Daniel and Sam choose to work with Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon because they feel they have something unique to say with these mainstay California wines. “We believe that with the correct selection of vineyards and the judicious use of artisanal techniques and barrel aging, wines of moderate alcohol, finesse, and terroir expression can be produced in California” explains Daniel.
They have proven this repeatedly with the wines they have created since 2017, wines that combine vibrancy, depth and elegance and that seamlessly express time, place and the cultivated vine, the “complant.” These wines are not throwbacks to California’s past; they are the wines of California’s future.
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Winemaking is about storytelling.
Read Daniel’s vignettes about each wine.
2019 Pinot Noir
Zsszsss, the line started zinging off the reel. “Oh shit,” Doc exclaimed, “another damn ray” But the shaking of the rod tip told a different story. “I’ll be damned, I think it’s a halibut!” Doc said aloud although there was no one else aboard his skiff East of Reason. Although it was a late night…
2018 Pinot Noir
It was later than he planned when Doc rolled into Monterey from his collecting trip up the coast; in fact, it was past midnight. That’s why he was surprised to see the lights blazing as he approached his lab/residence on Cannery Row and the front door ajar. As he entered the lab he was beyond surprised……
It was worse than she thought, much worse. Stephanie Peach was a bounty hunter based in Hoboken, New Jersey and this had gotten her into some dicey situations. But this one might be the grand salami. A pool party at an Atlantic City casino and she was supposed to get the cuffs on mob boss…
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