Wines

Our first release was a 2009 Merlot. It is deep and luscious in color and taste. It will go well with nearly any dish. It comes from our 20-year old vines and was fermented on the estate under the cooperative supervision of Paul and Dave, our winemakers.

We have since gone on to produce award winning Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and Merlot at our Sonoma County and Pasadena wineries.

Our Award Winning Wines

We have chosen the Old Oak as a moniker not only because it really is on our property, because we wish to convey permanence, firmness, and longevity. Our commitment to you is to produce wines that are excellent in quality and stable and dependable as an old Oak – and continuously affordable in price.

 

TASTING NOTES:

 

 2012 Chardonnay:

  • Three Word Taste Summary:citrus, green apple, pear
  • Tasting Notes:This recent addition to the Old Oak series entices with vibrant, bright fruit flavors. Creamy richness and palate cleaning acidity round out each sip. This style is un-oaked, clean and a modern day classic. 100% Chardonnay.  *Pacific Rim Wine Competiton Silver Medal Winner*
  • Geography: US > California > Sonoma County > Russian River Valley > Louvau Vineyards

2012 Sauvignon Blanc:

  • Three Word Taste Summary:citrus, melon, floral
  • Tasting Notes: Sourced from two vineyards in Northern Sonoma County, this recent addition to the Old Oak series entices with exotic fruit and floral aromas. This wine is crisp with fresh flavors of citrus, melon and a hint of creaminess – an excellent choice for a hot summer day. Skillfully fermented at low temperatures in our small Alexander Valley winery, the un-oaked, fruit-forward style is clean and classic. 95% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Chardonnay. *Pacific Rim Wine Competiton Gold Medal Winner*
  • Geography: US > California > Sonoma County > Alexander Valley

2012 Zinfandel:

  • Three Word Taste Summary:  plum, cherry
  • Tasting Notes: The second limited-edition bottling of our Old Oak Zinfandel. The Zinfandel was aged in mostly stainless steel tanks while the Petite Sirah was aged in oak barrels which gives the wine an oak essence, and brings forth flavors such as red plums and black cherries. Excellent as a before dinner cocktail or with “typical American” food – pizza, burgers, and steaks, or pretty much anything hot off the grill.  83% Zinfandel, 17% Petite Sirah  *Pacific Rim Wine Competiton Gold Medal Winner*
  • Geography: US > California > Sonoma County > Dry Creek Valley > Foppiano Vineyard

2011 Merlot:

  • Three Word Taste Summary: vanilla, cherry, blackberry
  • Tasting Notes:  A hand crafted premium wine using grapes from the Linde and J. Rickards This wine was finished in oak barrels, which gives the wine a slight oak essence, and brings forth flavors such as vanilla, cherry and blackberry. Excellent as a before dinner cocktail or with California Cuisine and spicy foods. 83% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot, and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon. *Pacific Rim Wine Competiton Silver Medal Winner*
  • Vintage Notes: Lots of creme de cassis on the nose. Mild oak influence. Zippy acidity with nice fruit that isn’t overly jammy. Just slightly tannic on the back end. Medium length finish. Quite good. 89 – Rob Mackay
  • Geography: US > California > Sonoma County > Alexander Valley > Linde Vineyards

2011 Red:

  • Three Word Taste Summary:  cherry, cassis, vanilla
  • Tasting Notes: A hand crafted premium red wine using grapes from the Linde and J. Rickards   This wine is a classic Bordeaux style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Merlot, and was finished in oak barrels, which gives the wine a touch of oak, and brings forth flavors such as cherry, cassis and vanilla. Excellent as a before dinner cocktail or with roasted meats and robust soft cheeses.   68% Merlot, 17% Petit Verdot and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Geography: US > California > Sonoma County > Alexander Valley >

 

2011 Cabernet Sauvignon:

  • Three Word Taste Summary:  cherry, cassis, vanilla
  • Tasting Notes:  This fine wine was hand crafted using grapes from the Linde Estate Vineyards and J Rickards Vineyard in Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, CA. This wine is 85% Cabernet Sauvignon blended with 5% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot and was finished in Oak barrels, which gives the wine a slight oak essence, and brings forth flavors such as, cherry, blueberry, and vanilla. You will immediately feel the delight on your palate and experience the charm of Alexander Valley with each sip.  Excellent as a before dinner cocktail or with Robust Cuisines and grilled foods. Enjoy! *Pacific Rim Wine Competiton Gold Medal Winner*

 

  • Geography:  US > California > Sonoma County > Alexander Valley >