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Wines from our Cellar

 
 
Because our wines are handcrafted in very small lots, Oak Cliff Cellars wines are available on a limited basis, initially to our  Wine Thief Club members at a discounted pre-release price...and later to others may want to try our wines.  Email us at info@oakcliffcellars.com or use our secure purchase page to order these wines to be shipped directly to your home or office.
  
 
 
WHITES

2012 Lake County Sauvignon Blanc   *SOLD OUT*  (Ask JR)
100% Sauvignon Blanc

Big Valley Vineyard, Lake County, California 

13.8% Alcohol

187 cases produced

 

Brilliant citrus and tropical fruit, combined with good acidity, balance and low alcohol make this wine perfect for seafood, an aperitif before dinner or sipping by the pool on warm summer days.  Serve well-chilled.                          

*NEW*  2014 Sonoma Chardonnay - Russian River   

100%Chardonnay
Russian River AVA,Sonoma County, CA
14.0% Alcohol
100 cases produced
 
Because this wine is made and aged in stainless tanks, the fruit is crisp and clean:  initially notes of Green Apple and Pear are predominant when served chilled properly (45 – 50%) and give way to Melon notes with a hint of Citrus as the wine warms in the glass. The mouthfeel is especially creamy due to the fact that it has undergone 100% malolactic fermentation, converting harsh malic acids to softer, milky ones.    Lovely, easy drinking chardonnay for fish, vegetarian dishes, salads, crudités or just by itself.                 
 
 
HEARTY REDS

2013 Rogues Blend

44% Grenache, 12% Syrah, 44% Mourvedre

Wild Diamond Vineyard, Lake County, California 

14.5% Alcohol

243 cases produced

 
A proprietary blend that marries three primary varietals native to the Rhone Valley of France:  Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre (GSM).  This classic-style blend resembles the Southern Rhone Chateauneuf du Papes blends in which the spice of the Grenache, lavender fragrance and perfumed berries of the Mourvedre and the dense, tannic fruit of the Syrah are united in a way that creates an earthy, yet explosive combination of flavors suitable for pairing with a wide variety of savory dishes or by itself.     
Silver - 2015 San Francisco Chronicle International Wine Competion
Double gold/best of class - 2014 East meets West International Wine Competition
 
 
2013 Wild Diamond Mourvedre 
100% Mourvedre

Wild Diamond Vineyard, Lake County, California 

14.35% Alcohol

142 cases produced 

 
Mourvedre is a grape native to Southern Rhone and typically found in Rhone blends, but rarely bottled as a single varietal.  Our distinctive single varietal Mourvedre is a soft red perfumed wine with subtle flavors of blackberries and violets , a hint of clove and a dusty finish. Although this wine is a lighter style red, the fruit is bright with a surprisingly substantial mid-palate of fruit, making it a very versatile wine for a wide spectrum of foods – fish, pork, poultry and even desserts with berries. This is a very special wine!
Silver, 2015 San Francisco Chronicle International Competition
Gold, 2014 Dallas Morning News Tex-Som Wine Competition
Double Gold, 2014 Riverside International Wine Competition

 
 
2012 Zipline Red

75% Lake County Petite Sirah, 20% Mendocino Zinfandel, 5% Lake County Cabernet/Merlot/Cabernet Franc 

14.5% Alcohol

241 cases produced

 

A proprietary blend of petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.  This wine has the deep color and meaty character of Petite Sirah, the bright fruit, spice and elegant finish of Zinfandel and the depth and structure of the Cabernet, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.  This wine is a great alternative to Petite Sirah or Syrah for meats and game.   
Silver - 2014 Riverside international Wine Competition
 
 
 
100% Zinfandel
Firebrick Hill Vineyard, Mendocino County, California
15.1% Alcohol
260 cases produced

 

Firebrick Hill vineyard sits 1,000 - 1,200 ft. above sea level in northeastern Mendocino County, just north of Lake Mendocino,  

on the Ricetti Bench, an alluvial terrace.  The climate of this upland valley is slightly cooler than vineyards to the south,

furthered by a gap in the coastal ridge which allows cool pacific air currents to penetrate, which results in a longer growing

season and gradual ripening of fruit that makes Redwood Valley wines refine, with more acidity and deeper color.  Our

Firebrick Zin is a layered, nuanced wine with great structure and bright fruit: ripe strawberry and raspberry with a peppery

finish.  This is the perfect wine for barbeque beef, babyback ribs, spicy Mexican dishes, but also goes well with fish,

especially grilled or smoked Salmon or Snapper with a Hoisin or wine reduction sauce.

Double Gold/Best of Class - 2014 Riverside International Wine Competition 

 
 
 
2009 Lovers Lane Petite Sirah   *SOLD OUT*  (Ask JR)

100% Petite Sirah

Lovers Lane Vineyard, Mendocino, California 

15.1% Alcohol

155 cases produced

 

The Petite Sirah grape, known as Durif in France, was developed in the late 1880s as a hybrid of the Syrah and Peloursin grapes native to Southern France. The grapes in this wine are from the Lovers Lane Vineyard just north of Ukiah in Mendocino County. Petite Sirah is a wonderful alternative to Cabernet and Syrah as a big red wine for meat, lamb and game. Deep purple in color & a seductive nose of violets, this blockbuster offers a mouthful of boysenberries, blueberries and blackberries and finishes with chocolate notes. Stands up well to pork, game or beef, but soft enough to pair with chocolate or mixed berries.

 

 

 

*NEW *  2012 Amber View Petite Sirah

100% Petite Sirah

Amber View Vineyard, Lake County, California 

14.5% Alcohol

261 cases produced

 
A new release of the Petite Sirah varietal - this one from Northern Lake County. Deep purple in color with big nose of lavender, bacon and chocolate, this blockbuster offers a mouthful of boysenberries, blueberries and blackberries.  Stands up well to pork, game or beef, but soft enough to pair with chocolate or mixed berries.  This is a beautiful wine with lamb, wild boar, venison or virtually any savory game, Moroccan lamb tagine, chicken mole', strong cheese like stilton or camembert and even dark chocolates.                                                                                                                                      
 
 
 
 
 
 
"BLACK LABEL" REDS  - Our proprietary "black label" traditional big reds of exceptional quality!
 
  

45% Cabernet, 35% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc

Wild Diamond Vineyard, Lake County, California

14.5% Alcohol

261 cases produced

 

At an elevation of 2,200 ft, this vineyard sits high above the fog line with direct sunlight in the day and cooled by Pacific breezes across the Mendocino wind gap at night. The red, loamy soil is the result of ancient pre-civilization floods and contains rich nutrients contributing to the density, acidity and color of the grapes. This  traditional Bordeaux style blend of Cabernet, Merlot and Cabernet Franc is still a young, but already complex wine: raspberry, cranberry, a little blackberry, minerals, pencil shavings, vanilla, coffee and toffee with great structure, full bodied, very long finish. But like most Bordeaux style wines, waken it gently from its sleep and decant a little while before serving and has a charm that will endure for years!  Try serving with your favorite steak or prime rib.   

Silver - 2015 San Francisco International Wine Competition                                                   

 
 
 
2013 Wild Diamond Syrah   

100% Syrah

Wild Diamond Vineyard, Lake County, California

14.95% Alcohol

61 cases produced

 
Another great wine from Wild Diamond Vineyard.  Syrah is known as the king of Rhone: single varietal for northern Rhone red wines and one of three primary grapes for the blends from southern Rhone.  As a softer alternative to Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah still is known for its thick skin and big tannins, resulting in wines that are age-worthy and stand up to heartier dishes.  This Syrah is elegance in the glass, with predominant notes of blackberry and black pepper and hints of anise, earth and leather.   
Silver - 2014 Dallas Morning News Tex-Som Wine Competition
Silver - 2014 East meets West Wine Competition
Silver - 2014 Riverside International Wine Competition
 
 
 
*NEW*  2014 Haynes Vineyard Pinot Noir   *black label*
100& Pinot Noir
Haynes Vineyard, Coombsville AVA, Napa Valley
14.05% Alchohol
105 Cases Produced
 

This old vines Pinot Noir was planted nearly 50 years ago what is now the Coombsville AVA, in Napa Valley. Proximity to San Pablo Bay and its cooling breezes, along with the gravel soil and volcanic ash deposits from Mount George, make this a very special, ageworthy Pinot Noir for years to come.  Brilliant garnet in color, the flavor profile starts out with cherry/black cherry and cedar, and as the wine opens up with flavors of orange zest, fig, butterscotch, cardamom and black tea, with a long, silky finish. Pair this wine with turkey, ham, salmon and savory vegetarian dishes like stuffed mushrooms or ratatouille.

 
 
 
DESSERT
 
2010 Firebrixo Dessert Wine (62 cases produced)  VERY LIMITED
100% Zinfandel with bay area spirits
Firebrick Hill Vineyard, Redwood Valley AVA, Mendocino County, CA
19% Alcohol
62 cases produced (375 ml btls)
 
Made in 2010 from our Firebrick Zin, thisred, port-style fortified 100% Zinfandel is the perfect finish to any eventing or complement to your favorite dessert
Bronze - 2013 Dallas Morning News Tex-Som Wine Competition
 
 
 
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