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2019 Henry Ranch Chenin Blanc 

Harvest 

Fruit picked by hand on September 9th

 

Winemaking 

Whole cluster gentle pressing. We squished those grapes like an auntie on fat babies' cheeks. This wine was barrel fermented in once and twice used French Oak barrels, délestaged for 3 months, and spent its life aging on the lees. 

 

Tasting Notes 

It tastes like Chenin Blanc damn it. Hey, that's actually a catchy slogan. It's a dry, deeply rich Chenin with refreshing notes of pineapple, guava, and lemon curd complemented by mouthwatering acidity. 

 

Paring Suggestions 

Bocce snacks, baby lettuces, baby crabs, baby carrots, baby back ribs, baby corn (just kidding no wine pairs with baby corn!), baby bell cheese, pizzas of all sorts, makes for great eternal summer snacking, and awkward wedding reception hors d'oeuvres. 

$32 per bottle

$345.60 per case

$25.60 / $276.48 for Gathering Members

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2020 Rosé of Pinot Noir

Harvest 

Fruit picked by hand on September 14.

 

Winemaking 

Our Rosé was gently whole cluster pressed directly to drums in the cool early morning hours of the day.   We added dry ice pellets to the drums for a mock-cold settling, but mostly because it looks cool when the foggy CO2 comes billowing out of the drums. We fermented it cool for 21 days and transferred the wine to neutral barrels where it rested until we put it in the bottle!

 

Tasting Notes 

This vibrant Rosé of Pinot Noir is ripe with passion fruit, strawberry and nectarine bliss. It is crisp and dry; full of citrus and tropical fruit notes. "Literally the best Rosé I've Ever Tasted"- Robert Parker....... No, no, not THE Robert Parker, but a Robert Parker that I used to go to school with. He's a really nice guy. Loves the Rosé!

 

Ageablilty 

Drink me now. I taste fresh and fabulous!

$26 per bottle

$280.80 per case

$20.80 / $224.64 for Gathering Members

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2019 Henry Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon

Harvest 

Fruit picked by hand in the dead of night on September 27th.

Winemaking 

Our Cabernet is cluster sorted by hand and destemmed onto an optical sorter where we geek out and select individual grapes by color and shape. Our must was chilled down and underwent a week long cold soak. We allowed fermentation to take off naturally to add texture and aroma from our local vineyard yeasties. Then we kicked it into gear punching down our mini-tank of beautiful Cabernet Berries 2 to 4 times per day. We really gave it the ol' power punch at the height of fermentation (see also Natalie and Shaina's ripped muscles). 21 days in tank macerating followed by a gentle pressing, and then aged in 75% new Missouri Oak Barrels for 21 months. 2019 was basically a perfect vintage for Cabernet grapes. Mother Nature gave us something beautiful to share with you all and we couldn't be more pleased.

Tasting Notes 

There are silky vanilla, blackberry, and cherry aroma's popping out of the glass here. "How can something smell silky" you ask? I dare you to stick your nose in and find out! I double-dog dare you. The well integrated spicy oak and ripe fruit characters on the palate don't hurt either. This is not the flabby structureless Cabernet your uncle Joe brought to PopPop's birthday party. She's got balance, structure, and a sexy back bone. This Cabernet is everything that we love in Napa Cab. We'd bathe in it if it weren't for the fact that we only made 97 cases.

Ageability 

Drink now, but even better if you wait. Best 2023 to 2032.  

$68 per bottle

$735 per case

$55 / $653 for Gathering Members

1.5L Bottles available for Gathering Members

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2018 Invisible Vineyard Chardonnay

Harvest 

Fruit picked by hand on October 8th.

Winemaking 

Each berry was peeled by hand and squeezed between the index and forefinger of our right hands to make sure it is our left-brain being activated during pressing. We fermented in neutral oak barrels that once held the same varietal as the "Judgement of Paris" 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay. This wine developed complexity over a slow six-week ferment and then completed secondary fermentation just in time for Christmas. Aged on the lees and bottled unfiltered she is a real gem.

Tasting Notes 

Oooh girl! You've got to get you some of this! It tastes like a creamsicle melted in your mouth. A very soft and supple mouthfeel with whatever your personal favorite fruit is riding the mid-pallet hard. With a melt in your mouth ice cream finish. It will be so Chard not to drink the whole bottle in one sitting, so you may as well. Drink now till 2029.

Paring Suggestions 

Any recipe from Cook to Thrive available on Amazon and www.nataliecoughlin.com 

$32 per bottle

$345.60 per case

$25.60 / $276.48 for Gathering Members

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2018 Sunset Knoll Pinot Noir

Harvest

Crushing and destemming began September 13. We picked the grapes by hand under the cover of darkness so as to preserve the fruit's natural acidity. The must was cold soaked for 4 days before we gradually began fermentation.

 

Winemaking 

Interns were forced to do punch downs every two hours around the clock. This ensured that they were properly sleep deprived and miserable. It helped build the character of the interns and added a bit of character to the wine as well.

 

Tasting Notes 

What can I say? It tastes like Pinot Noir. What more do you want? A diatribe about effervescent fruit and baking spice aromas bursting from the glass? What about a gratuitous description of how the tannins feel like the worn out velvet of my grandmother's Victorian era sofa? They do by the way.

 

Ageability 

In case you haven't gotten the memo, Pinot Noir is just as age-worthy as Cab. The fact that certain Pinot Noirs go flat a year after harvest should not reflect poorly on the entire variety. You know who you are! Somebody get this lady a glass of 2007 La Tache. That oughta hit the spot after a glutenous Wednesday brunch. 

$45 per bottle

$486 per case

 

$36 / $388.80 for Gathering Members