STARLITE VINEYARDS
CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Our Cabernet Sauvignon is “Bordeaux” in style and is marked with cassis and plums with silky textures and refined tannins. It is seductive on the palate with gorgeous aromas of vanilla and chocolate. The perfect acidity makes the wine a pairing choice with a variety of dishes and is among the most spectacular examples of the varietal.

 

TASTING NOTES:

The wine revels in seductive tones of plums and cassis with gorgeous tannins integrated into layer of silky textures and perfect acidity. 175 cases released.

 

WINE TASTING NOTES:

Harvest Date: October 20, 2009

• 24.9 degrees Brix

• 14.5% Alcohol

• Appellation:  85% Sonoma County

                       15% Napa County

• Fermentation: Barrel fermented

  in French oak barrels

• Bottled December 2012

• Proprietary BlendFrench,

  American & Hungarian oak;

  aged for 10 months

• Bottled: August 2008

Cabernet Sauvignon
VIOGNIER

Our Viognier is “Condrieu” in style and exudes scents of orange blossom and honeysuckle along with layers of apricot, peaches and nectarine. The wine is deliciously ripe and fruitful, yet surprisingly dry and full-bodied with

a luscious mouth-feel. The finish is moderately long, refreshing and crisp

with a burst of acidity.

 

TASTING NOTES:

The vibrant aroma blends orange blossoms, apricots and honeysuckle with hints of citrus. On the palate the summer-ripe fruit flavors combine with intriguing mineral elements. The result

is an audacious full-bodied wine with

a long and crisp finish.

 

WINE TASTING NOTES:

• Harvest Date: October 2012

• 25.8 degrees Brix

• 3.7 pH

• 0.72% total acidity

• 14.5% Alcohol

• Gently whole cluster pressed

• Appellation:  Sonoma County

• Fermentation:  Barrel fermented

  in French oak barrels

• Cooperage:  15% new and the

  balance seasoned oak

• Aged "sur lie" for 6 months with

  weekly stirring

• Bottled April 2013

ZINFANDEL

Our Zinfandel is “claret” in style and marks all the characteristics of the greatest mouth-watering varietals with soft tannins, rich fruit and ruby color. The wine is elegant with expressive aromas and layers upon layers of luscious berries and black cherries. On the palate, the fruit is integrated with soft tannins to create a smooth and silky texture. The wine has a long and magical finish with hints of gentle spice.

 

TASTING NOTES:

This lovely garnet-colored Zinfandel offers

a beguiling aroma of ripe plums, chocolate, black cherries and raspberries with a hint of cloves. Accents of vanillin spice, subtle oak, cocoa bean and hints of white pepper add complexity in texture and dimension. It is a luscious mouthful with silky-fine tannins and great follow-through on the palate.

 

WINE TASTING NOTES:

• Harvest Date: September 28, 2007

• Brix at Harvest:  25.7

• PH: 3.61%

• Total Acidity: 0.67%

• Alcohol:  15.1%

• Fermentation:  A cold soak period

   of 5 days; 15 days in fermenter

• Cooperage: 25% new French,

   American & Hungarian oak;

   aged for 10 months

• Bottled: August 2008

HISTORY

Our winery is located in the Alexander Valley in California’s Sonoma County.

We make hand-crafted European-style wines. We acquired our property in in

2001 and launched the winery 2003 with our “Claret Style” Zinfandel. The wines expanded to our “Condrieu Style” Viognier and “Bordeaux Style” Cabernet Sauvignon in 2007.  We don’t follow ratings on a regular basis. However, the wines have periodically received ratings of 94 points from The Chicago Wine Institute.

 

Our 6 acres of vineyards are planted on a hilltop on our property to maximize fruit ripening. Block 1 was planted to Zinfandel in 1998. Block 2 was planted to Cabernet Sauvignon in 2002. Block 3 was planted to Viognier in 2008. In 2011, 8 rows of Block 1 were converted to Viognier.  In 2014, 2 more rows of Block 1 were converted to Tempranillo. The vineyards are planted 6 feet apart (row to row) and 2.5 feet apart (vine to vine) and are amongst most densely planted vineyards in California.

It is the condensed planting of our vineyards that produce the intensity in flavors and colors in our wines.

Grounds
Tasting Room
1912 Farmhouse

TASTING ROOM

(707) 431-9800

 

WINE INQUIRIES

(650) 464-7154

 

5511 Highway 128, Geyserville, CA  95441