WINES

 

"Founders Reserve" 2014 AVE Cabernet Sauvignon

95 Points The Tasting Panel

92 Points James Suckling

Appellation Rutherford
Tasting Notes Big and juicy with lots of crushed raspberry and blueberry aromas plus walnut skin understones. Full body, soft and velvety tannins and a chewey finish. Try two or three years after release.
Vineyard Source Beckstoffer GIII Vineyard
 
 

2014 AVE Cabernet Sauvignon

94 Points The Tasting Panel

Appellation Rutherford
Tasting Notes Our Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon has complex layers of black fruit, anise, and hints of cocoa powder, graphite and lightly oaked. With notes of bitter-sweet chocolate and blackberry.
 
 

 

"Founders Reserve" 2014 AVE Cabernet Sauvignon

91 Points James Suckling

Appellation Mount Veeder
Tasting Notes Fruity forward red with lots of cooked fruit and chocolate character. Full body, soft and velvety tannins and a long and flavorful finish. For those who like the juicy style. Drink or hold on release.
Vineyard Source Crouse Vineyard
 

2012 AVE Pinot Noir

Appellation Paso Robles
Tasting Notes The fruit for this Paso Robles Pinot Noir was primarily sourced from a Hoffman Clone. The wine was aged in 100% new Troncais French Oak, the oaks small grain allowed us to age the wine for 18 month. Spice and cherry flavors mingle nicely with a hint of vanilla and butterscotch.

90 Points Vinous Media

Accolade Silver Medal--East meets West Wine Competition

2013 AVE Chardonnay

Appellation Santa Maria Valley
Tasting Notes This Chardonnay was born on the hillsides approaching the Pacific Ocean near Santa Maria. We aged this wine 15 months in 100% American Oak from Minnesota. It has developed a tropical blend of pineapple and passion fruit on the front palate with a hint of banana and vanilla from the American Oak on the back. This wine went through full malolactic fermentation.
Vineyard Source Presqu'ile Vineyard
Accolade Silver Medal--Monterey Wine Competition.

2013 AVE Pinot Noir

Appellation Santa Rita Hills
Tasting Notes This Pinot Noir was born on the hillsides approaching the Pacific Ocean in the Santa Rita Hills. We aged this wine 18 months in 100% new French Oak from the Troncais forest of France. It has developed cherries and minerals on the front palette with vanilla, cherries, a touch of anise and a hint of the French oak in the back.
Vineyard Source La Encantada Vineyard

95 Points Barrel Sample

2013 AVE Syrah

Appellation Ballard Canyon
Tasting Notes This Syrah was born on the famous Stolpman Vineyard Clone 3 grapes from Block 5. It exceeds all expectations showing blackberry with a hint of anise, plum and a little chocolate on the back. The wine was aged 24 months in 100% new French Oak. A well-made, exemplary Syrah, it will grace any palate.
Vineyard Source Stolpman Vineyard

2014 AVE Rose of Syrah

Appellation Ballard Canyon
Tasting Notes Our Rose of Syrah was sourced from Stolpman Vineyards in the Ballard Canyon AVA. With a load of fruity, berry aromas and a floral bouquet, this afternoon sipper will satisfy any palate. The juice was left in contact with the skins long enough to maximize fragrance and balance. The stainless-steel fermented wine spent 5 months in neutral oak.
Vineyard Source Stolpman Vineyard

2014 AVE Sauvignon Blanc

Appellation Santa Maria Valley
Tasting Notes Our Sauvignon Blanc was harvested from the ridge line of Presqu'ile Vineyards where the Pacific breezes sweep through the vines providing some of Santa Maria Valley's best growing conditions. True to the taste of the fruit at harvest this wine is redolent of floral, citrus and passion fruit. Five months of age in 33% new French oak and partial malolactic fermentation give it a supple palate and lengthy finish.
Vineyard Source Presqu'ile Vineyard

"Founders Reserse" 2012 AVE Pinot Noir

Appellation Paso Robles
Tasting Notes The fruit for this Paso Robles Pinot Noir was primarily sourced from a Hoffman Clone. The wine was aged in 100% new Troncais French Oak, the oaks small grain allowed us to age the wine for 18 month. Spice and cherry flavors mingle nicely with a hint of vanilla and butterscotch.

2013 Enigma Red Dessert Wine

Appellation Paso Robles
Tasting Notes Luscious and beautifully balanced, this dessert wine is plummy with notes of blackberries, leather, and a hints of vanilla and smoke. Enjoy with chocolate delicacies or Blue and Roquefort cheeses.

2013 Phantom Red Dessert Wine

Tasting Notes Luscious and beautifully balanced, this dessert wine is plummy with notes of blackberries, leather, and a hints of vanilla and smoke. Enjoy with chocolate delicacies or Blue and Roquefort cheeses.