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Vintage Varietal Notes Cases Awards
2017 Zinfandel

The 2017 Zinfandel was harvested on September 9 and aged for over 20-months in 25% new French, 25% new American and 50% neutral barrels.​

Tasting Notes:  Medium deep red color, with a ruby garnet hue. Lovely aromatic profile of sweet red fruit, integrated with an earthy, and moderately oaked component that adds depth to the nose. This is a generous, full bodied but also complex and nuanced wine that packs in nicely ripe and concentrated blackberry and black cherry flavors and sprinkles the fruit with light herb, mineral and toast accents. Moderate tannins help liven the palate and extend to the lingering finish.

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Sunset Magazine: Gold Medal and 90 points

San Francisco International Wine Competition: Gold Medal and 91 points 

2017 Petite Sirah

The 2017 Petite Sirah was harvested on September 9 and aged for over 20-months in 50% new French and 50% neutral barrels.

Tasting Notes:  
Deep, dark red color, with a purplish hue. As a whole entity, this full bodied but polished wine offers black plum and dark chocolate aromas and ripe blackberry and blueberry flavors on a smooth texture framed by abundant but fine-grained tannins. It's seamless and delicious, showing off all those great fruit flavors.

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San Francisco Chronicle: Gold Medal 

2016 Zinfandel

The 2016 Zinfandel was harvested on August 29, the earliest date on record for our wines.

Tasting Notes:
  Medium deep, dark red color. The nose offers the unmistakable aromas of classic brambly notes, along with plump blackberry notes. On the palate, it is layered and brooding in berries and spice, with lovely soft grooves of cinnamon, nutmeg, and black pepper. As the wine's finish lingers, its tannins are polished and supportive.

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2016 Petite Sirah

Our inaugural Petite Sirah represent our 3rd wine in our portfolio and is a perfect complement to our Zinfandel. 

Tasting Notes: 
Dense, deep, dark red color, with a purplish hue. Complex, compelling aromas of dark cherry, blueberry and a dusting of cocoa entice the nose. The palate is medium to full bodied, showing jammy blackberry flavors, enveloped by sturdy tannins that lift up the fruit intensity and complexity.

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2015 Zinfandel

The 2015 Zinfandel was harvested on September 4 from a dedicated block of 450 vines and aged for nearly 20-months. The September 4 harvest date represents the earliest on record for the vineyard. This vintage is remarkable for its concentrated fruit, reflecting the light crop year that was seen across all of wine country in 2015.

Tasting Notes:
 Deep, dark red color with a black cherry red hue. Aromas of red and black fruit, integrated with wild bramble, roasted coffee and subtle vanilla notes. On the palate, the wine is soft, but held up with an upright tannic structure, and delivering flavors of blackberries, cocoa and dried herbs. There is lovely balance throughout the palate and a long finish that lingers.

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Wine Enthusiast: 90 points

San Francisco Chronicle:  Gold Medal

2014 Zinfandel

The 2014 Zinfandel was harvested on September 12 from a dedicated block of 450 vines and aged for more than 15-months.

Tasting Notes: Medium deep red color with a ruby garnet hue. This well balanced wine exhibits ripe aromas of dried and juicy red currants with the classic Zinfandel brambly notes that are a hallmark of this site. Medium bodied and offering good grip, this wine has an overall roundness that makes for an enjoyable experience, and shows nice balance between fruit flavors, acidity and subtle tannins that linger with the red cherry fruit finish.

180 San Francisco Chronicle: Double Gold Medal 
2013 Zinfandel

This vintage was harvested from a reserved block of 450 vines in the early morning of October 10 and aged for more than 15-months in American and French barrels.

Tasting Notes:
Bright, vibrant red color with a garnet hue.  The nose of this wine is packed with ripe red fruit aromas, enveloped by a lovely cinnamon spice note that enhances the nose, along with some toasty notes.  This wine is extremely polished and round, medium full body, quite savory and layered that leads to a beautiful long finish.

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Wine Enthusiast: 90 points

San Francisco Chronicle: Double Gold Medal

2012 Zinfandel

Our 2012 Zinfandel was harvested on October 15 and aged for more than 14-months.  It represents our 5th vintage and continues to showcase the efforts we make both in the vineyard and in the winery to craft an elegant and balanced wine.


Tasting Notes: 
Medium deep color with a ruby garnet hue.  Showing a beautiful nose of fresh, ripe fruit aromas integrated with toasty oak notes that lift the nose well.  On the palate, it is ripe and briary, with toasty dark cherry and chocolate flavors. It offers youthful flavors of blackberry, licorice, and peppery dried herbs. It has a medium long finish, fully enhanced by its elegance.

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Wine Enthusiast: 90 points


Sunset Magazine International Wine Competition: Gold Medal


San Francisco Chronicle  Wine Competition: Gold Medal

2011 Zinfandel

Sourced from a dedicated block of 300 vines on our 15-acre estate, the 2011 Zinfandel was harvested on October 10 and aged for more than 15-months.  The 2011 continues our tradition of wines that are bold, but balanced, and reflects our desire to produce a wine that can be enjoyed with a meal or savored completely on its own.

Tasting Notes:
 Deep, dark red color with a ruby garnet hue.  A complex nose of spicy dark and red fruit aromas integrated with subtle oak notes that enhance the layers of fruit.  Balanced and focused, this wine offers plenty of ripe fruit flavors in the entry and midpalate, leading to a rich and enhanced finish that lingers with lovely spice and earthy nuances.

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2010 Zinfandel

Tastings of the 2010 clearly demonstrate why this is believed to be one of the greatest vintages the Lodi appellation has ever produced. We will only be allocating the 2010 vintage to members of our newsletter membership. Please contact us right away as there is an extremely limited number of cases available.

Tasting Notes:
 Deep, dark red color with a purplish hue. The nose of this wine is packed with ripe brambley fruit that is layered and multidimensional. There is subtle oak notes that are fully integrated and add sweet complexity. There is a lush, fleshy note in the entry that leads to a round and balanced midpalate packed with delicious blackberry fruit flavors. The finish is polished and soft, lasting over 30 seconds.

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San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition: Best of Class


Los Angeles International  Wine Competition: Best of Class / Gold Medal / 93 points

2009 Zinfandel

The 2009 vintage was sourced from a block of 100 vines dedicated solely for this release. We harvested the fruit in the early morning of October 28 and bottled the wine after 13-months of barrel aging.

Tasting Notes:
Medium deep color with a vibrant bright red hue. The nose exhibits spicy cinnamon and raspberry aromas with subtle oak enveloping the nose. On the palate, it is juicy and lively with crisp cherry, anise and mineral flavors.

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San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition: Gold Medal

2008 Zinfandel

Our extremely limited first release, the 2008 Zinfandel was sourced from the estate vineyard in Lodi. The 2008 growing season was highlighted by an extended growing season with temperate weather lasting through October. We took advantage of Mother Nature's extended warm weather, including a late season heat surge, to produce a beautiful harvest on October 30. After barrel aging for 13 months in a combination of new and neutral oak, the first vintage was released in April 2010.

Tasting Notes:
Vibrant, med purple garnet color. Tons of jammy berry fruit - raspberry, blackberry. Ripe berry fruit dominates. Excellent structure with good acid, med tannins, and alcohol in balance.

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 Rosé

Vintage Notes Cases Awards
2019 Vibrant deep pink color.  A lovely nose of crushed dried flowers and raspberry aromas.  Crisp and lively on the entry, there is plenty of red fruit flavors that will compliment many dishes, given the versatility of this wine. 51
2018 Vibrant, brilliant pink color with a pomegranate hue. Full nose of ripe raspberry and hard candy notes, with subtle spice notes.
On the palate, it is a refreshing wine that exhibits a beautiful representation of raspberry and cranberry flavors, enveloped nicely with vibrant acidity that amplifies the fresh fruit finish. 36
2017 A vibrant deep pink color that is quite youthful. The nose is packed with fresh raspberry notes, with a subtle blueberry note that adds depth and dimension to this wine. The flavor profiles on the palate echo the lively aromas, the crisp acidity freshens the palate and allows the red fruit flavors to develop from the entry all the way through the long finish. There is a lot of versatility to this wine that makes it an ideal pairing partner to many dishes, including roasted chicken or fish tacos. 41
2016

A beautiful, vibrant dark pink color with a pomegranate hue. A lovely nose of perfumed strawberries, watermelon, and yellow peach that is quite layered. On the palate, the flavors echo the aromatic profile beautifully, anchored by the steely acidity that adds freshness and lengthens the finish.

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2015

The inaugural vintage of our fully dry Rosé.  An extremely small number of cases were produced under Kian's skilled winemaking.  Unlike other Rosés that are light in flavor and complexity, this wine features a long finish and a great presentation on the palate.

Tasting Notes:
 Deep, brilliant dark pink color. A lively, vibrant nose of raspberry and pomegranate aromatics, with subtle cinnamon spice notes. This wine is wonderfully refreshing on the palate, with balanced acidity that compliments the red fruit flavors beautifully; it finishes with a crisp, long finish. A versatile wine that will compliment many dishes.

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