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Notable Wines We Grow

What Colinas Farming Company is most proud of is the final product of the wine grapes we have grown. This page is a testament on the quality of wines managed and grown by Colinas Farming Company.
Wine: 2009 Honig Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Rating: 92 / Price: $40
"Dense and tight, exhibiting a firm core of loamy earth, dried dark berry, spice and cedar. Opens up to black licorice and aniseed notes, ending with chewy tannins. Best from 2013 to 2023. 15,000 cases made."
Laube, James. “Special Report: 2012 Top 100”. Wine Spectator. 2012. December 31, 2012 to January 15, 2013: 181.
Wine: 2009 Round Pond Estate Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon
"The MacDonnell family's site in the core of Rutherford again yielded a
terrific value of a wine (also true of their $30 bottle aged in old wood and using some bought fruit). 2009 was a tighter, more focused effort for Round Pond, but winemaker Brian Brown dialed back the evidence of oak to let clean black cherry, chicory and dust notes shine. It's still a notably ripe creation, but with great savory touches - dried herb, pencil shaving."
Bonne, Jon. “The Chronicle Recommends: Napa Valley Cabernet.”
Wine: Round Pond Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2007


“An ageworthy effort from the MacDonnell family’s Rutherford estate. Right now, an earthy note opens things, but that leads to intriguing notes of ripe plum, graphite and ground coffee. Layered, nuance and stylish.”


Bonne, Jon. “The Chronicle Recommends: Napa Valley Cabernet.” SFGate.com. 2010. March 25, 2011. < http://articles.sfgate.com/2010-05-23/food/20909473_1_napa-cabernet-young-wines-nuanced-wines>.



Wine: Grgich Hills Chardonnay 2007


“Grgich Hills 2007 Chardonnay was served in the executive residence of the White House Jan. 11 when Mrs. Obama hosted a lunch for congressional spouses in the East Room. The wine was served with seared sea bass with leek emulsion and a medley of winter vegetables. The wine was selected by Daniel Shanks, the White House usher responsible for the food and beverage service. Shanks was the longtime manager of the restaurant at Domaine Chandon before being hired by the White House in January 1995.”


“White House Serves Grgich Chardonnay.” Napa Valley Register. 16 April 2010:C2


Click on http://napavalleyregister.com/lifestyles/food-and-cooking/wine/ for more articles about wines in the Napa Valley.


Wine: Pedemonte Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 2004

Rating: 90 / Price: $48


Marked by herb, cedar, green olive and herb notes, the dried currant, sage and dusty berry are well-proportioned, with a hint of earth and tar on the finish. Offers depth, richness, intensity and balance. Tasted three times, with consistent notes and scores. Best from 2008 through 2013. 272 cases made.”


Laube, James. “Tasting Note”. WineSpectator.com 2007. April 14, 2011. http://www.winespectator.com/wine/detail/source/search/note_id/226415.




Wine: Pedemonte Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 2005

Rating: 91 / Price: $50


Subtle herb, currant, blackberry and wild berry scents fold over to the palate in a smooth, elegant style, gaining depth and complexity and ending with a long, persistent finish. Best from 2010 through 2016. 300 cases made.”


Laube, James. “Tasting Note”. WineSpectator.com 2010. April 14, 2011. http://www.winespectator.com/wine/detail/source/search/note_id/249393.

Wine: Pedemonte Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 2006
Rating: 91 / Price: $39

“Firm, intense, tight and full-bodied, showing aromas of spice, cedar and black cherry, with a touch of plum jam. Turns elegant, ending with chewy tannins and a burst of fruit. Drink now through 2016. 320 cases made.”

Laube, James. “Tasting Note”. WineSpectator.com 2009. April 14, 2011. http://www.winespectator.com/wine/detail/source/search/note_id/268738.

Wine: Pedemonte Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 2007

Rating: 92 / Price: $26


“Offers a pleasantly earthy, tobacco-laced mix of dried currant, sage, espresso, plum and black licorice that's firm, tight, balanced and full-bodied, showing excellent structure on the finish where the tannins hold the flavors in place. Drink now through 2020. 460 cases made.”


Laube, James. “Tasting Note”. WineSpectator.com 2008. April 14, 2011. http://www.winespectator.com/wine/detail/source/search/note_id/284656.




Wine: Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District Tomahawk Vineyard 2007

Rating: 93 / Price: $115.00


“Impressive for its stylish delivery of ripe, fleshy black cherry, plum and wild berry fruit. Full-bodied, yet elegant and polished in texture, finishing with black licorice, cedar-laced oak and nutmeg-infused tannins, yet the flavors flow through nicely. Best from 2012 through 2023. 958 cases made.”


Laube, James. “Buying Guide: New Wines from Around the World.” Wine Spectator. 31 March 2011: 119


Wine:  Honig Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2007

Rating: 92 / Price: $40.00


“Marked by herb, dill, cedar, sage and dried currant flavors. Full-bodied and well-structured, both supple and tight at points, showing subtle tannic strength on the finish. Drink now through 2017. 15,000 cases made.”


Laube, James. “Buying Guide: New Releases: California.” Wine Spectator. 30 September 2010: 127




Wine: Grgich Hills Fume Blanc Napa Valley Dry 2007

Rating: 89 / Price: $30


“A light-bodied, graceful wine that has a zingy acidity and fresh-cut grass notes, with refreshing and intense lemon-lime and melon flavors and a spicy, mouthwatering finish. Drink now. 11,800 cases made.”


Worobiec, MaryAnn.“Tasting Note.” Wine Spectator. 28 February 2009.



Wine: Provenance Sauvignon Blanc Rutherford 2008

Top 100 2009, Rank: 56

Rating: 91 / Price: $19.00


“Key lime, passion fruit, melon and nectarine flavors are ripe, juicy and fleshy, with great intensity, a vivid acidity and terrific focus and clarity. Drink now. 15,360 cases made.”


Worobiec, MaryAnn. “Tasting Note.” Wine Spectator. 31 August 2009.



Wine: Honig Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2009

Rating: 88 / Price: $16


Orange blossom notes detail this wine, with lemon, melon, peach and nectarine flavors that are ripe, juicy and refreshing. Drink now. 50,000 cases made."


Worobiec, MaryAnn. “Tasting Note.” Wine Spectator. 31 July 2010.