2020 was filled with twists and turns, and harvest was no exception. Amidst the fires of 2020, our first Rosé was born—shifting our Zinfandel grapes into a Rose’ meant we could pick them earlier and ensure minimal contact with the skins during fermentation to reduce any risk of smoke taint. This dry rosé is bright and refreshing with notes of pomegranate and melon. It’s become our go-to pick for an afternoon picnic or sipping on a warm summer evening.
Our Sauvignon Blanc comes from Kristen’s Block at River Ranch located on the banks of the Russian River. The transition of sandy to gravelly soils and mixture of vine clones make it the ideal site for Sauvignon Blanc. The River Ranch Sauvignon Blanc is clear and pale in color, and beholds the signature crisp flavors you expect from this varietal. Aromas of fresh grass, pear and ginger are followed by flavors of stone fruit, mandarin orange and a finish of lemon. It’s a fan favorite and wonderfully refreshing in the summertime…or anytime!
MV Chardonnay comes from our Coin Flip Ranch, a 100-acre property purchased jointly by grandparents, Fred & Ruby Wasson, and a set of neighbors in 1976. They flipped a coin to determine who would get which half, thus the name Coin Flip Ranch. This wine displays soft, golden tones with bold flavors of honey and pear, and a smooth finish. It is a delightful complement to poultry, pork and seafood dishes, as well as Gruyere, Cambozola, and Provolone cheeses.
The Osborn Ranch is made from Primitivo vines planted on the original homesteading property of our Great-Great Grandfather, Broder Frellson. The loose clusters of small, dark-skinned berries produce fruit-forward flavors likened to raspberry jam, dark plum, with a twist of black pepper. This wine represents all that is great about zinfandels—a bold aroma and complex flavors of berries and spice. It’s fabulous with hearty pasta dishes and barbecue!
Our Cabernet Sauvignon is procured from our Wasson Home Ranch with soils characteristic of the eastern hillsides of Alexander Valley—rich in nutrients and shale-based for excellent drainage. This full-bodied wine is perfectly paired with savory beef and pork dishes, and a lovely choice with Dry Jack, Gruyere, Brillat Savarin and Picolo cheeses.
We look forward to sharing in your life’s experiences, celebrations, and occasions through our wines. Cheers!