There is always something happening at the vineyard all year long. we just finished pruning the vines and now we are preparing to bottle our 2017 & 2018 vintages. Every year we have an event at the vineyard for guests to see the bottling process. It will be March 14th from 12pm-4pm. Its $55 per person and it includes lunch, a glass of wine, a tour of the bottling line and you get to take home a bottle that just was bottled. Plus, we will have live music from Sierra Highway.
We will be bottling several different wines this year. Just to name a few of our estate wines, which are all from the 2017 harvest; Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Amber Chardonnay will be bottled.
We have sourced our Grenache from a local vineyard from the High Desert in the Antelope Valley just shy 90 miles from downtown Los Angeles. We will be bottling a 2018 Grenache this year. It captures the essence of this unique varietal. Beginning with intense aromas of strawberries, of raspberries and rose petals, these notes continue on the palate and are layered with sweet flavors of plums and strawberries. Rich tannins complement the lushness of the fruit, and the subtle oak notes add to the length of the finish. Enjoy with roasted pork enchiladas with a guava garlic salsa, aged Gouda cheese or a dark chocolate bark with candied rose petals and raspberries.
Plus, we will have a 2018 Grenache Syrah blend for a delightful Rosé. Again, we sourced the Grenache from the same local vineyard for our 2017. The Grenache Syrah Rosé was fermented in French out for 14 months. This is a delicate, yet vivacious wine with aromas of raspberries and flavors of freshly picked strawberries and blueberries with a hint of Mandarin. Its balanced acidity provides a delightful finish. Enjoy this with a citrus side salad for brunch, with a tomato and goat cheese quiche or with a mixed berry crepes. This fabulous rose is such the perfect brunch wine. There are numerous things to pair with the spectacular blend. But then again, Rosé can be all day!
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