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Acaibo

The grapes benefited from a dry, hot, sunny summer that has placed 2012 among the truly exceptional vintages. The long days with sunshine abound, coupled with cool nights provided perfect ripening conditions, resulting in a quite remarkable richness in the grapes when they were harvested. The excellent health of the grapes and fine late summer conditions enabled each plot to be harvested at just the right time...

The 2012 Acaibo is remarkable for its very intense, almost seductive expression of aromas. The bouquet offers an elegant combination of floral notes (violets), spices (pepper, cinnamon, liquorice and vanilla), red fruit (blackberries and raspberries) and earthy undertones.
On the palate, there is a balance between richness, finesse, freshness and power that verges on perfection. This wine is voluptuous & smooth with finely textured tannins, a full-bodied mouth feel and a very long finish.There can be no doubt that this is an exceptional vintage that is already very generous on the palate, and shows excellent potential to improve further over time.

Price : 69$

<div>Acaibo</div> - 2012
Hand picking
Cabernet Sauvignon 46 %, Merlot 53 %, Cabernet Franc 1%
13,9
750 cases

Ava : Sonoma County
Soil : Volcanic Ash, Clay
Surface of Vineyard : 24 acres
Growing : Organic farmed
Planted :1998

State of the art reception line with vibrating tables throughout to minimize impact. Berries are meticulously sorted by hand and the advanced “Mistral” wind system leaving only the highest in quality.

Small lot fermentation in thermo regulated stainless steel tanks with 5 days of cold soak followed by alcoholic fermentation. MLF follows in barrel.
An average of 18 months in French Oak barrels sourced from the finest forests of central France. 70 % are new barrels from a mix of world-class coopers with an array of toast profiles.

Fairly dry spring brought on bud break a couple of weeks earlier than usual and the early development continued throught flowering, veraison, harvest. Growing conditions were perfect throughout the summer. Grapes had a long hanging time to achieve full maturity and concentrate flavours. 2013 show pure and polished tannins with good acidity to age well. Its an outstanding vintage.

2013 is a legendary vintage for Californians wines.The combination of  weather and our hillside vineyard exposure were perfect to growing our grapes and give us the ability to wait for the optimal picking conditions. They arrived in pristine conditions at our winery.Translucent dark red, fesh subtle oak and full berries flavours.Crisp and invigorating at first, then more plummy, hints of spice, mouthfilling without force, gracefully tailored with silky tannins. Hard to resist. Great balance between power and elegance.Very appealing in its youth but will age beautifully over the next decade. We loved its precision and elegance.

Price : 75$

<div>Acaibo</div> - 2013
Hand picking
Cabernet Sauvignon 56 % , Merlot 34 %, Cabernet Franc 10 %
13,9
1500 cases

Ava : Sonoma County
Soil : Volcanic Ash, Clay
Surface of Vineyard : 24 acres
Growing : Organic farmed
Planted : 1998

State of the art reception line with vibrating tables throughout to minimize impact. Berries are meticulously sorted by hand and the advanced “Mistral” wind system leaving only the highest in quality.
Small lot fermentation in thermo regulated stainless steel tanks with 5 days of cold soak followed by alcoholic fermentation. MLF follows in barrel.
An average of 18 months in French Oak barrels sourced from the finest forests of central France. 70 % are new barrels from a mix of world-class coopers with an array of toast profiles.
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Amaino

Fairly dry spring brought on bud break a couple of weeks earlier than usual and the early development continued throught flowering, veraison, harvest. Growing conditions were perfect throughout the summer. Grapes had a long hanging time to achieve full maturity and concentrate flavours.2013 show pure and polished tannins with good acidity to age well.

Aged in french oak barrel for 12 months.Vineyard site is a natural amphitheater, our perfect exposure combined with foggy night and warm afternoon allow us to have concentration of color and aromas with perfect ripeness in a grape.
Vibrant ruby color, this wine has a luscious fruit driven nose, reminiscence of plums, ripe red fruit, chocolate and liquorice.
Persist in a palate with good fruits tones complimented by silky tannins that carry wine to a velvety finish. Drink up to 2025.

Price : 49$

<div>Amaino</div> - 2014
Hand picking
Cabernet sauvignon 66 %, Cabernet Franc 25 %, Merlot 9 %
13,9
330 cases

Ava : Sonoma County
Soil : Volcanic Ash, Clay
Surface of Vineyard : 24 acres
Growing : Organic farmed
Planted : 1998

State of the art reception line with vibrating tables throughout to minimize impact. Berries are meticulously sorted by hand and the advanced “Mistral” wind system leaving only the highest in quality
Small lot fermentation in thermo regulated stainless steel tanks with 5 days of cold soak followed by alcoholic fermentation. MLF follows in barrel.
An average of 18 months in French Oak barrels sourced from the finest forests of central France. 70 % are new barrels from a mix of world-class coopers with an array of toast profiles.
Wine Enthusiast
92 pts

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G/C LURTON

Season start as one of the driest with only 40 % of normal rainfall at mid season. April rains revigorate soils and vines. A classic spring and summer without any extremes allowed grapes to ripe perfectly and concentrated flavours with warms days and cool foggy nights.The excellent health of the grapes and fine late summer conditions enabled each plot to be harvested at their best. 2014 is a superb vintage.

First vintage of this wine came from block 2, best plot for merlot grapes in our estate.
Capturing morning sun and continuing uninterrupted into the afternoon, grapes reach perfect level of maturity.
Exceptionnal fruit, color, density shows just how good this varietal can be when growing on our unique terroir.
Deep garnet color, nose offers savory aromas of blackberries ,dark cherries and hints of mint, cocoa.Rich fruit flavor combined with silky tannins and good balance creating a rich and fresh mouthfeel. Drink now up to 2020.

Price : 34$

<div>G / C Lurton</div> - 2014
Hand picking
Merlot 100 %, from Block 2
13,9
660 cases

Ava : Chalk Hill
Soil : Volcanic Ash, Clay
Surface of the vineyard : 24 acres
Growing : Organic farmed
Planted : 1998

State of the art reception line with vibrating tables throughout to minimize impact. Berries are meticulously sorted by hand and the advanced “Mistral” wind system leaving only the highest in quality.
Small lot fermentation in thermo regulated stainless steel tanks with 5 days of cold soak followed by alcoholic fermentation. MLF follows in barrel.

Twelve months in French Oak barrels sourced from the finest forests of central France. 10 % are new barrels from a mix of world-class coopers with an array of toast profiles.

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G&C Lurton Merlot Natural

Vineyard site is a natural amphitheater, our perfect exposure combined with foggy night and warm afternoon allow us to have concentration of color and aromas with perfect ripeness in a grape.
Vibrant ruby color, this wine has a luscious fruit driven nose, reminiscence of plums, ripe red fruit. Persist in a palate with good fruits tones complimented by silky tannins that carry wine to a velvety finish.

Fairly dry spring brought on bud break a couple of weeks earlier than usual and the early development continued throught flowering, veraison, harvest. Growing conditions were perfect throughout the summer. Grapes had a long hanging time to achieve full maturity and concentrate flavours.The 2017 show pure and polished tannins with good acidity .
A very unique, fresh fruit scent light to medium bodied red wine.

<div>G&C Lurton Merlot Natural</div> - 2017
Hand picking, September 8th, 2017 at night to keep fruit cool.
Merlot : 100 %
12,9 %
50 cases bt

Ava : Chalk Hill
Soil : Volcanic Ash, Clay
Surface of the vineyard : 24 acres
Growing : Organic farmed
Planted : 1998

Berries are meticulously sorted by hand and the advanced “Mistral” wind system leaving only the highest in quality.

Purovino Method: The Purovino method consists in having the grapes (right after harvest) exposed to a certain dose of ozone air while keeping the fruit at a relatively low temperature for at least 15 hours. The impact of the ozone leads to an eradication of any kind of microorganisms present in the grapes while enhancing the anti-oxidant characteristics as well as tannins and anthocyanins (color).

2 year old French oak barrel for 6 months. This wine is called Au Naturel which stands for natural wine. Our organic farming and minimal winemaking input approach led us to go even further by making a wine that had no preservative (sulfites).

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G&C Lurton Sauvignon

Viluko vineyards is nestled between Calistoga and Santa Rosa in the rocky hillside of the Mayacamas Mountains that separate Sonoma Valley from Napa Valley. An organic niche of 37 acres. The terrain is diverse with elevations of 600 to 1100 ft above sea level.

2017 saw a perfect growing season. A warm spring jumpstarted bud break and an ideal June and July followed with moderate daytime temperature and cool nights. August was allowing for an even and steady growing season which encouraged the fruit to ripen uniformly.We picked the grape early , the steep gravelly site is dry farmed producing canopies of low vigor and small yields. The resulting wine pops with bright acidity and exceptionnal flavors.
<div>G&C Lurton Sauvignon</div> - 2017
Hand picking on September 7th, Harvest yield : 2 tons per acre
Sauvignon Blanc 100%
13,2 %
125 cases bt

Ava : Sonoma County
Soil : Rock, Volcanic, Alluvial
Surface of the vineyard : 37 acres
Growing : Organic farmed

Certified Organic by CCOF

The whole clusters were gently pressed over several cycles culling any tannin to allow for only the purest free run. This juice went to an insulated stainless tank on its own lees for six month.MLF was arrested to preserve the fresh delicate fruit flavors.
This is a well balanced and refreshing Sauvignon with hue of ripe lemon and bright reflects.Expressive aromas of grapefruit complemented by key lime and lemon with hints of lychee.Crispy finishing with a sweep of minerality.

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G&C Lurton L'Orange

Viluko vineyards is nestled between Calistoga and Santa Rosa in the rocky hillside of the Mayacamas Mountains that separate Sonoma Valley from Napa Valley. An organic niche of 37 acres. The terrain is diverse with elevations of 600 to 1100 ft above sea level.

2017 saw a perfect growing season. A warm spring jumpstarted bud break and an ideal June and July followed with moderate daytime temperature and cool nights. August was allowing for an even and steady growing season which encouraged the fruit to ripen uniformly.We picked the grape early , the steep gravelly site is dry farmed producing canopies of low vigor and small yields. The resulting wine pops with bright acidity and exceptionnal flavors.

Winemaking

Purovino Method : The Purovino method consists in having the grapes (right after harvest) exposed to a certain dose of ozone air while keeping the fruit at a relatively low temperature for at least 15 hours. The impact of the ozone leads to an eradication of any kind of micro- organisms present in the grapes while enhancing the anti-oxidant characteristicsas well as tannins and anthocyanins (color).

<div>G&C Lurton L'Orange</div> - 2017
Hand picking on September 8th, Harvest yield : 2 tons per acre
Sauvignon Blanc 100%
13,3 %
50 cases bt

Ava : Sonoma County
Soil :
Rock, Volcanic, Alluvial
Surface of the vineyard :
37 acres
Growing :
Organic farmed

Certified Organic by CCOF

The whole clusters were gently pressed over several cycles culling any tannin to allow for only the purest free run. This juice went to an insulated stainless tank on its own lees for six month.Extended skin maceration for 2 weeks and stainless-steel fermentation. Ageing 7 months, no oak.
Unfiltered.
Full malolactic fermentation.

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