Cabernet Sauvignon: This Cabernet Sauvignon is ripe and generous. Plums and black cherry greet the taster along with sweet and savory aromas such as vanilla, blackberry and a hint of cedar. The fruity and savory characteristics carry through for a long finish. This medium bodied Cabernet Sauvignon is made to drink well on its own or to be paired with succulent meat dishes.

Chardonnay: This light bodied Chardonnay has citrus aromas of grapefruit and apple with underlying tropical notes. There are subtle oak and lemon tones that accent the wine without overpowering it. On the palate the wine is crisp, finishing nicely with refreshing acidity.

Merlot: This Merlot is medium bodied with aromas of black cherries and sweet herbs followed by flavors of cherries, oak and a hint of vanilla. On the palate, this wine is jammy with plush tannins that lead to a well-balanced finish.

Sauvignon Blanc: This Sauvignon Blanc has enticing aromas of citrus peel and fresh cut grass with hints of pineapple and guava. On the palate, the wine is refreshingly crisp with flavors of grapefruit and honeydew with kiwi and green apple notes. This wine is excellent when paired with fresh salads, grilled shrimp and Asian cuisine.

Shiraz: This luscious Shiraz offers complex aromas of blueberries, stone fruit and toasted vanilla. On the palate, the wine forms a soft, supple mouth feel, with enticing flavors of blackberries and earth that lead to a well-balanced, lingering finish. This wine pairs well with grilled meats, slightly spicy foods, or aged cheeses.

Old Vine Zinfanfel: This fruit-forward Old Vine Zinfandel is dark and jammy with concentrated aromas of ripe stone fruit and berries. Toasted oak flavors carry through to the palate for a long, lingering finish, making this medium-bodied wine an ideal partner for barbecued meats and rich pasta dishes.



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