Cielo Estate

Wines

White

2014 Chardonnay – Unoaked
Retail $20   Wine Club $16
Winemaker Notes:
This stainless steel fermented Chardonnay is bright and fresh, with orchard fruit notes of ripe yellow apple complimented by subtle hints of lemon peel.

2014 Chardonnay
Retail $20   Wine Club $16
Winemaker Notes:
This Chardonnay starts with a nose of baked apple and pear, followed by notes of mango, nutmeg and cinnamon, and a touch of buttered brioche from the oak. On the palate it is complex, same fruit and spice notes from the nose with a creamy mouthfeel and a slight acidity that leaves you longing for another taste.

2014 Coquette
Retail $20 | Wine Club $16
Winemaker  Notes: A very flirty Muscat blend, showing an abundance of apricot, honeysuckle, a hint of tangerine and tropical fruit.

2014 Pinot Grigio
Retail $20 | Wine Club $16
Winemaker Notes: Also known as Pinot Gris and widely planted in Italy. Fresh pear, crisp tart apple and lemon-lime citrus notes on the finish.

2015 Sauvignon BlancGold Medal – 2016 Amador County Wine Competition
Retail $20   Wine Club $16
Winemaker Notes: The nose opens with fresh cut grass, candied lemon peel, grapefruit, herbaceous notes, and slight guava and mango hints. On the palate more of the tropical fruit notes of passion fruit, guava, and citrus take control. Well balanced acidity and a clean finish.

2014 Viognier
Retail $20 | Wine Club $16
Winemaker Notes: This French Rhône varietal was fermented in stainless steel tanks permitting inherent aromas of violets, honeysuckle, peach and apricots to shine through.

2015 Rosé
Retail $20   Wine Club $16
Winemaker Notes:
A light pinkish/orange, almost salmon color in the glass. This Barbera/Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc rosé starts with hints of orange peel and strawberry on the nose. The palate shows tastes of orange marmalade and rose petal. A slight weightiness and good mouthfeel on the palate lead into a clean, refreshing finish.

Dessert Wines

2008 Vinho Doce Tempranillo
Retail $24 | Wine Club $20
Winemaker Notes: A single vineyard late harvest Tempranillo, fortified with Grappa to make a most unique port style wine. Fig, date and prune present themselves in the front of your palate, then you journey on to a lingering spicy finish.

2007 Besame
Retail $23 | Wine Club $19
Winemaker  Notes: A Portuguese style dessert wine made of Touriga National, Tinta Roriz, Saozao and Tinta Madeira blend. Hints of dark fruit leaving the palate with a ginger spice finish.

2009 Boccagasmo
Retail $26 | Wine Club $21
Winemaker Notes: This late harvest jewel of a wine is made of 100% Semillon grapes. Following the French model of Bordeaux this sauterne style wine lets nature’s gift of the noble rot “Botrytis” do most of the work.

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Red

Brioso
New everyday price $16 | Case price $160 ($13.33/bottle)
Winemaker Notes: Brioso means “Lively” in Italian. This wine is all of that with juicy acidity and medium tannins. Enticing aromas of licorice, blackberry jam, dried fig and a hint of cloves. This Syrah-dominated blend of six different grape varietals demonstrates why blending is such a big trend in the California wine industry.

2013 Artigiano
Retail $24   Wine Club $20
Winemaker Notes:
Primarily Barbera and blended with a bit of Primitivo and Cabernet Sauvignon to add complexity and style.  The soft tannins and balanced acidity pairs well with hard pungent cheeses and fatty meats such as duck or ribeye.  Plum, aged leather, and dark-berry preserves are aromas that can be found mid-palate.

2013 BarberaGold Medal – 2016 Amador County Wine Competition
Retail $24   Wine Club $20
Winemaker Notes:
Opens up with aroma of baked blueberries with hints of vanilla, clove and cashew. Followed by flavors of bright cherry and black currant and finishes with cola and acidity.

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
Retail $24 | Wine Club $20
Winemaker Notes: This Cabernet / Sangiovese blend is a balanced and approachable red wine that is ready for enjoying now. Aged in American oak, the aromas of currant and red raspberry shine through allowing nice clean mouthfeel.

 

2013 Patramoine – Silver Medal – 2016 Amador County Wine Competition
Retail $24 | Wine Club $20
Winemaker Notes: This 50/50 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc reveals the true characteristics of both varietals. It is filled with beautiful aromatics of roasted bell pepper, artichoke heart as well as oregano and a hint of dark cocoa. Mid-palate flavors are bright red fruits – think cherry pie and cranberry followed by a finish of coffee and mocha.

2013 Primitivo
Retail $24   Wine Club $20
Winemaker Notes:
A wine that will entertain your pallet with aromas of fig and plum. Leading the pack with charming flavors of pomegranate while cranberry fills the edges.

2014 Sangiovese
Retail $24   Wine Club $20
Winemaker Notes:
A beautiful ruby red color in the glass, this wine has an intense nose of dried cherries, berries and cranberries as well as dried flowers. As it opens up it reveals more aromas of crushed rock and forest floor. On the palate it is dry, with moderately high acidity and light tannins.

2013 Syrah
Retail $24 | Wine Club $20
Winemaker Notes:
Black pepper, raspberry jam and cranberry jump from the glass followed by flavors of ripe Bing cherries, smoked bacon and leather. It finishes with cooked mushroom and a trace of maple.

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