The Wines

Wine
Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation
Santa Barbara County
Vintage
2014
Varietal Composition
Sauvignon Blanc 96%, Semillon 4%
Fermentation and Aging
Whole-cluster pressed, fermented and aged in 50% concrete, 25% Stainless steel, and 25% neutral French oak for 10 months. No malolactic fermentation.
Alcohol
13.5%
Vineyards
Refugio Ranch
Production
224 cases
Price
$20.00
Tasting Notes
Kiwi, star fruit, meyer lemon, and honeydew melon on the nose. Flavors of ruby grapefruit, lemon grass, green tea, and mineral. The palate starts full and dense and finishes very light on it’s feet, with mouth watering acidity.
The Swallow
The Swallow is the iconic symbol of freedom, hope, and prosperity. The swallow is also known to be daring, risk-seeking, and a harbinger of change for good in the future.

 

Wine
Zinfandel
Appellation
Paso Robles
Vintage
2014
Varietals
94% Zinfandel, 4% Petite Sirah, 2% Alicante Bouchet
Fermentation
Fermented in stainless steel and small open top bins. The fruit was de-stemmed and hand-sorted. 20 days on the skins; native fermentation. Aged in neutral French barriques for 12 months.
Alcohol
15.2%
Vineyards
Dusi, Kiler Grove, Plum Orchard, Herdsman, Paso Ono
Production
922 cases
Price
$25.00
Tasting Notes
Fresh ripe berries, smoke, brown spice, dark chocolate on the nose. Flavors of fig paste, plum, mint, and licorice followed by a bright, lush and balanced finish.
The Mule
The Mule is a symbol not only of wealth and prospereity, but also one of hard work, the journey, and sturdy resolve.

Wine
Going For Broke
Appellation
Paso Robles
Vintage
2013
Varietals
57% Zinfandel, 27% Syrah, 7% Petite Sirah, 7% Grenache, 7% Mourverde
Fermentation
Fermented in stainless steel and small open top bins. The fruit was 100% sorted and de-stemmed. They must spent 20 days on the skins with frequent punch downs. Aged in neutral French barriques for 18 months.
Alcohol
15.2%
Vineyards
Dusi, Hastings, Kiler Grove, Alta Colina, Terra Bella, and Paso Ono
Production
1150 cases
Price
$30.00
Tasting Notes
The 2013 ‘Going For Broke’ is bursting with freshness and ripe berry fruit. The Zinfandel provides a soft, round, and juicy base for the blend, and the Syrah is deep, spicy and saturated. The Petite Sirah, Grenache, and Mourvedre provide the perfect blend of aromatics: Dark fruit, leather, and the almighty spice rack. The tannins are well-defined and balanced by high natural acidity.

Wine
Paydirt Reserve Zinfandel
Appellation
Paso Robles
Vintage
2013
Varietals
92% Zinfandel, 8% Petite Sirah
Fermentation
Fermented in small open top bins. The fruit was de-stemmend and hand-sorted. 20 days on the skins; native fermentation. Aged in neutral French barriques for 12 months.
Alcohol
15.2%
Vineyards
Dante Dusi, Gravity Hills, Paso Ono
Production
200 cases
Price
$35
Tasting Notes
Intense notes of dark fruit, all spice and sweet oak. The palate is loaded with blackberry cobbler, chocolate, smoke, cola and exotic spice. Very broad,dense, powerful with enough acidity to keep it lifted.