Upcoming E-Club Ship Dates

Feb 2nd-14th: Customize
Feb 15th: Card Charged
Feb 22nd: Wine Ships

or Available for Pickup starting Feb 19th

Cheers, Quarterly Members!

Hallberg Ranch and the Emeritus Tasting Room at winter sunrise

Wines to Look Forward To

  • 2018 Hallberg Ranch, New Release
  • 2017 Don’s Block, New Release*

* For Cadet members, these will be included in your quick-use customization list.

Recommended Customizations

  • 2018 Pinot Hill, New Release
  • 2017 La Combette, New Release
  • 2019 Hallberg Blanc, New Release
  • 2016 Hallberg Ranch
  • 2017 Hallberg Ranch
  • 2017 Pinot Hill
  • 2017 Pinot Hill West
  • 2017 Pinot Hill East
  • 2017 Wesley’s Reserve
  • 2017 Hallberg Elite

Tasting Notes

2018 Hallberg Ranch

With perfect weather during bud break and bloom, the 2018 vintage at Hallberg Ranch yielded a robust crop and deliciously fruitful wines. The wine brimming with fresh aromas: fresh picked wildflowers, fresh plum, fresh strawberry and fresh cherry notes dance above the glass. This wine is equally exciting on the palate, with sweet tannins, and an underlying acid-driven energy framing the lush red berry, blood orange nectar and marzipan flavors. Though there is an idyllic youthful bloom to this captivating wine that makes it hard to resist now, it has the structure and stuffing to promise a long, fascinating evolution.

2017 Don’s Block

This is our most refined and classically styled Pinot Noir. Featuring a single clone, grown in one prized section of our vineyard. Smelling this wine is like walking through a cherry orchard as the blossoms swirl in the breeze. Aromas of cherry pie, hard cherry candy, peach pit and sweet, fresh-cut hay dance above the glass, along with hints of orange rind and an underlying nuttiness. On the palate, there is a graceful concentration to the focused red berry flavors. At the same time, fine crystalline tannins and a beam of vibrant cool-climate acidity provide a mouthwatering structural element, while underscoring the wine’s effortless purity. As it evolves, the cherry, orange zest and floral notes become ever-more pronounced, drawing the wine to long, shimmering finish.

2018 Pinot Hill

Due to the steep hillsides and thick fog layer that blankets the vineyard, Pinot Hill has small berries and clusters. As a result, there is a depth and darkness to this wine that is mesmerizing. On the nose, brooding layers of old growth forest floor, brambly thickets, graphite minerality and sea spray mingle with voluptuous aromas of boysenberry, huckleberry and elder berry. While the deep resonant flavors are echoed on the palate, they carry themselves with a dynamic grace, framed by sweet, juicy tannins and hints of burnt orange marmalade, mahogany and roasted chestnuts. To bring these flavors into perfect focus, we recommend decanting this wine.

2017 La Combette

Crafted from the historic Mt. Eden Clone grown on a gentle south-facing slope, this wine is spectacularly deep and dark, with a near-opaque red-black color, and aromas of fresh-baked huckleberry tart, pastry dough, cassis pastilles, sweet tar and black licorice. On the palate, the tannins are supple and mouth coating, while an acid-driven freshness enlivens the rich, berry compote and anise flavors. Complex, layered and just plain delicious, this is perhaps the finest vintage of La Combette to date.

2019 Hallberg Blanc

After years of refining our approach to this unique and radiant wine, the 2019 vintage is easily its most sophisticated expression to date. It is rich and unctuous with a flowing textural quality that accentuates the gorgeous layers of peach nectar, honey, orange blossom and melted beeswax. Because of a very, very long fermentation, this is a silky and mouth filling wine with subtle yeasty brioche-like undercurrents. The acid in the wine gives a lovely tension and focus that lifts the flavors, adding poise to their lush purity. Both long and broad on the palate, it glides to a floral and orchard fruit finish that goes on and on.


Arrange a Club Virtual Tasting

Whatever you select for you club order, our team is always happy to create a personalized virtual tasting. To schedule, please email eclub@emeritusvineyards.com and we’ll be in touch asap!

With a bottle of Emeritus and two glasses, you have the world at your fingertips.

Food & Wine Recommendations

Beet & Walnut Frisée Salad

Not sure what to serve with these wines? We’ve got you covered! Just check out our Recipe Pairings section for ideas and inspiration.

Our featured recipe of the month is this luscious Beet & Walnut Frisée Salad! The natural leafy bitterness of the frisée is a perfect compliment to the vibrant, nutty qualities of our 2017 Don’s Block, and a healthy way to kick off the new year.

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