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Two Jakes 2013 Petite Sirah 12 Pack
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Any Gorilla (375ml)
Any Gorilla (375ml)

In the wonderful feature film Wine Diamonds, which chronicles the struggles of five lovely Midwestern family wineries, noted wine judge Bob Foster declares “Hell, any gorilla can make wine in California.”

Ain’t it the truth! So when we decided to make a forgery of vintage port, and forbidden by the Fedsto call it that, we chose Bob’s observation as an appropriate proprietary name for our fortified sweet red.

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2004 Cabernet Sauvignon (PennyFarthing)
2004 Cabernet Sauvignon (PennyFarthing)

Before it was taken from its cradle in France and raised in the New World as a muscular brute, Cabernet (in both its varietal manifestations) had aristocratic roots which obliged it to greatness by striving to inspire rather than to assault. Our winery’s notion of Cabernet Sauvignon aligns not with the fruitforward, fleshy style of Australia, but with the sinewy, deeply energetic offerings of Bordeaux.

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Any Gorilla (750ml)
Any Gorilla (750ml)

In the wonderful feature film Wine Diamonds, which chronicles the struggles of five lovely Midwestern family wineries, noted wine judge Bob Foster declares “Hell, any gorilla can make wine in California.”

Ain’t it the truth! So when we decided to make a forgery of vintage port, and forbidden by the Fedsto call it that, we chose Bob’s observation as an appropriate proprietary name for our fortified sweet red.

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$40.00Available

Petit Manseng (375ml)
Petit Manseng (375ml)

This crazy grape produces a Sauternes-style dessert wine in southern France in the regions of Jurançon and Pecherenc du Vic Bilh, a white wine appellation superimposed on Madiran, where I received my tutelage in postmodern winemaking techniques from my guru, Patrick Ducournau.

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2009 Chardonnay (PennyFarthing)
2009 Chardonnay (PennyFarthing)

How seldom today does one find Chardonnay permitted to express its true nature, resembling more a lush, sweet golden delicious apple than the oppressive toast and butter we see nowadays.

We all know that California Chardonnay has become something of a beast.

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$20.00Available

2008 Pinot Noir
2008 Pinot Noir

This wine’s story is quite unique. When the movie Sideways created an insane demand for California’s very limited supply of Pinot Nir, we went looking into previously unimagined sources such as the hard press “taille” from sparkling wine production. We discovered that a special crossflow filter called an ultrafilter could harvest the high tannin in these wines as a concentrate we could sell for beefing up weak reds, leaving us with aromatically wonderful Pinot Noir which then needed some color. In 2008 we bought hard press Pinot Noir from Sonoma County, Anderson Valley and Marin County and produced this blend. We found an aromatically neutral teinturier named Rubired in a Lodi vineyard and used it to supply the color and structure to support these aromatics.

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2004 Roman Syrah - 1.5 Liter Magnum
2004 Roman Syrah - 1.5 Liter Magnum

William Younger’s “Gods, Men and Wine” offers compelling evidence that the 1,000 year Roman winemaking tradition did not involve sulfites. In 2001 we decided to undertake an experiment in ancient winemaking, vinifying this robust syrah grown in high-altitude living granite with and without the modern sulfite addition all the experts tout as indispensable.

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$150.00Available

2006 Meritage (Planet Pluto)
2006 Meritage (Planet Pluto)

When scientists rejected planetary status for Pluto in 2003, we took exception. “Planet” is a very old term which means “wanderer,” thus any heavenly body which orbits the sun – is a planet! It doesn’t matter that Pluto doesn’t fall into the categories established for scientific theories of planetary formation. It’s still there, wandering around our solar system, and we can call it a planet if we want to -- it’s our language, not theirs!

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Dry Rosé (PennyFarthing)
Dry Rosé (PennyFarthing)

This is not the pink sodapop embarrassment so aptly termed “blush.” In the French tradition, serious dry rosé is a byproduct of our Bordeaux-style red wine production. After crushing grapes for red wine, winemakers often draw off a portion of clear juice for rosé production in order to increase the skin-tojuice ratio, thus the color and tannin of the red. This lush, ripe juice needed some fresh energy, so we blended in 8% Sauvignon Musqué to enhance its aromatic freshness.

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