Dry Red Wines

Bottle sizes are 750ML unless otherwise noted:

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Zinfandel
Bronze Medal Winner, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
This Zinfandel shows more red fruit than black in color and profile. Raspberry jam and red plums are found in abundance on the nose, with spice notes and a trace of lavender. Flavors of dense red berry fruit, accented by American oak, are joined by mineral, baking spices and black pepper. The wine has firm, yet fine tannins, and can age well for several years.

Petite Syrah
Inky dark purple in color, with flavor notes of black pepper, blackberries, blueberries and spice.  This bold intense Petite Syrah is balanced with firm tannins and acidy.

Merlot
Medium red in color you will find light oak and cherry on the nose. This easy going Merlot is fruity with the first sip and a light sweetness at the end with oak flavors setting in.

Cabernet Sauvignon  (temporarily sold out)
Bronze Medal Winner, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
On the nose, the wine shows distinct blueberry and red current aromas, accented by white pepper and clove. As the wine opens, it gives more spice notes, along with lilac. Flavors or plum, blueberry, spicy oak and black currant are vibrant in this well rounded Cabernet. The wine is an exceptional  food red, with plenty of acidity and a satisfying, long finish.  Excellent with grilled rack of lamb or Steak au Poivre.

Brother John
Silver Medal Winner, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

This sturdy red wine named for John M. Berry is made predominately from Syrah. It is deep garnet in color and has powerful aromatics of plum, black cherry, chocolate, licorice, vanilla, wood and subtle notes of earth. On the palate, the fruit forward nature of Syrah, along with French oak influence combine to deliver flavors of blackberry, plum, mocha, sweet oak, smoke and cherry that linger nicely on the long, deliberate finish. Tannins are apparent but refined, and the wine shows substantial acidity on the back end. Both make Brother John a natural for Autumnal hearty beef stews and roasts. Aforementioned structure will allow this well- rounded, high quality red to age nicely in your cellar for 3-5 years.

Burley TM  (temporarily sold out)
Bronze Metal Winner, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Dark garnet in color, this blend of Munson, Norton & Cabernet Sauvignon is quite interesting. Aromas of plum, cinnamon, raspberry, cola & fennel rise from the glass to meet you. Plums, licorice & berries carry over to the palate, which is quite dry with good structure. Tannins are present, but not harsh and suggest wine will continue to improve in the bottle for a few years to come. Serve with a hearty stew or pork roast for a savory match indeed.

Norton  (Sold Out)
Garnet in color, with black cherry, raspberry, licorice & spice on nose. Black cherry, white pepper & vanilla nuances on palate, with a cleansing acidity adding to the “food wine” quality. This medium bodied wine is an unoaked, quality representation of what Norton can provide as a varietal; good fruit, bright acidity, long finish & refreshingly unique. Terrific accompaniment to filet mignon or lamb chops with rosemary & garlic.

John Harley (Sold Out)
Bronze Medal Winner, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
This Big Zin is the namesake of a Big Man.  John Harley Smith was my father, a lifelong dairy farmer and advocate for small dairy farmers across the country. Our 2008 100% Zinfandel is a tribute to his memory. Both expressive and restrained, this wine shows moderation and balance. It is ruby hued with an enticing nose packed with raspberries, spice box, cherries, toffee, lavender and clove. Flavors of raspberry and blackberry are teamed with orange zest, red plum and white pepper. Aging in new French oak barrels adds a touch of vanilla to the mix and assist’s with the wine’s refined character.