Current Release Wines
2019 Reserve Chardonnay
68 Cases Produced
100% Chardonnay – 42% Napa Valley, 58% Napa Carneros
This Chardonnay is a beautiful golden color with aromas of ripe citrus, peach followed by light toasted hazelnut. The palate is satiny and full textured and with mandarin orange and lemon meringue flavors. The finish is long, rich and intriguing.
We love this wine paired with grilled Chilean Sea Bass or a grilled pork chop.
2018 Reserve merlot – don raffaele estate
56 Cases Produced
96% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon – 100% Napa Valley
Our 2018 estate grown Reserve Merlot is bold and savory. It has a big jammy nose with lively boysenberry and black cherry fruit, made mysterious by a hint of incense and sandalwood. A serious wine with berry and cherry fruit at the entry, and nice acidity and tannin supporting the core mid-palate. The finish feels a bit young with those interesting incense notes tailing off with the fruit. By 2023 this will be the Merlot of your dreams. Pair this wine with almost anything coming off the grill.
2017 reserve cabernet sauvignon- don raffaele estate
276 Cases Produced
96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Malbec – 100% Napa Valley
Dark garnet in color, our 2017 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon has elegant aromas of mulberry and pomegranate opening up to black cherry and a deeper licorice note. The palate is structured but with plenty of rich texture in the center. Lots of black currant and black cherry flavors surround a nice core of acidity and a firm finish. Great with a steak!
2017 Reserve Red Wine “Cavliere”
231 Cases Produced
67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 13% Petite Verdot, 14% Malbec – 100% Napa Valley
Lovely dark purple in color, our 2017 Cavaliere has sweet dark fruit on the nose, showing black cherry and cassis, then opening with vanilla and mocha. The palate has a smooth and rich texture with tannins supporting the center of the palate. Featuring cherry jam and darker cassis flavors with ripe intensity and rich texture, this wine has a bold but smooth finish with black licorice and toffee flavors. We love this wine paired with beef, lamb or pasta.
2017 Reserve Red Dessert Wine
34 Cases Produced
100% Petite Sirah – 100% Napa Valley
Look for this wine to be released in fall 2021.
2014 CABERNET SAUVIGNON – DON RAFFAELE SELECTION
195 Cases Produced
88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec, 97% Napa Valley, 3% Sonoma County
Deep purpose in color, with a serious masculine nose of saddle leather and violets. The palate is savory in texture with long blackberry and coffee flavors. The tannins are chewy, adding intensity, dinension and the ability to age well. 90 points – Wine & Spirit Magazine (12/2017)
2017 “Alison’s Cuvee” Red Wine
355 Cases Produced
55% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petite Verdot, 5% Malbec – 100% Napa Valley
Alison’s Cuvee has been a staple in our lineup for 15 years. Named for our winemaker, Alison Doran, this red blend never fails to please. The 2017 vintage is a lovely blend of 55% Merlot, from our Don Raffaele Vineyard, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon from a combination of our Don Raffaele Vineyard and an acclaimed Atlas Peak vineyard, plus 5% Malbec and 5% Petit Verdot. The nose shows lovely boysenberry and violets, with deeper licorice and spicy toast notes. The palate has deep, ripe black cherry and blueberry flavors with roasted chestnuts and a hint of sage. There is a lovely richness drawing you in for another sip. Drink now to 2024.
2015 E Cellars “Cuvee” Red Wine
250 Cases Produced
70% Merlot, 30% Malbec – 100% Bennett Valley – Sonoma County
This wine is a delicious blend of Merlot and Malbec from a single vineyard in Bennett Valley – Sonoma County. Dark ruby in color, this wine has a bold nose with hints of mocha and lovely sweet boysenberry and blackberry fruit. The palate is big and serious with friendly tannins effortlessly carrying the layers of blueberry, raspberry and black licorice. This wine will be a hit at your next barbeque.