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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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    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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2019 Estate Rose of Syrah

Price: $24.00
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Before sunup on August 24,2019 we picked the first half of our rose, a ton of Syrah from A Block with 19.5 brix. Using our basket press we gently squeezed the juice from the whole clusters. The must chilled and settled overnight. We then transferred the pale rose juice into experience barrels where we inoculated  with rose yeast from the Bandol region in France. On the morning of August 27, 2019 we picked the second half - a ton of Syrah from S Block, at 18 brix. The process was repeated and by sundown on August 28, our 2019 Rose of Syrah was a go! Malolactic fermentation was subsequently finished in February 2020. The individually finished wines, beautiful in both their respective natures, were blended in perfect harmony to create something even more divine. The resulting product was bottled on April 9, 2020

One look at this wine and your world goes from black and white to technicolor, a beautiful copper hued salmon. The primary characteristics are strawberry and watermelon with secondary undertones of vanilla, citrus zest, and crunchy greens. A bright crisp mouthfeel and smooth long finish. The alcohol is 10.4% by volume, great to enjoy while having a Winnie the Pooh day, counting clouds. Pairs well with just about everything, prosciutto, pizza, bbq, salads, pasta or even Gram’s homemade chili!

 

$24 per bottle, plus tax

 

2018 Estate Rose of Syrah

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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.
 

2017 DCV Reserve Cabernet

Price: $60.00
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This is our second release of Reserve Cabernet. This is an elegant Cabernet, which we blended with 5% of our estate Syrah. Our Cabernet was harvested on October 13, 2017 from the eastern hillside vineyard of Ray Teldeshi. Cold soaked for 72 hours, yeast innoculted on October 16, basket pressed on October 25 then aged for 23 months in new Taransaud French Oak. We added about 5% Syrah from our Brown Hill. This wine is decadent and inviting three act play, 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. This Hermitaged Cabernet can be served with classic meats such as veal, pork, lamb duck, game and roasted chicken. 

We bottled our 2017 Dry Creek valley Cabernet Sauvignon on September 11, 2019, The TA was 0.75, ph 3.51 and an alcohol of 14 1⁄2% by volume.
We are releasing our Reserve Cabernet to our Club JADS members at $60 per bottle. Three bottle shipping is $38, six bottle shipping is $44 and 12 bottles or more at complimentary. Please let us know your wishes. 

 

 

2016 DCV Reserve Cabernet

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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.

 

 

2015 Estate Syrah

Price: $48.00
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Once again the ranch produced a big, lush, savory, intense, sensual and complex Syrah. We are pleased to release this wine to our Club JADS members, beginning next Monday, September 23. Our 2015 Estate Syrah delivers all three acts...and has a concentrated deep dark inky color with gorgeous notes of black current, black fruits, blue fruits, figs and sweet spices with complex flavors of anise, bay, honey and vanillin oak on the palette. You will also experience the flavors of dark reds and white and black pepper aromas as you enjoy the beautiful soft mouth feel as well as an extremely long easy finish Our family prides itself on operating the vineyard with minimum intervention and we believe wine is made in the vineyard. May our wine bring you pleasure as you discover the fruit expressed in each bottle.

 

2014 Estate Syrah

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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

Price: $50.00
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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.