Walter Schug built his reputation with California’s first proprietary Bordeaux-Style blend (Insignia) but it was Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that had his heart! The Estate Pinot Noir is lovely and complex, with a bouquet of roses, ripe cherries and a savory smokiness that carries through to the finish. Full-bodied with a tight, polished palate and long tannins, this comes ready to impress.
Dried strawberries with bark and fresh-mushroom undertones. Black-tea notes, too. Full-bodied, yet tightly wound with firm tannins that frame the wine nicely. Soft, creamy tannins. Drink or hold.WS90
Vibrant cherry, plum and currant flavors are supported by fine-grained tannins. Hints of hot stone emerge midpalate, leading to a finish that lingers with cedar and spice accents and zesty minerality. Drink now through 2023.WE90
This is a light-bodied, earthy and textured estate wine, brightly layered in pomegranate and strawberry flavors. Varietal seasonings of clove and black tea give it complexity and a lengthy, savory finish.