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Buckle up, butter cup! This is the very first release of our lusciously dark and inky Petit Verdot. Its starless night coloring leads into intense aromas of cocoa, cooked plum and earthy fig. It exudes flavor of dark chocolate, dulce de leche, salt water taffy and dried strawberry. Its intense plentiful tannins lead into a silky-smooth lingering finish.
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This very first vintage of La Colada is near and dear to our hearts. The color gleams of chocolate garnet with hints of ruby sparkle. It gives off delicious aromas of Mackintosh apple, candied black cherry, blueberry pie & roasted chestnuts. This wine soaks the palate with hints of blackberry, dark fruit jam and briny licorice. It’s grippy tannins lead into a dark clean finish. This is for the lover of big dry red wines.
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This is the very first vintage we have featured Terra Alta Vineyard Graciano with a vineyard designation! The violet-blue hue is the first signal that something special awaits in the glass. The aromas hit the nose in full force with forest fruit, blackberry pie, blueberry syrup and black licorice. Flavors of dark Bing cherry, vanilla bean, blueberry and sundried apricots linger in the mouth. Juicy sweet with a velvet finish, this wine will continue to age beautifully which is why it is often used in the blends of the Rioja region of Spain. Liz suggests pairing this wine with roasted leg of lamb with garlic and rosemary.
Every year we look forward to the surprise of our winemaker’s special blend. Our 2016 Trencadis red blend has a ruby red color similar to our Tempranillo. It has an amazing combination of aromas...strawberry syrup, plum skin, sassafras, raspberry jam, white pepper, Jasmin and fresh fennel.. Juicy, full flavors of pomegranate juice, cranberry and raspberry sorbet combine with soft, dusty tannins and lead to a long lingering finish. This beautifully balanced wine is a testament to the art of blending flavors and textures. Liz suggests pairing this wine with raspberry Balsamic glazed chicken.
This elegant Zinfandel begins with a brilliant rusty ruby red hue. It displays aromas of dried rose petals, fresh mint & dark juicy fruit. Hints of plum and boysenberry linger on the nose. The palate expresses juicy ripe cherry, dried raspberries, with a hint of berry pie and white pepper. Its medium body finish is subtly smooth while still expressing balanced acidity.
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Our 2016 vintage is our fourth year producing a Malbec. This multi-layered wine has a deep dark purple hue to it. Opens up with aromas of blackberry, dried thyme, pumpernickel bread, fig and dusty earth. It graces the palate with blackberry juice, smoky blueberry, toasted vanilla with a savory briny conclusion. It finishes long and smooth with dry weighty tannins.
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This is the first vintage of Monastrell from our Sheldon Hills Vineyard and the change is note worthy! The terroir is Redding Gravelly Clay Loam and the Sloughhouse AVA gets warmer evenings which create a bigger, bolder Monastrell. This wine is super dark and full of earthy aromas, oiled leather and white pepper. It has gripping tannins with a full bodied texture ending with a bright acidity. Flavors of ripe fresh blackberry, Santa Rosa plum, and chocolate covered coffee beans end with hints of licorice. Liz suggests you pair this wine with espresso rubbed filet mignon and wild mushroom sauce.
Our 2017 Albariño is a gorgeous pale straw color. This wine is always a winner and you will enjoy once again the classic aromas of citrus, orange slices, ripe peach skins, mandarin, pink grapefruit , orange blossoms and green papaya. The natural acidity is balanced by the delicious flavors of grapefruit juice, lemon curd, Meyer lemon and a briny finish which remind us of the classic Albariños of Galicia. It is light to medium bodied with a long finish. Liz suggests pairing this with spicy Thai food with basil or seared ahi with wasabi allioli.
Our 2015 Garnacha has the brilliant red hue of gemstones. This vineyard never fails to produce an amazingly aromatic red with such a delicate color that is a tickly tease. Notes of ripe strawberry, raspberry and cherry candy mix together with a spicy blend of anise, clove and nutmeg. The well-balanced bright acidity add to the pomegranate-like tannins and flavors of cranberry sauce, watermelon and mango. This wine has a long finish which ends with a hint of dried vanilla beans. Liz suggests pairing this with a tapa of Spanish Membrillo, Manchego and Jamon Serrano. This Garnacha will definitely be invited to the Bokisch family Thanksgiving dinner!
280 Cases Produced
Our Estate grown Graciano is from our “motherblock” Spanish varietal collection. The inky dark color gives an indication of what is to come. It has bold fragrances of blackberry pie, plum juice, anise, and Earl Grey black tea with Bergamot citrus. It is silky, smooth and soft on the palate with a magical touch of acidity. Flavors of blueberry compote, black licorice, dark Mexican chocolate and hints of herb infused Spanish style vermouth lead to the long, soft finish. Liz suggests pairing with blueberry balsamic pork tenderloin.
Our delicious Late Harvest Graciano continues to establish itself as a permanent addition in the line up of wines by Bokisch. It has a dark, deep, purple color. Its beautiful aromas of blackberry, cassis and quince paste combine flawlessly with its silky, smooth flavors of blackberry syrup, maple glazed bacon and candied apple. The balanced structure allows the sweetness to come through without being overpowering. Liz suggests pairing it with a young Manchego with Spanish Membrillo (quince paste) or pouring it over French vanilla ice cream.
98 cases produced
Our 2015 vintage is our third year of producing a Malbec. It has a dark red color with violet hues. Complex aromas of dark cherry, strawberry fruit leather, black licorice and a touch of smoke, combine with wet earth and pine needles. It has plush mouthfeel with luscious and silky tannins and ends with a bright lingering finish. Juicy flavors of blackberry, sweet fruit and savory mince meat pie are followed by a hint of fresh mint. This incredibly unique wine continues to be a staff favorite. Liz suggests pairing this with grilled Teriyaki Chicken skewer-sor duck tacos with Hoisin sauce.
170 cases produced
Deep purple, rich and dark, our Tempranillo is king of the Spanish reds. The beautiful, savory aromas of smoky leather, toasted marshmallows and forest fruit end with spice box notes of cardamom, anise and black pepper. One taste will reveal full-bodied and luscious flavors of black cherry, apple butter, carob chips and savory aged tannins. This wine has an amazingly long, lingering finish. Combined with a touch of our Graciano, this wine exemplifies why it is perfect for aging in the Spanish tradition of Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva. Enjoy now and for many years into the future! Liz suggests pairing this wine with chicken with chocolate mole, butter basted grilled Ribeye or risotto.
775 Cases Produced
This beautifully balanced old vine zinfandel is our first production from the Süess Vineyard. It is deep red in color and entices the nose with fruity mouthwatering aromas of ripe Santa Rosa plums, Chambord Liqueur, nutmeg, cardamom and hints of sage. Flavors of jammy forest fruit, mango and meaty bacon balance the natural acidity with black pepper spicy notes and a touch of cedar. This wine has a long finish with medium tannins and a trace of new oak. It will continue to age beautifully and it’s great acid will keep it fresh on the palate. Liz recommends paring this with Parisian style steak and “frites” with a black peppercorn white wine sauce.
168 cases produced