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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 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 has a brilliant golden straw color. It hits the nose with tropical notes of green banana, pineapple, key lime pie, fresh apricots, tangerine and citrus blossom. It has bright flavors of green apple, citrus, pineapple, tangerine, pear with a bit of a salty finish. It is medium bodied wine with a crisp acidity. This wine is absolutely perfect with seafood. Liz suggests paring this wine with a Peruvian ceviche with plenty of fresh lime juice and green chili.
Our Estate grown Albariño is from our “motherblock” Spanish varietal collection. It has a light straw color with a brilliant shine. This 2017 vintage has intense aromatics of tangerine, pear skins, green apricot, rose petals and notes of citrus flowers. It is smooth with a balanced acidity and has an unctuous texture due to the barrel fermentation where it was aged sure lie for 4 1/2 months. Juicy flavors of crisp Fuji apple, white plum, Meyer lemon and lychee end with a lengthy lingering finish and a hint of sea salt. Liz suggests pairing with fresh ceviche!
Our 2016 Albariño is like drinking “spring in a glass”! It is light straw in color with a tinge of green. The aromatics are incredible. Swirl in the glass and you smell orange blossoms (Azahar), Meyer lemon, Granny Smith apples, wisteria flowers and a touch of salty sea mist. It has a crisp, clean acidity that is balanced by the delicious flavors of candied tangerine, ripe kiwi, pink grapefruit and a wet slate minerality that is typical of Albariños from Galicia. It has a round lengthy finish that keeps you wishing for more. Liz suggests pairing this with fresh halibut grilled in foil with basil and tomatoes or a starter salad of oranges, avocados and fennel.
1,070 cases produced
This 2017 Trencadis white blend is the first and inaugural vintage. It was created especially for you by our winemaker, Elyse Perry. It sports a gorgeous light golden hay color. Can we say Goldilocks? It has incredible aromas of honeysuckle, white peach, white plum and hints of banana smoothie. The flavors suggest starfruit, tropical fruit cup, honeydew melon and white nectarine. It is round and smooth with a medium body and a viscous, long finish. This wine can hold its own. Liz suggests pairing it with Kofta kabobs, Moroccan lamb tagine, and Easter Ham.
We loved the way this 2017 turned out because (like the 2016) we decided to follow the foot-steps of the great winemakers of Rueda Spain and keep a portion of the juice to sit on the skins for four hours before going into the press. The result is an amazingly complex wine with aromas of Granny Smith apple peel, candied lemon peel, and baked pear tart that transport the senses to walking into a Parisian patisserie. It is fresh and juicy and has flavors of honeydew melon, McIntosh apple, Comice pear and ends with a spicy finish. Due to its complex nature, this wine has considerable aging potential. Liz suggest pairing this with scallops with pesto risotto or roasted pork loin with baked apples.
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 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 2015 Trencadis red blend is the second vintage we have produced and was created especially for you by our winemaker, Elyse Perry. One look at the color will reveal its dark red nature. Aromas of fresh Santa Rosa plums and white chocolate combined with cloves, cinnamon stick, and hints of juniper berry are a delight to the nose. It has strong, gripping tannins but is velvety and smooth in the mouth with delicious fruity flavors of black cherry, blackberry syrup and candied citrus. This full bodied, silky smooth wine is a testament to the art of blending flavors and textures. Liz suggests pairing this wine with foie gras, polenta with wild mushrooms or filet mignon with a cherry and wine reduction.
173 Cases Produced
Our Estate grown Tempranillo is from our “motherblock” Spanish varietal collection. It has a deep, rich, red color with violet tones. Gorgeous aromas of Bing cherry, vanilla bean, nutmeg and smoked jerky linger in the glass. Robust flavors of forest fruit, ripe apple, coffee bean and hints of fennel balance with the dusty tannins giving the impression of an aged old world style wine. The structure and balanced acidity are followed by a long finish and create a well-rounded experience. This wine delivers in all categories: fruit, tannin, acidity, drinkability and aging potential. Liz suggests pairing this wine with grilled sausage and panzanella salad.
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