This pale lemon colored wine is expressly aromatic yet balanced with layers of structure and complexity. Initial aromatics show hints of elderberry flowers, Asian pear, green apple, honeydew melon and lime. The medium acidity cuts through a collection of grapefruit and herbs and leaves your palate coated with a pool of minerality. The creamy texture in the mid palate is derived from months of aging on lees and provides this delicate wine with a touch of power and length in both the nose and palate. The layers of stone fruits, guava and passion fruits are blanketed by a complex and long elevated finish. This wine is rich and bright yet lively and elegant.
Central Coast Wine Competition, June 2017 – Gold
San Francisco International Wine Competition, 2017 – Silver
Los Angeles International Wine Competition, 2017 – Silver
Wine Enthusiast, 2017 – 90 points
Terroirist.com, July 2017 – 89 points
Jeb Dunnuck, August 2017 – 89 points
Antonio Galloni, September 2017 – 90 points
Robert Parker Wine Advocates, September 2017 – 90 points
Estate Oak Club $32.30 /bottle Reserve Oak Club $30.40 /bottle
“Abalone Shell” in the Native language of Samala. This Southern Rhone style blend of Marsanne, Roussanne, and Grenache Blanc shows upfront aromatics of melon, pear, white peach, and honeysuckle, with hints of chamomile. The mid-palate is perfectly balanced between a racy acidity, minerality and rich creamy flavors. On the palate this wine is complex with layers of white floral, beeswax, citrus and stone fruits. This wine highlights the freshness of the stone fruits, intricacies of lees aging and depth in the finish.
Estate Oak Club $22.10 /bottle Reserve Oak Club $20.80 /bottle
This straw colored wine is flatteringly easy to enjoy. Its aromatics of green apple, lemon zest, and white peach hit you with their exuberant charms from the first encounter. The wine’s mineral and citrus propelled flavor creates a brisk acidity that tingles your taste buds. The texture is crisp, yet creamy which coats your mouth and leaves the palate wanting more.
93 SCORE – Wine Enthusiast, September 2016
90 SCORE – Terroirist.com, May 2016
GOLD STAR – Santé, May 2016
Estate Oak Club $30.60 /bottle Reserve Oak Club $28.80 /bottle
“Flower” in the Native language of Samala.
This blend of Grenache, Syrah and Carignane shares several characteristics with the 2013 Spe’y. It is a deep colored wine that has an aromatic profile bursting with blueberries, violets, truffle oil, cinnamon, and traces of coffee and perfume. The palate is medium bodied; yet balanced with a spicy complexity and hints of candied blueberries and rose petals. The beautifully rich mid palate is poised with a bright acidity and elongated with multidimensional round tannins to linger on your tongue.
Terriorist.com, July 2017 – 93 Points
Robert Parker Wine Advocate, April 2018 – 90 Points
Estate Oak Club $25.50/bottle Reserve Oak Club $24.00/bottle
A straw-colored wine is laden with bright aromatics of white flowers, peaches, green apple, and subtle herbs. The intensity of the palate brings out flavors of floral honey, citrus, green apple, and a saline minerality. The dimensions of richness in this wine are balanced by the bright acidity, creamy texture, and intense, yet clean lasting finish.
92 SCORE – Wine Enthusiast, December 2015 “Best of the Year” issue
90 SCORE – Terroirist.com, August 2015
“White peach, green melon, yellow and green apples…refreshing tartness … complex, full of flavor, yet stays tangy, salty and refreshing throughout. Really unique style.”
9 out of 10 SCORE – “This wine smells of pears and ranier cherries. In the mouth, pear and quince flavors have a wonderful grapefruit citrus and quince paste kick that builds in the long finish. Excellent acidity and length. Delicious.” Alder Yarrow, Vinography.com, August 2015
Estate Oak Club $25.50 /bottle Reserve Oak Club $24.00 /bottle
This is a garnet colored wine with enticing aromas of cherry cola, raspberry, floral-violet, and earthy attributes. The aromas also exudes hints of cracked pepper, tobacco, and vanilla. The fresh taste is refined and elegant, yet playful with flavors
of brambleberry, cranberry, gooseberry and pomegranate. Medium-bodied with a voluptuous, velvety and silky texture. Balance in this wine is expressed beautifully in the rounded tannins, medium acidity, and mouthfeel that dances on your palate rather than overpowering it. The cool growing region and marine influence highlight the majestic charm of this wine with an elegant, lengthy finish.
92 SCORE – Terroirist.com, May 2016
91 SCORE – Wine Enthusiast, October 2016
90 SCORE – The Wine Advocate, August 2016
GOLD STAR – Santé, May 2016
Estate Oak Club $55.25 /bottle Reserve Oak Club $52.00 /bottle
This is a beautifully deep colored wine with a nose of fresh boysenberry, black currant, tobacco, and clove, which is complemented with hints of vanilla and cassis. The dusty tannins provide a backdrop for the dark fruits and density of this wine. The complexity of the flavors on the palate lead to an elegant, lengthy finish which defines the balance in this wine.
91 SCORE – Terroirist.com, May 2016
GOLD STAR – Santé, May 2016
89 SCORE – Vinous, September 2016
Estate Oak Club $42.50 /bottle Reserve Oak Club $40.00 /bottle
“Breathe” in the Native Language of Samala. A right-bank Bordeaux inspired blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
92 SCORE – Terroirist.com, April 2016
91 SCORE – Wine Enthusiast, May 2016
90 SCORE – Wine & Spirits, April 2016
GOLD STAR – Santé, December 2015
88 SCORE – Vinous, September 2016
Estate Oak Club $51.00 /bottle Reserve Oak Club $48.00 /bottle