The wines we have made at Monte Volpe (which means Fox Mountain) since Monte Volpe first releases in 1991 are rich in color, fragrance, flavor and offer a great deal of finesse. Their structures are reminiscent of their Italian ancestry, but they display a vibrancy that is the hallmark of wines that are produced from fully ripened grapes.
As you take a walk through the vineyard with Charlie Barra, you’ll find yourself surrounded by 60 year old, craggily, grapevines that resemble the sunbaked hands of Charlie that has nurtured them. These hearty, twisted vines, located on the bench lands at the headwaters of the Russian River in Redwood Valley, CA, are the source of the superior organic fruit that goes into each bottle of wine.
Rosati Wine enthusiasts describe the wine as a complex, dark and earthy flavor likened to blackberries, plums, and boysenberries. Wines are stored for 18-20 months in the finest once or twice used French Oak cooperage. Typically, five years post harvest, the Rosati’s release their wines to top tier restaurants, wine bars and retail establishments.
This is classic, California Cabernet, upfront oak and spicy flavors are best paired with elegant, sophisticated and intense meals.
Named for the meandering creek that runs through the 95-acre ranch, Lazy Creek Vineyards is located a few miles west of Philo in Anderson Valley. A pleasant detour off Highway 128, LCV's narrow, dirt road overgrown with rambling bushes and ferns, towering redwoods and oak trees, opens onto a countryside setting complete with rustic barn, cottages with its menagerie of animals, gardens, fruit trees and of course, vineyards. In keeping with LCV’s quaint surroundings, a new tasting room will preserve its charm and simplicity with stunning views of Lazy Creek's vineyards.
Construction will be on-going throughout the summer of 2012. Be sure to check back with us for updates.
Harmonique is a joint effort between long-time Anderson Valley winemaker Robert Klindt and wine aficionado Bruce Conzelman. Over the last 20 years, Robert has established a reputation for himself as a winemaker who can get the best from the available fruit through patience and careful blending. Robert has won many accolades for his Claudia Springs Winery Pinot Noir, Zinfandel and Viognier. Bruce brings to the partnership a vast knowledge and love of Pinot Noir, enjoying wines from Burgundy to Oregon to California. Recognizing the potential for Pinot Noir in the cool climate of Anderson Valley, he teamed up with Robert to produce wines that would be on a par with any in the world.
Fort Ross Vineyard & Winery is one of the closest, if not the closest winery to the ocean in all of California. From the vineyard you can see the breaking surf and the misty silhouettes of Bodega Head and Pt. Reyes far below. The vineyard’s high elevation above the coastal fog and its proximity to the ocean provide a gentle, sunny and temperate climate that has proved to be very favorable for the slow and even ripening of Burgundian varietals.