"The 2022 Rose of Sangiovese again has its trademark pale-pink cherry blossom hue that dances in the glass. The wine has aromas of fresh rose petals, watermelon rind, some lime zest, and slight hints of candied ginger. On the palate, watermelon is layered with tart cherry, raspberry, and hints of wild herbs all braced by playfully bright natural acidity. This delicate wine is balanced by an alluring mineral texture that makes you want another sip. Please enjoy it in the sun with food, friends, smiles, and laughs." -Sam Teakle, Winemaker
2019 is the birth year of the very first Captûre Merlot from Pine Mountain. Very dark blue fruits, heavy savory spice give a seductive nose. 19% Cabernet Sauvignon selected from a lighter block brings bright red fruits and just enough tannins to bolster the gorgeous textbook Merlot fruit. Blueberry, cherry, some dried herbs like sage and a forest floor-like character, allspice and a hint of cinnamon. Silky smooth tannins that linger, all framed in balanced acid with just a hint of fine oak.
Hand picked in the cold early morning, gently transported to the winery and loaded into the press. The juice is then settled overnight, racked off gross lees and fermented naturally. Just before dryness, the wine is hand bottled at the optimal Pét Nat sugar level allowing the wine to develop its bubbles by slowly finishing ferment in bottle. Tastes like summer in a glass. Super fruity, fun, red berries and watermelon with a beautiful natural acidity.
2019 Cabernet Sauvignon
This Cabernet Sauvignon wraps the rugged spirit of the mountain in an elegant frame. Impossibly dark and inky, a bouquet of freshly picked raspberry jumps out of the glass with cola spice, violets, blueberry pie, and hints of brown sugar. Rich raspberry compote, cassis, and milk chocolate notes reveal themselves on the palate, overlaid with warm pepper and spice box aromas. The palate is prominent with mountainous tannins that will age gracefully in the cellar. Scored 94 points from Antonio Galloni, Vinous.
2021 Sauvignon Blanc
Styled like a classic white Bordeaux, this Sauvignon Blanc ferments in neutral oak puncheons and clay amphorae for a soft, rich texture. An elegant nose of white blossom, stone fruit, spice, lime leaves, and fresh Meyer lemon. The wine couples intense minerality from the rocky soils and extreme elevation with balanced layers of tropical and citrus fruits. Extended tank aging and less stirring provide a textured mouthfeel, tempering the mouthwatering natural acidity, which is synonymous with this unique, single vineyard site.