VIP Red Wines

DAOU Bodyguard

Origin

Paso Robles

Varietals

Petit Verdot and Petite Sirah

Tasting notes

Bodyguard presents fragrant fruit aromas of blackberry, raspberry, currant and crème de cassis. Notes of cocoa, coffee, dark chocolate, licorice and sweet pipe tobacco are rounded out with whispers of truffle, toffee, mocha and menthol. A juicy, fleshy palate offers bright, generous flavors of cherry, cranberry, strawberry and blueberry accented with black raspberry and tamarind with focused energy, vibrant berry fruit and ripe, polished tannins.

 

Holus Bolus Syrah

Origin

Santa Rita Hills, California

Varietals

100% Syrah

Tasting notes

The Holus Bolus Syrah is sourced from a 5 acre Syrah planting at John Sebastiano Vineyard in the eastern edge of the Sta. Rita Hills appellation. The block sits at 1200’ elevation and is consistently exposed to the brunt of the Pacific breeze. This sunny but cool site lends a lovely spice and bright acidity to the wine. The wine is made with 25% whole clusters at fermentation and aged for 15 moths in 350 liter barrels.

93 points, Wine Enthusiast Magazine

92 points Jeb Dunnuck

2013 vintage, #6 Wine of the Year, Wine Enthusiast, Top 100

Failla Pinot Noir

Origin

Willamette Valley

Varietals

100% Pinot Noir

Tasting notes

The vineyards represented in this bottling are a stellar representation of quality farming, mature vines and the distinct terroir of cool climates and distinctive soils that brings Pinot Noir to life. Four impeccable vineyards from the Northern Willamette Valley were used in the creation of this blend.

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Schweiger 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

Origin

Napa Valley

Varietals

100% Cabernet Sauvignon 

Tasting notes

The 2014 vintage of our Cabernet Sauvignon has a distinct elegance. The texture is a delicate balance of youthful grit and a velvety mouthfeel. The red plum, cedar, oak, and licorice linger on the palate, thanks to a harmonious integration for 32 months in the finest French oak barrels. 

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