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B Side Chardonnay

2016 Chardonnay

North Coast

Place

Watmaugh Ranch, located in Sonoma Valley, is planted mainly to the Hyde-Wente clone of Chardonnay. Situated in a cooler area of the valley, our Chardonnay fruit sees extraordinary hangtime therefore giving the wine exceptional flavor concentration and beautiful color.

Winemaking

Our Chardonnay was fermented in both barrel and stainless steel and aged sur lie giving the wine a beautiful creamy texture. The wine was aged for twelve months in a combination of new and seasoned French oak barrels.

Style

A pitch perfect blend of creamy vanilla and poached apricot flavors with a rich, silky palate. This full-bodied wine is sleek and mouth-coating, finishing with rounded tannins and nuances from French oak aging.

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B Side Pinot Noir

2016 Pinot Noir

North Coast

Place

A portion of this Pinot Noir comes from Napa’s Carneros region. Fruit grown here develops concentrated flavors with fine, lush, and round tannins. Additionally, Petaluma Gap Pinot Noir fruit is part of the blend, offering fruit with bright aromatics, soft character, and very good acidity.

Winemaking

This wine was crafted with traditional winemaking techniques including the use of 100% French oak. This classic new world meets Burgundy approach gives the wine depth and layers of complexity.

Style

A harmonious coastal Pinot Noir, with an expressive bouquet and vibrant flavors of black raspberry and ripe cherry. The wine is full-bodied with supple tannins and an elegant finish of vanilla bean nuance imparted from French oak aging.

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B Side Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Cabernet Sauvignon

North Coast

Place

Pope Valley—the leading source for our Cabernet Sauvignon fruit—is located at a high elevation, with long days of sunlight and very cool evenings. The soil here has high iron content which adds interesting complexity and richness to the wine. We also build upon this with fruit from Alexander Valley in Sonoma County, where Cabernet Sauvignon reigns king.

Winemaking

This wine consists of Cabernet Sauvignon, seamlessly blended with a small amount of Merlot, Syrah, and Malbec. After a combination of open and closed-top fermentation, the wine was then aged for twelve months exclusively in French oak.

Style

A soulful, full-bodied, bold North Coast style of Cabernet Sauvignon, with solid fruit concentration and round, smooth tannins. This well-balanced wine finishes with a signature stamp of French oak.

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