Varietal Info

Red Grape Varietals

Cabernet Franc: Grown in California, Bordeaux and the Loire Valley; the flavor profile is of ripe red fruits and it brings a slightly herbal aromatic when young, which turns to a spice aromatic after some age.

Cabernet Sauvignon: Grown in California, Bordeaux, Tuscany, and Argentina; the flavor profile is of ripe blackberries, cherries, cassis and currant and adds strength and weight to the palate.

Grenache: Grown in California, Australia, Spain and the Rhone Valley; flavor profile is spicy raspberries and plums. This grape brings great structure and ageability.

Malbec: Grown in California, Bordeaux and Argentina; the flavor profile is of big, juicy ripe blackberries, blueberries and boysenberries. Its thick skins offer an inky purple hue and great richness on the palate.

Merlot: Grown in California, Bordeaux, Tuscany, and Argentina; the flavor profile is of ripe plums and blackberries and adds viscosity and a velvety texture.

Nebbiolo: Grown in Italy; flavor profile is of earth, red berries and mushrooms. It brings great length and development in the bottle. A great bottle of Nebbiolo will age for 100 years.

Petit Sirah: Grown in California; flavor profile is of jammy blueberry compote. It brings a dense, decadent flavor and color to any wine.

Pinot Noir: Grown in Oregon, California and Burgundy; the flavor profile is of ripe cherries, strawberries and fresh picked raspberries. It has fresh, juicy acidity and a silky smoothness.

Sangiovese: Grown in California and Italy; flavor profile is raspberry, cherries and hints of leather and spice. It brings fresh juicy acidity and great length and complexity when aged.

Syrah: Grown in Washington, California, Australia and the Rhone Valley; flavor profile is rich, meatier dark fruits with hints of spice and occasionally bacon fat. This grape brings great viscosity and texture.

Tempranillo: Grown in Spain; flavor profile is earthy, lighter elegant and layered red fruits with a dusty, leather over note. It brings complexity and great versatility with food.

Zinfandel: Grown in California and Italy (Primitivo); flavor profile is of ripe, jammy raspberries, cherries and it has a great fresh tone to it. It brings freshness and playfulness.

White Grape Varietals

Albarino: Grown in Spain and California; flavor profile is bright, fresh with hints of lime, grapefruit and sometimes touches of almond or grass. Racy and refreshing.

Chardonnay : Grown in Oregon, Washington, California, Burgundy, Italy, Argentina and Chile; flavor profile is ripe apples, pear, bananas and citrus. It brings a creamy texture and can take on many additional flavors depending on its handling, such as vanilla, butter and spice from ageing in wood.

Chenin Blanc: Grown predominantly in the Loire Valley, we also see quality production from California, South Africa and Chile; flavor profile is floral with notes of honeysuckle, they can be bright and crisp with melon notes and fresh cut grass or rich and decadent with honeydew and vanilla.

Pinot Grigio: Grown in Italy; flavor profile is bright, fresh citrus, peach and melon with touches of minerality. It brings a light freshness with a creamy texture and clean simple finish.

Sauvignon Blanc: Grown in California, Bordeaux, Loire Valley and New Zealand; flavor profile is lemon, grass, hay and sometimes tangerine or melon. It brings a freshness and acidity that pairs phenomenally well with shellfish and other delicate foods.

Semillon: Grown in California, Bordeaux and New Zealand; flavor profile is of fig, date and apple with touches of minerality and grass. Often used as a blending grape with Sauvignon Blanc to add richness and depth.

Viognier: Grown in California and Loire Valley; flavor profile is very floral, great notes of minerality, and peach and melon. Brings great aromatics and richness.