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LOCALISM 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

We source our Cabernet Sauvignon from the Schwartz Vineyard, located in Coombsville, east of downtown Napa. The Coombsville AVA has a cooler growing season than other areas of Napa Valley, as its proximity to the San Pablo bay provides a more moderate climate and frequent fog. These factors combine to create a long, moderate growing season. We have the unique opportunity to directly manage the Schwartz vineyard, where we implement organic processes and sustainable practices. Being in control of the vineyard allows us to fine tune each vine, producing premium Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, reflecting the cool climate and terroir of Coombsville

Exemplifying the 2016 vintage with its depth and concentration, this beautiful wine still maintains incredible elegance and balance. The wine opens with notes of blueberry, black cherry, violet and subtle mineral aromatics. Flavors of blackberry, pomegranate and cocoa fill the palate. Supple tannins and fresh acidity lead to a long, lingering finish. The unique Coombsville appellation leaves its signature on this distinctive wine.


LOCALISM 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley

This vintage features fruit from two of Napa Valley’s premiere appellations: Yountville and Calistoga. 

The Yountville appellation boasts a rich history, the first vineyards in the Napa Valley were planted by George Yount in the mid-1800s. This is a classic “warm days and cool nights” appellation with sunny afternoons and often foggy mornings. The Yountville AVA is one of the coolest wine regions in Napa Valley, which helps contribute to a long growing season.

This Sauvignon Blanc entices with aromas of ripe peach and apricot with hints of honeysuckle nectar. Bright flavors of lemon zest and nectarine are complemented by a rich & savory mouth feel. The frequent lees stirring and helps balance out the natural acidity of the Sauvignon Blanc. The wine was aged in a combination of once-used French oak and stainless steel barrels and is a blend comprised of 100% Sauvignon Blanc (50% Sauvignon Blanc & 50% Musque clones).  

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LOCALISM 2018 Kerner, Mokelumne River AVA

The Mokelumne Glen Vineyard in Lodi, located in close proximity to the cool river, is the only source of the rare Kerner grape in California. The Mokelumne River AVA has vineyard sites dating back as far as 1886, consisting mainly of gnarly head-trained Zinfandel vines. Here lies a vineyard with an array of rare Germanic varieties. The soils in this area are Tokay sandy loam- a deep, fertile yet porous soil structure, slightly alkaline, consisting of finely crushed granite accumulated over millions of years of run-off from the Sierra Nevada mountains. This helps maintain vibrant acidity in grapes cultivated in a Mediterranean setting.

The 2018 Kerner is beautiful and aromatic with notes of peach and honeysuckle flower, layered with hints of beeswax and a whiff of tangerine rind. On the palate, this bright and fresh white wine exhibits crisp flavors of green apple and lemon, followed by a sweet core of ripe apricot and pear. Versatile and complex, this wine can be paired with a variety of foods or enjoyed on its own
on a warm summer day. 


LOCALISM 2017 Torrontes, Alta Mesa AVA

This Torrontes opens with intoxicating aromas of white rose, jasmine flower, apricot and a touch of honey. Delicate tropical fruit flavors and ripe citrus lead to a light, crisp finish.

The unique aromatics of this wine were preserved with cold fermentation at 50 degrees Fahrenheit in 100% stainless steel for 30 days. Aged six months on the lees, it has a softness on the palate that balances the wine’s bright acidity.  

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