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Our wines are unfiltered, unfined, and alive, so please expect some sediment and/or haze in some of the wines.  It is not a sign that the wine is defective.  Please contact us if you think a bottle might be “off” - we want you to be happy with your purchase - but remember that “I don’t like it” is not a reason for return.



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now available Spring & Summer Releases:


Mo-Ma 2017







61% Mourvedre, 32% Marsanne, 7% Roussanne

Co-fermented

10.5% Alc

Ultimate Glou-Glou wine


Our first release from the 2017 vintage, which overall has been marked by lower alcohols and lower yields than the previous few years. The 2017 Mo-Ma was picked September 21st at 18.5 brix and with a pH of 3.60. The marsanne crop was lower than usual, so we added a bit of roussanne to the blend this year.


The wine shows a light color, on the cusp of  “is it a red or is it a rosé?” It has an earthy, mineral cherry-vanilla aroma, with some grapeskin and plum. It is light bodied, savory and herbal on the tongue, with a core of fresh acidity. Some very fine tannins sneak in at the finish and contribute a peppery sensation.


Served chilled to bring out the spicy notes and to observe how the wine evolves as it warms up. Pairs well with a very wide variety of foods, from salads to fish to steak to wild mushrooms. A versatile drink, which will be our summer house wine. Drink now! Why wait?


257 cases made. 10.5% alc.


$22 per bottle. $17.60 per bottle by the case.  (A 20% discount will be applied on purchases of 12 bottles or more (mixed cases ok). Applicable sales tax and shipping costs not included in the price.)


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Piedi Grandi 2016







Mountain grown Nebbiolo (38%), Syrah (32%) and Mourvedre (30%)

2900' elevation vineyard on volcanic loam soils

100% whole cluster fermented


This year's Piedi Grandi is flat-out delicious. Though the varietal makeup of the wine is not the “classic” 50/50 blend of Nebbiolo/Mourvedre, it nonetheless tastes like its predecessors. That's a testament to the strong vineyard character of the Sumu Kaw vineyard.


The wine is deep in color. Floral and strawberry aromas leap from the glass. There's crushed thyme and pepper in there, too. The wine is very sleek and smooth on the palate, with a great fruit/herbal balance, and flashes of citrus peel and black tea. The Nebbiolo asserts itself in the finish with its particular, very fine, tannins. The wine just expands in your mouth.


Drink now, or cellar for 5-8 years. 



122 cases made. 13.1% alc.


$26 per bottle.  $20.80 per bottle by the case. (A 20% discount will be applied on purchases of 12 bottles or more (mixed cases ok). Applicable sales tax and shipping costs not included in the price.)


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Rosé Alors 2016








Direct-pressed rosé from Syrah, Mourvèdre and Counoise. No added yeasts or enzymes or cultures. Half barrel fermented, half in tank, and combined and bottled in the Spring of 2017.  We then stashed the bottles away and let the wine settle and develop until now.


This is an intense rosé. It shows a Sockeye salmon pink color. Aromatically, we have strawberry and watermelon,, maybe a little black cherry, and a hint of anise.

More watermelon and herbs on the palate, blood orange and pink grapefruit, with some roundness and a touch of salinity from the spontaneous malolactic fermentation, all enveloped in beautiful, mouthwatering acidity.


Pairs with a wide variety of foods. But don’t serve it too cold! 55-57F would be ideal.


275 cases made. 12% alcohol.  Stelvin closure. Organically farmed, vegan friendly, unfined and unfiltered, very low added sulfites, delicious...all that good stuff.


$22 per bottle. A 20% discount will be applied on purchases of 12 bottles or more (mixed cases ok). Applicable sales tax and shipping costs not included in the price.


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Mourvèdre “alto” 2016








This new bottling is from a vineyard site on old, deep volcanic soils and an elevation of 2900’. Tightly spaced, head trained vines planted on an old apple orchard just east of Placerville. Whole cluster fermented and aged in a combination of puncheons and tanks. Bottled unfined and unfiltered with a mere 20ppm of sulfites.


The aromatic character of this wine shows what are, for me, classic El Dorado County Mourvèdre plum & citrus peel aromas. There’s a note of freshly tilled soil in there as well, common from these volcanic soils. Plum skin flavors, savory, thyme, mushroom and a bright acidity.  Everything wraps up in a long finish with fine tannins. Suitable for a wide variety of meals.


A worthy addition to our line up, and a more flamboyant cousin to our Cedarville bottling.


213 cases made. 11.7% alcohol. Stelvin closure. 100% Mourvedre.


$26 per bottle. A 20% discount will be applied on purchases of 12 bottles or more (mixed cases ok). Applicable sales tax and shipping costs not included in the price.



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Syrah “el dorado”








We’ve been experimenting with small lots from various Syrah vineyards in our area, exploring the varied terroirs of El Dorado County. Over the last couple of years we have produced an interesting assortment of Syrah wines from 2015 and 2016. The idea struck us that a compilation of these wines and vineyards would give an intriguing look at our home county. After some fun blending, we’ve put together a single wine that we feel is an accurate overall impression of “El Dorado Syrah”.


This non-vintage bottling embodies Syrahs from both of our two main soils types here in El Dorado - granite and volcanic. The blend shows aromas of black cherry and vanilla, some smoke and meat. There is bold, smoky, savory fruit in the mouth. Definitely some tannins in the finish, some tarry and olive notes, with very pleasant acidity and length. The flavors and textures linger a bit. It’s mesmerizing. This is most certainly a bit of delicious mountain grown Syrah right here!

As this is young Syrah, I’d recommend giving it a little time and air to open up. Pair it with more robust stews and meat dishes, or boldly flavored vegetarian meals.


Whole cluster fermented and aged in a variety of vessels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered with minimal added sulfites.


245 cases made. 12.3% alcohol. Stelvin closure.  100% Syrah.


$22 per bottle. A 20% discount will be applied on purchases of 12 bottles or more (mixed cases ok). Applicable sales tax and shipping costs not included in the price.



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Still some cases available:


2016 Albariño












With each vintage we continue to learn about this fantastic vineyard site on limestone soils, and every year we dial in closer to the voice of the vineyard. The vines sit on very steep east-facing slopes, and are farmed with minimal inputs by Matthew Rorick's crew in Murphys, CA.

The grapes were whole cluster pressed into flextanks for an ambient yeast fermentation and subsequent aging. This year, the fermentation started out aggressively, but then settled down and actually didn't finish until early spring of 2017. The wine underwent a spontaneous malolactic fermentation as well.

In early Summer, the wine was racked off of its lees and bottled unfiltered with 25ppm of sulfites.


In the glass, it shows a green-gold color. Aromas of gooseberry and peach. It is medium bodied with stone fruits, great acidity, and mineral textures in the finish. You can taste the limestone. Absolutely beguiling. They can't quite do this in Spain. Drink now (but past vintages are aging nicely).


241 cases made. 11.4% alc.  100% albariño.


$24 per bottle. A 20% discount will be applied on purchases of 12 bottles or more (mixed cases ok). Applicable sales tax and shipping costs not included in the price.



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2016 Gar-Ma 












This blend of garnacha and mataro from volcanic soils at 2800' elevation is the companion wine to our previously released Mo-Ma. Whole cluster fermented, and aged in tank and barrel. While Mo-Ma was all about springtime aromas and flavors, the Gar-Ma is all about autumn.


Warm earth tones, pepper and dark, dark cherries. Fairly full bodied, very savory, with more cherry, baking spices, dates on the palate. Very peppery on the finish, the mouth watering acidity and tannins play well together. Gar-Ma feels much richer than its 12% alcohol. If you were sitting in the great room at the Ahwahnee on a cool fall day, with all that fantastic scenery and warm fall light spilling through the windows, and put that in a bottle - this is what it might taste like.

The "Gramenon" of our wines. Drink this wine through the fall and into winter.  Eat a nice stew. Life is good.


149 cases made.  12% alc.  74% garnacha & 26% mataro.


$24 per bottle. A 20% discount will be applied on purchases of 12 bottles or more (mixed cases ok). Applicable sales tax and shipping costs not included in the price.



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