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.
This first time wine for Larner is a co-fermented white blend of 50% Malvasia Bianca & 50% Viognier from the estate! Unconformity exhibits floral aromas of violet, gardenia and fresh daisy, as well as stone fruits like white peach, fresh pear, and grapefruit. Crystalline mineral tones graces both the aromas and palate which is slightly creamy yet finishes with a firm acidity. Fermented in 100% Stainless steel, bottled after 6 months of sue lees aging. 30 cases produced.
Proprietary Blend: 64% Syrah, 26% Grenache, & 10% Mourvèdre
Pale pink in color with shiny copper highlights, the 2019 Rosé represents a blend of estate-grown fruit made in the saignée method resulting in the beautifully delicate and luminous appearance of this wine. The aromas are fine and softly measured with cassis, pink grapefruit and sweet almond. Aged 2 months in stainless steel.
An aromatic beauty that boasts balance of tropical fruits and bright acidity. Only 45 cases produced.
Proprietary Blend: 65% Grenache, 19% Syrah, & 16% Mourvèdre
Our latest GSM blend opens with flavors of pomegranate, cherry, raspberries, & white chocolate on the palate with notes of sandlewood & cardamom on the nose. Framed with a firm textural richness, making this wine versatile & food friendly. Aged 22 months in neutral oak barrels.
Our newest vintage of our estate grown Syrah. The 2017 vintage Syrah boasts powerful aromas of dark fruit, coffee, menthol, and dried tea. Opulent mouthfeel with firm tannins, and a palate adorned with white chocolate, leather, and pepper. As the only AVA dedicated to Syrah, Ballard Canyon AVA has emerged as the “home” of Syrah in America. Aged 22 months in 60% new oak (equal parts French barrels and French puncheon) and 40% neutral French oak barrel.
This 2016 Grenache is from an impressively warm vintage characterized by low yields has aromas of fresh red raspberry, clove, anise, and sandalwood. The palate of ripe red fruit medley, fig, currant, and balsam notes is bright in acidity with a firm tannin finish. Aged 22 months in 100% neutral French oak barrels. 50 cases produced.