Catalina


Catalina Chardonnay
Santa Catalina Island Vineyards, 2016

93 Wine Enthusiast – 2018


$60.00

Santa Catalina Island's El Rancho Escondido was founded by Alison's family in 1930, and for decades was a working Arabian horse ranch. After Geoff and Alison's first date there - some 33 years ago - they began to dream of planting a small vineyard overlooking the ocean in the pastures where horses once grazed. That long-standing dram is now represented in this bottle.

The classic cool-climate conditions and clay loam soils that exist on Catalina Island make it a world-class site for Chardonnay. The resulting wine exhibits old-world, silky complexity, including bright, light vanilla flavors with hints of minerality, and aromas of California's famed citrus and white flowers.

Vintage: 2016
Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
AVA: California
Grower/Ranch: Rusack, Santa Catalina Island Vineyards, El Rancho Escondido 
Bottling Date: July 2017
Cases Produced: 136 Cases 
Bottle analysis:
Alcohol: 13.8%, pH: 3.32, TA: 0.700 g/100ml

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Catalina Pinot Noir
Santa Catalina Island Vineyards, 2015

95 Wine Advocate – 2017
94 Wine Enthusiast – 2017
90 Vinous – 2017


$72.00

This is an elegant, sensual wine with lust texture, revealing sumptuous flavors of Rainier cherry, pomegranate, and cranberry. Burgundian aromatics of forest floor, orange zest, and caramel combine with a delicate softness that lingers on the palate. 160 cases produced.

Optimum Storage Conditions:
Constant temperature, 55-58° f, darkness

Aging Potential:
To enjoy young fruit aromas, consume within 1-3 years of bottling date. For extended aging under ideal conditions, consume within 3-10 years of bottling date.

Vineyards:
Rusack, Santa Catalina Island Vineyards

Bottle analysis:
Alcohol 14.3%, pH 3.40, ta 0.758 g/100ml

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Catalina Zinfandel
Santa Catalina Island Vineyards, 2014


$72.00

Santa Catalina Island is but one of central and southern California’s eight coastal channel islands, each of which boasts a colorful and interesting history. The largest of them, Santa Cruz, was home to a thriving vineyard and winery, which was established in the early 1800s. Though the operation was shut down and the vines torn out after Prohibition, we heard about a few wild vines that had survived in the rugged hills of the island’s Central Valley, and went to investigate. The Nature Conservancy allowed us to gather cuttings, and now Santa Cruz Island Zinfandel vines flourish at El Rancho Escondido on Catalina. The result is not only history in a bottle, but a truly unique and distinctive Zinfandel from this very special Channel Island clone. 205 cases were produced.

Optimum Storage Conditions:
Constant temperature, 55-58° f, darkness

Aging Potential:
To enjoy young fruit aromas, consume within 1-3 years of bottling date. For extended aging under ideal conditions, consume within 3-10 years of bottling date.

Vineyards:
Rusack, Santa Catalina Island Vineyards

Bottle analysis:
Alcohol 13.5%, pH 3.57, ta 0.712 g/100ml

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