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 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 - 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 - Alexander Valley 08
From the beginning, we knew this wine was going to be special. Our 2008 Alexander Valley Cabernet has great fruit concentration and structure. There are aromas of cassis, black cherry and cocoa. There are wonderful flavors of dark cherry, vanilla and oak. The finish is classic Cabernet: Dusty and gritty, smooth tannins with the promise of a long life in the cellar. 493 cases
• Cabernet Franc - Napa Valley 07
This 2007 Cabernet Franc is rich in flavors of black cherry and tobacco yet carries that trademark earthy characteristic of a 100% Cabernet Franc. Silky smooth with a hint of plum and cocoa on the finish, this is a terrific wine to drink now or keep in the cellar for years to come. 224 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
• Ovation 08
For our 2008 Ovation, we decided to source our grapes from the highly acclaimed Alexander Valley appellation in Sonoma County. This year we went with a three varietal Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The wine was aged for 25 months in French oak barrels, and you will taste the silky smooth tannins in the finish. This is a complex fruit forward wine that displays that rich aroma of black cherry and tobacco for which the Alexander Valley is known. The finish is long and smooth and this wine will age for 10 - 15 years. 224 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 - Sonoma Coast 12
Our newest release of Chardonnay from Sonoma County offers a creamy texture and rich body with distinct notes of pear, citrus, vanilla, caramel and hazelnut. With fruit-forward flavor and bright acidity, this wine is sure to impress even the most fickle red wine drinkers! 435 Cases
• 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, Brut - North Coast Appelation
12.5% Alc 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir
Our Regale Brut is made in the classic Methode Champenoise. With aromas of Citrus and Pear and just a hint of yeast, you will enjoy the smooth and round light citrus mouthfeel. The finish is bright and crisp with a slight note of Grapefruit. A classic for any celebration!
• 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.