rich, volcanic soil as you take in the lush fruit flavors, smooth texture, and lingering spices that would pair wonderfully with a great grilled cut of meat or a hearty round of appetizers. If you would rather not open it at your next dinner party, you can save this bottle for a special occasion—as it will appreciate for 10 more years, you have plenty of time—and you will not be disappointed.
Silver Medal - 2009 Sonoma Valley Wine Competition
  Mourvèdre, California, 2006
Grown in one of California's best pre-prohibition wine growing regions, Contra Costa County provides ideal conditions for Mouvèdre. Nestled between the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers, these vines grow in deep, sandy soil. The breezy afternoons and cool evenings produce an earthy, rustic and richly spicy wine. Would pair well with the gamey flavor of lamb or a peppered steak. Enjoy!
  Orange Muscat, Monterey County, 2007
Our Orange Muscat is an annual favorite, even amongst our bold, signature red wines. The 2007 vintage explodes with peach, apricot, honey and orange blossom flavors that leave the palate wanting more. Surprisingly versatile, you can serve this wine as an aperitif or for dessert. Try it drizzled atop fresh fruit salad or with caramelized oranges over fresh ginger pot de crème. My favorite dessert with this wine is angel food cake make with a hint of orange zest. “Beware, this insanely popular wine is made in a very limited production and never seems to stay on the shelves for long!
  Petite Sirah, Contra Costa Cty, "Oakley" 2005
This is what Petite Sirah should taste like. This wine offers a huge structure of deep rich colors and concentrated flavors. The aroma is a ripe package of overripe berries, chocolate and spice leading into an explosive mouthful of boysenberry and black pepper, with a slight lingering finish. This wine has a complexity that you will savor.
  Petite Sirah, Estate, 2005
This is what Petite Sirah should taste like. This wine offers a huge structure of deep rich colors and concentrated flavors. The aroma is a ripe package of overripe berries, chocolate and spice leading into an explosive mouthful of boysenberry and black pepper, with a slight lingering finish. This wine has a complexity that you will savor.
Silver Medal - 2009 San Francisco Int’l Wine Competition
  Petite Sirah, Lake County, 'Diamond Ridge Series', 2005
Atop a hilly vineyard in Lake County, our Petite Sirah vines grow deep into rocky soil. In the bright afternoon sun, these pieces of rock sparkle like diamonds and trap the heat into the soil for the long, cool nights. The result is a wine rich in color and concentration with hints of cherry and black fruits. Beautiful balance and velvety tannins lead into a long and expressive finish. This wine would pair nicely with a spicy sausage pasta or grilled venison.
Gold Medal - 2008 North of the Gate Wine Competition
Silver Medal - 2008 Long Beach Grand Cru Wine Competition
  Petite Verdot, Red Hills, 2004
Petite Verdot offers aromas of lavender, raspberries & leather; which translates to a bold rich palate of intense cranberries, escalating to a finish of dark fruit framed by lingering tannins.
Silver Medal - 2008 LA Int'l Wine & Spirit Festival
Silver Medal - 2008 San Diego Int'l Wine Competition
  Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, 2008
For our poised Pinot Noir, balance is not a problem. The essence of cherry cola and cinnamon are tied into the aroma of rosehips mixed with a delicate collaboration of strawberry and cranberry. Pinot Noir is the refined and confident friend who will never let you down, but is always right. Since the Pinot Noir is our most popular light bodied red that drinks as smooth and delicate as a white; it usually sells out within months of its release.
  'Port Style', Madera Zinfandel Sweet Ida May, 2004
Our Madera Zinfandel Port is rich, fruity and complex. Rich flavors fill the mouth without being overly sweet. Aromas of raspberry and black tea are in the forefront and lead you to flavors of dried blueberry, black cherry and maple syrup from the oak barrels. Enjoy this port by a roaring fire with a bowl of toasted nuts and a circle of friends. It’s the perfect finish to a perfect evening. Luscious cherry, cinnamon and brown sugar flavors linger from this port.
  'Port Style', Zinfandel Sweet Ida May, N.V.
Ledson winery’s first Tawny Port has taken us years to make. In fact those long years in the barrel are what makes this wine so special. The toast of the barrel and the age of the wine bring forth softer flavors of caramel crème brulee and fig that are framed by aromas of brown sugar, fig and almond. This sweet goodness lingers long onto the finish with traces of candied hazelnut, chocolate and Jamaican cinnamon. Wonderfully seductive and bold, this wine is guaranteed a crowd favorite!
  Primitivo, Knights Valley, 2006
Primitivo is the Italian version of a Zinfandel, which was proven in the last decade or so by the researchers at UC Davis using genetic DNA testing on the vines. Our spicy wine varietal is from the warmest local climate situated in Knights Valley. Aromas of boysenberry, honey, and vanilla transform at each sip with the smoky flavors of coffee and tobacco with lingering tannins and a bit of raspberry. Upon finishing this medium-bodied wine, the finish follows up the palate with notes of fruit and spice. A wonderful addition to any Italian feast, this bottle drinks wonderfully with tomato-based sauces and hearty grilled meats.
  Red Blend, Caudalies, California, 2005
Our California Caudalies is a unique blend of Zinfandel and Petite Sirah. Combining these two bold wines produces deep flavors and colors balanced by complex structures. Aromas and flavors of ripe, red fruits and spice lead into a bold and lingering finish. A rich blend like nothing you have had before.
Silver Medal - 2009 San Francisco Int'l Wine Competition
Silver Medal - 2009 LA Int'l Wine & Spirits Competition
  Red Blend, Cépage, Lake County "Diamond Ridge Series", 2005
The Cépage blend that we create here at Ledson is a combination of all five of the main Bordeaux varietals. When creating a blend we look at balance as well as individuality. We are known for the unique characteristics of the variety of blends that we make, in essence we enjoy and pride ourselves in this reputation. Our 2005 Diamond Ridge Cépage carries aromatics of cherry, vanilla, cassis & almond liquor; which unite on the palate with flavors of green peppercorn, oak & leather. Persistence echoes in the finish with cassis and powdery tannins that wane into fresh strawberries and cherries.
Silver Medal - 2008 Long Beach Grand Cru Wine Competition
Silver Medal - 2008 San Diego Int'l Wine Competition
  Red Blend, Legend, Sonoma Valley, 2005
Legend is a unique blend of Merlot and Zinfandel that we have been making since 1999. Our 2005 Legend is an exceptional vintage as we let it age in the barrel for an additional 7 months. With soft aromatics of raspberry, cranberry & vanilla, initially your reaction is to swirl and smell the wine all day long, but when tasting it you realize the ecstasy involved & can no longer hold back. Nicely structured with bright acidity, velvety textures, and layers of peppercorn, tobacco & cocoa, this wine will age easily for 7 - 10 years.
  Riesling, Russian River Valley "Dry", 2008
The Russian River Valley is a lush grape-growing region and the beautiful views along the river never disappoint. Our dry Riesling doesn’t disappoint either with notes of floral lilac, honeyed citrus and peach, with a clean, lingering taste of Asian pear. Pair a glass or two with sweet and spicy foods such as Thai spring rolls with peanut sauce, a savory pasta with Alfredo sauce, or a rich cheese course. This delightful light bodied wine finishes with sweet guava and lavender, perfect to mark the end of a meal, the end of the day, or just the end of spring in anticipation for hot days and warm nights.
Silver Medal - 2009 LA Int'l Wine & Spirits Competition
  Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, 2008
Close your eyes and let the aromas of tropical fruits, melon, pear, and lime zest marinate in your nose before taking the first sip of our Sauvignon Blanc. We are proud to announce that our 2007 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc—of which 1200 cases were released last year—sold out in 3 months. The crisp, cool flavors of the newest Sauvignon Blanc include green apple, white peach, and pears. The high acidity of this wine pairs great with heavy cream-based sauces, shellfish, light seafood dishes, or even a traditional Thanksgiving feast. Grab a glass and settle down with a plate of cracked crab, an appetizer platter of soft cheeses, or home-cooked comfort food like chicken lasagna with a béchamel sauce.
  Sauvignon Blanc, North Coast, 2007
With Sauvignon Blanc at its prime being the third most-planted grape variety in California, this popular white wine is great for retreating into summer and enjoying all the season has to offer. The crisp and cool climate of the North Coast makes the fresh citrus flavors of grapefruit and lemon stand out in this popular refreshing wine. Prep your palate for the earthy, grassy finish this bottle serves up and enjoy with a wide spectrum of foods like an appetizer of red pepper hummus with toasted pita squares to an entrée of grilled calamari steaks in a buttery lemon sauce.
Gold Medal - 2009 LA Int'l Wine & Spirits Competition
  Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley, 2007
A pleasing and playful wine to share with friends and family. The picturesque Russian River Valley with its towering redwood trees, rugged hillsides, wildflower meadows, and trails that meander along the banks of the river, is also home to 10,000 vineyard acres, designated official appellation status in 1983. Days are warm, even hot, yet cool fog rolls in each morning and evening from the nearby Pacific Ocean, creating the ideal cool-climate environment for high acidity and bursts of fruit flavor in Sauvignon Blanc. While aromas of citrus linger on the nose, your palate will delight in the gracious tang of grapefruit. Hints of passion fruit complete the smooth, clean finish, leaving you refreshed and ready for the next sip of this friendly wine. This wine pairs well with homemade pizza topped with feta cheese, sliced fresh figs and prosciutto.
90 Points - 2009 Wine Enthusiast
Gold Medal - 2009 SF Chronicle Wine Competition
Silver Medal - 2008 Sonoma County Harvest Fair
  Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley, 2008
From the redwoods to the river, beautiful views are abound in the Russian River Valley and with a calmer, more laid-back atmosphere, Sauvignon Blanc grapes love it here just as much as the visitors who wish they could stay. The climate can change drastically from a sweating, early afternoon to a cool, foggy evening creating a perfect environment for Sauvignon Blanc grapes to mature early—as is their routine. This technique helps to lock in the sweet and sour citrus flavors that balance well with sweeter, tropical fruits like passion fruit that will keep your glass full while you find a spot near the fireplace. Pair our 2008 Sauvignon Blanc with an appetizer round of goat cheese crostini or herb-marinated olives alongside a scrumptious holiday feast of grilled chicken with roasted garlic cloves and lemon for an unforgettable evening.
  Syrah, Alexander Valley, 2005
Life should be simple: balanced with work and responsibilities, and fun with family and friends. Imagine lying down in a field of lavender as you first take in the floral elements of our 2005 Alexander Valley Syrah. Now breathe deeply. The aroma is heady, sweet; you can almost hear the buzz of bees. Feel the sun on your face? In the Alexander Valley, the heat is strong, giving this wine the big, juicy flavors of ripe blackberries, tender blueberries, and just-picked raspberries. With the Franciscan soil type providing excellent drainage, we are proud to offer a wine of layered complexity, elegant balance, and impeccable structure. The fog that sneaks up the Russian River cools the Alexander Valley just long enough to give the fruit those spicy and earthy components you expect in a superior Syrah. It’s simply delicious. Enjoy this wine with roasted duck breast wrapped in bacon and served with wild rice and fresh, crusty bread in front of the fire with a glass of our Syrah. Swirl. Sip. Repeat. Relax. You deserve it.
  Syrah, Sonoma Valley, 2005
Following its southern Rhone parentage, our Sonoma Valley Syrah boasts aromatics of cocoa, plum, blackberry & green peppercorn. These aromatics unite on the palate with cassis & suede-like textures. A lingering finish of bramble berries, elements of oak & subtle complexity can be enjoyed by even the most discerning palate. This exceptional Syrah can be paired with gamy meats, such as lamb, duck & wild boar.
Gold Medal - 2008 Sonoma County Harvest Fair
  Zinfandel, Contra Costa County, "Oakley", 2005
White pepper and youthful tart fruit consisting of cranberry and boysenberry define this wine. Aromas of mint and tobacco with young tannins on the palate lead to dusty tannins in the finish.
Gold Medal - 2008 World Wine Championships
  Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley, 2005
Our Dry Creek Zinfandel is an ideal representation of Zinfandels that come out of the Dry Creek Valley. When ripe raspberries & black pepper flood the senses, then you can tell where the grapes are from. In addition to these components, our Dry Creek Zinfandel offers characteristics of caramel, vanilla, cranberry & leather for an additional complexity to the glass in front of you. If you like a spicy Zinfandel, our Dry Creek Zinfandel is the wine for you.
Silver Medal - 2008 Sonoma County Harvest Fair
Gold Medal - 2008 Long Beach Grand Cru Wine Competition
  Zinfandel, Lodi 'Old Vine', 2005
The grapes for this Zinfandel come from a small block of vineyard in Lodi nestled between the Sierra foothills and the San Francisco bay delta, the ideal climate for producing ripe, full flavored Zinfandel. Aged in French oak barrels, this wine brings to your nose complex aromas of black cherry, spice and lightly toasted oak with robust big berry, raspberry fruit flavors followed by a rich smooth peppery fruit finish.
Tri-Medal - 2008 Lodi International Wine Awards
  Zinfandel, Mendocino 'Old Vine', 2005
Bold aromas of Marianberry pie and molasses leap forward as cinnamon and sweet Cuban tobacco hang back and integrate into a palate of plums and jammy raspberries. Characteristics of smoked cedar sawdust and tea leaves yields to soft dusted tannins on the finish.
Double Gold - 2009 San Francisco Int'l Wine Competition
Silver Medal - 2009 LA Int'l Wine & Spirits Competition
Silver Medal - 2009 SF Chronicle Wine Competition
Silver Medal - 2008 Long Beach Grand Cru Wine Competition
  Zinfandel, Napa Valley, 2006
Another crop of old vines collaborated to make this 2006 Napa Valley Zinfandel. Notes of blackberry, cloves, fresh-brewed espresso, and caramel combine in the nose to create a lingering sweet and spicy aroma. This bottle is delightful alongside tomato-based sauces and the great flavor combination of cherries and chocolate in the wine as well as a tinge of smokiness help to bring out the zest in a filling stew or pasta dish served with crusty bread. The finish is slightly spicy and fruity, leaving a long lingering finish on your palate.
Silver Medal - 2009 San Francisco Int'l Wine Competition
Silver Medal - 2009 LA Int'l Wine & Spirits Competition
Silver Medal - 2009 Best of the Bay Zin Challenge
  Zinfandel, Russian River 'Old Vine' Amy's Vineyard, 2006
The fruit from Amy’s Vineyard is hand-selected by Steve and Amy from vines along the top of a knoll near the Russian River that are close to 100 years old. Amy took a passion to this vineyard since the first day she strolled up the knoll. A beautiful sunset, a calm, cool breeze that turns to brisk night air, not only brings out the best in this lovely Zinfandel year after year, it does the same for Amy every time she strolls the knoll. Light green peppercorns sneak out of this rich jammy, raspberry, plum and candied cherry nose. Vanilla introduces the palate to bold flavors of strawberry and raspberry preserves. The finish cries out ripe raspberries, oak and a distinctive white pepper. A previous vintage of this wine received a 4 Star Gold Medal from the Orange County Fair Wine Competition.
Gold Medal - 2009 SF Chronicle Wine Competition
  Zinfandel, Russian River 'Old Vine' Feeney, 2005
The fruit for our 'Old Vine' Zinfandel comes from a small fifty-year-old vineyard along the sandy loam soils off the Russian River. Picked at over 24 brix makes this wine more rich in flavor and full in body. This BIG, BOLD, JAMMY, ZINFANDEL EXPLODES in your mouth with flavors of overripe raspberries, chocolate, black pepper and spicy cloves. Combining these flavors with well-balanced oak makes for a long lingering finish. The wine has consistently received gold medal awards for the past vintages. It is a rare find and quick to disappear, so don’t hesitate before this cult wine is gone.
Silver Medal - 2008 LA Int'l Wine & Spirit Festival
  Zinfandel, Russian River 'Old Vine' Feeney, 2006
The fruit for our “Old Vine” Zinfandel comes from a small fifty + year old vineyard at the Feeney Ranch along the sandy loam soils off the Russian River. Picking at over 25 brix when some of the clusters have become raisins make this wine more rich in flavor and full in body. This BIG, BOLD, JAMMY, ZINFANDEL EXPLODES in your mouth with flavors of overripe raspberries, chocolate, black pepper and spicy cloves. Combining these flavors with well-balanced oak makes for a long lingering finish.
  Zinfandel, Russian River 'Old Vine' Krissy's Vineyard, 2006
When you open an oak cigar box and smell the intoxicating the blend of tobacco leaf mixed with the toasted aroma of the wooden liner, you may as well be sniffing the rim of your glass with this Zinfandel. Krissy’s Vineyard in the Russian River Valley consists of 75 year old vines that produce a wine with a ripe fruit flavor such as blackberries and sweet cherries. This wonderful Zin is great to drink with lamb or hearty meals with a lot of spices. After the last drop, let the welcoming tannins linger with the fruit and spice, you might even want to light up a cigar.
Gold Medal - 2009 San Francisco Int'l Wine Competition
Silver Medal - 2009 SF Chronicle Wine Competition
  Zinfandel, Russian River 'Old Vine", 2006
This Zinfandel is from a small vineyard in the Russian River Valley. The fruit receives generous sunlight during its long ripening period and the result is a very complex and full-bodied wine. Smooth tannins and a long finish follow vivid flavors of cherry and blackberry.
92 Points/Cellar Selection - April 2010 Wine Enthusiast
  Zinfandel, Sonoma County 'Old Vine', 2005
Life was never meant to be boring. Neither was your dinner table. Toss aside the white linen and go lime green tablecloth, white plates, and black napkins for an exotic backdrop to the deep red of our 2005 Sonoma County Zinfandel. Ask your neighbor if you can cut a few stalks of that pesky bamboo she’s got growing along the fence. Select young shoots and strip the fronds. Add polished black rocks to cover the bottom of a simple glass vase and fill with water, arranging the bamboo to create a casual centerpiece. A goldfish is optional. Now: What are you going to serve for dinner? Our 2005 Sonoma County Zinfandel is a vigorous, jammy wine loaded with aromas of ripe raspberries, caramel, and Indian spices that prepare your palate for the distinct flavors of white pepper, crushed raspberries, and leather. On the finish, you’ll experience a burst of currants and hints of vanilla. The fruitiness, peppery zest, rounded tannins, and natural acidity of this wine make it the perfect companion to bold, slightly spicy Thai or Asian-fusion dishes. One of our favorite meals is beef stir-fried with spicy ginger and snap peas served with basil-sesame noodles. For dessert, try Thai rice pudding flavored with coconut milk, brown sugar, and nutmeg. Boring? You? Never.
Tri-Medal - 2008 Lodi International Wine Awards
Silver Medal - 2008 Monterey Wine Competition
Silver Medal - 2008 San Diego Int'l Wine Competition
Silver Medal - 2008 The World Wine Championships
Silver Medal - 2008 Dallas Morning News Wine Competition
Silver Medal - 2008 SF Chronicle Wine Competition

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