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2013 Tasting Notes:

CHARDONNAY 2012

Lemony with hints of butter melting into a strong green apple and pear aroma that is followed with rich vanilla and pear flavors.  A bright citrus finish with a seductive touch of oak. Richer Chardonnay than previous years, this wine has great aging potential.  Will complement a wide variety of foods including pork, veal, poultry, pasta, fish and shellfish. 


GEWURTZTRAMINER 2011

The spicy and floral aromas of tangerine and grapefruit converge with the refreshing flavors of lime and oranges. A consistent medal winner which will augment Thai and curry dishes, as well as spicy chicken, fish and many desserts.  Winner of the Silver medal, California State Fair and Indy International.


LEMBERGER/BLAUFRANKISCH 2011

Lighter than last year's, fresh plum and cherries aromas are followed by flavors of crisp cherries and finish with lingering soft tannins that coat the palate.  A very interesting red wine that has white wine crispness to it.  Will enhance red meats with heavy sauces such as pepper steak.  Limited supply. 

MERLOT 2010

Bittersweet chocolate and mint aromas evolve into rich vanilla, cherries and cranberry flavors with an exceptional refreshing balance. A rich delicious wine that will enhance all meat entrees, pasta dishes and cheeses.  Limited supply.


PINOT GRIS 2012

The fragrance is reminiscent of ripe honeydew melons with a hint of limes.  The taste suggests a savory fresh citrus fruit along with the shrouded aftertaste of dry oats. Wonderful complement to fish, pork, broiled chicken and pasta.  Limited supply.                                                                


PINOT NOIR 2010

A rich supple Pinot that has black pepper aromas with raspberry notes.  Fresh cranberry and cherry flavors dominate the mouth.  The finish that lingers on like a great French Burgundy.  Complements turkey, duck, pork and most wild game meats.

PINOT NOIR BLANC 2011

Fresh rose petals, ripe watermelon and strawberry flavors envelop the senses followed by a lingering soft finish of ripe red cherries and melons.  An ideal summer wine.  Wonderful with cheese, appetizers, fruit salads and white meat dishes.  Chairman's Best of Class, Grand Cru.


WHITE RIESLING 2012

Scented ripe peaches with a hint of delectable apricot dominate the fragrance with zesty lemon-lime and peach flavors.  A perpetual gold medal winner which will complement appetizers, green and fruit salads, and most white meat dishes including fish, chicken and pork. Try it as a marinade for fresh fruit.






AWARDS FROM PRIOR VINTAGES:

BLAUFRANKISH 2009
Winner Double Gold Medal, California State Fair; Best of Class, North Coast, California State Fair.

CHARDONNAY 2010
Winner Silver Medal, Indy International; Silver Medal, NextGen.

CHARDONNAY 2009
Winner Silver Medal, Grand Cru International; Silver Medal, California State Fair.

CHARDONNAY 2008
Winner Bronze Medal, Grand Cru International; Bronze Medal, Indy International.

CHARDONNAY 2007
Winner Silver Medal, San Francisco International; Silver Medal, Tasters Guild; Bronze Medal, Eastern International; Bronze Medal, West Coast Wine Competition.

CHARDONNAY 2006
Winner Double Gold Medal, Tasters Guild; Gold Medal, Pacific Rim International; Silver Medal, Los Angeles International; Silver Medal, California State Fair.

GEWURZTRAMINER 2010
Winner Silver Medal, Indy International; Silver Medal, Grand Cru International; Bronze Medal, California State Fair; Bronze Medal, San Francisco International.

GEWURZTRAMINER 2008
Winner Silver Medal, California State Fair; Bronze Medal, Indy International; Bronze Medal, El Dorado County Fair.

GEWURZTRAMINER 2007
Winner Gold Medal, Indy International. 

GEWURZTRAMINER 2005
Winner Gold Medal, Los Angeles International; Silver Medal, International Eastern Wine Competition; Silver Medal, Indy International; Silver Medal, West Coast Wine Competition; Bronze Medal, Tasters Guild; Bronze Medal, Finger Lakes International.

MERLOT 2007
Winner Silver Medal, Taster Guild; Bronze Medal, Eastern International.

PINOT GRIS 2006
Winner Gold Medal, California State Fair; Silver Medal, Grand Cru International; Bronze Medal, San Francisco International.

PINOT NOIR 2009
Winner Silver Medal, California State Fair; Silver Medal, NextGen; Bronze Medal, San Francisco International; Bronze Medal, Indy International.

PINOT NOIR 2008
Winner Silver Medal, Pacific Rim; Bronze Medal, Taster Guild.

PINOT NOIR 2007
Winner Bronze Medal, California State Fair; Bronze Medal, Indy International.

PINOT NOIR 2005
Winner Gold Medal, Grand Cru International; Silver Medal, Tasters Guild; Bronze Medal, San Francisco International.

WHITE RIESLING 2010
Winner Gold Medal, Indy International; Gold Medal, NextGen.

WHITE RIESLING 2008
Winner Gold Medal, Indy International; Silver Medal, Grand Cru International; Silver Medal, San Francisco International; Bronze Medal, California State Fair; Bronze Medal, El Dorado County Fair.

WHITE RIESLING 2006
Winner Silver Medal, Grand Cru International; Bronze Medal, San Francisco International; Bronze Medal, California State Fair.

CHARDONNAY 2005
Winner Silver Medal, Indy International.

GEWURZTRAMINER 2004
Winner Gold Medal & Best of Class, Indy International; Gold Medal, Finger Lakes International; Gold Medal, Riverside International.

MERLOT 2006
Winner Bronze Medal, San Francisco International; Bronze Medal, Indy International.

MERLOT 2004
Winner Silver Medal, L.A. County Fair; Bronze Medal, Finger Lakes International; Bronze Medal, California State Fair; Bronze Medal, Tasters Guild; Bronze Medal, San Francisco International; Bronze Medal, West Coast Wine Competition. 

PINOT NOIR 2004
Winner Gold Medal, West Coast Wine Competition; Silver Medal, International Eastern Wine Competition; Silver Medal, Tasters Guild.

WHITE REISLING 2005
Winner Gold Medal, Tasters Guild; Silver Medal, L.A. County Fair; Bronze Medal, Riverside International; Bronze Medal, International Eastern Wine Competition; Bronze Medal, Indy International.






 

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