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2016 Chardonnay (Hook & Ladder)

Hook & Ladder, Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, CA, 2016

{sustainable} 100% Chardonnay

BIG BUTTER AND CREAM, RIPE FRUIT, VANILLA OAK WITH A DASH OF NUTMEG

Thankfully it's easier than ever to find California Chardonnay with restraint and balance... but sometimes its fun to kick it old school, right? Barrel fermented in French oak, with a rich, creamy mouthfeel from full malolactic fermentation, this big, blustery bottle of butter harkens back to the days of classic California Chard. Former firefighter Cecil DeLoach made his name with some of California’s most popular Chardonnay’s in the 1990s, before selling his eponymous brand to focus on his Hook & Ladder project, so its no surprise he hasn't forgotten how to make Chardonnay party like it's 1999.

Serving Suggestion: Creamy chicken alfredo with broccoli and plenty of parmesan. Steamed lobster with lemon-herb butter sauce.

19.99

31 in stock

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2016 Pinot Noir (Hook & Ladder)

Hook & Ladder, Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, CA, 2016

{sustainable} 100% Pinot Noir

RICH CHERRY & RASPBERRY, SUNBAKED CEDAR ON A CALIFORNIA BREEZE

Cecil De Loach, along with his wife Christine, was almost singlehandedly responsible for codifying what we now know as sustainable farming in California. Oh, and he accomplished this while working as a firefighter at San Francisco's Hook & Ladder Station 10. In 2003 he sold his eponymous winery but kept his vineyard in the Russian River Valley to focus on stunning small production wines. This Pinot Noir is a rich, luscious California archetype, all bold red fruit and rough-hewn spice. Uncompromisingly new-world, but rustic and rangy in its own ineffable way.

Serving Suggestion: A spread of fresh sourdough, spicy summer sausage, sharp cheese, and sweet beer mustard. For dessert, soy-glazed salmon grilled on a cedar plank.

25.99

8 in stock

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2013 Zinfandel (Hook & Ladder)

Hook & Ladder, Zinfandel, Russian River, CA, 2013

{sustainable} 100% Zinfandel

JAMMY, BRAMBLY BLUEBERRY/RASPBERRY, CINNAMON TOASTY

Cecil De Loach, along with his wife Christine, was almost singlehandedly responsible for codifying what we now know as sustainable farming in California. Oh, and he accomplished this while working as a firefighter at San Francisco's Hook & Ladder Station 10. In 2003 he sold his eponymous winery but kept his vineyard in the Russian River Valley to focus on stunning small production wines. 90% of this luxurious Zinfandel comes from 100+ year-old vines, and it spends 16 months in American Oak, bestowing a personality as big, bold, gregarious, and patriotic as fireworks on the 4th of July. Light some M80s and fire up the grill.

Serving Suggestion: Steaks or lambsicles, grilled over charcoal. Nothing more complicated than salt and attractive crosshatching.

25.99

23 in stock

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