White Wines

2018 Chardonnay 

Tondre Grapefield / Santa Lucia Highlands

A special small lot batch created by our award winning winemaker Anthony Craig. This 2018 offering is primarily tank fermented using Champagne yeast to give a creaminess to the mid-palate. A small portion was fermented in the barrel for a touch of added complexity. The minimal oak usage allows the pure, crisp chardonnay Chablis style fruit to shine through. The minimal oak shows a very subtle hint of spice on the finish. 

$42

Red Wines

2019 Pinot Noir

Santa Cruz Mountains

The 2019 Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot is a blend of 3 vineyards 6% Regan, 6% Black Ridge, 88% Miller Hill. Each vineyard brings its own unique character to the blend. The Regan contributes a black cherry note with earthy tones that the Pommard clone is known for, while the Black Ridge contributes a good deal of the structure which is derived from its natural tannin and depth of colour. The Miller Hill Vineyard dominates with bright red cherry fruit that jumps out of the glass and finishes the palate off with the Santa Cruz Mountains signature minerality.   

$44

2018 Cabernet Franc

Estate

The 2018 Estate Cabernet Franc shows an abundance of ripe berried fruits: Cranberries, blackberries and black cherries. There is a pleasant hint of minerality commonly associated with the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA.  The palate is rich and welcoming with a long satiny finish. Long term aging in oak contributes a pleasant touch of vanilla on the finish.  

$70

2018 Cabernet Sauvignon

Bates Ranch Vineyard 

At the foot of Mt. Madonna in the Santa Cruz Mountains, off the historic Stage Coach Trail on Redwood Retreat Rd lies a bucolic 22 acres of award winning Cabernet Sauvignon. This Tony Craig made wine is the product of a joint venture between Silver Mountain Winery and Savannah-Chanelle Vineyards. Black cherry and dark berries present in full, round, soft pallated mouth feel which offers a delicious, approachable Cab prepared to convert naysayers to the king of big, bold wines!.  

$78

2018 Pinot Noir

Ballard Reserve

This wine is a blend of three vineyards: 42% Regan – red cherry and acid balance, 29% from the Black Ridge vineyard, which also contributes black cherry fruit, a soft tannic structure and a complex earthy component, and 29% Miller Hill, which offers up bright assorted red berries and typical Santa Cruz Mountains AVA minerality. The muted oak notes are beautifully expressed as cinnamon and nut meg spice.  

$62

2018 Pinot Noir **SOLD OUT**

Miller Hill Vineyard

2018 was a wonderful vintage for the Miller Hill vineyard, it started off cool and the temperatures were moderate throughout the growing season resulting in perfectly ripened grapes that allowed flavours and structure to mature beautifully. Red and black cherry fruit are dominant aromatics and flavours. The palate shows hints of nutmeg, lavender, rose petal and the ever present Santa Cruz Mountain minerality.  

$52

2018 Pinot Noir ** SOLD OUT **

Santa Cruz Mountains

The 2018 Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot is a blend of 3 vineyards (30% Regan, 30% Black Ridge, 40% Miller Hill) that shows off the wonderful complexity that this mountain grown pinot fruit is known for: Mineral, black cherry fruit, plush tannins. The palate is long and even showing off the beautiful fruit that lingers on the finish. Hints of briar and vanilla from oak aging adds an extra layer that keeps on giving.  

$42

2018 Monmartre Red Blend

Estate

Expressive cranberry fruit is a typical consistent aromatic of the Estate Cabernet Franc, which shows through in this blend. The Zinfandel gives us a hedonistic over the top raspberry note with a hint of black pepper spice, and the ripe dark fruits such as: blackberries and blueberries, can be attributed to the Carignane. The palate is full yet elegant and is worthy of further aging.  

$70

2017 Zinfandel  - Limited supply!!  It's almost gone!!

Estate

Our Estate Zinfandel vineyard was planted in 1910. It was expanded, and missing vines replanted in 1976. It is a beautiful example of the classic old-vine, head pruned, dry-farmed Zinfandel vineyard, and one of the few that have survived in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Because this is an extremely cool site for Zinfandel, combined with the fact that Zinfandel tends to ripen unevenly, it is important to get our fruit as ripe as possible. Judicious fruit thinning and leaf pulling helped us get to optimum ripeness levels. 

$65

2016 Pinot Noir

Tondre Grapefield / Santa Lucia Highlands

Red cherry and black cherry fruit are dominant in this wonderful 2016 offering of the Tondre’ Grapefield Pinot Noir. The typical Santa Lucia Highlands spice plays a significant role in the aromatics and blends well with the cherry fruit. The fruit carries through on the finish; the oak spice is subtle and plays a supporting role in the mid palate.

$60

2014 Port of Syrah

Santa Lucia Highlands

When making port, we wait for the Syrah to ferment down from 25% sugar to about 10% sugar. We then take the partially fermented Syrah juice from the fermenter and transfer it to a stainless-steel tank where we add the high proof brandy to arrest the fermentation. From here on, the yeast slowly die off due to the high alcohol, but they continue to ferment through another +/- 2% or 3% sugar. Once the fermentation has quieted down, it goes directly to barrel where it is aged for 3 or 4 years prior to bottling. Unlike dry table wine, the port is not topped or any sulfur added. Whereas omitting the SO2 would create a heavily oxidized wine with potential to turn rapidly into vinegar, the slow oxidation of the port creates the desired “nutty” characteristic that we associate with port.Black Currents, (Cassis), blueberries and blackberries are consistent fruit characteristics of the Syrah, and the fortification process preserves and highlights all these qualities.

$48

Limited Edition & Library wines

2011 Pinot Noir

Tondre Grapefield / Santa Lucia Highlands

Always a complex and fruity wine, The Tondre Grapefield continues to amaze and the 2011 vintage is no exception. Truly one of the best yet from this vineyard, and the folks at the San Francisco Chronicle seem to agree by awarding it "Best of Class" in the 2014 wine competition.  This offering is loaded with red & black cherry fruit with a hint of cranberry on the finish. Balanced acidity and plush velvety tannins mixed with the spicy oak aromas and flavours fill the palate, and continue all the way to the finish.

$72

NV Tawny Port

2006 & 2007 Vintages

This non-vintage port is a 50/50 blend of the 2006 and 2007 port of Syrah from the Coastview Vineyard. It has an amazing depth of fruit after aging for 13 years in barrel. The long term aging has created those wonderful nutty, floral earthy aromas which carry through on the palate. Ports are often in the 20% alcohol range and 12% sugar range, but this delightful port is 18.5 alcohol and 8.5 residual sugar; which allows it to be a little more accessible and fruit forward. 

$100

2005 Tawny Port

Monterey County, Coastview Vineyard

Oak barrel aged for 3 years and then aged out 15 years total. This Port has deep rich flavors of black currents, (cassis), blueberries and blackberries that are consistent fruit characters of the Syrah from the Coast View vineyard and the fortification preserves all of these qualities for the port. Owner Mike Ballard dubbed this bottling the "Nectar of the Gods"! 

$120