young-bird Up and Coming Winemaker

Behind these bottles are winemakers who are poised to shape the wine industry. Offering fresh perspectives and sometimes radical new approaches to wine, now’s the perfect time to see what they’ve been crafting -- that way you can say you knew them before they were famous. ;) 

To learn more about the incredible winemakers crafting these wines, be sure to check out the winery pages for deeper stories. Shop up-and-coming winemakers below. 
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Ranch Road Vineyards
Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016

California-style Cabernet Sauvignon · Spicy, Earthy, and Fruity · Rare wine (180 cases produced) · Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma, California

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McKahn Family Cellars
Rosé Grenache, 2020

Provence-style Rosé · Fresh and Fruity · Limited wine (560 cases produced) · California Shenandoah Valley, Amador, Sierra Foothills, California

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Ranch Road Vineyards
Dry Creek Valley Chardonnay, 2018

California-style Chardonnay · Fruity and Fresh · Rare wine (60 cases produced) · Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma, California

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Rockets Red Wine
Rockets Red Rosé Grenache, 2019

Rosé · Fruity and Fresh · Super rare wine (38 cases produced) · Edna Valley, San Luis Obispo, California

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Rockets Red Wine
Serenity Farm & Vineyard Rosé Pinot Noir, 2019

Rosé · Fruity and Fresh · Rare wine (90 cases produced) · Edna Valley, San Luis Obispo, California

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Saison Winery
Monterey Syrah Reserve, 2017

Northern Rhône-style Syrah · Saline and Smoky · Rare wine (55 cases produced) · Monterey, Monterey, California

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Saison Winery
Regan Vineyard Chardonnay, 2018

Chablis-style Chardonnay · Fresh and Fruity · Rare wine (142 cases produced) · Santa Cruz Mountains, San Mateo, California

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Saison Winery
Cienega Valley Riesling, 2018

Uncommon White · Fresh · Rare wine (155 cases produced) · Cienega Valley, San Benito, California

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Saison Winery
Pinot Noir, 2018

California Pinot Noir · Fruity and Fresh · Rare wine (104 cases produced) · Ben Lomond Mountain, Santa Cruz Mountains, California

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Resolution Wines
Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon · Fruity · Rare wine (60 cases produced) · Napa Valley, Napa, California

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Saison Winery
Regan Vineyard Merlot, 2017

California-style Merlot · Balanced and Fruity · Rare wine (98 cases produced) · Santa Cruz Mountains, San Mateo, California

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Smith Devereux
Cabernet Sauvignon Limited Release, 2016

Cabernet Sauvignon · Balanced, Complex, Spicy, and Savory · Limited wine (500 cases produced) · Napa Valley, Napa, California

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Smith Devereux
IBEX Merlot Single Vineyard, 2017

California-style Merlot · Complex, Bold, Balanced, Fruity, and Smoky · Limited wine (409 cases produced) · St. Helena, Napa Valley, California

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Smith Devereux
Sparkling Pinot Noir Charismatic Fool Sparkling Rosé, N.V.

Sparkling Rosé · Earthy, Fresh, Fruity, Porch Pounder, and Balanced · Rare wine (141 cases produced) · California, California

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Smith Devereux
Sauvignon Blanc SB White Blend, 2018

Sauvignon Blanc · Fresh and Complex · Limited wine (997 cases produced) · California, California

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Saison Winery
Coast View Vineyard Grenache, 2018

Grenache · Balanced, Fruity, and Mineral · Limited wine (250 cases produced) · Monterey, California

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Saison Winery
Rosé of Syrah (2 Pack), 2018

California Rosé · Fresh and Mineral · Rare wine (198 cases produced) · Monterey, California

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Rockets Red Wine
Rockets Red Rosé Pinot Noir, 2020

Rosé · Floral, Fresh, Fruity, and Balanced · Rare wine (84 cases produced) · Santa Barbara County, California

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Rockets Red Wine
Rockets Red Wines Grenache, 2019

Southern Rhone-style Red · Earthy, Subtle, Fruity, Savory, and Natural · Rare wine (78 cases produced) · Edna Valley, San Luis Obispo, California

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Rockets Red Wine
"Rockets Red Fizzion" Sparkling Pinot Noir, 2020

Sparkling Rosé · Fresh, Fruity, Porch Pounder, and Natural · Super rare wine (20 cases produced) · Santa Barbara County, California

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Read Holland Wines
Read Holland Wines Deep End Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Pinot Noir, 2018

Pinot Noir · Fresh, Floral, Balanced, and Mineral · Limited wine (250 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

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Wiley Vineyard Riesling, 2020

Alsace-style Riesling · Mineral, Fruity, Floral, and Balanced · Rare wine (120 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

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McKahn Family Cellars
Morning Glass Red Blend, 2019

Red Blend · Earthy · Sonoma County, California

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Smith Devereux
Red Blend No 3 Hand Made, 2017

Bordeaux-style Red Blend · Bold, Complex, Natural, Fresh, and Fruity · 1000 cases produced · California, California

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Ketcham Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, 2019

California Pinot Noir · Balanced, Fruity, and Subtle · Super rare wine (35 cases produced) · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

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Caelesta Wines
Paso Robles Red Blend GSM , 2017

Southern Rhone-style Red · Complex, Savory, and Subtle · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, California

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Teldeschi Vineyard Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel, 2017

California Zinfandel · Balanced, Bold, and Earthy · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma, California

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Hannah's Vineyard Rosé Barbera, 2020

Rosé · Floral, Mineral, and Fruity · Super rare wine (40 cases produced) · California Shenandoah Valley, Amador, Sierra Foothills, California

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Seis Soles Wine Co.
Lodi Rosé, 2020

Rosé · Fruity, Fresh, Sweet, Balanced, and Floral · Rare wine (150 cases produced) · Lodi, California

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Seis Soles Wine Co.
Acquiesce Vineyard Lodi White, 2020

Uncommon White · Balanced, Fresh, and Fruity · Rare wine (150 cases produced) · Lodi, California

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Seis Soles Wine Co.
Farrah Lodi Red, 2018

California Syrah · Complex, Balanced, and Smoky · Limited wine (300 cases produced) · Lodi, California

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Seis Soles Wine Co.
Lodi Gran Reserva, 2018

Bordeaux-style Red Blend · Bold, Complex, Earthy, and Oaky · Rare wine (70 cases produced) · Lodi, California

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McKahn Family Cellars
Russian River Valley Viognier, 2020

Rhône-style White Wine · Floral, Balanced, and Fruity · Limited wine (450 cases produced) · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

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Byron Blatty
Lobo Vineyard Proprietary Red, 2017

California Cabernet Sauvignon · Bold and Complex · Super rare wine (25 cases produced) · Los Angeles County

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Byron Blatty
Aurora Los Angeles White, 2020

White Blend · Complex, Fresh, Mineral, Subtle, and Saline · Rare wine (51 cases produced) · Los Angeles County

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Byron Blatty
Swayze, Alonso, Smith Tremor, 2018

GSM Blend · Bold, Fruity, Complex, Fresh, and Balanced · Rare wine (97 cases produced) · Los Angeles County

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Byron Blatty
Los Angeles County Rosé, 2020

Provence-style Rosé · Fresh, Mineral, Fruity, and Floral · Rare wine (75 cases produced) · Los Angeles County

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Byron Blatty
Los Angeles County Evident, 2018

California Syrah · Bold, Spicy, Complex, Fruity, and Oaky · Rare wine (60 cases produced) · Los Angeles County

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Byron Blatty
Los Angeles County Undertake, 2018

California-style Zinfandel · Bold, Fruity, Complex, and Balanced · Rare wine (110 cases produced) · Los Angeles County

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Read Holland Wines
Read Holland Chardonnay, 2018

Chablis-style Chardonnay · Balanced, Fresh, Mineral, and Saline · Rare wine (80 cases produced) · Santa Cruz Mountains, San Mateo, California

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Lost Toy Cellars
Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 100% Single Vineyard, 2016

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon · Balanced, Bold, Fruity, and Mineral · Limited wine (350 cases produced) · Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California

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Lost Toy Cellars
Coombsville Sauvignon Blanc 100% Single Vineyard, 2020

California Sauvignon Blanc · Fresh, Fruity, Mineral, Porch Pounder, and Complex · Limited wine (350 cases produced) · Coombsville, Napa Valley, California

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Lepe Cellars
Chardonnay, 2017

Chardonnay · Balanced, Fruity, Fresh, Natural, and Nutty · Rare wine (90 cases produced) · Carmel Valley, Monterey, California

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Lepe Cellars
Petit Verdot, 2019

Other Red · Bold, Balanced, Complex, Earthy, and Spicy · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · San Antonio Valley, Monterey, California

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Teutonic Wine Company
Grüner Veltliner, 2020

Grüner Veltliner · Fresh and Balanced · Columbia Gorge, Columbia Valley, Oregon

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Teutonic Wine Company
Seafoam Rosé Pinot Noir, 2020

Rosé · Fresh and Saline · Columbia Gorge, Columbia Valley, Oregon

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Teutonic Wine Company
Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, 2019

Pinot Noir · Fresh and Fruity · Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Teutonic Wine Company
Boyar Wedding Feast, 2017

Merlot · Bold, Complex, and Balanced · Rogue Valley, Southern Oregon, Oregon

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Teutonic Wine Company
Willamette Valley Bergspitze, 2019

Pinot Noir · Mineral and Fruity · Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Lepe Cellars
Syrah, 2019

California Syrah · Balanced, Earthy, Spicy, Savory, and Fresh · Rare wine (75 cases produced) · Monterey, Monterey, California

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Satyr Fire
Rusted Cutlass Riesling, 2020

Alsace-style Riesling · Balanced, Fruity, Fresh, Floral, and Mineral · Super rare wine (25 cases produced) · McMinnville, Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Satyr Fire
Poppyfield Gewürztraminer, 2020

Gewürztraminer · Complex, Floral, Fresh, Herbaceous, and Spicy · Super rare wine (25 cases produced) · Columbia Gorge, Columbia Valley, Oregon

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Lepe Cellars
Pinot Noir, 2020

California Pinot Noir · Floral, Fruity, Spicy, Balanced, and Fresh · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey, California

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Backstay Wine Co.
Willamette Valley Pinot Gris, 2017

Pinot Gris · Complex, Fresh, and Porch Pounder · Limited wine (200 cases produced) · Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Backstay Wine Co.
Willamette Valley White Blend, 2017

White Blend · Balanced · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Backstay Wine Co.
Rosé Pinot Noir & Pinot Gris, 2017

California Rosé · Fresh and Balanced · Rare wine (85 cases produced) · Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Backstay Wine Co.
Hunters Reserve Pinot Noir, 2015

Pinot Noir · Fruity, Balanced, and Natural · Rare wine (125 cases produced) · Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Kivelstadt Cellars
Family Secret Sauvignon Blanc, 2019

Sauvignon Blanc · Fresh, Floral, and Balanced · Limited wine (247 cases produced) · Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California

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Kivelstadt Cellars
Twice Removed Rosé Carignane and Grenache, 2019

Rosé · Fresh, Mineral, and Porch Pounder · Limited wine (240 cases produced) · Mendocino, California

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Kivelstadt Cellars
Fathers Watch GSC Blend Grenache, Syrah, & Carignane, 2018

Southern Rhone-style Red · Earthy, Balanced, and Fruity · Limited wine (950 cases produced) · Mendocino, California

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Kivelstadt Cellars
Mendocino KC Labs Syrah, 2020

Syrah · Carbonic, Fruity, and Funky · Limited wine (217 cases produced) · Mendocino, California

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Kivelstadt Cellars
Sibling Rivalry Pinot Noir, 2017

Pinot Noir · Earthy · Rare wine (75 cases produced) · Sonoma Valley, Sonoma, California

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Kivelstadt Cellars
Old Wyves Tale Carignane, 2018

Southern Rhone-style Red · Earthy · Limited wine (233 cases produced) · Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California

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Kivelstadt Cellars
The Inheritance Syrah, 2015

Syrah · Bold and Mineral · Limited wine (274 cases produced) · Sonoma Valley, Sonoma, California

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Adelaide Thomas Wines
Rosé Pinot Noir, 2020

California Rosé · Fresh, Floral, and Balanced · Rare wine (96 cases produced) · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

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Adelaide Thomas Wines
Sauvignon Blanc, 2020

Sauvignon Blanc · Balanced, Fresh, and Mineral · Rare wine (54 cases produced) · Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California

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Two Shepherds
Carignan old vine, 2018

Southern Rhone-style Red · Earthy, Balanced, Fresh, Natural, and Bold · Limited wine (525 cases produced) · Mendocino County, California

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McKahn Family Cellars
Contra Costa Carignane, 2019

Other Red · Earthy and Spicy · Rare wine (95 cases produced) · Contra Costa, California

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McKahn Family Cellars
Livermore Valley Petite Sirah, 2018

Other Red · Earthy and Spicy · Rare wine (150 cases produced) · Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay, California

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Drive Wines
Sonoma Coast Syrah, 2019

California Syrah · Balanced and Fruity · Rare wine (199 cases produced) · Sonoma Coast, Sonoma, California

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Drive Wines
Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel, 2018

Zinfandel · Bold, Complex, Balanced, Fruity, and Fresh · Limited wine (211 cases produced) · Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma, California

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Two Shepherds
Grenache Blanc, 2017

Rhône-style White Wine · Natural, Complex, Mineral, Saline, and Savory · Rare wine (148 cases produced) · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

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Two Shepherds
Knights Family Vineyard Syrah, 2018

Northern Rhone-style Red · Earthy, Fresh, Herbaceous, and Savory · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Sonoma, California

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River Lane Vineyard
TimeFrame Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017

California Cabernet Sauvignon · Bold and Balanced · Rare wine (150 cases produced) · Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California

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Crossroads by Rudd
Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018

Bordeaux-style Red Blend · Spicy, Earthy, and Fruity · 1555 cases produced · Oakville, Napa Valley, California

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Two Shepherds
Pinot Meunier, 2019

Uncommon Red · Earthy, Balanced, Complex, Natural, and Subtle · Limited wine (225 cases produced) · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

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Human Cellars
Öde to Rüdi-Zero/Zero Dry Riesling, 2020

Riesling · Fresh, Mineral, Funky, and Floral · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon

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McKahn Family Cellars
Ruinquist Vineyard Grenache, 2019

Grenache · Fruity · Limited wine (450 cases produced) · Shenandoah Valley Of California, California

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Human Cellars
Eola-Amity Hills Chardonnay, 2020

Chablis-style Chardonnay · Mineral, Balanced, and Subtle · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Human Cellars
Eola-Amity Hills Gamay, 2020

Uncommon Red · Complex, Earthy, and Spicy · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Maison Areion
Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017

Bordeaux-style Red Blend · Fresh and Subtle · Rare wine (120 cases produced) · Santa Cruz Mountains, San Mateo, California

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Maison Areion
Chardonnay, 2018

Chablis-style Chardonnay · Floral and Mineral · Rare wine (98 cases produced) · Santa Cruz Mountains, San Mateo, California

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Maison Areion
Pinot Noir, 2018

Burgundy-style Pinot Noir · Fruity, Oaky, and Subtle · Rare wine (72 cases produced) · Santa Cruz Mountains, San Mateo, California

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Maison Areion
Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016

Cabernet Sauvignon · Earthy, Mineral, and Herbaceous · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Santa Cruz Mountains, San Mateo, California

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