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2013 The Field Blend  the girls in the vineyard

2013 The Field Blend
the girls in the vineyard

$20.00  |  PURCHASE

Some words about the girls:
Under the guidance of famed viticulturist Steve Matthiasson, The Windmill Vineyard in Dunnigan Hills was planted to four white Rhone varietals, with the intention of producing a true Field Blend. The fruit was whole bunch pressed and then fermented in neutral French oak. Each individual barrel was left unstirred to age sur lie until bottling in March 2014.

A girl's eye view:
The Windmill Vineyard, like most of the Dunnigan Hills AVA, is lovely, rolling hills with gentle breezes and a Mediterranean climate that is the envy of most. Freezing is seldom a concern for these girls and long, warm days allow for even ripening and an abundance of flavors to develop.

What the girls look like:
The color is golden and looks like the flesh of a ripe green apple. Along the edges a straw colored hue bounces against the light.


What the girls smell like:
An intoxicating bouquet of summer flowers with ripe apricot and honey. If your nose lingers a bit longer you will pick up citrus and a blush of herbal tea.


What the girls feel like:
Remember your first love...exciting, enchanting and endless possibilities? This wine feels new and different after each swallow.  Just when you think you have it figured out...it will delight you with something new. Hold it in your mouth and feel it tickle and change to a finish that is long and elegant.


What the girls taste like:
Lemon and mineral, apricot and peach, orange blossom and spice.

  • Alcohol 12.5%
  • Appellation Dunnigan Hills
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2013 Cabernet Sauvignon the girls in the vineyard

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
the girls in the vineyard

$22.00  |  PURCHASE

About 2013:

If you were to read about a near perfect vintage in a book, the vintage they’d be describing is 2013. Long and dry growing season developing crazy, elegant characteristics in the fruit. What about the drought? Well, here’s the thing…grapes don’t need much water. The less water the smaller the berry.  The smaller the berry, the richer the flavor.

Some words about the girls:
These girls love northern California.  What’s not to love? Days of lingering sunshine, nights of cool breezes, beautiful vistas in every direction.  As the beach boys sang “wish they all could be California girls”.

What the girls look and smell like:
They look like a lovely rich and elegant garnet. And the smell is a blend of cassis, current and the deepest darkest cherry.  Before you give up the aroma for taste a dash of clove will also reveal itself.

What the girls feel like:
You know how a silk scarf can just slip from your shoulder unexpectedly. This middleweight wine delivers glide-from-your-shoulder silkiness.  This is not an accident.  The feeling in your mouth is just a prelude to taste. 

What the girls taste like:
Cassis and bramble fruit with a hint of Mother Earth and sufficient cocoa to make it interesting.  It tastes like cabernet.  Nuanced and satisfying, you will not be disappointed in flavors that pour out of this bottle. 

Matchmaking the girls:
Like a classic cashmere sweater, our girls go with everything. Successful matches have included the classics like steak, or less conventional red wine fare like spicy Thai prawns .

  • Alcohol 14.4%
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2014 Sauvignon Blanc the girls in the vineyard

2014 Sauvignon Blanc
the girls in the vineyard

$19.00  |  PURCHASE

A girl's-eye view:
One hour north of Napa, Lake County is a lovely place for the girls to grow up and flourish. Abundant sunshine warms our mornings and afternoons, replacing the pleasant cool of the evenings and nights. The vineyard is an ancient river bed with gravely soil the girls call home.

What the girls look like:
A pale straw yellow that reminds us of Languedoc sunflowers or the mustard that brightens the valleys of California's wine country every spring.

What the girls smell like:
A bowl of July's freshest fruit with a touch of minerality.

What the girls feel like:
That same feeling of riding your bike to a river and dipping your legs over a dock into the circling eddies below even if you're wearing your best Sunday dress. It is refreshing and alive and especially memorable for anyone over 21. So put on crisp linens or cut-off jeans and enjoy a distinct yet delicate white wine experience that can be enjoyed and shared.

What the girls taste like:
Citrus and the crispness of fresh cut pineapple that finishes with a bit of lemongrass and fig.

Matchmaking the girls:
When it comes to romancing food, these girls pair up without a lot of fuss or prep time. Our girls have pretty varied tastes so they'll confidently befriend a variety of appetizers, entrees and culinary adventures. If it is something you might squeeze a lemon on, you can enthusiastically introduce it to Sauvignon Blanc. Think crab cakes, smoked salmon, stuffed oysters or lightly sauced chicken. You could even try some Caribbean with a little Bob Marley. Whether in your home, poolside, or perched on a cafe table downtown, you'll find that the girls in the vineyard are very flexible and ready to animate any occasion.

the girls in the vineyard, raise a glass and your expectations.

  • Alcohol 13.9%