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Upon opening, it shows youthful energy with vibrant, ripe dark fruit, purple rim. Complex flavors of blackberry, cassis, chocolate and spice, it shows excellent balance and bursting fruit that after a few hours, slowly reveals the underlying mountain tannins and high density. It was aged in a high percentage of new French oak and handled with utmost care so we hope you do the same in your cellar. Much like the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, it would benefit from bottle age but aerate for at least a few hours for early consumption. It probably will evolve into a vintage closer to 2013 or 2014. Hope you can lay it down for a long time, but if you need to try it now, aerate and sip over 2-3 days as on the third day, it truly shows how mouth coating and expansive it can be.

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$66.00 per Bottle

If there is ever a no-brainer Pinot, this is it as it contains an ample amount of our single vineyard Pinot Noirs. It has an unusual depth and complexity as a result for our entry Pinot Noir. Ripe bing cherries, cranberry and strawberry notes are followed by subtle oak and well integrated finish. It is ready to be enjoyed now and does not call for bottle age. Dishes such as grilled salmon, duck, ribollita or caldo verde would work well as it is so yummy now. For those who practice reverse days where you have breakfast at night, try it with bacon. Yes, it is spring break season but hardly any of us are of that age anymore so no wine with breakfast.

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$34.00 per Bottle

Vinified in our usual way with leaner, lively Chardonnay in mind, it was fermented and bottled with layered acidity and subtle oak in style. At first, it seems a bit reticent but with aeration, it gains complexity. Actually, like many of our reds, it shows better the next day with fuller body, better structure and complexity. In the nose, it shows pear, lemon rind, vanilla, nutmeg, followed by tightly wound, well focused fruit reminiscent of green apples, citrus, stone fruit.

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$34.00 per Bottle

Back again is the Napa Valley Zinfandel with the usual profile of ripe fruit with intensity. It has plenty of complexity with blackberry, cherry, blueberry, cinnamon, tobacco flavors. Try it over two days and watch the fruit core develop beautifully. We think you will enjoy it over the first few years with lots of different dishes.

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$33.00 per Bottle

A Sauvignon Blanc with tension and focus, it shows aromas of nose of grapefruit,melon and white flowers. It is lively and complex, showing an exquisite balance of fruit and acidity with flavors of meyer lemon, apples and, of course, Pamplemousse. It finishes clean, though at room temperature its waxy skin tannin shows, and perhaps a slightly bitter peach pit. While it is easy to quaff on a warm afternoon, we have been surprised at its structure. It will be interesting to watch it develop over the next few years as it sheds its acidity and gain complexity.

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$23.00 per Bottle

Classic notes of cherry and sweet grenadine with sustained French oak and plenty of vanilla on the nose, followed by a rich, fruit forward mouthfeel typical of the 2015 vintage. Very gentle tannins on the finish – an easy drinking and pleasing vintage awaits you!

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Classic notes of cherries and blackberries followed by a nice touch of vanilla for this dark red wine. A well-structured, balanced French oak touch in the mouth brings licorice and roasted caramel flavors over a long finish. Another outstanding vintage for Tela that brings you consistent quality.

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The deep, dark garnet hue of this wine reveals the beauty and power to follow. Enticing dark plum, boysenberry, cinnamon, maple syrup, and the fragrance of clean, wet earth all beckon from the glass. Showing a beautiful harmony on the palate, notes of ripe berry and cherry fruit are accented by hints of black pepper and dark chocolate. Firmly structured yet silky tannins are incredibly well-integrated, and the finish is long, luscious, and mouth-watering.

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Bright racy red fruit followed by layers of cassis, blackberry and dark chocolate.  Complex and elevated aromas of fresh herbs, plush tannins and mouth coating texture slowly evolve in the glass toward deeper denser flavors. Enjoy this wine now for its exotic personality and approachability, or lay down for a few years to appreciate its evolving depth and nuance.

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$146.00 per Bottle

Complex aromas of plum, dried cherries, kirsch, and mocha are but precursors to the opulent juicy fruit on the palate. A broad flavor palette of cocoa, black cherry and cassis frame the soft, textured wine that is at once sleek, balanced while dense and lingering in its finish. Its approachability begs for near term consumption while its lively balance offers promise of more to come with time.

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$86.00 per Bottle
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$146.00 per Bottle

The 2015 Proprietor’s Blend is an exceptional representation of the 10th vintage produced from the estate. Lush red currant, Asian plum and fresh blackberry fruit are balanced by savory undertones.

Silky and textural on the palate with hints of huckleberry pie, cedar and baking spices intermingled with lingering dark chocolate flavors in the finish.

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$76.00 per Bottle