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2014 Lake County Malbec

Malbec: 2014 Lake County CA

Our 2014 Malbec comes from grapes grown in the high elevations of Lake County which is north of Napa. Clear Lake, the largest and oldest natural fresh water lake in California provides coastal like influences making this a lovely grape growing area with high elevation, hot days and cool nights. The light nose of the wine invites one’s senses to explore and investigate while the medium tannin’s and low acids dance on the tongue with a clean finish. This is…

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Merlot - 20214 Russian River Valley

Merlot: 2014 Russian River Valley

Our Merlot is full bodied dry red wine that  hails  from the Russian River Valley can stand up against the deepest savory meal. The first sip is intense then as it opens up, it begins to show you its softer side that is packed with flavor, complexity and interest. The acidity keeps the dark  berry flavors alive on the palate while notes of  granite, minerals, dust  and floral scents of  lilac and lavender create intrigue. Dark and opaque, this wine…

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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon: Lodi 2013

This Cabernet Sauvignon is fresh and approachable medium bodied Cab. It has enough structure to stand on it’s own, but is soft enough not to be stuffy or pretentious. It has a pleasant balance of tannins and acid allowing it to pair with casual every day dishes such as BBQ chicken, a juicy burger or a slice of pizza. This wine is a great sipper or can be easily paired with food. This “go to” wine is lightly oaked and…

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Opening an Urban Winery

We have been so blessed by all of the great people who have come into our urban winery and shared their time with us. All of these people have confirmed to me that wine people are nice happy people, so I want to thank all of you who have stopped by. Namaste.   The First Six Weeks: I think most of our systems are now in place and everyone has been so helpful and understanding when we run into a…

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Construction

Winery Construction – The Transformation of a Photography Studio

Update – Winery Construction Efforts: This is an update on the winery construction project that we have started. We hope all is well with you as we move into spring. The days are getting longer and warmer at least in San Diego; we are hitting the 90’s and the blooming Jasmine fills the night air with a sweet fragrance. I heard the east coast is getting snow today. Now that stinks! License Update As you probably have heard, we are…

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Wine Pairing for Valentines

Today we are all about Valentines, celebrate with a cool wine pairing technique.   Wine and Chocolate…It’s all About Sugar Baby! There is no science (well, maybe a little) to wine pairing and the fun is in the experimentation. Think of wine as the fruit sauce drizzled across chocolate cake: it adds the contrasting flavor to make the chocolate pop. Tip 1: The lighter the chocolate, the lighter the wine. White wines are ideal for White chocolate (Lisa’s personal favorite)…

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TTB Application Under Review

Hi All, Breaking News: We have just been informed that our TTB federal application is under initial review!!! Let’s hope things go smoothly. For the last month we have had our state declaration in the window and it has led to some interesting questions, a few bizarre phone calls and of course a ton of new business solicitation calls. One afternoon I get a phone call and before I could say anything, the caller says, “What are you?” and then…

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2013 Chardonnay

Our  California Chardonnay with its golden color and tree fruit aromas intrigue the eyes and nose while the smooth creamy texture fills the mouth with luscious ripe sweet nectarines, peaches, tangerines, and pears with just a kiss of  sweet. The acids combine wonderfully with the  residual sweetness and the light oak flavors  creating a wonderful balanced wine. The bright  lingering smooth finish reminds us to  slow down, and enjoy life.  You Want Me

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Monday – closed (Private Events Only)
Tuesday – closed (Private Events Only)

To Go Bottle Sales Only

Wednesday – 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Thursday – 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Outdoor Seating Only

Friday – 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday – 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sunday – 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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