Wines from Altitude

Pioneering California’s newest and highest elevations for purest fruit and intense flavor. Some of the best new California wines you’ll taste… from the Best California Wine Region you’ve never heard of.

Awards

Double Gold Medal Winner

San Fransisco Wine Chronicle Wine  Competition 2016

2012 Byrd Vineyard RESERVE Cabernet Sauvignon Mendocino | Estate Grown

Tasting Notes: Beautifully integrated aromas of cassis and dark chocolate lift from the glass. Upon entry the fruit explodes fulfilling the promise of the inky black color. Tannins, silky but powerful, layers of cassis, dark chocolate with racy black cherry and fresh-from-the-oven wild blackberry pie precede sweet French oak. The finish is long, beginning in the glass and ending with one of California’s highest elevation vineyards.

pH 3.62
TA 0.694
100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Silver Medal Winner

San Fransisco Wine Chronicle Wine  Competition 2016

2012 Byrd Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Mendocino | Estate Grown

Tasting Notes: Elevation Matters. At 2,400 feet above the valley floor, Cabernet Sauvignon takes on a distinctive Bordeaux character. The wine’s fruit opens slowly in perfect sync with a fine meal or related conversation. Patience rewards with layers of red and black currants that warm like the rich, deep, soul-shaking strokes of a bow on a cello. Racy staccato spice and French horn vanilla compete to dominate the finish. The symphony elevates toward the last movement, lingering in memory beyond time.

pH 3.60
TA 0.673
95.5% Cabernet Sauvignon;
4.5% Merlot

Silver Medal Winner

San Fransisco Wine Chronicle Wine  Competition 2016

2012 Byrd Vineyard Red Wine Mendocino | Estate Grown

Tasting Notes: Hues of blue and purple going into red are reflected in the soil and the fruit. The last light of the day prismatically expands into layers of color and fruit, which are revealed in this wine, moving from aroma to finish uninterrupted. Teh wine is a blessing to be paired with foods that, dare I say, contain fat. This wine dances with marbled beef, cream and stinky cheeses.

pH 3.60
TA 0.686
82.2% Cabernet Sauvignon;
5.5% Cabernet Franc; 12.3% Merlot

What people say?

These are showing very well now with deep blue and black fruit and medium-plus body.
Rich and delicious. Tannins still strong but opened up after 20-30 minutes. Leather and coffee undertones. Well made.
Clear dark ruby. Cassis, leather, and spice nose. Medium to full bodied, piercing cherries, pepper, sweet tannins, sage, some heat, and a medium finish. A nice streak of pure fruit with enough structure to keep it interesting.

Contact

(808) 937-5144

Email: bruce@byrdvineyard.com
P.O. Box 326 • Cloverdale, California 95425