CURRENTLY AVAILABLE WINES:
2010 VIOGNIER-Paso Robles- CURRENTLY RELEASED- $26
100% Viognier from Hastings Ranch Vineyard, bottled March 2011, 260 cases.
Light gold. Honey and sweet butter complement aromas of ripe pear and apple, with a subtle quinine note in the background. Chewy, fleshy and dry pear skin and anise flavors show a slight warmth. Finishes smooth and ripe, with good cling and breadth. This is drinking well right now.
2008 SYRAH--Paso Robles- CURRENTLY RELEASED $32
100% Syrah, bottled August 2010, 215 cases.
Deep ruby with a bright rim. Intense, smoke- accented aromas of black and blue fruits, olive tapenade, violet and Indian spices, with a hint of licorice in the background. Lush, creamy and expansive, boasting striking intensity to its sweet blackberry and boysenberry flavors. Stains the palate and finishes with excellent clarity and lingering sappiness.
2009 SYRAH Monterey- CURRENTLY RELEASED $35
100% Coast View Vineyard Syrah, bottled July 2011, 144 cases.
Ripe and vibrant with rich dark berries and plum flavors that show a touch of black licorice on the finish. Features chewy tannins and a spicy after taste.
2010 VIN ROUGE- Paso Robles- CURRENTLY RELEASED- $35
71% Syrah 29% Grenache, bottled August 2012, 168 cases.
Michelle's favorite wine in the fall lineup, this wine is so smooth and approachable even after just a couple months in bottle. Lots of fruit but lightened up a bit by the Grenache. You will love this wine. All the fruit is Thacher, unlike the last vintage which used Grenache from our neighbor, Kukkula. 2013 Sunset International GOLD medal.
2010 CONTROLLED CHAOS-Paso Robles- CURRENTLY RELEASED- $38
47% Mourvedre, 42% Zinfandel and 11% Grenache, bottled August 2011, 252 cases.
2010 TRIUMVIRATE Reserve Zinfandel- Paso Robles- CURRENTLY RELEASED- $40
Bottled August 2012, 216 cases.
2010 Red Wine Cuve - Estate Paso Robles - CURRENTLY RELEASED - $40
Bottled August 2012, 43 cases.
2007 VIOGNIER- Paso Robles- SOLD OUT
2008 VIOGNIER- Paso Robles- SOLD OUT
2009 VIOGNIER- Paso Robles- SOLD OUT
100% Viognier from Hastings Ranch Vineyard,185 cases.
This Rhone varietal is crisp with a nose of green apple and flavors of grilled pineapple. A very refreshing wine and great with anything spicy. This wine is clear and bright, with a medium lemon core fading to a pale lemon-gold rim. Legs are present, and are fast and thin. On the nose, this wine is clean, with medium plus intense developing aromas. These include candied lemon peel, jasmine perfume, ripe peach, rosehips, incense, tangerine zest, and banana candy. Very fresh and complex. On the palate, this wine is dry, with medium plus intense rich body, medium integrated alcohol, medium supporting acid and medium plus intense flavors. These include ripe yellow peach, peach skin, lemon drops, rosehips, baking spice, heavy cream, banana, pineapple and other tropical fruits. The finish is long with lasting richness attributable to a balance between a viscous body and a depth of ripe fruit. This wine is drinking wonderfully right now, and will hold for another 1-2 years before flavors mute.
Bronze Medal ~2010 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
2011 Grenache Blanc-Paso Robles- SOLD OUT
Grenache Blanc from La Vista Vineyards, bottled February 2012, 105 cases.
A clean wine, with a refreshing mineral nose and the 8% Viognier that was blended broadens the feel on the palate. Lots of acidity, this wine is perfect with salads, sushi or on a hot day.
2004 ZINFANDEL- Paso Robles- SOLD OUT
100% Zinfandel, bottled August 2006.
2005 ZINFANDEL- Paso Robles- SOLD OUT
100% Zinfandel from Je T’aime Vineyard, bottled August 2007.
2006 ZINFANDEL- Paso Robles- SOLD OUT
100% Zinfandel from two westside vineyards; 85% Je T’aime Vineyard and 15% Hastings Ranch Vineyard, 620 cases, bottled August 2008.
This wine is clear, with a medium intense ruby core, fading to a pale ruby edge and water-white rim. Legs are medium and fast to form with faint saturation of color. On the nose, this wine is clean and developing. Aromas are complex and medium plus in intensity. They include Bing cherry, cranberry,dried cranberry, red currant, toffee, smoke, hibiscus tea, leather and oak spice. On the palate, this wine is dry. It has medium intense structural tannin, medium silky body, medium plus spicy alcohol and medium acid.The flavors are medium plus intense, and include cherry cola, dried cranberries, baking spice, cedar, tobacco, baked berry crisp, molasses and vanilla. The finish is long, and has lasting ripe berry flavors balanced by piquant alcohol and tannin. This wine is ready to drink, and will age for 3-4 years before becoming fully developed.
Silver Medal ~2010 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Gold Medal~ 2009 California Mid State Fair
2007 ZINFANDEL- Paso Robles- SOLD OUT
100% Zinfandel from Bailey Ranch & Je'Taime Vineyards, 168 cases, bottled August 2009.
This wine is dry on the palate, with a silken body. Big flavors of ripe dark fruit and lingering tannins. This wine is ready to drink but will develop more complexity by 2013-2015. It would pare wonderfully with a bone in rib- eye or hearty vegetable stew.
Gold Medal ~2010 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
2007 WILL'S HILLS ZINFANDEL- Paso Robles- SOLD OUT
100% Zinfandel from Will's Hills Vineyard, 72 cases, bottled August 2009.
Very fresh and fruity flavors on nose and palate. Very ripe red fruits, balanced with a hint of vanilla and dried fruits. The finish is long and displays impeccable balance between ripe fruit flavors, fresh acid and fine ripe tannins. This is a delicious wine and ready to drink in 2011, but will hold until 2013 or 2014, and will continue to develop additional complexity of aroma and flavor.
2007 TRIUMVIRATE RESERVE ZINFANDEL-Paso Robles- SOLD OUT
100% Zinfandel from the best of three west side vineyards;
Bailey Ranch, Je T'aime Vineyard & Will's Hills Vineyard, 216 cases, bottled August 2009
Legs are saturated with color and are thick and slow to develop. On the nose, this wine is clean and developing, with intense aromas of blackberry, raspberry, cherry jam, dried plums, currants, sweet spice, toast, licorice and vanilla cream. On the palate, this wine is dry, with a medium plus rich body, medium plus integrated alcohol, medium acid, and medium plus flavors of blackberry pie filling, framboise, strawberry, Flor de Jamaica, sweet oak, and cedar. The finish is long and delicious, characterized by lingering fine tannin and ripe berry and wood flavors. This wine is ready to drink, but becomes much more generous after decant. It will hold for 4-6 years, aging on structured tannin and an abundance of ripe fruit.
Gold Medal ~2010 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Gold Medal~2010 Monterey Wine Competition
Gold Medal~2010 Orange County Wine Society
2008 ZINFANDEL- Paso Robles- SOLD OUT
100% Zinfandel, bottled July 2010, 190 cases.
This is a big, jammy and ripe zinfandel. "Medium-dark purplish ruby; attractive, fragrant, spicy, briery, jammy, blackberry fruit aroma with hints of pomegranate and smoked bacon; full body; big, rich, thick, jammy, dark berry fruit flavors with some residual sugar and a creamy mouth feel; full tannin; lingering aftertaste. Very ripe, over-the-top style of Zinfandel. Highly recommended." April-May 2011 The California Grapevine. Released May 8, 2011.
2008 TRIUMVIRATE RESERVE ZINFANDEL- Paso Robles- SOLD OUT
100% Zinfandel from the best of three Westside vineyards; bottled August 2010.
Bailey Ranch, Je T'aime Vineyard & Will's Hills Vineyard
"Red" Sweepstakes Winner", 2011 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
2009 TRIUMVIRATE RESERVE ZINFANDEL- Paso Robles- SOLD OUT
100% Zinfandel from the best of three Westside vineyards; Bailey Ranch, Je T'aime Vineyard & Will's Hills Vineyard, bottled August 2011, 240 cases.
"Medium-dark ruby color; attractive, forward, intense, briery, spicy, plummy, very ripe blackberry fruit aroma with notes of black pepper, vanilla, and cedar; full body; forward, very rich, extracted, peppery, very ripe blackberry fruit flavors with a hint of residual sugar and a plush, creamy mouthfeel; medium-full to full tannin; lingering aftertaste. Shows good depth and richness, verging on a late harvest style. Very highly recommended." April 2012 The California Grapevine, 93 points.
2009 ZINFANDEL- Paso Robles- SOLD OUT
100% Paso Robles Westside Zinfandel, bottled August 2011, 168 cases.
"Medium-dark ruby; attractive, forward, intense, briery, spicy, dark currant and blackberry fruit aroma with notes of graphite and black pepper; full body; rich, textured, briery, slightly jammy, dark berry fruit flavors with good depth and a plush, creamy mouthfeel; full tannin; slightly harsh on the finish; lingering aftertaste. Shows distinctive varietal character and not quite as jammy as their Triumvirate bottling." Very highly recommended. April 2012 The California Grapevine, 92 points.
2010 ZINFANDEL- Paso Robles- SOLD OUT
Bottled August 2012, 228 cases.
This is true Paso Zinfandel, very ripe almost late harvest style but balanced with spice, earth and wood notes. Give this one at least a year in your cellar- if you can wait?!
2004 SYRAH- Monterey- SOLD OUT
100% Syrah from Coast View Vineyard, bottled August 2006
2005 SYRAH- Monterey- SOLD OUT
100% Syrah from Coast View Vineyard, bottled August 2007
2006 SYRAH- Monterey- SOLD OUT
100% Syrah from Coast View Vineyard, bottled August 2008, 180 cases.
This wine is clear and bright, with a deeply intense shiny purple core, fading to a medium purple rim. Legs are slow and sheeting, with saturated purple color. On the nose, this wine is clean and developing, with medium plus intense aromas of ripe black cherries, French roast coffee beans, vanilla, cedar, plum sauce, cocoa, tar and cola. On the palate this wine is dry, with medium plus firm tannin, medium plus spicy alcohol, medium plus filling body, and medium acid. Flavors are medium plus intense, and include ripe black cherries, vanilla extract, cedar, roasted coffee, black huckleberries, cola, cinnamon and Chinese five-spice. The finish is very long and supported. Firm tannins carry throughout, with dense chocolate and black fruit flavors. Acid to balance. Outstanding. This wine is ready to drink, but has enough structure, depth and complexity of elements to last 5-7 more years.
Gold Medal ~ 2009 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
2007 SYRAH Monterey - SOLD OUT
100% Syrah from Coast View Vineyard, bottled August 2009.
This is a wine generous in body, intense and chewy tannins. Flavors of unsweetened dark chocolate, cherry cola, violets, spicy oak and toast. This wine is ready to drink in 2011 will easily hold for 5 years before its heavy color, rich flavors and substantial tannins wane. This is a wonderful wine. 2011 Best of Class, Central Coast Wine Competition.
2007 SYRAH- Paso Robles -SOLD OUT
100% Paso Robles Syrah, bottled August 2009, 240 cases
Complex aromas of tobacco leaf, vanilla and smoke. Big flavors of ancho chiles and black pepper balance out this complex new world wine with an old world sweet cream, vanilla and chalky mineral notes. This is a wonderful wine that develops some gamey character which adds counterpoint to it's strength and freshness. "Inky ruby. Blackberry, cassis, licorice and a vanilla nuance on the pungent nose. Dense, rich, ripe and full in the mouth; well concentrated, ripely tannic and a bit foursquare but packs a serious punch. The vanilla and blackberry notes repeat on the supple, clinging finish." Tanzer Report, November 2011, 2011 Gold Medal, Central Coast Wine Competition.
2008 SYRAH Monterey- SOLD OUT
100% Coast View Vineyard Syrah, bottled August 2010, 190 cases.
This is a big ripe Syrah, and will stand up to any Cabernet. Lots of lush ripe fruit, don't be fooled by the AVA. This vineyard is located on the East side of 101 and gets plenty of sun. This wine would benefit from at least another year or two in the cellar, where it will continue to develop and gain complexity.
2008 MOURVEDRE- Paso Robles- SOLD OUT
100% Mourvedre, bottled August 2010
2009 MOURVEDRE- Paso Robles- SOLD OUT
100% Mourvedre Paso Robles, bottled August 2011, 120 cases.
2009 GRENACHE- Paso Robles- SOLD OUT
Bottled August 2011, 144 cases Deep ruby-red. Vibrant red berries and spices on the nose and in the mouth. Sappy and focused, with slow-building tannins that are absorbed by the dense raspberry and cherry fruit.
N/v VIN ROUGE- Paso Robles- SOLD OUT
50% Syrah, 50% Grenache, Non- vintage, bottled April 2010, 100 cases
Drinking very well right now. A focused and balanced wine, easy to enjoy anytime. A cooperative effort between Thacher and Kukkula. Sherman and Kevin Jussila created this blend from two big lots. Thacher provided the Syrah, Kukkula the Grenache. A neighborly effort in deed. Enjoy!
2007 CONTROLLED CHAOS- Paso Robles SOLD OUT
42% Zinfandel, 37% Mourvedre and 21% Grenache, 240 cases
2008 CONTROLLED CHAOS- Paso Robles -SOLD OUT
42% Mourvedre, 37% Zinfandel and 21% Grenache, bottled August 2010, 216 cases
Gold Medal~ 2011 SF International Wine Competition
2009 CONTROLLED CHAOS-Paso Robles- SOLD OUT
39% Mourvedre, 37% Zinfandel and 16% Grenache, 8% Petite Syrah
bottled August 2011, 305 cases
Silver Medal~ 2012 Sunset International Wine Competition
Double Gold Medal~ 2012 SF International Wine Competition
2008 GSM Central Coast- SOLD OUT
42% Grenache, 38% Syrah, 20% Mourvedre, bottled August 2010, 190 cases.
This wine demonstrates a fleshy body, chalky tannin and ripe new world fruit. Big flavors of Bing cherry, black tea, cedar, smoke, tarragon and sage. This is classic GSM with brambly ripe dark fruit. Pairings for this wine include rustic grilled dishes like rib eye and lamb chops, pancetta wrapped figs, spit roasted meat and desserts with rich dark chocolate, cream and berries.
Best of Class Winner, 2011 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
2009 GSM Central Coast- SOLD OUT
48% Grenache, 36% Syrah, 16% Mourvedre, bottled August 2011, 200 cases.
Medium ruby color; attractive, fragrant, spicy, earthy, toasty, dark cherry and blackberry fruit aroma with hints of black pepper and mocha; medium-full body; forward, rich, plummy, peppery, dark berry fruit flavors with a slightly creamy mouthfeel; medium-full tannin; lingering aftertaste. Made in a big, bold style and very approachable now. Very highly recommended.
1st place ~ May 2012 California Grapevine
Double Gold Medal~ 2012 SF International Wine Competition
Gold Medal~ 2012 Sunset International Wine Competition