CLICK FOR PRICE LIST

LIBRARY WINES

2013 Toucan Wines Reserve Cuvee - our final wine

Estate Zinfandel, Carignane & Estate Petite Sirah

 

Our 2013 Reserve Cuvee is blend of our Estate Zinfandel, Old Vine Carignane, and Estate Petite Sirah. All of our estate Zinfandel and Petite Sirah produced in 2013 went into this blend, along with a healthy addition of Old Vine Carignane from the 125 year old Evangelho Vineyard. Compared to the 2012, this release has lots more Petite Sirah and less Carignane - making the two wines a very interesting contrast.

Download fact sheet


 

2012 Toucan Wines Reserve Cuvee

Estate Zinfandel, Carignane & Estate Petite Sirah

 

Watch the video

 

Our 2012 Reserve Cuvee is our blend of Estate Zinfandel, Old Vine Carignane, and our Estate Petite Sirah. I held back, or reserved, the majority of our Estate Zinfandel in 2012 as the backbone for this blend. I added Old Vine Carignane, from the Evangelho Vineyard, and Estate Petite Sirah until I felt we had found a perfect balance.

Download fact sheet


2012 Toucan Wines Old-Vine Carignane

Evangelho Vineyard

Contra Costa County

 

Watch the video

 

This vintage yielded a crop with slightly lower sugar levels (25.5 Brix) that resulted in a wine that reached 14.8% alcohol instead of the usual 15.9 or 16% as with our 2008, 2010, and 2011. This reduction is by no means a reflection of lesser quality or less forwardness the 2012 vintage is another perfect example of the fine fruit grown in this very old vineyard, very balanced and in some ways more complex than earlier vintages.

 

Download fact sheet

 


 

2011 Toucan Wines Old-Vine Carignane

Evangelho Vineyard

Contra Costa County

The 2011 Old Vine Carignane is our forth release from this beautiful vineyard originally planted in 1890. Our Evangelho grown fruit was the last harvested from the vineyard in 2011. This last harvested fruit assures us the ripest possible conditions from the choicest sweet spot in this amazing vineyard. We traveled to the vineyard, the morning of September 28th and returned with 8 full bins of amazing Carignane fruit.

 

Download fact sheet

Watch the video

 


 

2009 Estate Toucanet

Mutage d' esprit - Sweet Dessert Wine

Toucan Vineyard, Zinfandel & Petite Sirah

Download fact sheet

 

2010 Estate Toucanet

Mutage d' esprit - Sweet Dessert Wine

Toucan Vineyard, Zinfandel & Petite Sirah

Download fact sheet

 

2012 Estate Toucanet

Mutage d' esprit - Sweet Dessert Wine

Toucan Vineyard, Zinfandel

Download fact sheet

 

 

Library Wines


 

 

Toucan Wines 1992-2019