Catalina


Catalina Pinot Noir
Santa Catalina Island, 2014

92 Wine Enthusiast– August 2017
90 Wine Advocate – September 2016


$72.00

This is an elegant, sensual wine with lush texture, revealing sumptuous flavors of Rainier cherry, pomegranate, and cranberry that combine with Burgundian aromatics of forest floor, orange zest and caramel, finishing with a delicate softness that lingers on the palate. 125 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 Vineyard

Bottle analysis:
Alcohol 13.5%, pH 3.40, ta 0.758 g/100ml

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Catalina Chardonnay
Santa Catalina Island, 2015

96+ Wine Advocate– September2017
93 Wine Enthusiast– July 2017
92 Wine Spectator– June 2017
91 Vinous – September2017


$60.00

From planting to growing, and from hand picking to wine making, this one-of-a-kind terroir has been honored in every step. The result is a wonderful Chardonnay exhibiting old-world, silky complexity, with bright, light vanilla flavors and aromas of California’s famed citrus. 201 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 Vineyard

Bottle analysis:
Alcohol: 13.8%, pH: 3.32, ta: 0.700 g/100ml

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Catalina Zinfandel
Santa Catalina Island, 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 Vineyard

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

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