90+ Point Wines

2015 Mourvedre, Estate Image

94 Points | Wine Enthusiast Magazine: "Elegant and silky, this medium-bodied wine is carried by aromas of cinnamon and dried currant. The palate brings tones of mineral, plum and black tea, with a lightly tannic texture and a good dose of acidity. The wine has a distinct personality and showcases the high-elevation El Dorado appellation's suitability for Rhône varieties." Reviewed by Jim Gordon

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94 Points & Editor's Choice Wine Enthusiast
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SKU: 15MVDST
2015 Syrah, El Dorado Image

93 Points & Editor's Choice Wine Enthusiast Magazine | "This wine tastes bold and assertive, pushing smoky oak and vanilla flavors close to the edge but rescuing them with attractive ripe flavors of blackberry and black cherry. The wine is full bodied, layered and mouthcoating, supported by moderate tannins that melt into the bold flavors." Reviewed by Jim Gordon

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93 Pts Wine Enthusiast | Holiday Wine Club Release
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SKU: 15SRAED
 
2016 Grenache, El Dorado Image

92 Points Wine&Spirits Magazine | "Skinner sources fruit from vines at a wide range of altitudes, from 1,300 to 3,000 feet, focusing mostly on grapes from Fenaughty and Sumu Kaw. This wine comes across as light and brisk, with a texture that’s just generous enough to mellow the cool spiciness and floral strawberry flavors. Fresh and pretty, it’s a lovely match for chicken liver mousse or most anything on a charcuterie plate." Wine&Spirits Magazine

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92 pts Wine&Spirits | Harvest Wine Club Release
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SKU: 16GRNED
2016 Mourvedre, El Dorado Image

92 Points Wine Enthusiast Magazine | "This classy wine offers a mix of spice rack and black cherry aromas, with rich plum, earth and rhubarb flavors. There is balance between ripeness of fruit and tension from the tannins and acidity. It stands on it own as a beautifully complex but not heavy wine." Reviewed by Jim Gordon

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92 pts Wine Enthusiast | Winter Wine Club Release
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SKU: 16MVDED
 
2015 Petite Sirah, El Dorado Image

92 Points Wine&Spirits Magazine | "This grows at Skinner’s Stoney Creek estate in Fair Play, where the petite sirah ranges from ten to 20 years old. It accounts for 86 percent of the blend, augmented with small amounts of counoise, syrah, viognier, grenache and mourvedre. Those other grapes may help to leaven petite’s tannins, which have mellowed over the course of two years in French oak (55 percent new) and a year in bottle. What’s left are scents of rocks and flowers, along with the chewy grape-skin tannins of petite. The wine is as black as you might expect; it’s also crunchy, and the floral notes keep coming on the finish. This should develop well with six to eight more years in bottle"

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92 pts Wine&Spirits | Holiday Wine Club Release
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SKU: 15PETED
2105 Dry Diggings Image

92 Points Wine&Spirits Magazine | "Focused on syrah, grenache and mourvedre from Skinner’s Stoney Creek estate, this wine’s full-on richness emphasizes bright strawberry scents, succulent cherry flavors and a pretty, earthy scent that brings to mind freshly turned garden soil. One-third of the lot ages in new French oak, lending a toasty scent to underline the wine’s warm generosity. Decant it for grilled quail." 

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92 pts Wine&Spirits | Anniversary Club Release
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$32.00
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SKU: 15DRYED
 
2015 Eighteen Sixty-One Image

91 Points Wine Enthusiast Magazine | "This will be an outstanding dinner wine when a roast or steak is on the menu. It has a good, gripping texture and firm acidity that will stand up well to fatty dishes. A nice core of blackberry and black-cherry flavors is surrounded by hints of clove and cinnamon." Reviewed by Jim Gordon

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91 pts Wine Enthusiast | Anniversary Club Release
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SKU: 15ESOED
2017 Grenache Blanc, El Dorado Image

90 Points Wine Enthusiast Magazine | "Fruity and vibrant, this crisp and clean wine brings fresh green apples to the aroma and an almost citrus character to the flavors, which have floral and almond accents too. It shows medium body and a nicely round texture balanced by good acidity." Reviewed by Jim Gordon

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90 pts Wine Enthusiast | Harvest Wine Club Release
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$24.00
 
SKU: 17GRBED
 
2015 Six-Horse Zinfandel Image

90 Points Wine Enthusiast Magazine | "This full-bodied wine has a high ripeness factor and also a solid structure of fruit acidity and moderate tannins to nicely support the jammy raspberry and blackberry flavors that are so tempting." Reviewed by Jim Gordon

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90 Pts Wine Enthusiast | Winter Wine Club Release
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SKU: 15SIXZINED
2014 Mourvèdre, El Dorado Image

Mourvèdre has many names around the world. In Spain it is called Monastrell, in Australia it goes by Mataro, and in France and America it goes by Mourvèdre. This varietal is known for its meaty, earthy, and rustic qualities and is commonly used as a blending component in wines. More recently, winemakers are bottling it as its own variety to showcase its unique characteristics. Only 800 acres exist in California of which Skinner has about 3 acres planted on its two estate vineyards. 

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93 Points Wine&Spirits | Limit 2 Per Customer
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SKU: 14MVDED
 
2013 Syrah, El Dorado Image

Syrah is a versatile varietal and has the ability to produce great wines in various climates and regions. Styles and profiles vary as you move from the cooler coastal sites towards the warmer interior vineyards. The Foothills based Syrahs are distinctive to the specific region in which they grow. Amador Syrah is typically bigger and rounder than the Fair Play (El Dorado) Syrah grown just up the hill, which tends to be more restrained and rustic in nature while showing pronounced minerality. 

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91 Points Wine Enthusiast
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$28.00
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SKU: 13SRAED
90+ Point Six Pack Image

Give the ultimate Skinner Vineyards gift with our 90+ Point Six Pack featuring a perfect blend of wines that have received 90+ points this year!  

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$200.00
 
SKU: 90POINT6PK