' Vintners Collective - 2016
 
 
 
 
 

2016

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We fermented in our one ton, open-top tanks, layering the bottom 25% of each tank with whole clusters of fruit, adding structure and spice notes to the back palate and balancing the otherwise plush fruit of Gilbert’s Vineyard.  A warm fermentation with a combination of native and isolated Burgundian yeasts produced excellent and focused flavor extraction, complemented with traditional punch-downs by hand. The wine was aged entirely in Francois Freres cooperage, half new, and racked once, gently, prior to bottling.  Grapes, must, and wines were moved using gravity through to the barrel and using inert gas through racking and bottling.

$53.00 per Bottle

A paragon of complexity, this wine displays elegance and finesse without sacrificing weight and depth. Fruit notes of blueberry and raspberry greet and entice you in for a taste. The palate reveals mouthwatering minerality rounded with plum and blood orange.

$53.00 per Bottle

An ethereal mélange of fruit-kissed floral notes await you in this bottle!   Honeyed orange blossom greets and then opens up to reveal tropical undertones.  The wine will continue to develop its heady mixture of fruit and floral, becoming more seductive and intoxicating over the next year.   While the lush, opulent texture of this wine point to this is as 100% Chardonnay, its uniquely bright and vibrant aromatics will keep your friends guessing about just what grape could create such a delight for the senses.

$43.00 per Bottle

The 2016 marks the eighth vintage of Buoncristiani Chardonnay, a wine that focuses primarily on fruit, minerality and balanced acidity, with secondary flavors of integrated new French oak richness framed by a full mid palate and a lingering finish.

$51.00 per Bottle

A crisp, fruit forward & bone-dry Rosé that is delicious for all occasions.

$23.00 per Bottle

With brilliant hues of diamonds and gold, the 2016 Wild Iris prepares you for something special. An explosion of fruit; pear, apricot, mango, peaches and touches of citrus satisfies all expectations. These hedonistic aromas are met with equal ripe fruit flavors and the delicate addition of white chocolate, jasmine and yellow raspberries.  A round unctuous texture, in perfect balance with fresh acidity, takes the 2016 Iris to a whole new level. This pleasure continues with an amazingly long finish. 

$44.00 per Bottle

Sourced from high in the eastern Vaca Mountains of Napa Valley, the fruit for our 2016 vintage Sauvignon Blanc arrived at the winery packed with vibrant fruit flavors, intense aromatic character, and mouth-watering acidity.  This young wine is pure pleasure in the glass, with subtle notes of flint, wet clay, and lemongrass mingling with the forward tropical and citrus notes that frame the wine.  On the palate, the bracing acidity calls out for fresh seafood and a large body of water to pull up next to.  While it will continue to open and evolve with time in the bottle, this latest vintage of our Sauvignon Blanc can be enjoyed straight away.

$46.00 per Bottle
The 2016 Flanagan Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard was barrel fermented in 50% new French oak and aged sur lie in barrel for 11 months. This wine displays the classic Ritchie Vineyard attributes of rich, lush texture with great acidity. The palate offers Bartlett pear notes and ripe citrus. The minerality unique to the volcanic soils of this legendary Sonoma County vineyard completes the palate. This wine is a stunner.
$69.00 per Bottle
2016 was a year characterized by low crop yields and even
ripening. Our 2016 Flanagan Chardonnay Bacigalupi
Vineyard spent 11 months in French cooperage with 40% of
that new.
$69.00 per Bottle

We make this wine for one reason only: because it is awesome. This vineyard has  been the source of my favorite Viognier in California for many years.

$56.00 per Bottle
 The key to the wine is the bright acidity
that ties everything together
. This is a great example of what top
Russian River Chardonnay sites can produce when wine making is
focused on balance.
$50.00 per Bottle
 The palate in 2016 shows morered fruits than 2014 or 2015. The wine displays vibrant acidity and has a very clean finish
$65.00 per Bottle