At Roudon-Smith, we specialize in the making of fine wines as well as the enjoyment of taking on new challenges. With this spirit, we are constantly striving to find something we see as providing promise with keeping to mind that consistency is important. We will be highlighting on this site what we do to keep consistency alive as well as our creative spirit. Every year we again look deeper, trying to find grapes that bring out why we love making wine. In this constant quest, we find some exceptional grapes that make exceptional wines and will offer these often on our web site. We will describe how we found this fruit, why we felt it provided so much promise and if we plan to continue making this wine and why. So please return to our site and find out what can be so amazing about wine!!
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Our Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay is a blend of 2010 and 2011 fruit and shows a crisp style that complements the citrus and mineral flavors that we typically see in the Santa Cruz Mountains, only 170 cases produced. $25/bottle $300/case
This wine is a very nice follow up to our 2006. Aged for three years in American oak barrels, it is really well balanced between rich plum fruit, chocolate, herbs and oak. The winemaker’s comment is “I particularly enjoy this vintage and think it is the best Cab we have made yet!” $24/bottle $288/case
This wine displays very nice aromas of mint, eucalyptus, and cherries on the nose. As you taste you will experience the flavor of sour cherries and coffee with a bit of tannin down the center of your tongue...this leads into a lovely long finish. $20/bottle $240/case
The wine is done in a Rhone style and shows layers of fruit with an herbaceous finish. The wine has little oak influence, again very similar to what you would find from the Rhone, since most was aged in neutral American oak. It is a delightful bottle of wine to be enjoyed over the next year or two. $17/bottle $204/case
The Merlot is a blend of two vineyards from the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA. The rich color came from concentrating the juice to skin ratio by draining some free run juice into barrel before fermentation. The French term for this bleeding off of free run is saignee. It is a great tool to concentrate flavors of the main lot and can also be used to make a very good Rose as we saw last year! This Merlot is bold and easily stands on it's own two feet. $22/bottle $264/case
The Zinfandel is rich with color and a good example of what a Zin from the Santa Cruz Mountains can taste like. We added a small addition of Petite Syrah that helped give the wine it's dark color and some complexity to back up the fruit. $20/bottle $240/case
Our Santa Cruz Mountain Pinot Noir elegantly displays many of the characteristics found in our grape growing region. This is a worthy successor to our 2007 Gold Medal winning Pinot Noir...enjoy the bouquet of cherries, cinnamon and spice with elegant fruit up front and a hint of toasted oak. This well-balanced and food-friendly wine complements a wide variety of menus. $30/bottle $360/case
This blend is technically a trio with cabernet sauvignon, merlot, and cabernet franc co-fermented. The nose begins with notes of green sage and dried red chilies. This wine follows up with flavors of red currants and cranberries and a good tannic structure. $24/bottle $288/case
This is a Merlot rose with a lovely orange tinted color very reminiscent of a rose from Provence in France. This is a very limited release with only 30 cases available. Serve it slightly chilled to really enjoy the fruit in this wine! $14/bottle $168/case
20% Wine Club Discount, 15% discount on a solid case, 10% discount on a mixed case