Wines

My philosophy is that wine is a liquid food, and this wine is an expression of all the paths my life has taken; from being raised in a rural, Western New York family to becoming a Northern California vintner.

Northern California is an amazing place, but not just for its history, natural beauty, and perfect conditions for winegrowing. The people are truly amazing, placing a premium on food, family, friends, and farming.

As a chef, I fully understood the necessity of integration and balance when the fruits of the land intermingle with the fruits of one's labor.

As a winemaker, it is my intent to make wines of the style that made me fall in love with wine - balanced, nuanced wines that speak clearly of their locations, and have affinity for carefully raised and prepared food.

We hope you enjoy the wines below, and cheers to you and yours!

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2013 Zinfandel, Shake Ridge Vineyard, Amador County

2013 Zinfandel, Shake Ridge Vineyard, Amador County

Juicy, luscious and enjoyable in true Zinfandel fashion.

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2013 Grenache, Naked Vine Vineyard, El Dorado County

2013 Grenache, Naked Vine Vineyard, El Dorado County

Ripe cherries, raspberries, with a hint of orange zest.

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2011 Sierra Works, El Dorado County

Maura's Celebration
2011 Sierra Works, El Dorado County

A Rhone blend of Mourvedre, Petite Sirah, Greanche and Syrah.  This wine is our Sierra Foothill version of The Works.

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2012 Mourvedre, El Dorado County

2012 Mourvedre, El Dorado County

This wine exhibits a beautiful garnet color, with waves of dark red cherry, plum and spice.

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2012 Ruddy Bloom, Rosé Wine, El Dorado County

La Colline des Pommes
2012 Ruddy Bloom,  Rosé Wine, El Dorado County

WORLD WINE CHAMPIONSHIPS AWARD: Silver Medal 

RATING: 86 points (Highly Recommended)

CATEGORY: Rosé, Pink

TASTING DATE: May-06-2013

Distinctive orange pink color. Aromas of cherry custard pie a la mode and strawberries and cream with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy blood orange and apple finish. A nice drier styled rose for the table.

Our first Rosé, this wine is a combination of Grenache and Mourvedre from the Apple Hill area of El Dorado County.  

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2012 Harvest Blanc, White Wine, El Dorado County

Union of Four
2012 Harvest Blanc, White Wine, El Dorado County

WORLD WINE CHAMPIONSHIPS AWARD: Gold Medal     

RATING: 93 points (Exceptional)

CATEGORY: Rhône Other White, White

TASTING DATE: May-06-2013

Golden yellow color. Toasty peach pie and quince jam aromas with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a tangy lemon meringue and toasty almond praline finish. A very well polished and flavorful white Rhone blend.

This is our second white wine, a wonderfully nuanced blend , the majority of which is Roussanne with a supporting cast of Marsanne, Viognier and Grenache blanc.

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2008 Grenache, Shannon Ridge Vineyard, Lake County

2008 Grenache, Shannon Ridge Vineyard, Lake County

Our second effort from Clay Shannon’s immaculate Lake County estate is 75% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 5% Mataro. 

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2007 Syrah, Sage Canyon Vineyard, Napa Valley

2007 Syrah, Sage Canyon Vineyard, Napa Valley

96 Points, Platinum Medal - Consumer Wine Awards, Lodi
Silver Medal - San Diego International Wine Competition

This Syrah is our 5th vintage from this special hillside vineyard. It is rich and robust, and marries well with anything from grilled steaks and sausages, to lamb recipes, to cassoulet.

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2007 "Jordan's Journey" Red Wine

Created for The Jordan Matthew Porco Memorial Foundation
2007

93 Points, Gold Medal - Consumer Wine Awards, Lodi
Silver Medal - San Diego International Wine Competition


The first we have made with Mataro in the command position. It pairs well with braised shortribs, duck risotto, hearty stews and other rich preparations. The blend is 60% Mataro, 33% Syrah, 7% Grenache.

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2007 GM, High Valley, Lake County

2007 GM, High Valley, Lake County

A rich and saucy blend of 64% Petite Sirah / 13% Tinta Cao / 13% Mataro / 10% Grenache.  If ever there was a wine for the grill, this is it. Most any BBQ faire, burgers, lamb, smoked duck, and especially steak (pick your cut!), would be right at home with this quaffable partner.

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