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  • NEW Release

    Secure your allocation of our newest Barbera Sparkling! True Méthode Champenoise sparkling single vineyard Barbera. Tons of rose petals on the nose with hints of strawberries and cream on the palate. One of the few sparkling Barbera's produced in the world!
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  • New Release! Our grapes are from the Potter Valley region of Mendocino County. The Graziano family celebrated 100 years and is one of the oldest grape growing families in Mendocino County. The subsoil of Potter Valley is made of Franciscan bedrock. This layer is covered by alluvial silts and clays with more gravel and sandstone. The Arneis is a tricky grape to grow (Arneis means “a difficult and demanding person in Piemontese), Originally from the rolling hills of Roero in Piemonte, Arneis is known as the “White Barolo”. Enjoy Aromas of peaches, apricot and nutmeg. Flavors of vanilla, dried stone fruits and spring rain’s shale. Brilliantly balanced and wanting for scallops, lobster ravioli and fettucine Alfredo. Only 240 cases produced, Limited Avilability.
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  • The Russell Family Vineyards are located in Paso Robles, 15 miles on the west side of highway 101,  benefiting from the tempering effects of the Pacific ocean.  This area of limited water, shallow, rugged, rocky, calcareous soil produces some of the finest wines in California.  Extensively low yields due to dryer conditions for the 2015 harvest in super acidity and a wine with great agibility.  The small and delicate berries were packed with complex flavors. A high ratio  of skin over juice contact resulted in a wine that is deep in color with great structure.  Drink now with decanting or age 4 to 8 years. 
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  • Nestled in the heart of the Russian River Valley, this tiny Dijon clone vineyard benefits from the evening Pacific Ocean breezes and “Gold Ridge” soil. A very small but precious vineyard providing true Burgundian style fruit. Classic Russian River Valley style Pinot with fruit, spice and the elegance provided by the exoticness of the Gold Ridge soil mantel. Bordering on true “Burgundian Style” with complex spice tones coupled with rich, brooding dark fruit. Drink now or age 4 to 6 years.
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  • Best of Class, 95 Points, Press Democrat, Northcoast Wine Challenge Anthony Dias Blue, Blue Lifestyle, 91 points

    Located close to Ukiah, bordering the Redwood Valley AVA, where the Russian River flows the length of the Ukiah Valley and has been its defining landmark for eons. The fertile flood plain of this storied waterway is flanked by miles of benchland, pinole soils. The two topographies create a superb growing region reminiscent of the Medoc. The Pauli family is a multigeneration farmer. Our mission is to produce award winning, authentic Barbera. This wine is made in the Classy d’Asti style Barbera with piquant, formidable , lively acidity and moderate flavor intensity making it one of the best food wines on the planet. Sleek with formidable acidity, supporting a cast of dark plum, black fig, cumin and licorice. A touch of smoke and white pepper round out this wine in it’s endless quest to support rich Northern Italian cuisine.
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  • This vibrant wine shows how well this grape variety does in Amador County. It melds beautiful, pure, almost jammy aromas and flavors with a rich, layered and soothing texture. The color is quite dark, the aromas drip blackberry and boysenberry, the flavors are deep and the mouthfeel broad.
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  • Our first release of Barbera was 10 years ago. We like to think that we were at the forefront of the Barbera Renaissance. This wine celebrates our passion and mission to produce award winning, authentic Barbera. We went back to the original vineyard where it all started 10 years that received a Best of Class award to produce this wine in celebration of our commitment of producing Barbera. Enjoy hints of all spice, earthiness and Rainer cherry and a very classic Italian style Barbera. Fall in love with its bright fruit and lively acidity, making it a very versatile food wine. Drinking amazingly now! This is Cal-Ital!
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  • The inspiration for this wine comes from spending time in Piemonte, Portalupi’s favorite part of the world where the Portalupi family hales from. This spectacular Old World style wine is a tribute to the great Barberas of Piemonte, Italy. Grapes for our 2017 Riserva Barbera grapes come from one of the most highly sought after vineyards in California. Shake Ridge Ranch is located in the Sierra Foothills along a ridge 1,650–1,810 feet above sea level, overlooking the town of Sutter Creek. Renowned grower, Ann Kraemer is one of the most highly respected figures in the wine world. Handcrafted with influences of Italian winemaking practises, the barrel regime is 18 months in 50% new and 50% 1 year Hungarian Red Oak Barrels. Very Limited 45 cases. Hints of licorice, dark plum and cumin intermingle in the aromatics. Flavors of black figs, cranberry and mushrooms are held together with firm acidity giving the wine again potential to 2026.
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  • Gorgeous Zinfandel from the famed Shake Ridge Ranch in Amador County. This wine toes the line of opulence and juiciness without going overboard. Juicy dark berry flavors, hints of cola and mocha, good acid and a rich mouthfeel highlight this exceptionally well made Zinfandel.
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  • From 91 year old vines boasts flavors of rich red and black currants with meat and mushroom undertones. The pleasant tannins and bright fruit makes this the perfect companion for Northern Italian cuisine. Best of Class, 2019 Press Democrat Wine Competition, 97 points.
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  • THE VASO DI MARINA STORY

    When my grandmother Marina Portalupi immigrated to Northern California from Piemonte Italy, she brought with her more than just her knowledge of winemaking. She also brought along the traditions and beliefs of how wine was meant to be enjoyed. She didn't believe good wine was something to be stored away under lock and key, occasionally enjoyed by a precious few. No, wine was a daily staple. As much as milk, eggs and bread. Something to be enjoyed regularly with friends and family. Just as she had done in Italy, when she opened Luna Park Grocery in San Jose, California, she kept a small barrel of her vino di tavola to serve in her store. Every day, customers would bring in empty milk bottles, or whatever vessel they had, to fill up and take home. Often that wine was passed around the table in jelly jars to be enjoyed by all. It is in honor of my grandmother and in her spirit that we make Vaso di Marina for you to enjoy as my grandmother intended! Food Pairings: It’s every day. It’s pizza. It’s tri-tip. Or a bacon cheeseburger. It’s the red wine for the simple, uncluttered times in your life. Bring your empties back to the tasting room for a refill. Don't worry about them not being clean, we'll take care of it. Your sixth fill up is just a penny!
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  • The inspiration for this very limited production (45 cases) wine came from the love of a few vines that winemaker Tim Borges has,  grown to love throughout the years of making wine from this vineyard.  Dolinsek Ranch, a magical vineyard planted over 110 years ago by the Frati family, has produced outstanding wines throughout this century. The soil is a rich sandy-Gold Ridge loam and is located just off the famous Laguna Road in Russian River Valley. Jim Dolinsek, owner and grower, had the chance to purchase the property 19 years ago and since then, has meticulously cared for each and every vine with a passion.  An exclusive barrel regime included aging 18 months in 50% new French Oak and 50% 1 year old American Oak barrels.  Aromas of deep raspberry framboise liqueur, vanilla and white pepper dominate the nose. On the palate, medium to soft tannins fill the mouth with a solid finish of intermingled fruit and allspice all supported by the underpinnings of solid acidity. A Zin lovers dream come true. Excellent aging up to 2024. 
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