How Terroir Affects Wine

When looking at wine regions, it is important to note that no two are exactly the same. There can be numerous differences even between vineyards in close proximity to one another. What makes every vineyard unique is its terroir, a French word meaning “sense of place.” Terroir is a term that identifies the environmental conditions,…

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Varietal Spotlight: Malbec

Malbec is a red wine that originated in France, but which is often associated with Argentina. It is medium-bodied and features complex, intriguing flavors. We offer a 2015 Malbec that has been aged in French oak. More information about this varietal: The History of Malbec Malbec originated in the Southwest of France, most notably in…

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Understanding Tannins in Wine

There are many components that join together to create the unique flavors in a glass of wine. Tannins are one of the chemical compounds that are present in wine. These molecules can also be found in tea, dark chocolate, and pomegranates. Knowing what tannins are and how they influence the way wine tastes can help…

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Varietal Spotlight: Syrah

Syrah, also known as Shiraz, is a rich, full-bodied red wine varietal that originated in Southeastern France. Its bold dark fruit flavors and spicy finish make it a favorite for those who prefer complex wines. We offer a 2012 Barrel Select Syrah that is sure to intrigue and delight your palate. More information about this…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Wine Terminology

When you’re first getting involved in the world of wine, it can be overwhelming to try to understand the different words used to describe wine and the process of making it. At our tasting rooms, we have a laid-back environment and we believe that the most important characteristic of wine is simply whether or not…

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Varietal Spotlight: Cabernet Franc

Although our winery specializes in Spanish wines, other varietals can also thrive in Sonoita’s complex terroir. These include French wines such as Cabernet Franc, which is sometimes simply called Cab Franc. This is one of the most popular red wines in the world and its herbaceous notes create an intriguing and enticing flavor. Wilhelm Family…

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