2005 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast Hellenthal Vineyard

On the nose are dark brambly fruits, with a cocoa essence. The palate showcases cloying flavors of blackberry and blueberry with dark spices. This elegant wine is very concentrated and complex with an intense mid palate and viscous long finish. The strength of tannins frame this wine. Due to severe spring coastal weather conditions the fruit yields were reduced by eighty percent of the average. (115 cases)

2005 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, Vintners Reserve

The Vintners Reserve is a selection of four of the best barrels produced from the 2005 vintage. These barrels offer aromas of berries, stone fruits, licorice and caramel. Tantalizing your taste buds will be a fruit basket of flavors, such as dark cherries and plums with subtleties of nectarines and peaches with a harmonious balance of acid and tannins. Multiple layers of flavors will fill your palate, occupying your thoughts, lingering long after the sip is gone. (101 cases)

2005 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, Balletto Vineyard

The strength of bouquet of this wine might keep you smelling it indefinitely. Nose of dark berries and black fruits with dark spices and hints of maple. This wine displays firm tannins and ample acidity. A voluptuous mouthful of flavors of black plum, lush raspberry with Caribbean spices exist on the palate. These flavors continue to tease your taste glands through a long finish. The challenge lies in the ability to be patient throughout the long finish while containing the urge to return to the aromatic bouquet. (204 cases)

2005 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, Oehlman Vineyard

The aromas of this Oehlman bottling are simply captivating. A ballet in the glass. The nose offers floral essences of honeysuckle, citrus blossoms, red berries, tea and caramel. This feminine beauty offers flavors of cran-raspberry fruits, dried orange rind, vanilla and tea. This soft tannined wine has plenty of texture and an extensive finish completes the experience. This 2005 vintage Oehlman reminds us of the popular 2003 Oehlman. (268 cases)

2005 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, Olivet Lane Vineyard

Aromas of red fruits, with hints of vanilla. Flavors of red cherries and vanilla. This Olivet lane is more Burgundian in style with a leaner more acid and tannin driven profile, while delivering a round mouth feel and full finish. We regrettably must inform you that there will not be a 2006 vintage Olivet Lane, so those of you that have found this to be one of your favorites should stock up on this 2005 vintage. (308 cases)

2005 Zinfandel, Russian River Valley

Nose of dark fruits, with pepper essence. The palate offers blackberry jam, black currants, anise, sweet oak with modest tannins and lively acid. This is a big Zin whose ample alcohol is fully supported by ample fruit. (45 cases)