Well-Rounded, Comfortable, Consistent Wines
All from the Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California
90 pts – Wine Spectator - 2017 – The Emily’s Cuvée has a rich cranberry red color. Displaying intense aromas of bing cherries, warm, ripe raspberries, smoke and anise with a broad spectrum of flavors including cherry cola, strawberry and vanilla. Fleshy and rich…
Rich and intense, delivering concentrated flavors of blueberry, blackberry, plum and licorice.
93 pts – Wine Spectator - 2017 – “Concentrated red fruit and spice flavors are layered with creamy richness. Unctious midpalate, showing cedar and sandalwood details.” -KM
91 pts – Wine Spectator – 2017 “Delicate and concentrated flavors of raspberry, cherry and currant are silky and supported by medium-grained tannins. Richly spiced midpalate, with a long, caressing finish.” – KM
“the aromas of raspberry and rose petal arise from the glass along with blueberry and plum contributions”
From its full, cherry red color to the deep black cherry and blackberry aromas, this wine is a winner; very rich and full bodied, yet velvety soft on the palate.
90 pts – Wine Spectator – 2017 “Polished with plenty of spiciness to the luscious flavors of cherry tart, damson plum and dried raspberry…..Drink now through 2023″. – KM
93 pts – Tasting Panel – 2016 “Concentrated and mouth-coating, flavors of black raspberry, soy sauce and a hint of spearmint leave a lasting impression.” – Meridith May
Loaded with power yet retains a sense of finesse. Expansive aromas of blueberry and licorice lead to concentrated and complex flavors of blackberry pie, mineral and toasty cinnamon.
90 pts - Wine Enthusiast Advanced Buying Guide - Sept/2020 – 2017 “A bright nose of effusive red fruit leads the way to varietally satisfying elements of garrigue and mocha in this powerfully built wine. Thick tannin and oak cradle the mix of sweet and savory well, leading to a polished finish. – V.B.
The 2017 Mueller Primitivo was fermented in an open-top stainless tank, drained to French oak barrels and aged for about 20 months prior to bottling. The wine shows earthy, raspberry, and blueberry characteristics, rich in tannins with a refreshing acidity and a long finish.
92 pts – The Tasting Panel- 2017 “Aromas of lemon cake batter…palate opens with white tea floral notes…pretty, balanced white primed for great food pairing.” – Meridith May
We have made this delicious wine from the same grape vines since 1991. The vineyard is planted with the classic “Wente” clone with very small berries for maximum fruit intensity. Rich in pear, pineapple and banana, with full body and spicy oak finish.
Beautiful blush pink in color, this wine has a fun, high-toned fruity aroma. “First Blush” is a dry style Rosé with crisp acidity and a tangy finish.