Wine Club Releases

2015 Seven Generations

This wine is a blend of 4 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, Marsanne, 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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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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2014 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 mourvedre. 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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2015 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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2015 Mourvedre, El Dorado

"Pittinger’s expression of the grape in its 2015 vintage highlights tart red fruit flavors, moderate tannins and a hint of gaminess for which the grape is known. Pair with roasted lamb, take a sip, and see what the fuss is all about." Chris Macias, Sacramento Bee


 

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SKU: 15MVDED
2014 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: 14SIXZINED
 
2014 Roussane, El Dorado


Roussanne is the noble white grape of the Northern Rhone where it makes long-lived Hermitage Blanc. In California it is gaining popularity as a single varietal or as a component in white Rhone blends. At Skinner it is the primary varietal for our Seven Generations white blend, and in certain vintages makes a varietal specific wine.
 

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SKU: 14RSNED
2013 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 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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2013 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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2015 Grenache Blanc, El Dorado

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: 15GRBED
 
2014 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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2013 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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Harvest Wine Club Release
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