Purple Wine Company is based in Graton, CA. It's mission is to create wines that offer outstanding value, are high quality and consistent in style from vintage ...
The 2013 Raeburn Russian River Valley Chardonnay shows an array of complex fruit tones ranging from white pear and apple to nectarine. The fruit is beautifully complemented with toasted oak, vanilla and hints of warm Crème Brûlée with a balanced and elegant finish. — 5 years ago
The 2011 vintage in Cariñena was hot and dry, with yields up to ten percent lower than average. The smaller crop gave the grapes more time to ripen on the vine, with harvest ten days later than typical. The village of Paniza enjoyed an even longer growing season than neighbors in lower, hotter elevations, with excellent flavor development in the grapes. Harvest took place from mid-‐September through the end of October. After harvest, the grapes were destemmed, crushed and fermented primarily in stainless steel tanks. Grapes from lower elevations went through a cold maceration for several days to extract aromatics and berry fruit flavors, while grapes from the higher elevations were sent directly to the fermenter for an extended fermentation to preserve the intensity of flavor in the old vine grapes. The wine was aged for 6 months in a combination of French and American oak barrels for additional roundness and texture. The wine tastes of ripe, juicy wild strawberry, red cherry and blackberry framed by supple tannins. Floral notes of violet and rose petal complement the oak notes of mocha and vanilla on the finish.Try Alto Cinco with roasted meats & poultry or hearty fish stews. With crispness and silky tannins, it’s delightful paired with tomato dishes such as classic Catalan grilled bread with tomatoes, garlic and olive oil or simply on its own. — 5 years ago
Flint & Steel adds a crisp flinty backbone to classic Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc. A lovely nose of honeysuckle, peach and grapefruit rind is followed by flavors of mango, kiwi, lemongrass & freshly squeezed grapefruit. The wine is medium bodied with a smooth and refreshing finish. — 5 years ago
Avalon celebrates the world’s most popular grape, Cabernet Sauvignon. Our California Cabernet Sauvignon is produced from grapes grown in
selected vineyards located throughout California’s top growing regions.
These are some of the core regions we source from to craft our final blend:
Napa Valley: Where Cab is King. We blend grapes from our partner growers throughout the Napa Valley to create the core of our CAB. From the valley floor, to mountain vineyards, these grapes add backbone and complexity to
our final blend.
Lodi Appellation: This appellation adds what we call the “Yum Factor” that is represented in wines produced from this warmer growing region. Lodi’s “East Side” vineyard’s red soil and climate are perfect for producing rich, lush
Cabernet Sauvignon that sets the stage for our final blend.
Paso Robles Appellation: Our Paso Robles vineyard selections add a
powerful elegance to the wine and shows prominently in the final blend with its dark fruit flavors, deep color and bright acidity.
Monterey County: Monterey’s cooler climate adds bright fruit and light herbal tones that bring the final blend together. This brightness makes Avalon more versatile with a wide selection of foods which is why we refer to this
wine as your “Go-To CAB”
— 5 years ago
The 2012 Calista Coast Range Pinot Noir is deep ruby red in color with aromatics of dried cherries, rose petal, violet and roasted coffee bean. Rhubarb, cherry and notes of cranberry flow through the palate to a balanced and lengthy finish of mixed dark fruit and black tea. — 5 years ago
Barrels are for going over waterfalls. Stainless steel calls out to us. Who would want to obscure our luscious fruit flavors underneath a cloak of oak? Our 2012 Naked Chardonnay was fermented in stainless steel, is 100% Chardonnay and is to be enjoyed in all its Naked splendor.
With fresh aromas of lemon and grapefruit, this Chardonnay defines summer in a glass. Juicy flavors of lemon and nectarine, along with its bright acidity and
crisp finish will have you coming back for more and more.
A great wine to pair with any summer salad, oysters, chicken dish or simply enjoy on its own. We don’t care if you drink with your clothes on or off, just drink Naked. — 5 years ago
Avalon celebrates the world’s most popular grape, Cabernet Sauvignon. Our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is produced from grapes grown in selected sub-appellations within this world famous growing region.
Rutherford AVA: Producing world renown Cabernet for over a century, this distinct terroir reflects the legendary “Rutherford Dust” and adds a powerful elegance and complexity to the wine.
Atlas Peak AVA: Classic Napa mountain fruit. Temperatures tend to be about 10 degrees cooler than the valley floor. This allows for longer hang time and flavor development that adds concentration and complexity to the wine.
Chiles Valley District: Nestled in the Vaca Mountains on the northeast side of Napa Valley, this appellation has a warmer climate than other portions of Napa Valley and adds lush, rich fruit flavors and velvety tannins.
Coombsville AVA: A newly designated AVA, Coombsville has moderate temperatures and a long slow growing season. These vineyards provide excellent structure and mouth feel, along with underlying layers of earth and mineral flavors. — 5 years ago