The 2013 vintage was long and sunny; an ideal season, but drought conditions remained. The dry spring brought concern, but two rainstorms in September alleviated any worry. The Indian summer allowed for long hang times and balanced fruit flavors with...
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A wine produced in a genuine pago, a unique terroir about which the winery learns something new every year, making each vintage be...tter than the previous one. The vineyards are located at the foot of a hill, protected on the north by a mountain range... read more
The Mt. Brave Cabernet Sauvignon is meant to show all that is Mt. Veeder without overt tannins and the 2014 is a great example of ...that proposition. Black and red berry characters with hints of herb, Asian spice, espresso and toast combine with floral... read more
Blackberries, black plums, black currant, cassis and more- this easy-to-love Cabernet is all about the fruit. Harvested at perfect... ripeness and made in the tradition of great Californian winemaking, Ja M cab bursts with lush berries on the nose and... read more
A full and rich bouquet, this wine is mouth filling, ripe and supple with good complexity. Dark cherries and plums combine with so...ft tannins to give a well-rounded finish. Pale ruby-purple colored, the 2014 Pinot Noir is scented of red cherries and red... read more
Perched along the ridge top at the upper reaches of High Valley, Shannon Ridge overlooks Clear Lake and Mt. Konocti. It’s home to ...Clay Shannon, his wife Margarita and their children. Clay’s son Ivan, got the nickname ”Two Bud” at an early age while... read more
Blackberry, raspberry and other brambly fruit characteristic of Alexander Valley. "Graham crust" undertones typical of the Home Ra...nch terroir. Subtle hints of oak, briary acidity and soft, ripe fruit tannins. Pairs well with well-marbeled cuts of beef... read more
The High Elevation Collection is a careful blend of three appellations within Lake County. The clusters from High Valley bring str...ucture and backbone, the Red Hills Appellation contributes lush fruit and ripe characteristics, and Big Valley grapes add... read more
A cool start to the growing season kept the vines from flowering during spring storms, resulting in a full crop. Following a warm ...summer, the grapes ripened for a late September harvest. Rich color and tannins extracted during fermentation. After... read more
Purple in the glass with a complex bouquet of cassis, plum, black cherry, blackberry, chocolate, licorice, with floral notes of la...vender and voilets. Spice notes of cedar, eucalyptus, and pepper. Extremely lush, round, balanced, with sensuous... read more
Wine Enthusiast 90 Points: An unabashedly oaky wine, this starts with aromas of toasted bread, maple syrup and baking spices, then... moves to red and black cherry flavors, with a sweet sensation on the palate. The texture is moderately tannic but easy to... read more
At Shannon Ridge we are dedicated to creating a family of wines that consumers love at top-quality and affordable prices. We are p...assionate about preserving our land, not only for great vineyard sites, but for the wild creatures which share our... read more
The severe drought of this vintage produced small berries and clusters, enhancing the color and concentrating the flavors. The res...ult was a wine with the rare blend of both power and elegance.We co-fermented the Zinfandel with a touch of Petite Sirah... read more
Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Zinfandel Anderson Ranch reveals pronounced spice cake, chocolate-covered cherries,... dried mulberries and prunes notions with suggestions of damp soil and dried herbs. Full-bodied and laden with spices,... read more
Favorable spring weather helped set a full crop at the Ponzo vineyard. The temperate climate of the Russian River Valley typically... delays harvest into October, but by early September the grapes were fully ripe. After a natural yeast fermentation, we... read more
Dry Creek is a phenomenal region for Zinfandel, and the Rage is a perfect encore several acclaimed vintages. Nothing hostile about... this vintage; it shows more earthiness than the winery's other Zinfandels, but oozes blackberry and a bit of pepper. Very... read more
A fruit-forward and sassy wine with irresistible cassis and pepper aromas lead into lush blackberry, ripe plum and spice flavors f...ollowed by a long, smooth finish. Zinfandel, Amador’s heritage grape, has rooted in the Sierra Foothills since the days of... read more
The Shake Ridge Ranch Vineyard Grenache carries an intensity of flavors from the onset. The color of the berries were deeper, the ...rose petals notes became rose attar, and the resulting wine a far more serious woman. Pliant and expressive, the 2013... read more
Tasting Notes The 2013 Morisoli Zinfandel is aromatically teasing with scents of crushed berries, violets, bacon, and cinnamon. It... is lush all the way across the palate with bright but deep flavors of raspberry, blackberry, and cassis with a creamy... read more
Deep ruby in color, this classic Zinfandel begins with aromas of black mission figs, black cherries and vanilla. The palate is fil...led with intense characters of brown, baking spice, vanilla, cherries, pomegranate and fig. These flavors repeat... read more
Deep garnet color. Black cherry fruit aromas and scented barrel spice. Rich bramble fruit on entry, medium body, integrated tannin...s and lively acidity, a long, opulent finish. An old-school style, this is briary and full of zesty fruit, with aromas of... read more
Sourced from several small, family owned vineyards in the famed Russian River Valley-all organically grown and dry farmed. The win...e is bold and well structured with an aromatic nose of ripe berries, brown spice, and black licorice leading into flavors... read more
Complex aromas of vanilla, raspberry and black pepper. Full bodied with firm acidity, focused blackberry fruit and an elegant ling...ering finish. The 2016 Lytton Springs is a powerful, dense wine. Black cherry, plum, lavender, new leather, cloves,... read more
Medium to deep garnet colored, the 2014 Zinfandel Home Ranch is profoundly scented of black forest cake, prunes and dried fruit ca...ke with hints of lavender, baking spices, espresso and licorice. It really packs in the concentrated preserved black... read more
The Live Oak Zin is known for its dimension of ripeness and individuality. This wine is a classic example of the big Zinfandels, f...or which Cline Cellars has become known. The 2013 Live Oak Zinfandel displays notes of sweet berries, spice, and black... read more
The aromas are reminiscent of late summer dusty roads, blackberry pie, and vanilla oak. The flavors are true to the terrior; compl...ex with milk chocolate, grilled meats and an integrated dark fruit and oak finish. Sleek and supple, with lively black... read more
Our Cali Paso Zinfandel is a full-bodied red wine with ripe raspberry fruit accentuated by spices and a hint of black pepper. This... "California mystery grape" (because its origins were unknown for such a long time) has aromas of jammy fruit such as... read more