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Lava Cap Winery

Lava Cap Winery Lava Cap winery and vineyards are located in El Dorado County, high in the foothills of the magnificent Sierra Nevada. We offer an outstanding selection of mountain-grown wines that are noted for intense varietal flavors and aromas. Most of our wines are produced from our estate vineyards, which are under the diligent care of Charlie Jones, Vineyard manager. Low yields and lots of sunlight, warm days and cool nights, all contribute to grapes of marvelous character. Great fruit becomes great wine only with exceptional care and attention to detail. Tom Jones, our winemaker, tends a state-of-the-art facility in which cellar practices preserve and enhance all the exceptional qualities of our mountain-grown fruit.

Directions
Lava Cap Winery is located 3 miles east of Placerville, 1 mile north of Highway 50. Exit US 50 on Schnell School Road; turn left under the freeway and drive north to intersection with Carson Road; right on Carson for 2 miles; left on Union Ridge road for 1 block; right on Hassler Road for 1 mile; left on Fruitridge for 1 block; turn right into winery.


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2221 Fruitridge Road, Placerville, CA, US, 95667 Email: lavacap@calweb.com
Phone: 530-621-0175 Web: www.lavacap.com
Fax: 530-621-4399
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Products



  Chardonnay Reserve
Rich and fruity with a solid backbone of toasty French oak; this beautifully structured wine is another outstanding vintage in a long succession of Lava Cap chardonnays. Enjoy with smoked salmon, roast chicken, or sipping with cheese.
  LAVA CAP "STROMBERG" Cabernet Sauvignon
  LAVA CAP BARBERA
Another great vintage of incredible Barbera is now available. Rich and smooth with crisp, deep flavors and very soft tannins, this is a red wine made for pasta with red sauce or just for for sipping with a plate of bread and cheese. Supply is very limited and we expect it to sell out very soon.
  Lava Cap Cabernet Franc Reserve
We have produced Cabernet Franc for several years, but up to the 1995 vintage, all was blended with Merlot. In 1995, we bottled the entire production as a varietal, and it sold out in two weeks, after receiving a Gold Medal at the El Dorado Fair. The next release, 1996 vintage, is even richer than the "95, and was bottled, unfiltered and unfined, as a reserve estate wine.
  LAVA CAP FUMÉ BLANC
A delightfully complex wine that pairs perfectly with seafood and poultry. It's nose shows notes of melon, orange, anise, and vanilla, with a pleasant herbaceous overtone. The viscous, full-bodied mouth feel is complimented by a long, refreshing finish. Blended with 2% Semillon from Granite Hill vineyard.
  LAVA CAP MERLOT Reserve
Rich and smooth, this is our best Merlot to date. Grapes are from Lava Cap estate vineyards. 1,200 cases produced. This full-bodied, elegant wine has beautiful, rich cherry and berry flavors with a solid backbone of soft tannins, acid, and French oak. Enjoy with pork chops, turkey, and pasta.
  LAVA CAP MOURVEDRE RESERVE
This rare Rhone variety is usually used for blending; under proper conditions, it produces a rich, fruity wine with good acidity and low, supple tannins and moderate body. A great wine wine lighter Mediterranean fare. A blend of grapes from Granite Hill Vineyard and Spanish Creek Vineyard. 2000 vintage was Gold medal winner at California State Fair, and Best of Variety of Region. Limited production.
  LAVA CAP MUSCAT CANELLI
A marvelously distinctive, fresh and fruity wine with intense orange, grapefruit, melon, guava, passion fruit, and peppermint aromas. Rich body and refreshing acidity yield a succulent treat. Enjoy as an aperitif, as an accompaniment to spicy Oriental food, or just for sipping!
  LAVA CAP PETITE SIRAH
Full bodied, with spicy notes of violets, blueberries cherries, and vanilla, but with elegant balance. Rich oak flavors and full tannins make this a perfect wines for aging. This wine has won international renown for it's wonderful depth and intensity of flavors
  LAVA CAP SANGIOVESE "MATAGRANO"
WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE THIRD RELEASE OF THIS ITALIAN VARIETY PRODUCED FROM THE FAMOUS TUSCAN GRAPE SANGIOVESE. THIS WONDERFUL WINE IS FULL-FLAVORED WITH GREAT BODY, INTENSE FRUITY FLAVORS, AND GENTLE TANNINS. GRAPES WERE GROWN BY FRANK MATAGRANO IN A COOL VINEYARD ALONG THE AMERICAN RIVER IN EL DORADO COUNTY.
  LAVA CAP SEMILLON
THIS IS OUR THIRD RELEASE OF SEMILLON PRODUCED FROM GRAPES GROWN AT GRANITE HILL VINEYARD.100 % BARREL-FERMENTED, THIS COMPLEX WINE HAS BEAUTIFUL FLAVORS OF MELON, FIGS, AND HAZELNUTS. IT PAIRS WELL WITH OYSTERS, SCAMPI, BAKED CHICKEN, AND RED SNAPPER
  LAVA CAP SYRAH
We are pleased to announce that our fifth vintage of Estate Syrah is developing beautifully and is now available. This wine has great richness, depth, and full flavors with smooth tannins. Only 1200 cases were produced, and we anticipate very heavy demand.
  LAVA CAP VIOGNIER
WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE OUR SECOND RELEASE OF THIS EXCITING RHÔNE VARIETY WITH EXOTIC AROMAS OF TROPICAL FRUIT, INTENSE FLAVORS, AND FULL BODY WITH A SMOOTH, LUSCIOUS MOUTH-FEEL. GRAPES ARE FROM THE VINEHILL VINEYARD OF EL DORADO APPELLATION.
  Stromberg Merlot
  Zinfandel Reserve
Intense spicy aromas of raspberries, anise, plums, and pepper, this full-bodied, rich and complex wine is complimented by elegant oak flavors, soft tannins, and a long, peppery finish.

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