This deep purple colored wine is brooding with aromatics of blackberry, boysenberry, sweet tobacco, pink peppercorns and cedar. The lively energy in this vintage of Cabernet is a true balance between the acidity and the well rounded tannins. The complexity of the flavors on the palate lead to an elegant and lengthy finish which defines the beauty and balance in this wine.
Central Coast Wine Competition 2019 – Gold Vinous Media – 94 points Wine Enthusiast Magazine – November 2019 – 93 points Tasters Guild Wine Competition 2019 – Silver International Women’s Wine Competition 2019 – Silver Jeb Dunnuck, October 2019 – 89 points
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Šuqštay means “it’s bright” in the native Chumash language of Samala. Šuqštay joins T’aya, Spe’y, and Kalaš in our Blending the Elements collection representing the fourth natural element – fire. It represents the sun, and serves as the provider of light, warmth, and growth.
This 2016 Sparkling Roussanne is 100% varietal and one of only a handful of Sparkling Roussannes in the world. The base wine was fermented in stainless steel vats at low temperatures to preserve the freshness of the fruit. The secondary fermentation is performed in bottle and left to age on lees for 4 years, a process called méthode champenoise. At disgorging, a signature final touch was added using a dosage liquor from a 2016 late harvest aged Roussanne, providing this sparkling wine with added complexity and structure.
This wine was carefully hand riddled and hand disgorged without freezing. It has aromatics of lemon lime, green apple jolly rancher, asian pear, honeysuckle, and brioche. On the palate, it’s lively and bound with delicate tight bubbles bursting with brightness and complexity. It has flavors of toasted almond with layers of creaminess, and mixed with stone fruit and crème brûlée. It finishes with brightness and tangy bubbles that dance around on the palate, teasing you to want more.
“Abalone Shell” in the native Chumash language of Samala.
The 2019 T’aya blend shows a powerful Marsanne nose with notes of citrus, honeysuckle, orange blossom, and a hint of marcona almond. The wines rich texture showcases the long finish while notes of Asian pear, chamomile, grapefruit, and minerality give it a complex, yet creamy palate. The lees aging balanced with the citrus acidity drive this wine and keeps your palate fresh.
Jeb Dunnuck – 90 points Vinous Media – 93 points
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