• Pasterick Wine

    The Vineyard of Pasterick is nestled on the western hillside of beautiful Dry Creek Valley with ten acres planted to Syrah and Viognier.  Our annual production is approximately 1,000 cases of Estate Wines produced with methods used in the Northern Rhone in France.  We believe wine is made in the vineyard, and strive to let the fruit be expressed in each bottle.

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    The Vineyard of Pasterick is nestled on the western hillside of beautiful Dry Creek Valley with ten acres planted to Syrah and Viognier.  Our annual production is approximately 1,000 cases of Estate Wines produced with methods used in the Northern Rhone in France.  We believe wine is made in the vineyard, and strive to let the fruit be expressed in each bottle.

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    The Vineyard of Pasterick is nestled on the western hillside of beautiful Dry Creek Valley with ten acres planted to Syrah and Viognier.  Our annual production is approximately 1,000 cases of Estate Wines produced with methods used in the Northern Rhone in France.  We believe wine is made in the vineyard, and strive to let the fruit be expressed in each bottle.

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2014 Estate Syrah

Price: $48.00
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We are pleased to release our Dry Creek Valley 2014 Estate Syrah this month. the sense of place is real, the wine is very deep and sensual in the glass with an intense, dark color, an almost light bending black,. You will find essences of dark blue-black fruits, along with complex aromas of anise, vanilla, bay laurel, olive, smoked meats, and mocha. Expect your wine to arrive during the month of October. May our wine bring you pleasure.

 

This Syrah was hand harvested on September 5th and September 12th 2014, with sugars averaging about 24.5 brix. About 3% Viognier was picked and added to the open top fermentors. The must was cold-soaked for three days. The must was then inoculated with Syrah yeast, the cap hand punched three times a day. Basket pressed between September 18th and 26th into 400 liter Taransaud French Oak where it aged for three years. The wine was bottled, unfined and unfiltered on September 1 and 2, 2017 with a TA of 0.70, ph of 3.97 and an alcohol of 15.2%. We produced 540 cases of 750 ml bottles ($48 per bottle) and 48 magnum bottles ($110 per bottle).
 
Our entry of the 2014 Estate Syrah to the International WOmen’s Winemaking Competition resulted in 96pts, Best of Class, Double Gold! 

2013 Estate Syrah

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The composed yet punchy palate of dark fruit accentuates a highly developed wine showing off sensory intensity that rivals the sense of the Yosemite valley. The 2013 vintage has loads of bright flavors to brighten your mood after a long day.  While this wine in particular showcases some of Syrah’s more earthy characteristics, such as chocolate, leather and pipe tobacco, when this wine opens up, you’ll be graced with dark fruits such as stone fruit and blackberries, and delightful vanilla with herbal overtones. The tannins are soft, the mouth feel is smooth and pleasant, and the wine leaves you with warm fuzzy feelings.  

Harvest for this vintage began September 9, and was completed on September 13 2013. This beautiful fruit, in accordance with family tradition, arrived at the cave to be processsed just as the first sunlight was hitting the valley floor. We cofermented the Syrah with about 3% Viognier, pressed it into Taransaud 400L French Oak puncheons to age for 3 years, and bottle aged for a 4th year before release. 

2012 Estate Syrah

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Our 2012 vintage is an aromatic ally complex and well balanced wine, deep red in color, with a small amount of opacity. It’s showcasing its fruity side; the tannins are softening; it starts out with dark fruit, hints of cocoa and pipe tobacco, and as it opens up, bright red fruits, vanilla, tea, and cherries.  

Harvest for this vintage began September 21 and continued until October 7 - our longest harvest time. We began to process before the sun had made its appearance for the day.  Summer was winding down, but it was still very warm in the late afternoons, and crisp in the early mornings while we processed our year’s harvest of fruit for 2012. 
 

2011 Estate Syrah

Price: $52.00
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Our 2011 Estate Syrah has a perfumed, elegant nose with hints of licorice, vanilla, black fruit, white pepper  and mocha.  The richness on the palate is pure and fresh with notes of luscious and generous black fruit, that evolves into a long and silky finish.

Hand harvesting began at 2am on September 29th and was completed about 11 am with sugars averaging 25 brix.  About 3% Viognier was picked and added to the open top fermentors.  The grapes were cold-soaked for three days.  The must was then inoculated with Syrah yeast, the cap hand punched three times a day.  Basket pressed between October 10th and 12th into 400 liter Taransaud French Oak where it aged for three years.  The wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered on August 12, 2014 with a TA of 0.60. ph of 4.11 and an alcohol of 15%.  We produced 440 cases of 750 ml bottles and 44 magnum bottles.

2010 Estate Syrah

Price: $54.00
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Our 2010 Estate Syrah is red black with deep dark color tints.  The nose has powerful and intense aromas of ripe, black fruits, olive notes and asian spices.  This wine is supple with balance between the finesse of the aromas and an explosive richness of flavor.  Overall the 2010 Estate Syrah is structured, concentrated with a silky texture and a long intense finish.

Hand harvesting began at 2 am on October 3 and was completed by mid-morning.  Immediately after crushing our Syrah about 3% Viognier was added to each open top fermentor.  We cold soaked the two grapes for 96 hours, then inoculated with ‘syrah’ yeast isolated in the Rhone Valley.  The co-fermenting Syrah/Viognier wine was hand punched three times a day then basket pressed between October 16 and 20 into Taransaud 400 liter French Oak puncheons. The 2010 Estate Syrah received its oak upbringing until August 22, 2013 when it was bottled unfined and unfiltered with a TA of 0.60, ph of 4.12 and alcohol of 15 1/2%.  564 cases of 750ml bottles were produced along with 12 cases of magnums. 

2009 Estate Syrah

Price: $56.00
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Our 2009 Estate Syrah is deep dark ruby in color, a profound concentration of ripe berry fruit and oriental spices, full bodied, great depth and length as well as amazing tannin that will take us well into two decades.

Hand harvesting began at 2 am on September 15 and completed on September 16. At the end of each day about 3% Viognier was added to each open top fermentor.  We cold soaked the two grapes for 72 hours,, then inoculated with ‘syrah’ yeast isolated in the Rhone Valley.  The co-fermenting Syrah/Viognier wine was hand punched three times a day then pressed into Taransaud 400 liter French Oak puncheons. The 2009 Estate Syrah received its oak upbringing until August 23, 2012 when it was bottled unfined and unfiltered with a TA of 0.56, ph of 4.1 and alcohol of 14.4%.  562 cases of 750ml bottles were produced along with 10 cases of magnums. 

2016 DCV Cabernet

Price: $60.00
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Pasterick’s latest addition to our repertoire is this elegant Cabernet, which we blended with 5% of our estate Syrah.  We selected Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from vineyards that we knew quite well from both the eastern and the western hillsides of Dry Creek Valley. We chose Syrah from the Pasterick Winery Brown Hill, because the fruit and subsequent wine off this hillside compliment Cabernet’s traditionally jammy characteristics.  A decadent and inviting three palate act composed in perfect harmony between lovely red fruit, proud mouth feel and texture, and an undeniably persistent finish. Truly an expression of Dry Creek Cabernet Sauvignon at its finest. You will experience the perfume of crushed blueberries, black currants, blackberry, Cassis and hints of vanilla generously developed with sweet refined and spicy fruit. This Hermitaged Cabernet can be served with classic meats such as veal, pork, lamb duck, game and roasted chicken.
We bottled our 2016 Dry Creek valley Cabernet Sauvignon on September 7, 2018.  
The TA was 0.75, ph 3.51 and an alcohol of 14 ½% by volume.  
If we may digress a little for a moment - Our interest in creating a cabernet has two historical parts: A family visit to the Rhone Valley, where we had the opportunity to taste exceptional Hermitage and Côte-Rôtie wines. After tasting those, we wanted to create a ‘Hermitaged’ Cabernet of our own.  Also, in the late 80s, in the basement of our house in St Helena, we (Gerry, Diane and Alexis) crafted our very fist wine, from 200 cabernet vines in our steep rocky back yard, and Alexis crushed the grapes like Lucille Ball, with her feet while she danced to Beatles music.

 

 

2018 Estate Rose of Syrah

Price: $24.00
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Our 2018 Rosé of Syrah is bright and crisp…like drinking the first bite of a ripe apple. This is a textured rose that’s light and delicate yet incredibly rewarding. Notes of strawberry, peach, and fresh rose garden will have you dreaming of the Mediterranean or that perfect summers day. Its acids are in good balance and at 10.6% alcohol it’s like it was meant to be enjoyed at lunch, with a follow up glass to keep the first one company.  Deliciously fruity but dry, sometimes its hard to believe that the rosé is made from the same vineyards as our delightfully dark and complex Syrah.  What a difference a couple weeks makes (for the must to be in contact with the skins during fermentation)

This wine was harvested August 22 to 24, 2018, and went straight from the vineyard into the press, and from the press into barrels where it went through fermentation.  Light and perky like rosé often is, it’s also hearty enough to be enjoyed with a wide spectrum of cuisine.
 

2018 Estate Viognier

Price: $42.00
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Our 2018 viognier harvest was small but mighty, and the result we all agree is beautiful! We brought in a half ton; just enough to fill one barrel, which holds 225 liters. Viognier as a varietal often has savory and tropical characteristics, this year’s Viognier is sensual and exotic, both tropical and perfumey, and also has an inherent savory quality to it.  This opulent wine excites with notes of stone fruit and the tropics, fills the mouth like cream and honey, and finishes with warmth and length that subtly reminds you of butterscotch well after its gone. The bouquet on this wine is so divine that Chanel might even want to bottle it up.Harvested in the morning on September 20, 2018, the grapes were whole cluster pressed, and barrel fermented.  Primary fermentation finished on October 10, it then went through malolactic fermentation, and was bottled on July 24, 2019.  You will find aromas of apricots, honey, vanilla, tropical fruits and teas.  In total, 24 cases were produced.

2010 Estate Angle of Repose Syrah

Price: $95.00
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Our 2010 Angle of Repose is savory and deeply floral, elegant and sensually spiced, complimented by rich fruits and exotic minerality, a persistent textured length that keeps opening. Everything you would expect from ‘The Angle”.

This is the fourth time since 2001 that we have had enough Syrah grapes from our Angle of Repose block for one 400 Liter puncheon.  The grapes were harvested on October 3, 2010 at 24.3 brix, co-fermented with about 5% Viognier, basket pressed on October 16, and then aged for 42 months in a new 400 liter Taransaud French Oak puncheon.  Bottled on April 22, 2014 with an alcohol of 13.9%.  Only 44 cases produced. 

2009 Estate Angle of Repose Syrah

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The 2009 Angle of Repose from our steepest hillside block is almost india ink black with full dark berry fruit, spice, subtle minerality, and vanilla all coming together in an enticing nose, seamless on the palate,  with a memorable, long lasting finish.

Approximately three-quarters of a ton of Syrah grapes was hand harvested from The Angle of Repose block along with about 5% Viognier on September 15, 2009.  The must was cold soaked for three days, then co-fermented in an open top fermentor, three times a day the cap was punched down, basket-pressed into a new 400 liter Taransaud French oak puncheon where it lived for 42 months.  The Angle was bottled unfined and unfiltered on April 17, 2013.  44 cases of 750 ml bottles were produced with an alcohol of 13.8%, TA 0.60 and ph 3.9.

Gold Medal Pack

Price: $167.40
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Taste through the wines that have received gold medals in various competitions over the years 

This Pack includes three Estate Syrahs, and our Dry Creek Valley Cabernet

2010 Estate Syrah- 

2012 Estate Syrah

2014 Estate Syrah 

2016 DCV Cabernet 

Enjoy!

Family Favorite Vertical Pack

Price: $145.80
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A short vertical selection of thre of our favorite vintages

2009 Estate Syrah

2010 Estate Syrah

2011 Estate Syrah