RED WINES

We are proud of our collection of white wines that showcase our expertise and skill in transforming grapes from artisanal growers into spectacular wines that you can enjoy at all occasions.


 
 
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2016 CABERNET SAUVIGNON - OAKVILLE

We have always sought to obtain absolute perfection in our Cabernet Sauvignon and this Oakville fruit represents the best of what we ferment.  The fragrant bouquet offers up voluptuous black cherries and currents woven together with layers of rich French oak extract. The structure is massive and densely packed.  The concentrated, full-bodied flavors of crème de cassis, vanilla, and espresso persist through the long power packed finish.  The Oakville Reserve will pair beautifully with a wide variety of rich foods and will age easily for the next 10-15 years.  

Composition:    95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot

Alcohol:        14.8% by Vol

Aging:        100% French Oak

Release Date:      October 2017

 
 
 
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2016 CABERNET SAUVIGNON CLRT - Napa Valley

We have always sought to obtain absolute perfection in our Cabernet Sauvignon and CLRT Napa Valley lives up to that goal.  The fragrant bouquet offers up voluptuous chocolate-infused cherries seductively woven together with hints of fresh pipe tobacco and cola.  The concentrated, full-bodied flavors of crème de cassis, blueberries, vanilla, and fresh cocoa persist through the long caressing finish. 

Composition: 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc

Alcohol: 14.3% by Vol

Aging: 100% French Oak

Production: 1120 Cases (750 ml)

 
 
 
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2016 malbec - alexander valley

Blacksmith Cellars has been hand crafting artisan batches of wine since 2001.  Our grapes are chosen from small vineyards all over the state where we find a meeting of Terroir and quality farming.  We hope you enjoy these very special small production wines.

 
 
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2016 merlot - dry creek valley

The Dry Creek Merlot exhibits tremendous elegance and finesse across the palate.  The mid palate is broad and velvety, which transitions seamlessly into a balanced and persistent finish.  The fragrant bouquet offers up lush tones of violet intermixed with lavender and blackberry, while rich flavors of olive, crème de cassis and cocoa nibs highlight the purity of this multidimensional and elegantly styled wine.   

Composition: 90%  Merlot, 8%  Cabernet Sauvignon, 2%   Petit Verdot

Alcohol: 14.5% by Vol

Aging: 100% French Oak

Release Date: August 15, 2018

 
 
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2016 merlot - napa valley

The Merlot is blended with a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon to add depth to the mid-pallet and extension to the finish.  Only 2% was used however so that the velvety rich texture of the Merlot would not be lost.  Symmetry and balance are the key characteristics of this wine which offers a fragrant bouquet of violet intermixed with lavender and black cherry.  Oak spice, black olive, and rich cassis fill out the pallet which extends into a beautifully balanced finish.

Composition: 98% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol: 14.5% by Vol

Aging: 19 Months French Oak

Production: 150 Cases (750 ml)

 
 
 
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2016 pinot noir - north coast california

Blacksmith Cellars has been hand crafting artisan batches of wine since 2001.  Our grapes are chosen from small vineyards all over the state where we find a meeting of Terroir and quality farming.  We hope you enjoy these very special small production wines.

 
 
 
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2017 counoise - california

This vintage of the Counoise exhibits classic varietal characteristics coupled with very light coloring.  It is light bodied and beautifully balanced with bright acidity and low alcohol levels.  Aromas of fresh strawberry and a hint of anise give this wine ambition but the pallet remains modest and inviting for casual sipping and food pairings.

Composition: 100% Counoise              

Alcohol: 13% by Vol

Aging: 9 months in T-5 French Oak barrels               

Production: 25 Cases (750 ml)

 
 
 
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2017 nero d'avola - california

This vintage of the Nero d’Avola exhibits classic varietal characteristics.  It is full bodied but not overly tannic.  Modest alcohol levels combined with balanced acidity bring bright fruit flavors of red cherry, black currents and plum to the forefront with beautiful back ground levels of oak spice from tight grain French oak barrels.

Composition: 100% Nero d’Avola

Alcohol: 12.5% by Vol

Aging: 9 months in T-5 French Oak barrels

Production: 25 Cases (750 ml)