Upcoming E-Club Ship Dates

Feb 1 – Feb 13: Customize
Feb 14: Card Charged
Feb 21: Wine Ships

or Available for Pickup starting Feb 15

Cheers, Quarterly Members!

Great news! An important change is coming to our E-Club soon that will help you save on shipping and reduce delays during the summer heat and the winter cold.

Following the final Quarterly shipment this Spring, your membership will automatically be switched to a Semi-Annual shipping schedule.

This means that instead of four shipments a year, we’ll send you wine in March and October. For shipping members, this means bundling wine together for better shipping rates and a smaller carbon footprint; for pickup members, it means visiting our lovely tasting room for the Spring release and again during Harvest.

A wine glass with Emeritus Pinot Noir held up in cheers, with the catalpa tree outside the Emeritus tasting room in the background.

Wines to Look Forward To

  • 2019 Hallberg Ranch, New Release
  • 2018 Don’s Block, New Release

Recommended Customizations

  • 2019 Hallberg Blanc
  • 2018 Hallberg Elite
  • 2018 Pinot Hill
  • 2018 Pinot Hill East
  • 2018 Pinot Hill West
  • 2018 Wesley’s Reserve
  • 2018 Hallberg Ranch
  • 2017 Don’s Block

Please note that some wines have a maximum bottle number based on available inventory; for more, email us to be added to the Wish List.


Tasting Notes

2019 Hallberg Ranch NEW RELEASE

With a dynamic combination of acid, tannin, floral, fruit and spice notes, this alluring wine captures the complexity and character of our acclaimed Hallberg Ranch. Redolent with aromas of red plum, cherry, tomato leaf, sweet beetroot and pithy pomegranate it draws you in, beckoning a first sip. On the palate, the flavors are framed by supple, fine-grained tannins and succulent acidity, which add a bright, juicy quality to the lush red fruit flavors. As it evolves, layers of Mandarin orange zest, incense and dried flowers emerge, along with hints of clove and allspice that linger on the long, fascinating finish.

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2018 Don’s Block — NEW RELEASE

Crafted exclusively from a block of Clone 115 grapes grown in deep soils in the coolest part of our vineyard, this wine builds in intensity with each sip, demanding your attention and drawing you in with beautifully focused layers of orchard cherries, yellow raspberry, honeycomb, hard candy and stone fruit blossoms. At the heart of this wine is a lovely textural quality, with acid and super-polished tannins melding on the palate to create a bright, soulful drinking experience that amplifies the flavors, while also letting the more delicate floral and spice notes shine.

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2019 Hallberg Blanc

91 points (Wine Enthusiast & Wine Review Online)

This wine comes from our two estate vineyards in Sebastopol. Pinot Hill is a cooler, steeper site producing high-acid, complex and delicate wines. Hallberg Ranch brings more textural roundness and alluring red fruit flavors to the wine. When blended together, the result is a wine bursting with fresh and youthful aromas of ripe red cherry, cherry blossom, walnuts, dried orange zest, and a little whiff of honey. The mouth has great fruit concentration, freshness, and energy. It fills the mouth without heaviness and lingers well in the back palate, making it a superb food and sipping wine. 

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2018 Hallberg Elite

Showcasing a prized vine selection from Burgundy and cultivated on one of the most exceptional single blocks of Hallberg Ranch, the 2018 Hallberg Ranch Elite is a beautifully succulent and dynamic wine that delights with its fascinating aromas of tart cherry, papaya, pastry dough, and sour plum. On the palate, an almost nectar-like quality mingles with lovely umami and spice notes, with supple, fine-grained tannins and hints of yeasty lees, salted fruit, pluots, and sweet cinnamon lingering on the finish.  

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2018 Pinot Hill

94 points (Wine Enthusiast), 93 points (Wine Review Online)

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. 

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2018 Pinot Hill East

Like ocean fog rolling across a cool, morning meadow, there is a misty ethereal quality to this wine that adds to its sophisticated beauty. As it unfurls in the glass, graceful layers of dried cherry and cranberry mingle with notes of rooibos tea, red apple skin, and cherry pith.

With airy tannins and a shimmering energy that envelopes a savory core of cool forest earth, dried herbs and delicate spice, this is a beautifully elegant wine, that reveals new subtleties with each sip.

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2018 Pinot Hill West

Displaying a lovely, refined opulence, our 2018 Pinot Hill West is a dazzling wine that combines drama and depth with a rich and evocative sense of place. On the nose, nectar-like aromas mingle with savory smoked charcuterie notes, as well as hints of blueberry syrup, Asian spices and exotic flowers. On the luxurious palate, soft velvety tannins and a beam of bright acidity add poise and polish to flavors of almond-cherry liqueur, grilled nectarine, peaty earth, bay leaf and vanilla, while drawing the wine to a beautifully rich and flowing finish. 

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2018 Wesley’s Reserve

Year after year, the center blocks of Hallberg Ranch yield some of our most dramatic expressions of Pinot Noir, and the 2018 vintage is no exception. Displaying a glorious coastal rusticity the nose offers a medley of woodsy tones, with layers of truffles, forest floor and cool, morning moss mingling with dark berry aromas and notes of sassafras, soy and maple. On the palate, the tannins are pleasantly chewy, adding depth and stately structure to the black and purple fruit flavors, with hints of anise, pecan, pine needles and earthy mushroom lingering on the multifaceted finish.  

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2018 Hallberg Ranch

94 points (Modern Wine)

With perfect weather during budbreak 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 tanninsand 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. 

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2017 Don’s Block

95 points (Wine Enthusiast)

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. 

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Cowgirl Creamery’s Mt. Tam Mushroom Toast 566×400

Food & Wine Recommendations

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 Cowgirl Creamery’s Mt. Tam Mushroom Toast; a hearty, vegetarian snack can be whipped up in a flash. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or even dinner, and even better served with a glass of 2017 Hallberg Ranch!

 

Browse other recipes specifically recommended for:

Hallberg RanchPinot HillWestEastHallberg BlancLa CombetteDon’s Block