PESTONI FAMILY HOWELL MOUNTAIN ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON

THREE TEARS VINEYARD

HOWELL MOUNTAIN

2015 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:

Deep and concentrated dark bramble and dried blueberry notes intertwined with mocha, vanilla and forest floor leaves no guess work as to where this Cabernet Sauvignon was grown. The structure and body of this wine speak of the Howell Mountain Appellation. This is an age worthy wine but also drinkable today; complement this voluptuous Cabernet Sauvignon and its black pepper notes with Ribeye Steak au Poivre or braised short ribs.
























BLEND: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
BARREL AGING: 24 Months
100% New French Oak
APPELLATION: Howell Mountain
PRODUCTION: 153 Cases
ALCOHOL: 14.6%
$85 ($68 wine club) / per bottle (750ml)
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PESTONI FAMILY HOWELL MOUNTAIN ESTATE MERLOT

THREE TEARS VINEYARD

HOWELL MOUNTAIN

2015 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:

Showing an intriguing bouquet of plum, currants, cinnamon and smoky tobacco. Vibrant notes of blackberry fruits and macerated plum fill the entry of our expressive Howell Mountain Merlot. Hints of espresso and graphite in the background compliment the ever evolving fruit, rich tannins and toasted cedar finish. The overall concentration and complexity make for an approachable wine now, but will be a wine we look forward to opening in the next 8-10 years. 
























BLEND: 100% Merlot
BARREL AGING: 22 Months
100% French Oak
65% New
APPELLATION: Howell Mountain
PRODUCTION: 49 Cases
ALCOHOL: 14.5%
$60 ($48 wine club) / per bottle (750ml)
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PESTONI FAMILY DOMINGOS BROTHERS RED

THREE TEARS VINEYARD

HOWELL MOUNTAIN

2013 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 2013 Domingos Brothers Red is a Bordeaux style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes 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 an inky ruby in color, with intoxicating ripe blackberry on the nose. The palate is powerful yet soft, with balanced tannins and flavors of sweet red berries, smoky tobacco, anise and earthy forest floor. 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: 40 Cases, Allocation Only
ALCOHOL: 14.8%
$150 ($120 wine club) / per bottle (750ml)
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PESTONI FAMILY RUTHERFORD ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON

LONE ACRE VINEYARD & BELLA OAKS LANE

RUTHERFORD

2016 NAPA VALLEY

Vineyard Notes:

Our Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of two small Estate vineyards on either side of Highway 29, located only 1/8 of a mile apart, and totaling just three acres. Both vineyards are composed of the same alluvial gravelly loam which is found in some of the best vineyards in 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:

This 2016 estate Cabernet Sauvignon greets you with deep earthy aromas and flavors of dark cherries, Mediterranean green olives, cassis and the classic Rutherford Dust one expects from fruit grown in these celebrated soils.  On the palate, this is an elegant medium bodied wine with beautifully focused flavors accented with notes of dusty earth, crushed stone, vanilla and refined tannins on the finish. True to form, this wine displays the power and elegance that is so characteristic of cabs from the Rutherford Bench.
























BLEND: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
BARREL AGING: 23 Months
100% French Oak
APPELLATION: Rutherford
PRODUCTION: 430 Cases
ALCOHOL: 14.6%
$65 ($52 wine club) / per bottle (750ml)
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PESTONI FAMILY RUTHERFORD ESTATE MERLOT

RUTHERFORD GROVE VINEYARD

RUTHERFORD

2015 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 Rutherford Merlot displays impressions of sweet cedar, nutmeg, and cranberry on the nose. On the palate, effusive pomegranate, black cherries steeped in cinnamon, and dried sage tie into its velvety finish and classic dusty tannins. Pair this elegant Merlot with blackened fish, roasted wild pheasant with sautéed mushrooms or seared duck breast in a cherry rosemary sauce.
























BLEND: 100% Merlot
BARREL AGING: 22 Months
100% French Oak
APPELLATION: Rutherford
PRODUCTION: 148 Cases
ALCOHOL: 14.4%
$50 ($40 wine club) / per bottle (750ml)
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PESTONI FAMILY ESTATE SANGIOVESE

RUTHERFORD ESTATE VINEYARD

RUTHERFORD

2017 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:

This 2017 Sangiovese shows off dark red cherries, tobacco, cardamom, and black pepper on the nose. Initial softness on the palate gives way to bright notes of bright, juicy cranberry, cherry and strawberry gaining depth with flavors of buttery leather, freshly cracked pepper and cocoa. Pair this Sangiovese, with its fresh red fruit and savory herbal notes, with rare steak, roasted game birds, wild boar dishes, or anything with tomato sauce.


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BLEND: 100% Sangiovese
BARREL AGING: 18 Months
100% French Oak
APPELLATION: Rutherford
PRODUCTION: 228 Cases
ALCOHOL: 14.1%
$45 ($36 wine club) / per bottle (750ml)
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PESTONI FAMILY RISERVA DI FAMIGLIA

2016 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:

This 2016 Risvera di Famiglia is a Super Tuscan style blend produced from Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grown on our estate vineyards in both Rutherford and Howell Mountain. The Rutherford Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon together provide the lively bright red fruit entry. The earthy red fruit of Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot contribute to the perfect structure and body weight resulting is a truly elegant wine. Crafted to be enjoyed now or cellared for ten years, this wine will continue to develop in the bottle.
























blend: RUTHERFORD:
30% Sangiovese
30% Cabernet Sauvignon

HOWELL MOUNTAIN:
20% Merlot
20% Cabernet Sauvignon
BARREL AGING: 23 Months
100% French Oak
APPELLATION: Napa Valley
PRODUCTION: 150 Cases
ALCOHOL: 14.5%
$80 ($64 wine club) / per bottle (750ml)
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RUTHERFORD GROVE ESTATE PETITE SIRAH

SPRING CREEK VINEYARD, ST. HELENA

2014 NAPA VALLEY

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:

Exhibiting a vibrant deep purple color, this wine offers the balanced complexity and structure only a Spring Creek Petite Sirah can offer, with classic earthiness and depth. A layering of bold dense black plum and boysenberry are balanced by a relaxed blend of black pepper and potpourri which combine with moderately ripe tannins for a silky finish. Approachable, lush and creamy, pair this full-bodied, sweetly oaked Petite Sirah with anything rich and smoky; from grilled pork to Portobello mushrooms.
























BLEND: 100% Petite Sirah
BARREL AGING: 18 Months
100% French Oak
APPELLATION: St. Helena
PRODUCTION: 287 Cases
ALCOHOL: 14.5%
$40 ($32 wine club) / per bottle (750ml)
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PESTONI FAMILY 1892 FIELD BLEND

Quackenbush Mountain Vineyard

2016 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:

Aromatic ripe black cherry, pomegranate, and black tea aromas emanate from the glass. Juicy raspberry, and black fruit accentuate the presence of Zinfandel fruit which is predominant in this field blend. Cabernet Sauvignon lends its richness to the palate, while the addition of Petite Sirah balances the blend with its lush density and silky texture. Enjoy with sweet and spicy BBQ, wood fired pizza, or chorizo empanadas.
























blend: 83% Zinfandel
10% Cabernet Sauvignon
7% Petite Sirah
BARREL AGING: 10 Months
100% French Oak,
35% New, 65% Two-Year Old
APPELLATION: Lake County
PRODUCTION: 540 Cases
ALCOHOL: 14.5%
$32 (25.60 wine club) / per bottle (750ml)
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PESTONI FAMILY RUTHERFORD ESTATE SAUVIGNON BLANC

PESTONI RANCH

RUTHERFORD

2017 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 2017 Sauvignon Blanc is reminiscent of summer with unrelenting aromas of orange blossoms, sweet ripe tropical fruits and stone fruit. Mouthwatering acidity on the palate is balanced by layers of juicy pineapple, mango, peach and lemon curd which leisurely linger into the long finish.


 
























BLEND: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
BARREL AGING: 6 Months Stainless Steel
APPELLATION: Rutherford
PRODUCTION: 500 Cases
ALCOHOL: 13.4%
$25 ($20 wine club) / per bottle (750ml)
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PESTONI FAMILY RUTHERFORD ESTATE ROSÉ

RUTHERFORD ESTATE VINYARD

RUTHERFORD

2018 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.

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%
$25 ($20 wine club) / per bottle (750ml)
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PESTONI FAMILY ZINFANDEL ROSÉ

Quackenbush Mountain Vineyard

2018 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:

Enticing aromas of rose petals, fresh cherries, orange zest, and spicy citrus introduce our dry Zinfandel Rosé. 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: 13.4%
$25 ($20 wine club) / per bottle (750ml)
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