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2013 Chardonnay, El Dorado -  $24 bottle
This 100% locally grown Chardonnay represents the luscious 2013 vintage. Green apple and lemon flavors precede the luxuriously bright, long citrus finish. Pair with saffron shrimp risotto, roasted sage & rosemary rubbed game hens, Tarragon and lemon grilled salmon, and chicken cashew curry. Barrel fermented, aged sur lie in 100% French oak for 6 mo.  Drink now to 2018.

2014 Chardonnay, Reserve - $28 bottle (sold out)
This delicious 100% Chardonnay is grown just a few miles from Narrow Gate.  Exotic tropical notes of pineapple, vanilla bean, and lemon meringue.  Ripe citrus and butterscotch layered mid-palate flows into a long lemon drop finish. Pairs with shrimp au gratin, corn/bacon/comté soufflé, poached salmon with a dill & caper sauce, veal chops with a tarragon morel cream sauce, chicken marsala, and seared scallops in brown butter. Aged sur lie, 12 months, full ML,  100% French oak, 20% new.  Only 94 cases made.  Drink now – 2021.

2014 Viognier, Estate - $24 bottle (available, call winery directly) 
Biodynamic® grown fruit. Another luxurious Estate wine from the excellent 2014 vintage. Classic honeysuckle, orange blossom, aroma and ripe peach & mango on the palate.  This wine is viscous through to the textured, long finish. Pair with shrimp au gratin, lavender & honey glazed pork tenderloin, vegetable curry, and rich, triple cream brie.  Barrel fermented, aged sur lie in 100% French oak for 6 months.  Drink now to 2019+.

2014 Viognier Roussanne, Estate - $24 bottle 
Biodynamic® grown fruit. 67% Viognier, 33% Roussanne.  This Estate grown blend opens up with tangerine and peach aromas and continues on wiht peach, lemon and orange zest on the palate.  This is always a gorgeious, aromatic wine to serve around thanksgiving as it pairs well with roasted turkey, yams, and just about anything with traditional holiday spices: nutmet, cinnamon, allspice, star anise, etc... Pair also with curries, coconut milk and ginger braised chicken, salads, chilled seafood, and grilled salmon.  Aged 6 months in French Oak.  Only 94 cases made. Drink now to 2020+

2014 Melange de Sol Blanc, El Dorado - $24 bottle new release 5/1/16 
50% Chardonnay, 45% Viognier, Estate and 5% Roussanne, Estate   
with bright, clean aromas of citrus, orange blossom, & white floral.  The rich mid-palate layers in subtle hints of apple, ripe pear, subtle orange and mineral notes with a crisp, lingering finish. Pairs especially well with Asian dishes, Middle Eastern curry, spicy foods, cheese courses, salads and perfect with dishes seasoned with allspice and nutmeg. Partial ML, aged sur lie in 100% French oak.
Drink now - 2019+

2014 DUNAMIS Blanc, Estate - $24 bottle  
Biodynamic® grown 100% Roussanne. Shimmering gold in color with a citrus, white rose aroma. The mid-palate is reminiscent of baked pears, toasted almonds and lemongrass, with an undulating, full-bodied finish. Pairs well with herb and garlic roasted chicken, shrimp gratin, ginger salmon in parchment, grilled pork tenderloin, veal with morel cream sauce, and curry. Aged 6 months in 20% new French oak. 98 cases made.  Drink now to 2022. 

2014 Zinfandel, El Dorado - $24 bottle 
100% Zinfandel from a neighbor vineyard in the Fair Play AVA of El Dorado.  This celebrated varietal of El Dorado shows bright aromas of ripe red fuit, spice and vanilla. Flavors of red raspberries, cranberries and strawberry sorbet leap out of the glass. Definitely a fruit forward style this Zin has a luscious cherry finish.  Pair with barbecue, grilled burgers, proscuitto, asparagus and herb flatbread, smoked meats and cheeses, and southwestern style cuisine.  Aged 12 months in American Oak.  118 cases made. Drink now to 2020+.

2013 Petite Sirah, Estate - $24 bottle new! 
This is another exceptional vintage of El Dorado grown Petite Sirah.  Deep, dark purple with aromoas of ripe blackberry and violets the palate unfolds with robust plum fruit, hints of vanilla, coffee and cedar.  This wine has balanced, medium acidity, finesse and long, luxurious finish - pair with smoked pork tenderloin, sage and oregano rubbed grilled steaks, braised venison, and aged sharp cheddar grilled cheese.  Aged 12 months in 100% American oak. Only 120 cases made.  Drink now - 2021. 

2011 Melange de Sol, Rouge, El Dorado - $24 bottle  
50% Mourvedre, 33% Syrah, 17% Grenache. Aromas of ripe raspberry and a hint of toasted oak.  A versatile wine - perfect for enjoying solo or paired with fennel seed & herb roasted whole chicken with root vegetables, Osso Buco, Olive tapenade crostini, grilled rosemary, Dijon and garlic rubbed lamb loin chops or wild mushroom & sage pasta.  Aged 12 months in 100% French Oak.  Drink now - 2018+Aged 12 months in 15% new French oak. 140 cases made. Drink now to 2021.

2012 Syrah, El Dorado - $24 bottle 
100% El Dorado Syrah, unfiltered.  Hints of toasty oak and spice precede flavors of black plums, dried cherries, and pomegranate.  The wine finishes with round tannins coating the mid-palate all the way to the finish, with a flash of red licorice.  This full bodied wine is a sensory experience expressing balance through to the finish. Enjoy with a festive charcuterie plate, Provencal tartlets, wild mushroom gratin, whole roasted chicken and hearty shepherd’s pie. Aged 12 months in French oak. Drink now to 2022+.

2012 Grenache, Estate - $26 bottle  Sold out
Biodynamic® grown fruit.  Spicebox aroma with a hint of jasmine.  The palate shows flavors of black cherry, cardamom and smoke with a lingering, full-bodied finish. Pair with honey and lavender roast duck, grilled herb-rubbed pork tenderloin, goat cheese and wild mushroom gratin and spicy Paella!  Only 94 cases made.  Aged 12 months in neutral French oak barrels.  Drink now - 2022.

2012 Petite Cuvee, Estate $26 bottle 
Biodynamic® grown fruit. 50% Grenache, 25% Petite Sirah, 23% Syrah, 2% Viognier. Aromas of black cherries, red licorice, clove and white pepper. A burst of red raspberries on the palate with a touch of cinnamon, jasmine and marmalade.  Pairs with roasted herb rubbed chicken, goat cheese and sausage tart, and mushroom and olive pasta.  Aged in a combination of American and French oak for 11 months.  118 cases made.  Drink now to 2022+.

2014 Pinot Noir, Chene Vineyard, Edna Valley $40 bottle new!
This elegant Pinot Noir was made from a tiny 6 acre hillside vineyard located on the Central Coast of  California in Edna Valley.  Inspired by our daughters passion for Pinot Noir, and working with local Pinot producers there, we made just three barrels of this luscious wine.  Aromas of cherries and red rose, the palate shows hints of sweet raspberry and spice with a long, luxurious finish.  Pair this with grilled ribeye steaks, classic beef bourguignon, herb-rubbed pork tenderloin, or grilled whole trout with fennel and lemon. Aged in 100% French Oak for 18 months.  Drink now - 2020.


2012 Cab Cab Franc, Estate - $32 bottle new!
Biodynamic® grown.  60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Cabernet Franc.  
Dark garnet in color with aromas of cedar, spice and dried rose petals with luscious flavors of black cherries, currants and velvety tannins. It's built for drinking now as well as aging in the cellar for years to come. Pair with grilled steak, spice-crusted grilled leg of lamb, Moroccan spiced tagine, vegetarian medley with preserved lemon and olives, and caramelized onion-smothered gourmet burger with melted aged cheddar. Aged 12 months in French oak, 15% new.  Only 72 cases produced. Drink to 2022+.

2013 Estate Primitivo - $30 bottle new
100% Estate Primitivo.  Deep, concentrated flavors of blackberries, ripe plum, vanilla and spice. The big fruit mid-palate carries all the fruit to a bright, lingering finish.  Very lush and one of the best examples to date of our certified Biodynamic grown fruit.  This vintage should age excellently!  Pair with applewood smoked pork loin, chicken & eggplant parmesan, gilled gourmet sausages with onions & peppers over soft, creamy polenta, Manchego and raw, white cheddar cheese.  Aged for 12 months in 100% American Oak, 30% new. Unfined, unfiltered, native yeast.  114 cases produced. Drink now - 2022+.


2011 Cab Syrah, Estate - $32 bottle
Biodynamic® grown fruit. 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Syrah Opulent aromas of dark cherries and spice that slide into an integrated overlay of French oak. Black cherry and ripe raspberry flavors explode into a deep, rich concentrated lingering finish. Pairs with grilled, porcini crusted filet mignon, grilled lamb chops with rosemary, aged cheddar fondue, and spicy Italian sausage pasta with red sauce. Made from 100% Narrow Gate Vineyards' Estate Biodynamic® grown fruit. Drink now to 2018+.

2012 Petite Sirah Syrah, Estate - $28 bottle 
Biodynamic® grown fruit. 67% Syrah, 33% Petite Sirah.  Deep, dark purple in color this Estate grown Syrah dominant blend releases aromas of blueberries and spice. The wine is elegant and smooth with a blackberry and mocha mid-palate.  Nicely integrated tannins precede a long, sexy finish.  Terrific right now but will age beautifully in the years ot come. Aged in a combination of American and French oak. Only 71 cases made so get it while you can.  Drink now - 2021.

2013 Estate Water Tower - $34 bottle (Sold Out)
Biodynamic® grown fruit. 34% Mourvedre, 33% Syrah, 33% Grenache. This wine, showcasing nearly equal parts Mourvedre, Syrah, Grenache was made possible by an additional 1/2 acre planting of Mourvedre under the old 1958 original redwood water tower.  This water tower, illustrated on the wine's front label by local artist Joey Cattone used to feed water to the house and cow pasture and is still standing watch over the young vines planted on its south facing slope.  Deep, ripe cherry and vanilla aromas give way to tart cherries, raspberry jam, and spice that fill the palate with "expanding" fruit.  Silky tannins precede a long and complex finish.  Unfined, unfiltered, fermented on native yeast.  Aged 12 months in 100% French oak.  Only 71 cases made.  Drink now to 2024+  

2012 Syrah Viognier, Estate - $28 bottle 
Biodynamic® grown fruit. Made in a classic Northern Rhone, Cote Rotie style, our Estate Syrah is co-fermented with 8% Estate grown Viognier.  The aroma alone is enough to make you want to dive in and find out more about this unique, yet classic wine!  Aromas of soft cinnamon, lavender,  & blackberries precede flavors of blackberries, ripe plum, savory spice and well integrated French Oak.  It has good "grip" on the finish that signals there are many glorious years ahead for this wine.  Pair w/pan roasted duck breast, grilled lamb chops, lavender and honey glazed pork tenderloin and olive & mushroom tart.  Drink now to 2022+

2011 DUNAMIS, Estate - $36 bottle (almost sold out, '12 Futures available, please contact the winery)
Our flagship wine - this Chateauneuf du Pape style blend of 62% Grenache, 25% Syrah and 13% Mourvedre was made in a cool growing season.  Aromas of star anise, black plums, leather and spice.  Big flavors of raspberry liquor, clove and cinnamon. The big, long finish and deep rich tannins acknowledge the aging potential for up to 8+ years. Perfect with braised dishes, roasted meats, grilled duck w/Chinese five spices, goat cheese, & olive tapenade.  Aged 18 months in 100% French Oak, 20% new.  Drink now - 2019+

2012 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve  - $40 bottle new!
100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Dark garnet color with opulent, classic aromas of black currant and a hint of toasty oak. This is a big, full bodied wine with firm, yet soft, tannins.  Rich flavors of black cherries, a hint of violet and anise, and a lingering spice finish are trademarks of this Estate biodynamic grown wine. Pair with grilled rib eye, mushroom ragout on polenta, aged Vermont cheddar and charcuterie, and grilled flatiron steak with peppercorn sauce.  Aged 18 months in 100% American Oak, 20% new.  Drink now - 2019+

Lot '14 Chocolate Splash, Sierra Foothills - $26/bottle (500 ml)
This is Frank's "special blend" of Port (made from six classic port varietals) infused with 1.25% bittersweet, natural chocolate essence - what a combination! Yum! Ooh la la!

2012 Splash!, Sierra Foothills - $26/bottle (500 ml) 
A classic ruby style port wine made from six Portuguese varietals.  This wine is limited please call the winery to order.

Tawny Splash! - $28/bottle (500 ml) 
A 7 1/2 year non-vintage tawny style port made from six Portuguese varietals. This wine is limited, please call the winery

 

 

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