OUR WINES

The imposing redwood and stone barn structure nestles into the cliff side, protected from crashing waves by a flat rock bench eroded over eons. The cellar is filled with French, Hungarian and American oak barrels and specialty equipment suited to handcrafted wine making. Highest quality grapes, open-top fermenters and a portable grape receiving system allow small lot premium winemaking with critical attention to detail. The unique location lets magical forces come into play; waves crash into sea caves under the cellar, naturally filtering wine from its sediment. Salt from sea air deposits on barrels accelerating osmosis while creating viscous and dense wines. If you have any questions you can always call for information and personal recommendations and pairings, we would be happy to assist you!

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WHITES

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IT'S MY FAULT

VIOGNIER '20

FRENCH IN ORIGIN

This Viognier is also sourced from Rivino Vineyard.

It is a full body wine with the depth a red wine lover seeks. Nicely paired with some of your heavier dishes, this is a surprising treat for many.

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SIGNATURE BLENDS

WHITE BLEND

Two multi-vintage blends (one white, one red) made to commemorate the discovery of the PACIFIC STAR FAULT – geologist Dorothy Merritts announced it to the world in 2006. Running directly under the winery, it connects to the San Andreas fault system 12 miles out to sea. Our white is  a delicious blend of Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chenin Blanc, and Roussanne. Keep a bottle around for those moments when “I’m sorry” needs to be expressed in a creative way. A great inexpensive gift too!

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IT'S MY FAULT

The red version of our signature blended vino made with Dolcetto, Negroamaro, Barbera and Charbono grapes. And yes, we have our own seismograph!

"It's My Fault Rocks!" ~ Marcellus

SEA RED

ZINFANDEL, BARBERA,
CHARBONO, PETITE SIRAH

Our brand new blend! Quickly becoming our most popular wine. A hearty full bodied combination of four of our favorite varietals.

With 55% of this blend being Zinfandel from

our own Dana Kirkpatrick's vineyard in Lake County, and then 15% each of Barbera, Charbono and Petite Sirah, this is a sure winner!

DAD'S DAILY RED

CARIGNANE, CHARBONO, PETITE SIRAH

Sally’s tribute to her dad Fred, who often lamented “…nobody makes Claret anymore.  I love Claret.” He was remembering the California heritage blends of the ‘50’s and ‘60’s when individual grape varieties weren’t showcased, but married together. Since the first vintage in 1996 Dad’s has become everyone’s favorite  - old vine Carignane and Petite Sirah blended with the rare Charbono and hearty Zinfandel. Don’t let the moderate price fool you, it ages beautifully and proudly stands tall. Lift a glass and toast to your Dad.

"Dad's Daily is Heavenly." ~ Joni

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CLASSIC RED VARIETALS

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BARBERA '16

ITALIAN IN ORIGIN

An old favorite returns!  Grown in Mendocino County, Talmadge, and Foxhill Vineyard. This silky smooth wine will leave you wanting more! Oh yes and this is Marcus' favorite!

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CARIGNANE '16

ITALIAN IN ORIGIN

Carignane is a classic blending grape. Sally gets these grapes from Robert Stevenson at Hidden Hawk Ranch in Redwood Valley. He also grows our monster pumpkins that you see here in the Fall. Carignane is also 1/3 of the Dad's Daily Red Blend.

CHARBONO '15

ITALIAN IN ORIGIN

Charbono hit a low of 47 acres left in the world just 10 years ago - all the remaining vines were old and weakened by disease, making ripening difficult and propagation uneconomical. Vulnerable to rot from early rains, we thank only the most dedicated growers for Charbono’s existence. Inglenook Winery made Charbono into Gold Medalwines at the World’s Fair for years … some still drinkable 30 years later. Our flagship, this lovely relic from the past is enjoying a rebirth. Eddie Graziano grows our Charbono in Calpella, Mendocino County.

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PETITE SIRAH '14

FRENCH IN ORIGIN

DNA science has recently been applied to grape varieties, identifying Petite Sirah as a cross between French Syrah (Shiraz in Australia) and the obscure Pelorsin. Created in the 1880’s by Plant Biologist Dr. Durif – the grape is known as Durif in France and came to California with immigrants at the turn of the century. Susceptible to rot due to its tightly packed clusters, it is notoriously difficult to grow, dipping to 2,000 acres in the early 90’s.  Winemakers have led the come back as this is the heartiest of wines; rich, dark, chewy, fruity and tannic.

SANGIOVESE '17

ITALIAN IN ORIGIN

Sangiovese is likely the answer to the question: "what is your most popular wine"?

This wine has a little bit of something for everyone. Lots of fruit flavor, which makes even white wine lovers enjoy this red wine. A nice level of depth that makes the Big Red wine drinker enjoy as well. Going to a party and don't know what to take, this is it!

TEMPRANILLO '16

SPANISH IN ORIGIN

Spain’s dominant variety  (which has more vineyard acreage than any country) and famous for it’s role in the wines of the Rioja and classic Ports of Portugal. Since it prefers the highlands of Spain, the best growing areas in California need to be moderately hot with cool evenings like the foothills of El Dorado County. Our’s is 100% Tempranillo -  in its homeland it’s often blended with Grenache and Mazuelo (Carignane).