egale crafts a terroir-driven collection of elegant wines offered for taste and purchase at our winery and through our membership.
The romantic wine lover’s mantra echoes our core winemaking values at Regale; the finest wines borne in the vineyard and crafted by passionate hands and questioning minds achieve greatness primarily in relation to food and community. Every year we produce small lots of handcrafted wines from our estate-grown Pinot Noir vineyard and other remarkable vineyards located in California’s finest winegrowing appellations. Our wines typically show extraordinary finesse, provocative personality, balanced acidity and, remarkably, alcohol levels similar to our European counterparts.
With our primary enological focus on Pinot Noir and Cabernet, we also feature limited-production Italian varietals such as Sangiovese and Barbera as well as our popular Chardonnay. For a full list of current releases, please contact the winery.
Wines Currently Available:
• Estate Pinot Noir - Santa Cruz Mountain ‘12
Not only was 2012 a bumper crop for everyone, it also marked the first year of full production for the vineyard being its fifth crop. With the mild summer weather, we were able to leave the grapes on the vine well into September and the extra hang-time for the fruit produced great re- sults. The wine is very complex with aromas of dark fruit and tobacco. On the palette you find deep raspberry and cocoa with the medium tannins and long finish typical of the Santa Cruz Mountain Pinot Noir’s. While drinking well now, this wine will age for many years to come in your cellar.
• Pinot Blend - Santa Cruz Mountains ‘13
This new Santa Cruz Pinot is affectionately referred to as “Sneaky” around the winery because of how quickly it seems to disappear from the glass. The wine is a blend of clones 667 and 115 which gives it a solid backbone with layers of dark bing cherry and a hint of earthy tobacco and a smooth long finish. While light in style, there is no lack of fruit and tannins in this wine.
• Pinot Noir - Russian River Valley ‘13
Once again the Russian River Valley retains its place as one of the premiere Pinot grape producing regions in the world. Our 2013 RRV Pinot is deep garnet in color with a bold aroma of violet and bright raspber- ry, cherry and cherry notes. The wine has balanced acidity and a smooth and silky mouth feel. The structured tannins give the wine a long finish with flavors of dark cherry and toasted oak. We advise waiting at least a year to open this exceptional wine but if you can’t wait, decant for an hour before pouring. 354 cases
• Pinot Noir - Anderson Valley ‘13
2013 was the first vintage of our Anderson Valley Pinot. Classic in style, this wine delivers aromas of toffee, raspberry and baking spice with a velvety palate offering flavors blackberry and raspberry overtones. It may be our lightest Pinot in color, but don’t let it fool you. This is a terrific, well balanced wine with lots of fruit!
• Pinot Noir - Sonoma Coast ‘12
Our 2012 Sonoma Coast Pinot is a classic “cool-climate” Pinot from the famed Petaluma Gap in the southern end of the Sonoma Coast AVA. In keeping with tradition, this wine is very aromatic with raspberry and rose petal on the nose and flavors of cola, black currant and apple spice. Right away you will notice the acidity in the mouth which gives this wine a soft,smooth mid palette and long finish. Suggested Pairings: Pan Seared Scallops, Eggplant Cous Cous. 250 cases
• Cabernet Sauvignon - Napa Valley ‘08
We are very excited about the release of our 2008 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. The vineyard is located just off the Silverado Trail between Yountville and the Stags Leap District. The wine has a bouquet of plums and currants layered with a hint of Mission fig. The palate is lush with savory dark fruit and a bit of sweet oak and cedar. The wine has been barrel aged in 100% French oak for two years and bottle aged for nearly three years. You will enjoy the silky smooth soft tannins in this well balanced wine. 498 cases
• Merlot - NAPA VALLEY ‘10
2010 was the first vintage of our Napa Valley Merlot. Classic in style, this wine has an earthy, dark cherry palate with a hint of chocolate. The nose has dark fruit, tobacco, and cherry. The tannins have a balanced structure and given the length of time on primarily new French oak, this wine will age for another 10-15 years. Best to lay this wine down for a year or two and pull out of the cellar for a very special occasion. 215 Cases
• Cabernet Franc - Napa Valley ‘06
This 2006 Cabernet Franc exemplifies the earthy, silky smooth characteristics of a premium Napa Valley Cabernet Franc. Bright Garnet in color with silky smooth flavors of berries and plum with just a hint of cocoa powder. This is a well balanced wine with a fruity mid-palette and long finish and is a must have for the cellar. 240 cases
• Zinfandel - Dry Creek Valley ‘06
Zinfandel has a long history in Dry Creek Valley. Unlike other warmer growing regions, Dry Creek produces an elegant, balanced Zinfandel. Not jammy in style, instead extremely soft with notes of berries and spice, crushed violets, light minerality, spice, and dry earth. From 80 year old vines. 240 cases.
• Port 'Finale' Late Harvest Zinfandel
Our 2008 Finale late harvest wine was made from 100% Old Vine Zinfandel grapes from Dry Creek Valley.The deep rich garnet color lends to a fresh pressed berry bouquet, followed by ripe cherries on the palate. This is a smooth easy drinking wine that is sure to be the Finale to any great meal or special occasion.
Whites and Sparkling Wines
• Chardonnay - Santa Cruz Estate ‘12
2012 marks the first release of our Reserve Chardonnay. We have crafted this wine in traditional old world style of barrel fermentation and aging in French oak. The result is a complex, rich, full-bodied wine with hints of melon and banana on the nose and subtle tropical notes on the palette. Properly cellared, this exceptional wine will age beautifully for many years to come. Suggested pairings: Roast chicken, white truffle ravioli.! 225 Cases
• Chardonnay - Russian River Valley ‘13
2013 marks the first vintage of our Russian River Valley Chardonnay. This pristine vineyard is lo- cated just outside of Healdsburg and produces exceptional fruit. Typical of the appellation, the wine has bright scents of lemon curd and crushed pineapple. The mid-palette has vibrant acidity with notes of apple, citrus and wet stone with a finish of stone fruits and a hint of caramel. 504 Cases
• Sparkling Rose, Mendocino County
Mendocino County - Methode Champenoise
12.6% Alc 100% Pinot Noir. Our Sparkling Rose has a very inviting nose of Strawberry with just a touch of cream and spice. The mouth is rich and round with a nice creaminess from the fine mousse. You will find the Rose clean and bright with that distinctive bright fresh fruit finish. An enjoyable year-round sparkling wine. Due to limited production, only Club Members may purchase this wine.
• Blanc de Noirs, Mendocino County
Aroma: brioche, hint of wild berry, and light citrus
Taste: fine mousse, citrus
Body: rich, round, and delicate with a long-lingering finish
Sonoma County - Methode Champenoise. 12.5% Alc, 90% Pinot Noir and 10% Chardonnay. The Blanc de Noir is a delicious sparkling wine. Brioche and a hint of wild berry and light citrus on the nose. The fine mousse brings along these notes to create a rich round mouth and a long lingering finish of citrus that begs for another taste. This wine will be a perennial favorite at Regale. Due to limited production, only Club Members may purchase this wine.