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The Italics portfolio offers tasters the opportunity to experience the breadth of Bordeaux varietals that grow on our Coombsville estate. But our ambition doesn't end at our property line; we also produce Appellations, a wine blended with fruit from each of Napa Valley's AVAs. Oakville, Rutherford, St. Helena... Spring, Diamond and Howell Mountain — they're all represented in this unorthodox and deeply satisfying wine.

In seeking out vineyard sources for this wine, we sometimes find a parcel that's especially well-farmed for the vintage. When we can, we take a little more than we need for our blend and bottle it separately. This wine we call One of Sixteen. But really it's one of a kind.

Having said all that, we should probably manage your expectations. There's isn't a lot to go around. Our highest volume wine, our estate Cabernet, is about 500 cases. Everything else is minuscule — two to ten barrel's worth at the most. These wines we allocate to our members who have the good sense to snatch them up as they're offered. So when you see a wine without a "buy it now" button, you'll know why. Should your curiosity get the best of you, you're welcome to join our club. We'd be thrilled to have you.





Italics Wines

Italics Wines

Now in to our fourth vintage of this wine we have really enjoyed learning more about the art of blending white wines.  For this vintage, we kept the Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Viognier blend and created a wine that shows both candied and baked pears, gingerbread and honeysuckle.  It finishes with a creamy texture and warm notes.  Pair this wine with prosciutto, polenta and pretty much anything else you’d like.

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The 2015 Italics Proprietary Red Wine opens with cassis and raspberries. The mid-palate is rich and creamy, tempered by a fruit-based acidity.  The mouthfeel has a graphite texture, intermingling with the mid-palate and delivering length and density to the finish.  As a Bordeaux blend, it combines the softness of Merlot with the intensity of Cabernet Sauvignon, and seasoned with trace amounts of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc to give it layers of fruit and complexity.  This wine will exceed your expectations, opening up beautifully, and delighting your senses.  We sell out of this wine early, and it's obvious why.

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The 2015 Cabernet Franc is deeply colored, reminiscent of the volcanic soil on which it was grown; slightly more than one acre produces this small bottling of outstanding Cabernet Franc. The perfumed nose lifts aromas of raspberry, plumb and violet. The palate  greets you with a supple, mouthcoating texture that balances acidity and tannin. This wine is one that will grace your cellar for many years!

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Petit Verdot is typically blended in small amounts with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot to add spice, depth and color. We set aside a few barrels for club members to experience this varietal’s unique lavender and white pepper aromas. Firm tannins surround the wine’s spicy core, which is why we’ve leavened it with Merlot. Over time it opens up to reveal graphite and cigar box. Toasted notes from the barrel lend warmth to the nose and mouthfeel. Pull the cork on this an hour before serving so you can experience its full aromatic potential.

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This wine is completely allocated for our Wine Allocation members only. Please email info@italicswine.com for access to the waiting list and membership options.
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The nose is ripe with spiced dark fruit, tobacco and leather. The leather and fruit are beautifully complimented by smoothly integrated oak which slowly evolve on your palate. This is not a heavy, chewy wine, on the contrary, it is built for lasting pleasure.

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This wine is complex, concentrated and very rich, with mouth-warming tannins to engage your senses.  It has both immense fruit and detailed structure.  It is at once savory and sweet.  With extrordinary length and persistence, you'll taste them for minutes on end.  with such a long finish, you could lose track of time.  So be it.

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This wine is completely allocated for our Wine Allocation members only. Please email info@italicswine.com for access to the waiting list and membership options.
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Appellations Wines

Appellations Wines

Some of the notable vineyards used for this year's blend include: Robert Keenan, Spring Mountain; Blackbird, Oak Knoll; Annapurna, Stag's Leap District; and Constant, Diamond Mountain.  The 2014 Sixteen has the fruit, spice and earth that characterize our signature blend.  It is a rich and supple wine that is fruit forward and round yet soft on the mid palate.  The finish is long and complex.  Each Appellation is vinified and aged separately.  The components are brought together before bottling in a perfect marriage of all Sixteen Appellations.  Enjoy some now, but hold on to a few bottles to see how this beauty evolves over time.

1,337 Cases produced

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The 2013 Sixteen has the fruit, spice and earth that characterize our signature blend.  It has red fruits up front, held together by a lattice of oak spices.  There is a creamy mid-palate, which might remind you of a warm chocolate tart drizzled with red fruit syrup.  The finish is long with sweet, supple tannins.  Enjoy some now buy hold on to a few bottles to see how the wine evolves over time.    

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The weather on Howell Mountain is generally sunny and cool with twice as much winter rains. Higher altitude, warmer evenings and cooler days, rocky and porous soil conditions all translates into a rich diversity of complexity and flavor in your glass.

This wine for us was a no-brainer to select as the “One of Sixteen” to represent 2014.  With a nose full of rich barrel notes- vanilla, coffee and mocha- flavors of ripe fruit with dried fig and deep, dark fruit.  Extremely well balanced and sure to delight the senses.  Cozy up with a glass and enjoy the mouthwatering acidity and tongue coating tannins.  Indulge a bit, sip slow.

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The 2015 Sixteen has the fruit, spice and earth that characterize our signature blend.  It has red fruits up front, held together by a lattice of oak spices.  There is a creamy mid-palate, which might remind you of a warm chocolate tart drizzled with red fruit syrup.  The finish is long with sweet, supple tannins.  Enjoy some now but hold on to a few bottles to see how the wine evolves over time.   

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A powerful bouquet of black cherry and candied red fruits provides the first hint of what's to come from our second vintage of Fifteen Appellations. The addition of a premier vineyard in Calistoga has not only continued the evolution of our story, but also added another layer of complexity and mouth feel to this silky Bordeaux-style blend. Extended aging in French oak yields a vintage that can be enjoyed now or — given its mountain fruit sources — can be cellared for 7-10 years

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