retro wines

Enjoy some of our previous label wines

All are excellent to drink now or cellar for your later enjoyment.

Limited quantities available.

2013 Chardonnay

Pratt Vineyard

94 points

I love this vintage, and the 2013 Chardonnay Pratt Vineyard shows refinement, concentration, purity and focus in spades. Crushed rocks, honeycomb, sautéed peach, dried rocks, and spice all emerge from this backward, concentrated Chardonnay that needs another year or three in the bottle.

It’s a beautiful wine, but like all of these releases, there’s a scant amount to go around.

100 cases produced.

—Jeb Dunnuck

$85.00PURCHASE

Syrah Vertical

2012 – 2014

Two bottles each of the 2014, 2013, and 2012 vintages in a Cattleya wood box.

2012 — 94 points

The 68-case 2012 Syrah Soberanes Vineyard is a riper, rounded effort that has gained incredible complexity and depth since I tasted it on release. It offers lots of ripe black currants, black raspberries, peppery spice, game, and pencil lead characteristics in a rounded, opulent, sumptuous style that just begs to be drunk. This is just starting to show some evolution, but it gets better and better with time in the glass, has a Jamet-like complexity, and a great finish. Enjoy this beauty anytime over the coming decade or more.

— Jeb Dunnuck

2013 — 96 points

Wow, the 2013 Syrah Soberanes Vineyard is holding onto your hats good. Deep, inky, concentrated and impenetrable, with a massive mid-palate, it has primordial notes of graphite, crushed rocks, burning embers and loads of black and blue fruits. I saw potential in this when I tasted it a few years ago, but wow! Forget bottles for 2-3 years and drink over the following decade or more. There’s 115 cases produced.

— Jeb Dunnuck

2014 — 97 points

The inky colored 2014 Syrah Soberanes Vineyard is just drop dead gorgeous, and I suspect the greatest wine made to date from this site. Deep ruby/purple-colored, with liquid violet, black raspberries, cassis, graphite, and hints of charcoal, it hits the palate with sensational depth of fruit, full-bodied richness and a layered, multi-dimensional texture that keeps you coming back to the glass. Nevertheless, it’s shut down slightly since I tasted in on release, and I suspect it’s best forgotten for a year or three. There are just 115 cases made, don’t miss it!

— Jeb Dunnuck

$510.00PURCHASE

2012 Syrah

Soberanes Vineyard

94 points

The 68-case 2012 Syrah Soberanes Vineyard is a riper, rounded effort that has gained incredible complexity and depth since I tasted it on release. It offers lots of ripe black currants, black raspberries, peppery spice, game, and pencil lead characteristics in a rounded, opulent, sumptuous style that just begs to be drunk. This is just starting to show some evolution, but it gets better and better with time in the glass, has a Jamet-like complexity, and a great finish.

Enjoy this beauty anytime over the coming decade or more.

— Jeb Dunnuck

$85.00PURCHASE

2013 Syrah

Soberanes Vineyard

96 points

Wow, the 2013 Syrah Soberanes Vineyard is holding onto your hats good.

Deep, inky, concentrated and impenetrable, with a massive mid-palate, it has primordial notes of graphite, crushed rocks, burning embers and loads of black and blue fruits. I saw potential in this when I tasted it a few years ago, but wow! Forget bottles for 2-3 years and drink over the following decade or more.

There are 115 cases produced.

— Jeb Dunnuck

$85.00PURCHASE

2014 Syrah

Soberanes Vineyard

97 points

Possessing a touch of La Mouline-like violet and floral characteristics, the utterly sensational 2014 Syrah Soberanes Vineyard offers decadent notes of jammy blackberries, creme de cassis, vanilla bean, damp earth and pepper to go with a full-bodied, layered, beautifully pure and seamless style on the palate. It has a wealth of fruit, yet it also has a great mid-palate, building, chalky tannin and a terrific finish. This gorgeous effort has both richness and elegance, and will drink well for a decade or more. Pure class.

— Wine Advocate

$85.00PURCHASE

2015 Syrah

Soberanes Vineyard

95 points

The tiny production 2015 Syrah Soberanes Vineyard is a sensational Syrah that has complexity, elegance and richness. Upfront and perfumed aromatically, yet with serious intensity in its violets, flowers, blueberries, toasty oak and spice, it has an elegant, seamless style on the palate that’s already hard to resist. Reminding me of a silky Côte Rôtie from the southern end of the appellation, it needs 2-3 years of bottle age and will keep for a decade.

— Jeb Dunnuck

$70.00PURCHASE

2016 Syrah

Soberanes Vineyard

98 points

One of the best Syrahs coming out of California today is the Soberanes Vineyard from Bibiana. Sporting a vibrant purple color as well La Landonne-like notes of currants, bacon fat, white pepper, and cedar, the 2016 hits the palate with full-bodied richness, awesome purity of fruit, and a huge finish. More dry-aged beef and assorted meatiness develop with time in the glass…It’s an awesome Syrah to drink over the coming 10-15 years.

There are 65 cases produced.

— Jeb Dunnuck

$70.00PURCHASE

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