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2007 Napa Valley Chenin Blanc

by David on August 27, 2008

Fresh and fragrant in style, a touch of sweetness enhances the ripe pear, honeysuckle, crisp grapefruit, melon and spice. Pairings: Duck or pork, medium-soft cheeses, slightly sweet fruit desserts. LISTEN (MP3) Download Winemaker Notes

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2007 Napa Valley “Oak Knoll” Viognier

by David on August 27, 2008

An exotically fragrant alternative to Chardonnay with fresh peach, ripe apricot, sweet honeysuckle and spice. Pairings: Shellfish, pork, duck, fish or chicken with a fruity or Asian flair. LISTEN (MP3) Download Winemaker Notes

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2006 Napa Valley Estate Chardonnay

by David on August 27, 2008

Geoff farms our Chardonnay in the breezy Carneros District where the cooling bay fog added to the effect of the long ripening season yielding small, intensely flavored clusters. Following harvest the first week of October, he fermented half the juice in oak for roundness and richness and the other half in stainless steel for vibrant […]

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2007 Lake County Sauvignon Blanc

by David on August 27, 2008

Fresh and bright aromas with an intriguing note of lemongrass, pear, honey and grapefruit. Expansive flavors of citrus, melon, and green apple with a crisp, clean finish – the perfect mate for seafood. LISTEN (MP3) Download Winemaker Notes

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2006 Napa Valley Tempranillo

by David on August 27, 2008

Temprano translates from Spanish as “early” and Tempranillo is the great red grape of Spain, grown in virtually every wine-producing region there. It’s been almost unknown here in California until recent years but is gaining in popularity for its wonderful, deep color, strawberry-like character and tremendous minerality and spice. This Goosecross Tempranillo presents bright, forward […]

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2005 Napa Valley Syrah

by David on August 27, 2008

Rich, deep flavors of black currant, boysenberry, dark chocolate and smoke finishing with a subtle hint of earth. Pairings: Grilled steak, wild game, slow-cooked dishes, aged cheeses. LISTEN (MP3) Download Winemaker Notes

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2005 Napa Valley Merlot

by David on August 27, 2008

Full, rich flavors with a silky texture, this wine is generous with black cherry, lush boysenberry, toasty oak and a hint of herbs. Pairings: Roast lamb, duck or pork, grilled steak, slow-cooked dishes. LISTEN (MP3) Download Winemaker Notes

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2005 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

by David on August 27, 2008

Rich full flavors from our Yountville Estate, it’s generous with boysenberry, blueberry, dark chocolate and toasty oak, finishing with velvety tannins. Pairings: Grilled steak or lamb, slow-cooked dishes, aged cheeses. LISTEN (MP3) Download Winemaker Notes

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2004 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

by David on August 27, 2008

Tremendous depth and complexity. Rich, deep and dark, our Howell Mountain Cabernet is perfumed with sweet black plum, dried cherry, roasted espresso bean and anise. Lush, palate-coating flavors of black cherry, dark chocolate, cedar and subtle smoke finish with round, integrated tannins. LISTEN (MP3) Download Winemaker Notes

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2006 Napa Valley Chenin Blanc

by David on March 13, 2007

Perfumed aromas with honesuckle, Asian pear and spice from Abruzzini Vineyards. Soft on the palate. Fresh flavors of apple, grapefuit, and melon, with a crisp finish. Residual sugar 3% by weight. Listen to our audio winemaker note: mp3 Read more about this wine here.

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