This wine is medium/full bodied with bright acidity and moderate/high tannins. It tastes of plums, dark floral notes like violets, mushrooms and aromatics are a touch balsamic with tobacco, vanilla and mocha. Let it open for a bit and it changes nicely. As with the Petite Sirah, enjoy this Petit Verdot with roasted meats (e.g. lamb) or with a juicy burger with a heavy cheese.
Silver Medal - 2024 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Limited Production - 130 cases
The only Meritage made in the Sierra Foothills appelation - this Bordeaux blend from St. Joseph's vineyard includes our Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot varietals. This Meritag is medium bodied, moderate tannins and acidity. Aromatics and flavors of ripe strawberry, raspberries, violets, and humus/bramble. A little ‘gamey’ as well which would make this wine pair well with any heritage pork loin, sausages, chops etc., particularly if there is any sage, marjoram, thyme etc. Pork enchiladas would also pair well.
From our second harvest from St. Joseph's vineyard, this is as varietal as it comes. With deep dark color this is a full-bodied Petite Sirah with moderate tannins. It has loads of spice, blackberries, anise/tea and from the barrels a little clove, mocha and cedar. Pair this wine with fattier cuts of meat right off the grill.
Double Gold Medal - 2023 SF Chronicle Wine Competition
Limited Production -175 Cases
The 2020 MSJ Estate Cabernet Franc is our first from St. Joseph's vineyard in Loomis. It is medium bodied with nice tannin and acidity. Ready to drink now, this Cab Franc is loaded with currants and ripe strawberries. It has bramble, tobacco, juniper and a slight Bay leaf aspect from the mid-pallet throught the finish.
We are delighted to release our first estate Petite Sirah from our St. Joseph's vineyard. This is a classic Petite Sirah - round, soft, medium bodied with nice mature tannins and medium acidity. Enjoy the aromas and flavors of blackberries, raspberries, currants, mocha and a touch of pepper.
With grapes from a special Loomis vineyard, this wine is a delight in color and taste. Medium-bodied with light tannins and bright acidity. Aromas of cherries, blackberries, and mocha tease the taste buds with thyme and rosemary completing the finish.