2010 Old-Vine Carignane

Evangelho Vineyard

Contra Costa County

GOLD

Orange County Wine Competition 2013

SILVER

CA State Wine Competition 2013

The 2010 Old Vine Carignane is our third release from this vineyard and it is a beauty. Coming into the winery at about 28 Brix, we slowly cold soaked the fruit and fermented using a combination of special yeast. I placed the resulting wine in great barrels and primary and secondary fermentation took about a year to complete.

Toucan Symphony" by Laurel Sherrie

 

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Harvest: September 11th

Bottled: July, 2012

Acid:  .84

Alcohol: 16%

Released: 234 Cases

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2008 Toucan Wines Estate Zinfandel

(Toucan Vineyard, Zinfandel & 14% Petite Sirah)

 

GOLD

Los Angeles International Wine Competition 2011

San Diego Wine Competition 2011

SILVER

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2011

Orange County Wine Competition 2011

 

This is not your typical Zinfandel. Our 2008 Estate Zinfandel is a big, opulent, complex wine that spent 16 months in mostly new French, Hungarian, and American barrels. Dark garnet/purple with a huge nose of ripe wild berry and complex fruits. Lush, ripe berry fruit welcomes your taste-buds with a core of delicious fruit.

 

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Harvest: Sept 7th through Oct. 26th

Bottled: March 15, 2010

Acid:  .8

Alcohol: 15%

Release: 271 cases (including 750ml and magnums)

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"Toucan 2008 Estate Arroyo Grande is dark and rich in color with a pop of some really beautiful complex fruit and a nice long inviting finish.  Big, lush, and inviting sums up Doug Timewell’s 2008 Toucan Estate Zinfandel. This Zinfandel almost seems to rest in its bottle just waiting to be paired with a nice steak or one of your other favorite meat dishes." - California Wine Trails (3/2012)


2009 Toucan Wines Estate Zinfandel

(Toucan Vineyard, Zinfandel & 10% Petite Sirah)

 

SILVER

3 Silver Medals Awarded

 

The second bottling of 2009 Toucan Wines Estate Zinfandel of 40 cases is bolder  than the sold out first bottling of 200 cases. More time in barrel improved the mouth-feel and produced a bigger, yet balanced and structured Zinfandel and Petite Sirah blend.

 

Our 2009 is drinking very nicely, with now two years spent resting in the bottle. A big wine having aged and softened with 26 months in fine oak barrels. A great full-bodied selection for any meal, like many of our Estate releases, this wine is tasting and drinking wonderfully upon release and will age to become a favorite in your wine cellar.

 

Three Silver medals were awarded to this wine. I think this wine is best enjoyed now (with decanting) and for the next 6 to 8 years.

 

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Harvest: Oct. 1st -12th

Bottled: February 15, 2012

Acid:  .8

Alcohol: 14.7%

Release: 40 cases (second bottling)


 

2010 Toucan Wines Estate Petite Sirah

(Toucan Vineyard, 83% Petite Sirah & 17% Petite Sirah)

 

SILVER

Orange County Wine Competition 2013

Los Angeles International Wine Competition 2013

California State Wine Competition 2013

 

Refined and stunning. Our 2010 Estate Petite Sirah spent a full 22 months in two-thirds new oak barrels and one-third second term barrel. The result is outstanding. Deeper fruit and intense yet elegant oak, blend nicely to create an estate wine that should age for many years and develop beautifully in the bottle. Inky purple; with lush ripe fruits, and sweet oak - this is again an elegant and beautiful representation from our vineyard. Best enjoyed 2013 - 2020

 

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Harvest: September 30

Blend: 83% Estate Petite Sirah &17% Estate Zinfandel

Bottled: August 9, 2012

Acid:  .816

Alcohol: 15 %

Release: 65 cases produced

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2011 Old-Vine Carignane

Evangelho Vineyard

Contra Costa County

GOLD

Pacific Rim Wine Competition 2014

GOLD

Orange County Wine Competition 2014

SILVER

CA State Wine Competition 2014

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.

The 2011 Old Vine Carignane is different when compared to the 2010, I'm finding the 2011 is very approachable today but improves and softens with a little decanting. The 2010 is drinking beautifully today, and will improve for many years to come with proper storage. Both are fine examples from this wonderful vineyard.

Toucan Symphony" by Laurel Sherrie

 

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Harvest: Sept. 28, 2011

Bottled: July 20-25, 2013

Production: 238 cases

Alcohol: 15.8

pH: 3.31

TA: .83

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2007 Toucan Wines Estate Zinfandel

(Toucan Vineyard, Zinfandel & 10% Petite Sirah)

 

GOLD and BEST OF CLASS

Los Angeles International Wine Competition 2010

GOLD

San Diego Wine Competition 2010

 

July 2010 -  Warm, earthy nose of ripe, dark plum, violets, and white pepper. Rich blackberry flavors are in the foreground with excellent acid balance and softening tannins - Alan Boehmer, Suite101.com

 

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Harvest: September 15th - 29th

Bottled: February 10, 2009

Acid:  .784

Alcohol: 14.7%

Release: 245 case

 


 

Estate Toucanet

Mutage d' esprit - Sweet Dessert Wine

(Toucan Vineyard, Zinfandel & Petite Sirah)

 

GOLD

Pacific Rim Wine Competition 2010

SILVER

Los Angeles International Wine Competition 2010

 

Our Estate Toucanet is the premier release of a wine produced from the desire to make an entirely estate based Porto styled dessert wine. Aged in fine oak barrels for up to 22 months, Toucanet is an incredible and lovely sweet dessert styled wine that tastes of dark sweet fruits, deep raspberry liquor, wild cherry-vanilla, and hints of mocha.

 

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Harvest: 3 barrels 2007 & 1 barrel 2008

Bottled: July 20, 2009

Acid:  .65 TA 3.38pH

Alcohol: 19%

Sugar: 12%

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2009 Estate Toucanet

Mutage d' esprit - Sweet Dessert Wine

(Toucan Vineyard, Zinfandel & Petite Sirah)

 

The 2009 Toucanet is a lovely sweet dessert styled wine that tastes of dark sweet fruits, deep cherry liquor, wild cherry-vanilla, and hints of mocha. This wine is ready to enjoy now and will hold for up to ten years with proper storage.

 

How does this new release compare to the NV Estate Toucanet? The 2009 is a little less sweet and a very similar flavor profile. Both are beautiful and drinking perfectly.

 

Harvest: September-October, 2009

Bottled: August, 2011

Alcohol: 19%

Sugar: 8.5%

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