Girasole Vineyards: Made with organically grown grapes & Vegan friendly.

Girasole Vineyards releases 2010 wines in a bright new package. Organically produced, here is great value for under $20.

The chardonnay displayed surprising balance, good acidity and subtle fruit. Unexpectedly full-bodied for a chard, it was a charmer.



2010 Chardonnay2010 Girasole Vineyards Chardonnay

New Release!

Light straw in color with alluring aromas of lemon-lime, kiwi and Granny Smith apples. A creamy entry fills the mouth with vanilla custard and shortbread cookies, which are framed beautifully by just a slight kiss of toasty French oak.  This clean, fruit driven wine is sure to please even the most discriminating palates.  Serve slightly chilled with seafood, creamy pastas and poultry dishes. SRP: $13.

Made with organically grown grapes & Vegan friendly.

Wine Specs

Vintage2010

AppellationMendocino

Vineyard DesignationEstate grown/CCOF certified organic

Acid.56

PH3.53

FermentationStainless w/ minimal oak influence

Bottling Date11/11

Alcohol %13.5

Wine Profile

Production Notes100% Chardonnay

Food Pairing NotesThis lightly oaked wine is perfect with egg dishes, also with seafood, creamy pastas and poultry. Pair it with your favorite macaroni and cheese recipe, and be sure to try it with a spinach dish.

Production2,000 cases


2010 Girasole Vineyards Pinot Noir2010 Girasole Vineyards Pinot Noir

2010 Pinot Noir
Their newest release in redesigned packaging! This 2010 Pinot Noir offers wonderful aromas of strawberry, cherry and clove give way to sweet red cherries on the palate.

This 2010 Girasole Pinot Noir exhibits hues of red roses and ruby jewel tones. Wonderful aromas of strawberry, cherry and clove give way to sweet red cherries on the palate. A touch of new French oak lends texture and helps frame the wonderful sweet red fruit that radiates from this wine, and that classic Mendocino mineral backbone carries it to a long and lingering finish. This wine will pair wonderfully with braised duck breast with a cranberry reduction, or plank grilled salmon with garlic mash potatoes. Of course, pulling a cork and having a glass or two on the porch would work too!  SRP: $16.
Made with organically grown grapes & Vegan friendly.

Wine Specs

Vintage2010

VarietalPinot Noir

AppellationMendocino

Vineyard DesignationEstate grown/CCOF certified organic

Acid.56

PH3.75

Alcohol %13.5

Wine Profile

Food Pairing NotesThis fruit-forward wine pairs well with lean beef, lamb and pork dishes, especially grilled or roasted, and is a natural with ahi tuna. Try it with grilled mushrooms, too.

 

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History

Charlie Barra planted the home ranch, Redwood Valley Vineyards, in 1955, and has farmed approximately 200 acres of organic varietal wine grapes ever since. Sitting on the benchlands above the headwaters of the Russian River in Mendocino County, the vineyards share the land with five ponds, open space for wildlife and pasture for smaller animals. All water used for irrigation and frost protection is from winter run-off from the pristine watersheds that surround the vineyards.

In the early stages of developing the ranch, Charlie was instrumental in changing the method of picking grapes, going from wooden lugs carried by pickers to large metal gondolas which were taken into the field on trailers and then loaded by forklift on trucks to go to the winery. He was one of the first grape farmers in the North Coast of California to use water for over-head frost protection, a system developed in Israel and Germany in the early 1960’s. And today, we’re still picking grapes the way Charlie’s grandfather did over 100 years ago…by hand!

Charlie also fought for many state regulations that changed the way growers were paid for their grapes, worked for creation of the first appellation in the United States, and served for forty years on the board of directors of the California North Coast Grape Growers Association with the goal of enhancing the economic climate for the entire California wine industry.

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