All About Red
Grapes can be blended to produce a wine of greater balance and complexity. All About Red focus’ on some of our favorite varietals, Zinfandel, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Syrah, a combination of the most desired traits red wine have to offer, resulting in a well-balanced, smooth wine, readfy to pair with your favorite meal or to save for a special occasion.
Calera is a vision, and Calera’s wines truly express the sense of place. Rather than follow the recommended path, Josh Jensen became a pioneer in American Pinot Noir. Taking his cue from the great domaines of Burgundy, which have grown grapes in limestone soil for centuries, he set out in search of the perfect spot in California to create wines unique to the world but in the style of the greatest wines of France.
All Clayhouse Wines come from the Red Cedar Vineyard. It is certified sustainably-farmed. The vines range over rolling terrain on the benchlands above the Estrella River. From its many individual varietal blocks, winemaker Blake Kuhn selects his favorite rows for special attention, in the vineyard and the winery.
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"Making great estate-grown wines means staying small, having an absolute focus on quality, and having complete control over every vine, every wine, and every stage of viticulture and winemaking. Because everything in the bottle comes from our land, and our hands, you are not jus ttasting a wine - you are tasting our decades of experience and the depth and diversity of our vineyards." -Ted Henry, Winemaker
Darioush Khaledi was instilled at an early age with the winemaking craft of his father, inspired by wine culture in the literary city of Shiraz - in modern day Iran - and the ancient city of Persepolis. He became a lifelong collector, seeking out old world wines infused with tradition and energized by modern technique.
By Duckhorn Vineyards. Since the inaugural vintage of our Decoy Napa Valley Red Wine more than a quarter century ago, Decoy has taken an important place in the Duckhorn Wine Company family of wines. With a reputation for delivering great quality at a remarkable price, Decoy has established a loyal following for its distinctive style, which emphasizes ready-upon-release wines that are capable of expressing their full charm and complexity in their youth.
A Vehrs Partner since 1984! Founded in 1968, Diamond Creek is California's first exclusively Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Vineyard. Visionary pioneer Al Brounstein defied modern conventions and planted Bordeaux varietals on secluded Diamond Mountain. The three vineyards produce a small amount of long-lived wines that are elegant with great depth and richness, honored and cherished by connoisseurs the world over.
A Vehrs Partner since 1984! Duckhorn Vineyards has spent almost forty years establishing itself as one of North America’s premier producers of Napa Valley wines. From its modest inaugural vintage of 800 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon and 800 cases of Merlot in 1978, to its addition of Sauvignon Blanc in 1982, Duckhorn Vineyards has crafted a tradition of quality and excellence that continues today.
First planted to vines in the 1880s, Eisele Vineyard sits in the northeast Napa Valley, just east of Calistoga at the base of the Palisades Mountain range. Farmed organically since 1998 and biodynamically since 2000, the site has been principally dedicated to Cabernet Sauvignon for the last fifty years.
The family’s vineyard is the 120-acre Rodney’s Vineyard, named after Fess Parker’s late son-in-law, at the 400-acre Foxen Canyon Road estate where the winery is located. They also source grapes from Camp Four vineyard in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley, which Parker planted in 1998 as well as vineyards in the cooler Sta. Rita Hills and Santa Maria Valley appellations.
Forefathers Cabernet Sauvignon is grown on a 5.5 acre vineyard on a small knoll in the Alexander Valley. We selected the east facing slope to avoid the hot afternoon temperatures that can lead to dehydration and elevated sugars. This knoll is east of the town of Geyserville and is comprised of a gravelly loam soil, which allows for good drainage, great exposure of the clusters due to the open canopy and long hang time. We get more power & weight from Lone Tree than the typical Alexander Valley Cab vineyard.
"As a sole proprietor, I have the luxury of personally nurturing the wines during every stage of production – from harvest, through blending, bottling and aging. In an age of anonymous ownership, this type of hands-on approach to winemaking is growing ever rarer. For me, it is the only way great wines can be crafted and made to share with an appreciative few." - Rick Forman, Proprietor
The geologic formations of the Monterey region were formed many millions of years ago. The ancient marine layers and alluvial soils are a result of the primordial sea and shallow coral beds over oceanic volcanic crust. Deliciously expressing their origin, the Formation wines exhibit deep aromas, balance and structure. 100% estate vineyards.
Happy Camper is a taste of freedom! Strike out for adventure and head to the horizon. In three varietals, Happy Camper is your ticket to the good times ahead! Beach, desert, forest or even the living room floor, Happy Camper is the perfect complement to simple or complex cuisine. Life is an adventure. Don't Forget the wine. Happy Camper!