Black Bear Cuvee - 2014

This is a bold, bright blend, not an over-ripe bomb like those of Napa or Sonoma. The flavors and aromas are red to black fruit, like coastal black berry as opposed to the darker Himalaya berry.  There is a touch of pepper and cedar box in the finish. The mouthfeel is smooth and rich balanced by cool-climate acidity, more typical for the northern and mountainous Humboldt County.  Ready now, it will only improve over the next 15+ years.

Coho Red - 2014

This is a right-bank style Bordeaux blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Due to the warmer than normal growing season, this vintage is riper and rounder than 2013.  It is dominated by dark red to black fruit notes, like a red raspberry -blackberry mix. It is layered with subtle notes of blackberry bramble, sweet fennel and forest floor. The 2014 Coho Red is downright quaffable when paired with pizza or pasta. Drink now or age for another 10+ years.

Sauvignon Blanc - 2016

The 2016 Sauvignon Blanc was picked and co-fermented with 5% Semillon, giving our Sauvignon Blanc a slightly rounder mouthfeel. One of the most aromatic wines we have ever made, the bouquet is reminiscent of guava and grass. This is a crisp, non-oaked Sauvignon Blanc more reminiscent the grassy Sauvignon Blanc of Marlborough, New Zealand then of Graves, France.

 

Rose - 2016

Our 2016 Dry Rosé is produced from Sangiovese grapes chosen specifically for the Rosé.  Picked at just the right sugar and acid combination, this Provençal-style rose is light, luscious and goes down far too easily. With hints of strawberry, raspberry and toasted hazelnut this refreshing wine is perfect for a spring picnic or summer barbeque. Only 180 cases produced.

Pinot Noir - 2014

This vintage shows the warmer side of Pinot Noir. The flavors and aromas are dark and brooding, but still light, crisp and smooth compared to Bordeaux wines.There is a touch of spice and baked fruit flavors, but the mouthfeel is smooth and elegant, like one would expect from a classic Pinot Noir. Ready now, it should only improve over the next 10 years.

 

Chardonnay - 2016

A subtle floral and fruity nose is followed by green apple and melon fruit flavors. This is a crisp non-oaked chardonnay more reminiscent of Burgundy then Napa. It does have a kiss of aging in neutral barrels to round out the pallet. It is ripe, but has great acidity for balance. This white wine is ready now, but has 2-5 years of staying power not typical in fat, over-ripe whites.

Semillon - 2015 This wine is crisp, clean and refreshing. It is made to be the perfect companion to a summer picnic, seafood or just cooling off on the banks of the nearby Trinity River where the Semillon is grown. Our Semillon tastes and smells something like a citrus blossom combined with honeydew melon and a touch of caramelized walnut.

Semillon - 2015

This wine is crisp, clean and refreshing. It is made to be the perfect companion to a summer picnic, seafood or just cooling off on the banks of the nearby Trinity River where the Semillon is grown. Our Semillon tastes and smells something like a citrus blossom combined with honeydew melon and a touch of caramelized walnut.

 Syrah - 2014 This is a cool-climate Syrah, more similar to Cornas or Saint Joseph of France, than to anything in California. The flavors and aromas are dark and brooding as one would expect from Syrah, but brighter and leaner than most California Syrahs. There is a touch of black pepper and baking spices in the finish and the long, lingering mouthfeel is smooth, but pronounced. Ready now, if you are into bold and tannic, it should only improve over the next 15 or more years.

 Syrah - 2014

This is a cool-climate Syrah, more similar to Cornas or Saint Joseph of France, than to anything in California. The flavors and aromas are dark and brooding as one would expect from Syrah, but brighter and leaner than most California Syrahs. There is a touch of black pepper and baking spices in the finish and the long, lingering mouthfeel is smooth, but pronounced. Ready now, if you are into bold and tannic, it should only improve over the next 15 or more years.