OUR WINEMAKING GOAL is to allow the power and the beauty of the Hossfeld site to continue through to the wine. We strive for full extraction from the grapes and along with the vineyard's natural retention of acidity, we are able to achieve ripeness without extended hangtime. With a limitation of sulfur and an intention towards aging, our wines are composed of mountain tannin, robust fruit and a meditative finish.
2016 HOSSFELD COLISEUM BLOCK CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Very expressive and powerful! With aromas of black currant, chocolate and baking spices, this Coliseum Block Cabernet Sauvignon is a beauty. The palate is layered with dark fruit, rustic tannins and a wonderful richness. Concentrated without being too heavy, the wine has profound balance and although it is expressive in its youth, the 2016 Hossfeld Coliseum Block Estate Cabernet is a wine that will show more integration as it matures. With an exceptional depth, this wine is a perfect showcase of this historic vineyard block.
2016 HOSSFELD FLAGPOLE BLOCK MALBEC
This wine is ready to prove that Malbec can be a powerhouse on its own. With a plethora of bramble and berry fruits on the nose and a classic Malbec perfume backing, this wine delivers with silky tannins and a nice acidity. Rich from the front to the back of the palate, this Flagpole Block Malbec erupts with rhubarb and red fruit and shows no sign of losing its vigor anytime soon. A full-flavored and balanced wine, we hope you age some for your collection.
This non-estate Swan clone Pinot Noir has beautiful ruby color without too much depth. Red fruits of cranberry and raspberry, dried grass, cherry and a slightly medicinal edge build up the nose of this very alluring wine. Great acid balance and a fine, full mid-palate continue into a nice long finish with elements of cranberry and earthiness. This wine is a great representation of the vintage and will show well for years to come.
THE OAK LEAF on our label represents the natural landscape at the vineyard with the majority of the site remaining native oak woodlands. This particular leaf featured on the label was collected from the California Black Oak that sits at the highest point on the property.