The family’s motto of Geology, Origins, and Territory are best exemplified in the passion indeered on all the estate wines. The geology is principal, not only since that was Michael’s background, but it is the sole composition of the building blocks that make the vineyard and varietals excel in the estate. The origins revolves around not just the legacy created by the Larner family, but also reminiscent of the origins of the award wining fruit that has set the vineyard apart as a “Californian Grand Cru”, stated by Robert Parker, Jr., that ultimately leads to world-class wines. Lastly, the territory, which must be perfectly suited to allow the cultivated varietals to express their true characteristics, where year after year the gapes and their wines consistently produce optimal aromas and flavors – eventually entering the vintage bottled time-capsuled.
Floral aromatics combined with exotic tropical fruits. Great minerality on the palate, with a refreshing acidity.
An aromatic beauty that boasts balance of tropical fruits and bright acidity. Only 45 cases produced.
A blend of 66% Grenache, 17% Syrah and 17% Mourvèdre.
Our newest vintage of our estate grown Syrah. Aromas of a dark fruit medley, candied smoked bacon, pepper spice and charred earth. Hints of leather, cedar and chalk create a rich mid-palate, yet nicely textured with a smooth finish. Pairs well with grilled or smoked meats. Aged 22 months in 33% new French oak and 8% new American oak.
A textured, spicy, and robust red with aromas of blackberry, clove, rosemary wood and crushed pepper. Baker’s chocolate on the mid-palate and a hint of tobacco/cigar box on the finish. Bright acidity, firm and chalky tannins. Aged 22 months in 50% new Russian oak and 50% neutral French oak. 75 cases produced
Packed tight with black fruits, rum cake, clove, anise and cigar box. Bright on the palate, expressing cherry and mineral, followed by all spice on the finish. The 2015 Grenache is a blend of four clones - 136, 362, 513, and our own Larner clone. Aged 22 months in neutral French oak barrels.
A blend of 36% Grenache, 36% Syrah and 28% Mourvèdre.
A blend of 45% Grenache, 44% Syrah and 11% Mourvèdre.
Proprietary blend of 46% Grenache, 43% Syrah and 11% Mourvèdre. Aged 22 months in neutral oak.