Riboli Family Wines
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The skies darken, the winds howl, and the waves pound the rugged shore...Stormwatch! Steep hillsides and rocky soils produce the intense flavors and aromas of this Bordeaux-style blend. Dark, rich, and mouth-filling. Ripe flavors of blackberry and raspberry with touches of spice and vanilla. Enjoy the thrill of Stormwatch!
La Quinta refers to the great vineyard estates of Portugal, famous for their production of outstanding dessert wines. California also shares a long history of crafting fine dessert wines. Our warm, dry climate allows for the thorough maturation of grapes with ripe sugars and concentrated flavors. La Quinta is an invitation to enjoy the fine dessert wines of California’s past.
At Highlands 41, we believe the best wines are made in the vineyards. Our wines are crafted from 100% estate-owned fruit grown in the heart of Monterey County. With this amazing fruit, our winemaking focus is the purest expression of Monterey County Pinot Noir. Highlands 41 encourages you to find your adventure, and our pairing advice is no dierent! If you need a guide, we recommend grilled sausages, pasta primavera, baked salmon, and roasted duck.
Our 2020 Highlands 41 Cabernet Sauvignon is actually a single vineyard wine from our Creston Highlands Vineyard in the Paso Robles appellation. This is a stunning, steeply terrained site located along the rolling hills of the northeastern section of the Creston District AVA. Soils here are derived from calcareous marine deposits, which we know from the fossilized shells found on the property. These low vigor soils combined with afternoon breezes that flow through the Templeton Gap are typical of the Creston District AVA, a well-regarded sub-appellation known for red Bordeaux varietals. In 2020 we harvested healthy Cabernet Sauvignon grapes with intense fruit concentration.
The 2020 Highlands 41 Black Granite is a fascinating blend of red varietals sourced from our estate vineyards in Paso Robles. Zinfandel and Petite Sirah form the foundation of this wine, grown in our Creston Highlands Vineyard located in the rolling hills of the northeastern section of the Creston District AVA. The soils are derived from calcareous marine deposits as seen by the fossilized shells found on the property, which are unique to this area. 2020 was a relatively cool vintage in Paso Robles, giving the fruit extended time on the vine. We picked the grapes for this wine in several passes in October.