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Fenestra Winery

Fenestra Winery Fran and Lanny Replogle, owners of Fenestra Winery, celebrate 26 years of award-winning winemaking in the Livermore Valley. With a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, winemaker Lanny Replogle’s aim is to produce flavorful well-balanced wines with a lot of varietal character. “I like the challenge of making each varietal, each year, an individual wine.” The charming winery site dates back to the 19th century when George True, a German emigrant, constructed the winery building and planted the first vineyards on the property. At Fenestra you can taste wines inside the winery surrounded by wine aging in barrels, and in the company of Fenestra Fanatics, immensely loyal and enthusiastic members of Fenestra’s Wine Club. A creek and vineyards edge the shaded picnic area. The ambiance is that of no-frills, country winery where the owners greet every visitor as a welcome guest, and the guests soon become old friends. The Tasting Room is open Weekends from 12pm - 5pm. Also taste our wines Wed.-Sun. at Tesla Vintners

Directions
From I-680: Take the CA Highway 84 East (Livermore) Exit. Go 6 miles. Winery is on the left, a few hundred yards past Isabel Avenue. From I-580: Take Airway Blvd Exit to Kittyhawk (stoplight). Turn right on Kittyhawk (which becomes Isabel Avenue and follow out to CA Hwy 84. Turn left, go a few hundred yards to entrance (on the left).


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83 Vallecitos Road, Livermore, CA, US, 94550 Email: info@fenestrawinery.com
Phone: 925-447-5246 Web: www.fenestrawinery.com
Fax: 925-447-4655
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Products



  Cabernet Sauvignon, Livermore Valley
A classic blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc. A very approachable wine, it has a fruity, toasty oak bouquet with hints of nutmeg, and rich deep flavor of dried cherries. This elegant wine has great balance, good acid and a wonderful lingering finish. Pair with beef, lamb, game, cheese, prime rib, barbecued tri-tip, cioppino.
  Cabernet Sauvignon, Smith & Hook Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands
This outstanding wine has a garnet color with a cedar, fresh tobacco bouquet and an intense dried cherry flavor. This big wine has great balance, good structure and a long, lingering finish. AGE THIS ONE! Pair with beef, cheese, venison, steak with grilled onion and grilled mushrooms.
  Chardonnay, Livermore Valley
Our 2004 Chardonnay has an enticing pineapple and citrus bouquet, classic Chardonnay flavor, and a nice, clean, crisp, citrusy finish. Barrel fermented sur lie, this lovely wine is round, nicely balanced and mouth filling with a creamy finish. Delicious with shellfish (scallops and/or cracked crab!), fish (trout amandine), chicken, or as an aperitif.
  Dry Rose, California
This delicious light red wine has both bright strawberry bouquet and flavor with hints of raspberries and cranberries. Complex, fresh, fruity and light, it is a great wine for picnics and informal meals. Blend of 50% Mourvèdre and 50% Syrah. Serve chilled; it is a refreshing and charm-ing wine with grilled pork chops, smoked turkey, salmon, ham, deli lunches.
  Dry Rose, Lodi
This is a delicious light red wine, with bright Bing cherry bouquet and flavor. Complex, fresh, fruity and light, it is a great wine for picnics and informal meals. A blend of Syrah, Mourvèdre & Cinsault, it can be served chilled or at room temperature. A refreshing and charming wine to serve with grilled pork chops, smoked turkey, salmon, ham, pork loin.
  Estate Reserve Syrah, Livermore Valley
Intense purple color, spicy berry bouquet and layers of complex flavors—plum and cassis—set this wine apart. The deep flavor of dry cassis and chocolate lingers in the long finish. Aged in new Hungarian oak barrels, this wine has great aging potential. Pair with hearty pasta, richly flavored Provençal foods, Porter¬house steak, beef stew with olives, cheese, Portabello mush¬rooms, dark chocolate.
  Malbec, Lodi, Silvaspoons Vineyard
This popular wine has a spicy bouquet of bright Bing cherries, ripe strawberries and toasted oak. It has a wonderful rich spicy flavor with notes of concentrated dried fruit, cassis and toffee. Medium body, nice structure and a complex lingering finish make this a memorable wine. Serve with filet mignon with mushrooms and blue cheese, vegetable lasagna and paella.
  Merlot, Livermore Valley
Fruity bouquet, sophisticated complex cherry/plum flavor (with hints of dried cranberries) and a lovely finish. A blend of 69% Thatcher Bay Merlot, 23% Kurtzer Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon. Enjoy with lamb, beef, pork, grilled lamb chops, grilled pork tenderloin, smoked Cornish game hens.
  Petite Sirah, Lodi
Our 2000 Petite Sirah has a deep purple color and a spicy, earthy bouquet. There is lots of fruit in the taste, with concentrated cherry flavor and layers of intensity. A smooth wine, it has a long lingering dry finish. Enjoy with grilled sausage, cheeses, beef, wild boar and venison.
  Pinot Grigio, Contra Costa County
Our 2004 Pinot Grigio has a light canteloupe/green olive bouquet with touches of green apple & bananas. It has a tart acidity with a mineral, steely quality, with flavors of limes, pink grapefruit & toasted blanched almonds. Enjoy with a picnic lunch or a casual dinner, with sundried tomato & olive pizzetta, linguini with mussels in a tomato marinara sauce or scallops with garlic brown butter with rosemary & thyme.
  Pinot Noir, Livermore Valley
The grapes come from Tenuta Vineyard on the western edge of the Livermore Valley. We were pioneers in making Livermore Valley Pinot Noirs. This wonderful wine has a classic Pinot Noir bouquet--spicy and floral, with complex flavors of black cherry/boysenberry with a luscious lingering finish. Soft, smooth and velvety, it has a great mouthfeel and lots of depth. Serve with filet mignon, grilled ahi tuna, duck with cherry glaze.
  Port, California
This wonderful Port is a blend of varietal Ports: 38% Petite Sirah, 32% Zinfandel, 15% Sirah and 15% Mouvedre. Smooth and elegant, it has great color and full deep cherry flavor. Serve this rich and flavorful wine with chocolate dessert, such as chocolate decadent cake with berries, fudge or brownies, or have the Port with nuts and blue cheese.
  Port, Lodi, Silvaspoons Vineyard
Classic Port blend using traditional Portuguese varieties. This is a blend of 50% Touriga Nacional, 37% Tinta Cão, 8% Souzão and 5% Syrah grapes. Pair this wine with the finest blue cheeses--Stilton, Roquefort--or dark chocolate.
  Sangiovese, Lodi
Our 2001 Sangiovese has an intense fruity bouquet with hints of rose petals, concentrated fruit flavors, with a long lingering finish. It is good with informal meals -- sausages, panini (Italian grilled sandwiches), pastas with tomato based sauces, chicken cacciatore, grillled pork tenderloin, grilled or roasted veal, pork, chicken, game hens and rabbit.
  Sauvignon Blanc, Livermore Valley
This is a New Zealand style Sauvignon Blanc, with a bouquet of light lemongrass, honey, citrus, touch of green cut grass, with flavors of green apple, tart key lime, with medium acidity and a touch of white peach on the palate. Pair with assorted goat cheeses, pear and blue cheese salad with candied pecans, prosciutto-topped chicken breast with rosemary and garlic sauce.
  Semillon, Livermore Valley
Our 2004 Semillon has a bouquet of citrus and fig with touch of lemongrass and honey, and apricot/green honeydew melon flavor with a touch of pineapple and a lovely peach finish. Delicious with fish, shellfish and chicken; try with steamed mussels, seared ahi tuna with toasted black sesame crust and basil aoli sauce, or as an aperitif.
  Semonnay™, Livermore Valley
NEW RELEASE! This lovely wine is an intriguing marriage of 57% Chardonnay and 43% Semillon. It has an intense Granny Smith apple bouquet, and flavors of tart candied lime peel, almonds and a touch of pine¬apple. Serve with fish, chicken, tea sandwiches, crudités, Chilean Sea Bass with macadamia nut crust, cream of wild mushrooms soup or as an aperitif. Available September 24!
  Syrah, Estate, Livermore Valley
This is an outstanding wine with a deep purple color and earthy black pepper/raspberry bouquet, smooth with lots of fruit and hints of black pepper with a dry lingering finish. Good with flavorful food – pate, roast meat, prime rib, beef burgundy, barbecued beef ribs.
  Tempranillio, Lodi
2003 Tempranillo, Lodi, Silvaspoons Vyds. Medals Our 2003 Tempranillo is a blend of 85% Tempranillo and 15% Touriga. It has a fruity bouquet with ripe stone fruit/blueberry flavor and a long expansive finish. Age for maximum enjoyment. Serve with paella, olives, Spanish food, bouillabaisse, pizza, red meat, and with informal meals.
  Touriga, Lodi
A blend of 92% Touriga and 8% Tempranillo, this wine is a big, bold multi-dimensional wine, with the flavor of ripe stone fruit. It is good with steak, pork, lamb—even pizza! DOUBLE GOLD AND 98 RATING AT CALIFORNIA FAIR!
  True Red™, Lot 18, California
NEW RELEASE! True Red™ is named for George True who built our winery building in 1889. It is a complex blend of Rhone style varietals: 33% Estate Syrah, 18% Carignane, 14% Mourvèdre, 13% Grenache, 12% Petite Sirah, 7% Merlot and 3% other. True Red is fruity, smooth and rich, with a plum bouquet and bright black cherry flavor. Great with pizza, ravioli, London Broil, hamburgers, filet mignon.
  Viognier, Contra Costa County
Classic Viognier peach/apricot bouquet and flavor, with hints of citrus, and a crisp, dry finish. It accents the exotic, fruity, floral side of Viognier. Nicely balanced, mouthfilling. Wonderful with shellfish, mild fish, chicken, Chinese style pork, fresh fruit and cheese or as an aperitif.
  Viognier, Late Harvest
Our 2004 Late Harvest Viognier is a luscious wine, with an enticing orange/lemon honeysuckle bouquet and the flavor of fresh, ripe peaches. It is a complex dessert wine with about 3.5% residual sugar . The grapes were picked at 26.5° Brix and bottled at 2.2° Brix. Wonderful with fruit desserts (fresh peach pie, key lime, lemon or butter cookies), fruit salad, or just by itself.
  White Riesling, Arroyo Seco
Our 2003 White Riesling has a honeysuckle/litchee nut bouquet with floral and ripe fruit flavors, a lingering finish and a touch of residual sugar. This engaging wine is delicious served chilled with sushi, spicy Asian food, fresh fruit & cheese, before dinner with light hors d’oeurves, or sip by itself. Try with smoked trout or smoked salmon as an appetizer, or with smoked pork chops with sauerkraut.
  Zinfandel, Livermore Valley
Lots of fruit in the spicy, ripe berry bouquet with hints of black pepper. Intense blackberry flavor with a lingering finish. Wonderful with barbecue, grilled sausage, ribs, kebabs, paella.

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