SNEAKY DOG AND LITTLE HOWLER
Sneaky Dog now available in Tasting Room
Little Howler is still in the barrel
Sneaky Dog is a blended Red Wine of 60% Nebbiolo and 40% Sangiovese.
Little Howler is a blended Red Wine of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Sangiovese.
The Fallbrook vineyards Syrah is now available in the Tasting Room
Syrah or Shiraz is used as a Rhone style blending grape or as its own varietal. Syrah is a big powerful wine with a wide range of aromas and flavors. Confusing to the consumer there have been traditions, rules and no rules as to whether to name the wine Syrah or Shiraz. As a general rule Australian and South African wines are labeled Shiraz, but it can often be dictated by the style of the winemaker or marketeer.
Food Pairings: Syrah is a dance between power and finesse and the style of wine. If you have a light and elegant style of Syrah, stick with pairings that work with Pinot Noir. If the wine is very fruit forward and big try robust hearty lamb, braised meats and grilled vegetables. The 2010 release is very fruit forward.
Malbec is a grape that is one of the 6 grapes allowed in a Bordeaux blend and is wildly popular in Argentina. With its deep color and robust tannins, violet aromas and wonderful fruit, Malbec is a grape variety to be enjoyed with red meats.
Food Parings: It can hold up to Cajun, Mexican, Indian, Italian or barbeque, so keep this versatile wine stocked in your cellar.
Still in the barrel
Sangiovese is a grape used in the world’s best Chiantis and more recently the Super Tuscans. With high acidity, moderate to high tannins, and light color. California Sangiovese can have bright fruit, cinnamon and vanilla spice with a sour cherry finish. Often it can have a herbaceous quality.
Food Parings: Because of the high acidity, it is a very food friendly wine. We think of hearty Italian cuisine as the ideal pairing.
In the Tasting Room
This Montepulciano is a very approachable balanced wine ready to drink now. Not to be confused with the Tuscan wine Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, which is made up of predominately Sangiovese grapes and named for the village it is produced in. This wine comes from the Montepulciano grapes
Food pairings: Try it with lamb, stews and lighter meals to compliment the softer tannins.
This is a desert or late harvest style wine made from 100% Zinfandel grapes.
Food Parings: Anything chocolate!!!!