Wine Club Releases

2016 Seven Generations, El Dorado

This wine is a blend of 3 varietals with roots in the southern Rhone Valley. This is patterned after the white wines from the Cotes du Rhone and includes varietals such as Roussanne, Viognier, and Grenache Blanc. Each varietal brings a unique characteristic to the blend, resulting in a balanced and pleasing finished wine.

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SKU: 16SEVED
2015 Eighteen Sixty-One

The wine is patterned after the Grenache & Mourvedre driven wines of Southern France. The 1861 wine is a Grenache based blend that is comprised of 54% Grenache, 34% Mourvedre, and 12% Syrah.

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SKU: 15ESOED
 
2105 Dry Diggings

This Syrah based blend was born during our blending trials, as we experimented with softening the burly Syrah by adding a little Grenache and Mourvédre. The resulting blend has become one of our most coveted wines, finding a nice balance between the 1861 Grenache based blend and our Estate Syrah.

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SKU: 15DRYED
2016 Viognier, El Dorado

Viognier is the famous white grape grown in Condrieu and Ch. Grillet in the Northern Rhone valley. It is famous for its floral and stone fruit aromatics and produces a wine with great aromatics, elegance, and suppleness. Total acreage in California is about 2,000 acres, of which about 4 acres are planted at Skinner.

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SKU: 16VNAED
 
2016 Mourvedre, El Dorado

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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SKU: 16MVDED
2015 Six-Horse Zinfandel

Six Horse, a sister brand, produced and bottled by Skinner Vineyards & Winery, pays homage to the original Skinner winery of the late 1800’s. Its purpose is to focus on legacy varietals once grown by James Skinner beginning in 1861 and throughout the Gold Rush Era. The name is derived from the 6-hp engine that was utilized at the winery and considered “high tech” at the time. Zinfandel is one of the varietals once planted by James and remains a prevalent and important part of the Sierra Foothills wine industry today.

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SKU: 15SIXZINED
 
2014 Syrah, El Dorado

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 Syrah grown in Fair Play tends to be more restrained and rustic in nature while showing pronounced minerality, whereas the Syrah grown in the northern part of El Dorado is more rounded and polished. 

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Holiday Wine Club Release
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SKU: 14SRAED
2014 Petite Sirah, El Dorado

Petite Sirah (AKA Durif) is a cross between Peloursin and Syrah. There is typically nothing petite about it in style and flavor profile. It has smaller berries and thicker skins, thus a tannic wine is often produced. It was first introduced to California in 1884 and quickly became the varietal of choice in vineyards. While we don’t have records to confirm, there is a very likely chance it was grown and produced at J. Skinner in the late 1800’s.

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SKU: 14PETED
 
2016 Grenache Blanc

Grenache Blanc is the main white grape in the Côtes du Rhône and Châteauneuf du Pape appellations. While plantings in California have increased considerably in the last few years, there are still only about 250 acres in the state. The warm days and cool nights of The Foothills showcase the unique qualities common to this varietal – a subtle richness and racy natural acidity. 

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SKU: 16GRBED
2015 Grenache, El Dorado

Grenache is one of the five varietals planted at the original J. SKINNER winery in the 1860’s and is the focal point of our wine program today. It is the most widely planted wine grape in the world, but only 8500 acres exist in California. Recently, Grenache has seen a renaissance in quality and plantings in California. We have five clones of Grenache planted in poor shallow soils onto low vigor rootstocks that limit yields and concentrate flavor. Our warm and dry Mediterranean climate, coupled with volcanic and granitic soils, makes our region ideally suited for this grape varietal.

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SKU: 15GRNED
 
2014 Grenache, Estate

Grenache is one of the five varietals planted at the original J. SKINNER winery in the 1860’s and is the focal point of our wine program today. It is the most widely planted wine grape in the world, but only 8500 acres exist in California. Recently, Grenache has seen a renaissance in quality and plantings in California. We have five clones of Grenache planted in poor shallow soils onto low vigor rootstocks that limit yields and concentrate flavor. Our warm and dry Mediterranean climate, coupled with volcanic and granitic soils, makes our region ideally suited for this grape varietal.

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$60.00
 
SKU: 14GRNST
2014 Eighteen Sixty One

The wine is patterned after the Grenache & Mourvedre driven wines of Southern France. The 1861 wine is a Grenache based blend that is comprised of 50% Grenache, 20% Counoise, 15% Mourvedre, and 15% Syrah

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