PESTONI FAMILY HOWELL MOUNTAIN ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON

THREE TEARS VINEYARD

HOWELL MOUNTAIN

2018 NAPA VALLEY

Vineyard Notes:

Our Pestoni Family Cabernet Sauvignon is produced from our Three Tears Vineyard on the Eastern slope of Howell Mountain. With elevation that ranges from 1,600 to 2,100 feet above sea level, this estate vineyard sits on a 160 acre estate of which thirteen are planted in Cabernet Sauvignon and three in Merlot. The rocky volcanic soils and weather conditions are challenging, but worth the extra effort as the vineyards produce wines with outstanding flavor, intensity and aging properties.

Winemaker´s Notes:

This big, bold Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon greets you with cassis, dark plums, incense, five spice, and dried thyme on the nose. Full-bodied with firm, silky tannins. Velvety and creamy with a polished, spiced finish. Lingering toasted vanilla. Drink now through the next 12 – 15 years.


 
























BLEND: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
BARREL AGING: 24 Months
100% New French Oak
APPELLATION: Howell Mountain
PRODUCTION: 350 Cases
ALCOHOL: 14.7%
$90 ($72 wine club) / per bottle (750ml)
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PESTONI FAMILY HOWELL MOUNTAIN ESTATE MERLOT

THREE TEARS VINEYARD

HOWELL MOUNTAIN

2018 NAPA VALLEY

Vineyard Notes:

Our Pestoni Family Merlot is produced from our Three Tears Vineyard on the Eastern slope of Howell Mountain. With elevation that ranges from 1,600 to 2,100 feet above sea level, this estate vineyard sits on a 160 acre estate of which thirteen are planted in Cabernet Sauvignon and three in Merlot. The rocky volcanic soils and weather conditions are challenging, but worth the extra effort as the vineyards produce wines with outstanding flavor, intensity and aging properties.

Winemaker´s Notes:

Our 2018 Howell Mountain Merlot opens with notes of black cherry and cedar. This mountain merlot is just beginning to evolve but shows so much already with delicious laced flavors of deep espresso and dark chocolate. The mouthfeel is rounded as the varietal proves. Layered with dark black fruit and earthiness, the finish lingers on the palate. With its big structure, this merlot is almost cab-like, but with slightly more refined tannins. 
























BLEND: 100% Merlot
BARREL AGING: 22 Months
100% French Oak
65% New
APPELLATION: Howell Mountain
PRODUCTION: 45 Cases
ALCOHOL: 14.7%
$70 ($56 wine club) / per bottle (750ml)
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PESTONI FAMILY BLOCK B HOWELL MOUNTAIN CABERNET SAUVIGNON

THREE TEARS VINEYARD

HOWELL MOUNTAIN

2018 NAPA VALLEY

Vineyard Notes:

Three Tears Vineyard is planted in volcanic soil across three unique terraces that ascend from 1,00 feet to 2,100 feet on the eastern face of the most northern edge on Howell Mountain. This location benefits from early morning sun that allows the fruit to warm at dawn and fall into shade during the intense heat of the day. The results are wines with concentrated mountain fruit, balanced acidity, and velvety smooth tannins. In no other place are these characteristics more pronounced than in the deep red, rocky volcanic soil of our Block B. The grapes from this narrow bench produce wines with a distinct expression, not only for this extraordinary vineyard, but also for the appellation as a whole.

Winemaker´s Notes:

This big, bold mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is already expressing itself with aromas of chocolate, cedar, earth and blackberry. The entry and mouth are full and unctuous. The finish is lingering with youthful but finessed tannins.




















BARREL AGING: 20 Months
100% New French Oak
APPELLATION: Howell Mountain
PRODUCTION: 124 Cases
ALCOHOL: 14.6%
$125 ($100 wine club) / per bottle (750ml)

Accolades:

 I like the sweet berry and redcurrant aromas here with dried flowers. Full-bodied and layered with delicious ripe tannins and a fruity finish. Generous and plush, but balanced. -J.S.

 

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PESTONI FAMILY DOMINGOS BROTHERS RED

THREE TEARS VINEYARD

HOWELL MOUNTAIN

2018 NAPA VALLEY

Vineyard Notes:

Domingos Brothers Red is produced from our Three Tears Vineyard on the Eastern slope of Howell Mountain. With elevation that ranges from 1,600 to 2,100 feet above sea level, this estate vineyard sits on a 160 acre estate of which thirteen are planted in Cabernet Sauvignon and three in Merlot. The rocky volcanic soils and weather conditions are challenging, but worth the extra effort as the vineyards produce wines with outstanding flavor, intensity and aging properties.

Winemaker´s Notes:

Our 2018 Domingos Brothers Red is a Bordeaux style blend crafted from select blocks of our Three Tears Vineyard on the Eastern slope of Howell Mountain. With elevation that ranges from 1,600 to 2,400 feet above sea level, the well-drained red volcanic soils of this vineyard produce a wine that is dark purple in color. The aromas immediately impress with wonderful intensity of beautifully integrated dark fruit and spices. The palate is powerful yet soft, with balanced tannins and flavors of sweet berries, vanilla, baking spice, and cedar. The finish is elegantly complex and refined and will flourish with 10 to 12 years of careful cellaring.

 





















BARREL AGING: 24 Months
100% New French Oak
APPELLATION: Howell Mountain
PRODUCTION: 50 Cases
ALCOHOL: 14.8%
$165 ($132 wine club) / per bottle (750ml)
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PESTONI FAMILY RUTHERFORD ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON

LONE ACRE VINEYARD

RUTHERFORD

2018 NAPA VALLEY

Vineyard Notes:

Rutherford.This growing region is one of the best for Cabernet Sauvignon due to ideal soil and climate conditions.  Wines of the Rutherford Appellation display the “Rutherford Dust” characteristic that make them distinctive from other Cabernet Sauvignons grown in other areas of the Napa Valley, setting them apart as some of the best in the world.

Winemaker´s Notes:

Our 2018 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon displays notes of cranberry, dark cherry, brown sugar, and roasted strawberry on the nose. Caramelized dark red fruit, savory vanilla, and cedar are predominately featured on the palate of this medium bodied wine.  Pair this wine, and its classic dusty tannins, with a bacon blue cheeseburger, a ribeye steak, or beef short ribs. 
























BLEND: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
BARREL AGING: 23 Months
100% French Oak
APPELLATION: Rutherford
PRODUCTION: 430 Cases
ALCOHOL: 14.6%
$70 ($56 wine club) / per bottle (750ml)
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PESTONI FAMILY RUTHERFORD ESTATE MERLOT

RUTHERFORD ESTATE VINEYARD

RUTHERFORD

2018 NAPA VALLEY

Vineyard Notes:

Our Estate Merlot is sourced exclusively from our Estate vineyard located east of our winery and tasting room in the heart of the Rutherford Appellation.

This growing region is one of the best for Merlot due to ideal soil and climate conditions.  Wines of the Rutherford Appellation display characteristics that set them apart as some of the best in the world.

Winemaker´s Notes:





Our garnet hued 2018 Rutherford Estate Merlot opens in the glass with perfume like aromas of blackberry, cherry, and hints of coffee, spice, and cedar. The entry is silky and balanced on the palate with sweet berries around the edges. It finishes smooth and lingering with a fresh note of coffee. Pair this delicious merlot with braised short ribs, Italian sausages, or grilled chops.




























BLEND: 100% Merlot
BARREL AGING: 22 Months
100% French Oak, 40% New
APPELLATION: Rutherford
PRODUCTION: 148 Cases
ALCOHOL: 14.4%
$55 ($44 wine club) / per bottle (750ml)
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PESTONI FAMILY ESTATE SANGIOVESE

RUTHERFORD ESTATE VINEYARD

RUTHERFORD

2020 NAPA VALLEY

Vineyard Notes:

This extraordinary wine started out as an experiment but has now become an institution. When we went to plant this vineyard in front of our winery we noticed that the soil held some truly unique properties, properties that we felt might be well suited for a Sangiovese.  We chose clones 2 and 4 and waited….On our first tasting we knew we were right.  The “Rutherford dust” had worked its magic on this Italian varietal. 


What small amount isn’t snapped up by our wine club is made available only here and in our tasting room. 

Winemaker´s Notes:

Our 2020 Sangiovese displays bright fruit with flavors of cranberries and cherries. A pretty red hue that is neither dark nor light. The entry is bright red fruit, juicy and clean, exhibiting a touch of French oak and earth. Mid-palate is medium weight, perfectly balanced and forward. This wine will tackle your most serious Italian dishes!
























BLEND: 100% Sangiovese
BARREL AGING: 18 Months
100% French Oak
APPELLATION: Rutherford
PRODUCTION: 290 Cases
ALCOHOL: 14.6%
$50 ($40 wine club) / per bottle (750ml)
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PESTONI FAMILY RISERVA DI FAMIGLIA

2018 NAPA VALLEY

Vineyard Notes:

This wine marks the first time we have blended together grapes from our Howell Mountain vineyard and our two Rutherford Bench estate vineyards. This is a marriage made in heaven; it’s red volcanic mountain soils meets the storied Rutherford Dust.

Winemaker´s Notes:





Our 2018 Riserva di Famiglia displays notes of dusty mocha, vanilla, and buttery toast on the nose. On the palate, a silky entry with fresh and bright cranberry and strawberry open to notes of rich blackberry, cedar, and supple tannins. Thoughtfully crafted to be enjoyed now or cellared through the next ten years, this wine will continue to develop rich, complex flavors in the bottle.




























blend: RUTHERFORD:
30% Sangiovese
20% Merlot

HOWELL MOUNTAIN:
50% Cabernet Sauvignon
BARREL AGING: 20 Months
100% French Oak
APPELLATION: Napa Valley
PRODUCTION: 224 Cases
ALCOHOL: 14.5%
$80 ($64 wine club) / per bottle (750ml)
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PESTONI FAMILY 1892 FIELD BLEND

Quackenbush Mountain Vineyard

2018 Lake County

Vineyard Notes:

The first wines that our family produced in the Napa Valley were known as field blends. Field blends were traditionally single-vineyard wines with multiple varieties of grapes grown, harvested, and fermented together. Our 1892 Field Blend pays homage to this early California winemaking tradition.


Our heritage vineyard in Lake County is planted in Petite Sirah and four of the oldest pre-prohibition clones of Zinfandel in California: Deaver, Dupratt, Nova and our family’s Domingos selection. Sited at an altitude of 2,100 ft., this vineyard is located on some of the youngest red volcanic soils in the continental United States. We harvest and co-ferment these unique clones of Zinfandel together. Petite Sirah and Cabernet Sauvignon are added for additional depth and complexity. 1892 Field Blend stands in testament to the best examples of red wine in this emerging appellation.

Winemaker´s Notes:

Medium bodied with aromas and flavors of raspberries, cherries, and spice. This wine is silky and juicy from its entry to its lingering red fruit and soft tannin finish. Cabernet Sauvignon lends its richness to the palate, while the addition of Petite Sirah balances the blend with its lush density. Enjoy with spicy BBQ, wood fired pizza, or your favorite pasta. 
























blend: 73% Zinfandel
21% Cabernet Sauvignon
6% Petite Sirah
BARREL AGING: 16 Months
100% French Oak,
35% New, 65% Two-Year Old
APPELLATION: Lake County
PRODUCTION: 416 Cases
ALCOHOL: 14.5%
$35 ($28 wine club) / per bottle (750ml)
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PESTONI FAMILY PETITE SIRAH

Quackenbush Mountain Vineyard

2018 Lake County

Vineyard Notes:

Our Petite Sirah was made in much the same style as the previous vintages producing a luscious, fruit forward, delicious wine from Spring Creek Vineyard, located in the St. Helena appellation. 


The vineyard is on the west side of the Valley floor and benefits from copious direct sunlight during the growing season as well as cool breezes in the afternoon, a perfect situation for Petite Sirah.

Winemaker´s Notes:

Our 2018 Petite Sirah is bursting with rich aromas and flavors of black cherry, plum, and cedar spice married with back notes of earthiness. The flavors are sweet and juicy on the entry, with a plush mid-palate, finishing with a powdering of youthful tannins. A few tartrates between the cork and neck are expected with this vintage.
























BLEND: 100% Petite Sirah
BARREL AGING: 18 Months
12 Months Neutral French Oak
APPELLATION: Lake County
PRODUCTION: 128 Cases
ALCOHOL: 14.5%
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PESTONI FAMILY RUTHERFORD ESTATE SAUVIGNON BLANC

PESTONI RANCH

RUTHERFORD

2021 NAPA VALLEY

Vineyard Notes:

Located on the western side of the valley floor in Rutherford, the Pestoni Ranch was planted by Henry and Lena Pestoni in 1923. Today, this same vineyard is planted with Sauvignon Blanc Musque and 317 Clones. This vineyard produces grapes with wonderful fruit intensity, ideal acidity and attractive mineral character which represent the true characteristics of the varietal.

Winemaker´s Notes:

Our 2021 Sauvignon Blanc is beautifully perfumed, with bright aromatics of sweet citrus, juicy pear, pineapple, and mango. On the palate, the endless fruit notes and vibrant acidity are balanced by the rich mouthfeel. Layers of honey dew melon, juicy citrus and guava are unrelenting on this Sauvignon Blanc’s long finish. Pair with risotto with bitter greens, halibut tostadas, or grilled summer vegetables.


 
























BLEND: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
BARREL AGING: 6 Months Stainless Steel
APPELLATION: Rutherford
PRODUCTION: 500 Cases
ALCOHOL: 13.5%
$28 ($22.40 wine club) / per bottle (750ml)
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PESTONI FAMILY ZINFANDEL ROSÉ

Quackenbush Mountain Vineyard

2021 Rosé

Vineyard Notes:

Quackenbush Mountain Vineyard sits at an altitude of 2,000 feet on a rocky slope overlooking the eastern shore of Clear Lake. With its ideal red clay and fractured basalt, this location benefits from the cool lake breezes. This slows the ripening process, allowing the fruit to reach the balance and intensity we look for in a mountain wine.


Our vines, all heirloom selections of Zinfandel, are planted with budwood gathered from some of the old existing plantings in California. Our grandfather, Albino Pestoni, and great uncles made their robust wines with these types of grapes under similar conditions... one of the blocks even originates from Uncle Fred’s old ranch.

Winemaker´s Notes:

Greeting you with aromas of rose petals, fresh cherries, orange zest, and spicy citrus, this dry Zinfandel Rosé is delicately fermented in stainless steel to maintain the bright and vibrant qualities of this wine. On the palate, wild strawberry, grapefruit, tart cherries, and hints of mint lend to a refreshing acidity. This picnic-perfect Rosé balances tartness and fruitiness for the ultimate summer refresher.
























BLEND: 100% Zinfandel
BARREL AGING: 6 Months, Stainless Steel
APPELLATION: Lake County
PRODUCTION: 165 Cases
ALCOHOL: 14.4%
$28 ($22.40 wine club) / per bottle (750ml)
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PESTONI FAMILY RUTHERFORD ESTATE ROSÉ

RUTHERFORD ESTATE VINYARD

RUTHERFORD

2020 NAPA VALLEY

Vineyard Notes:

From Sangiovese and Merlot grapes grown on our Rutherford estate, our Rosé is made in the saignée method by "bleeding" juice from tanks prior to fermentation. The juice is inoculated and fermented to dryness in small oak barrels. Prior to bottling, the wine received minimal filtration and fining to preserve the fresh fruit flavors these vineyards are known for producing.

Winemaker´s Notes:

Our dry Rosé of Sangiovese and Merlot bursts with aromas of sweet strawberry, watermelon, muddled mint, and orange blossoms. On the palate, mouthwatering flavors of juicy watermelon, ripe peach, and succulent strawberries linger into refreshing minerality and bright acidity on the finish. This Rosé is a perfect pairing with ceviche, barbeque, salted watermelon, or a summer’s day!
























BLEND: 65% Sangiovese, 35% Merlot
BARREL AGING: 6 Months, Stainless Steel
APPELLATION: Rutherford
PRODUCTION: 170 Cases
ALCOHOL: 13.4%
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