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2021 Fall Release

2020 Mixed Whites Field Blend
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Our Mixed White block was established on Old Hill Ranch in 2011 as an ode to the unheralded white grape varieties found in many of Sonoma's historic field blends. Muscat, French Colombard, Chasselas, and Clairette Blanc cuttings came from Old Hill Ranch,  Gewürztraminer, Trousseau Gris and Riesling came from Compagni-Portis Vineyard, Muscadelle from Casa Santinamaria, Malvasia and Grenache Blanc from Rossi Ranch and Chenin Blanc from Carlisle. Grapes are whole-cluster pressed, fermented cool in Stainless and then aged in neutral barrels sur lees for 6 months. The wine is quite delicate with a hint of muscat spiciness with a bright natural acidity.

2019 Bambino
Old Hill Ranch

$24.00 750mL

The now mature "Bambino" vines were planted in 2000 and represent our "young vine" Zinfandel.  The 2019 blend is at least 75% Zinfandel that is co-fermented with Petite Sirah and Alicante Bouchet. 

Fermented with indigenous yeast without any nutrient additions. Aged in neutral French oak for approximately 10 months.

Total SO2 47 ppm
TA 5.6 g/l
pH 3.68
alc 14.2%
1192 cases

2019 Ancient Field Blend
Old Hill Ranch

$38.00 750mL

Our "Ancient Field Blend" comes from the original vines that were planted on Old Hill Ranch in the 1880's.  Approximately 65% Zinfandel with the remaining varieties co harvested and fermented together.  Includes Grenache, Alicante Bouschet, Petite Sirah, Grand Noir, Syrah, Carignan, and Mourvedre to name a few. 12 Acres, 30 grape varieties, 1 wine.

alc 15.4%
612 cases

2019 Mixed Blacks

$40.00 750mL

The term "Mixed Blacks" was coined by old-timey grape growers in reference to the non-Zinfandel grapes in a field blend, and that is exactly what this wine is: everything but the Zin! Roughly half of this blend is composed of Grenache and Alicante Bouchet, while the other half contains the remaining 30 or so varieties that exist in the field blend.

Alc. 14.8%.
123 cases produced.

2019 Cabernet Sauvignon
Old Hill Ranch

$46.00 750mL

The six-acre block of Cabernet Sauvignon was planted on Old Hill Ranch in 1983 by our neighbor who leased the vineyard until 2004. The original vines were planted on AXR rootsock, meaning that they are infected with phyloxera and their roots are compromised.  The net effect is a very devigorated vine, producing low yields.  The wines from this block tend towards austere and lean, harking back to Cabernets of yesteryear...

alc. 14.2 %

2021 Spring Release

2019 Anne’s Field Blend
Upper 5th Vineyard

$32.00 750mL

2019 Anne's Field Blend

Our Mom, Anne Teller has been farming commercially in Sonoma Valley since the late 1970’s. Her 50-acre farm includes the Upper 5th Vineyard, a century old, one-acre vineyard that is promiscuously interplanted with nut and fruit trees. Managed with Anne’s conscientious and benevolent farming practices, including no-till dry farming.

The Upper 5th is a field blend of five grape varieties:
67% Zinfandel  |  19% Peloursin  |  8% Petite Sirah
3% Carignane  |  3% French Colombard

96 Cases
Alc. 14.8%

2019 Ancient Grenache
Old Hill Ranch

$40.00 750mL

This Grenache is selectively and exclusively harvested from the ancient vines, and is thus some of the oldest vine Grenache in the state. The blend consists of approximately 85% Grenache, with the remaining grapes a blend of Syrah, Carignane, Mourvedre, and Alicante Bouschet.

54 Cases
Alc. 14.8%

2019 Otto’s Grenache
Old Hill Ranch

$40.00 750mL

Otto’s Grenache was planted to honor our Step Father Otto Teller.  Opinionated and cantankerous, Otto believed grapevines were too coddled and needed great stress to produce the best wines.  This field blend was planted in 2010 on a modestly steep hillside that faces the hot setting sun. The soils are shallow, between two to three feet deep, and they are underlain with a thick impermeable volcanic tuff made from ejected rock and ash that is compacted and cemented into rock.  If these growing conditions aren't challenging enough, the vines are also dry farmed.  Average yields are low primarily because the berries are so small and these grapes produce very intense and colorful wine.  

103 Cases
Alc. 14.3%