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Ernest Bohemian Series Eugenia Edaphos Holiday Gifting
For our Ernest labels, we use grapes from seven sites in all. Some sites are valley floor, some are on hillsides. Some face west, all are considered cold-climate. We work closely with growers and vineyard managers at each site to dial-in the farming to adhere to a style that maximizes flavor ripeness while keeping sugars down and acidity high.
Henry David Vineyard Aligoté 2021
Starbright, canary-yellow tones on this vintage of Aligoté. The aromas are subtle and elegant, reminiscent of pears, and dried apples, and with an abundance of mineral notes. A faint touch of white flowers, in the form of lilies, and a carnation-like perfume. On the palate, the wine demonstrates a great level of restraint and freshness. The dried apple and pear notes are consistent throughout, with the acidity not far behind. A seamless wine with youthful energy and a vibrancy of flavors, which assure a delightful finish.
Fallenleaf Vineyard Chardonnay 2019
A beautiful bright and pale yellow wine, clear with shades of vintage gold. On the nose, a hint of white flowers, pears and pink lady apples with clear mineral notes of river pebbles and cut granite. On the palate a refreshing expression of the grape: a fruit profile consistent with the aromas and a pleasant acidity. The juicy and youthful mid-palate does not take away from the refined natured of this vintage. The finish lingers on the palate with a clean and thirst-quenching profile.
Cleary Freestone Ranch Pinot Noir 2019
Garnet in color revealing focused red cherry, plums, wild bramble, and undisturbed forest floor on the nose. The cool growing season delivers supple tannins framing bright, natural acidity and a purity of fruit traced with ginger and nutmeg.
Estate Pinot Noir 2021
A beautiful ruby color wine with light hints of pink. Aromatically it greets the nose with a burst of bing cherries and summer strawberries, followed by notes of red roses. On the palate, it delivers even more complexity with the fruit profile being wrapped in layers of silky tannins and marked acidity. There’s a bright aspect to the wine that at first, but soon after the mouthfeel goes broader. The winemaking highlights the fruit’s elegance and finesse by exercising restraint on the use of oak.
Estate Chardonnay 2021
An incredibly pale example of the varietal. Citrus notes and green herbs greet the nose from a lean and vibrant wine. It is floral and fruits with impeccable acidity and a delicate mouthfeel. Refreshing without being overtly acidic. Clean and fresh gets thrown around a lot these days but, in this case, it is the perfect description of this cool-climate Chardonnay.
Alder Springs Vineyard Chardonnay 2021
The aromas are unapologetically what we’ve come to expect from this varietal we love so much. It is a seductive and enticing wine with hints of orchard and stone fruits in perfect harmony, followed by subtle notes of wet sand toasted hazelnuts. As it warms up in the glass it shows some warm and complex notes of creamy oak followed by bright citrus zest. On the palate, the seductive nature of this wine is fully revealed with an irresistible and decadent melange of summer fruits, like ripe peaches, nectarines, and juicy naval oranges.
Ernest Blanc de Blancs Champagne
This 100% Chardonnay, a true Brut Champagne, signifies not only Ernest Vineyards’ ethos but also a beautifully crafted testament to our collaborative spirit and pursuit of excellence in winemaking. Our Blanc de Blancs delivers precise yet subtle aromas of green apples and minerals with a touch of brioche. This subtlety continues to the palate, which delivers a very bright and refreshing sensation alongside secondary flavors of unripe peaches and nectarines. This Champagne exudes charm and elegance all while honoring the fine balance between fruit, acidity, minerality, and effervescence.
Côte des Blancs
Beginning with the 2019 vintage, Ernest introduces The Bohemian Series to celebrate the outstanding moments in the cellar from a particular vineyard. The Series will always embrace fluidity, each vintage will hold its unique inspiration and the varied bottlings will reflect what rises to the height of exceptional while in barrel for the most elevated experience of the vineyard and vintage.
Joyce Vineyard Chardonnay 2021
A pale-yellow, white gold hue chardonnay with powerful aromas. Notes of green apple, citrus cream, minerals, and a “coolness” of style. On the palate, the wine displays delicacy, but piercing acidity with sour green apples and Meyer lemon flavors. The minerality peaking through the mid-palate has the freshness of morning fog followed by delicate marks of wild herbs. This wine is delicious and vibrant now but it will definitely benefit from a bit of aging, which will just add to the complexity with more balance and nuance.
Cleary Ranch Pinot Noir 2021
Richly garnet-hued, this wine captivates the senses. Alluring notes of succulent crimson plums, and hints of pomegranate, are beautifully intertwined with layers of fresh cinnamon, raspberry, and dusty earth. Luscious red fruits harmoniously integrates with invigorating acidity and smooth tannins, crafting an assertive yet refined palate with impeccable balance. The complexity of flavors unfolds in waves of opulence, culminating in a vibrant and enduring finish.
We produce our seasonal Rosé under the Eugenia label, named after Erin's grandmother. Our current release, from the 2022 vintage, includes an old-world style Rosé of Pinot Noir, and the return of a fan-favorite, our Rosé of Cinsault from the Certified Green Bruella Ranch.
Eugenia Rosé of Cinsault 2022
Brilliant pink-salmon color with stunning clarity and brightness. Aromatically a superbly charming wine with a great concentration of fresh red fruit aromas: unripe strawberries, pomegranate seeds, and fresh blackberries with underlying wet river pebbles. The palate is as gratifying with the addition of super-bright but gentle acidity and freshness. There are notes of summer watermelon and tart cherries with enough complexity to make this wine a companion to food.
EdaphosIn addition to Ernest and Eugenia, we own and operate a third label: Edaphos (pronounced ee-dah-fos). It means “base,” “ground,” and “soil” in Greek; we felt it was a good expression of our attitude behind this winemaking. We consider this part of our business to be our “laboratory,” the place where we make small-lot wines that incorporate new and exciting approaches to winemaking with different styles and off-beat grape varietals. Sometimes we also call it our “sandbox.” The Edaphos strategy enables us to explore, experiment, and apply some of the lessons we learn to wines we make under our other labels. It also allows us to produce different wines whenever we feel like making them.
Lively aromas both floral and fruity – a mixture of apple blossom, acacia flower sprinkled with citric notes. Clean and refreshing with forward Meyer lemon zest and an overall impression of youthful energy and an almost cider-like delightful gratification.
2022 Malvasia Bianca
The aromas are exuberantly floral and fruity: peaches, pear, honeysuckle and jasmine. On the palate it feels light and refreshing with a very low alcohol percentage, allowing the beautiful aromatic components to show up well integrated on the palate. The palate is more fleshed out than the previous vintage due to the foot treading. There’s also a delightful intersection with citrus and zest, ensuring a bright finish.
Russian River Valley
2021 Petite Arvine
The aromatics on this vintage are specific, evoking stone fruit and Alpine forest vibrancy. The palate follows with a fruit forward attack flowing through with both weight and verve. There are hints of minerals, melons, and pears. A palate ranging from honeydew, sour apples, sweet oranges, and herbs.
2021 Ossum Epiphanea
Lambrusco-like in color, this wine shows bright red fruit aromas with a hint of sun baked pebbles. It is light bodied, but demonstrates more complexity on the palate. There are some soft fruit tannins, married with savory notes of dried herbs and faint salinity. The mid-palate has notes of cassis and cola while the finish fades slowly leaving behind delightful candied cranberry and dried cherry flavors.
Dark purple color with blueish hues, slight opaque and greatly concentrated.
The aromas are classic with an array of fruits, ranging from black cherries to black plums and ripe blackberries, and is followed by scents of dry earth and dried oregano. The palate has brighter fruits framed by some ripe but firm tannins. A good acidity permeates throughout with an assertive finish.
Appearance demonstrates the classic Syrah grape; dark purple with blueish hues - saturated and slightly opaque. Aromas are fruit-centric with blackberries, black plums, and cassis; followed by more mineral-driven notes of pencil lead, gravel, and damp soil, with a hint of tar. On the palate, medium tannins, toasty notes from used barrels, and a very focused minerality. A full-bodied wine, but with low alcohol and acidity brightening up the finish.
The 2022 Carignane boasts captivating aromas of ripe red fruits and wild herbs. Intertwined with these alluring scents are earthy undertones and hints of cedar, adding layers of complexity. On the palate, the tannins from these 80 year old vines assert themselves with a firm grip, showcasing a profusion of luscious red plums and succulent blackberries. The wine's vibrant red fruit flavors take center stage, creating a delightful interplay with the herbaceous notes. This wine is poised to mature gracefully, promising even more refined and harmonious flavors in the coming months and years.
2021 Pinot Noir
A deep dark purple wine, with an abundance of floral and fruity notes. Crunchy red fruit interlaced with mountain pine and wild herbs greet the nose. On the palate, acidity is key, followed by very ripe tannins, creating a savory experience. It is juicy, but not jammy, as the acidity and brightness of the fruit remain quite persistent. The finish is dry and slightly rustic, showing the wild nature of the site and the great aging potential within.
2022 Poor Ranch Syrah
The 2022 Poor Ranch Syrah exhibits a profound and enchanting shade of dark purple, enriched by crimson and blueish hues that intermingle gracefully. The aromas unfold, generously weaving together a lavish array of succulent blackberry, ripe black plum, and the alluring essence of cassis, each note contributing to the wine's multi-layered aromatic profile. Delicate yet striking mineral-driven elements are unveiled reminiscent of pencil lead, and crushed gravel. Medium tannins extend a velvety texture on the palate, while the influence of toasty nuances from seasoned barrels introduces intricate dimensions. This 22 Poor Ranch Syrah stands as a testament to the elegance and the untapped potential of the varietal from this mountain site.
Elegant. Luxurious. Hand-crafted with care from vineyard to bottle. Ernest Vineyard’s holiday gift offering conveys gratitude with thoughtful, personal details and world-class wines that are limited in production and therefore delightfully unique.
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