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Harvest Date: September 21, 2009
Brix: 24
ph: 3.32
% Alcohol: 14%
Production: 475 cases

2009 was a very easy growing season in the Russian River Valley, with a smooth growing cycle that produced high quality fruit and generally high yields.  The fruit was brought in before the October rains then aged, as always, in neutral oak barrels.  The resulting wine is a gorgeously balanced offering and a true California Chardonnay.

An incredibly rounded mouth feel bursts with amazing tropical flavors and is enhanced by a firm acidity.  This is a wine with firm structure; crisp and clean throughout.

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Harvest Date: September 8, 2014
Brix: 24.3
Ph:  3.39
% Alcohol:  14.3%
Production: 720 cases

As always, there was no Malo-lactic fermentation and no new oak used in the aging of Waugh Chardonnay. The wine was barrel fermented, in 100% neutral oak and the lees was stirred at minimum once a week, which accounts for its incredible viscosity and creamy mouth feel.

Our 2014 Russian River Valley Chardonnay is an incredibly vibrant mouth-watering wine. Complex and intense, this wine offers aromas of ripe peach and Meyer lemon custard, with notes of sweet vanilla and citrus blossom. On the palate, the fruitful flavors echo the nose with layers of lemon cream and nectarine and an underlying acidity that draws the wine to a clean, crisp finish

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Harvest Date: September 15, 2016
Brix: 24.8
Ph: 3.42                    
% Alcohol: 14.5%
Production: 600 cases

No Malo-lactic fermentation and no new oak used in the aging of Waugh Chardonnay. The wine was barrel fermented, in 100% neutral oak and the lees was stirred at minimum once a week, which accounts for its incredible viscosity and creamy mouth feel.

Our 2016 has a gorgeous soft yellow color and is filled with fresh citrus notes and tropical fruit. The feel of the wine is creamy and rich with a broad palate of mouth-watering acidity. With its wonderfully long finish this wine screams for some great seafood or a rich sauce over a savory meat dish. Enjoy!

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Each year we work on this wonderful Chardonnay vineyard we realize how lucky we are.

As always, there was no Malo-lactic fermentation and no new oak used in the aging of the wine. It was barrel fermented, but in 100% neutral oak, and the lees were stirred very aggressively, which accounts for the wines incredible muscle in the glass.

The vintage exhibits a gorgeous, clear golden color and is defined by an explosion of ripe citrus and floral tones with an oily texture and dense weight that is balanced by incredibly structured acidity. The 2008 displays a lot more tropical fruit flavors than its predecessors and with its wonderfully long finish this wine screams for a good food pairing. Enjoy!

Harvest Date: September 2, 2008
Brix: 25.1
Ph: 3.41
% Alcohol: 15%
Production: 750 cases
Winemaker: Ryan Waugh
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Harvest Date: August 27th, September 1st and 3rd, 2017
Brix: 24.4
Ph:  3.49                     
% Alcohol:   14.1%
Production:    800 cases

No Malo-lactic fermentation and no new oak used in the aging of Waugh Chardonnay. The wine was barrel fermented, in 100% neutral oak and the lees was stirred at minimum once a week, which accounts for its incredible viscosity and creamy mouth feel.

Elegant and expressive with bright fruit character, creaminess with intense fruit and crisp acidity. The 2017 Russian River Valley Chardonnay ages sur lie for enhanced complexity, flavor and texture. The feel of the wine is creamy and rich with a full palate of mouth-watering acidity. With its wonderfully long finish this wine screams for some great seafood or a rich sauce over a savory meat dish. Enjoy!

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Harvest Date:     September 10, 2013
Brix: 24.5
Ph:  3.40       
% Alcohol:  14.2%
Production:   460 cases

As always, there was no Malo-lactic fermentation and no new oak used in the aging of Waugh Chardonnay. The wine was barrel fermented, in 100% neutral oak and the lees was stirred at minimum once a week, which accounts for its incredible viscosity and creamy mouth feel.

Our 2013 Russian River Valley Chardonnay is an incredibly elegant wine. Citrus aromas of pineapple and lemon are enhanced by a zesty spice reminiscent of a tropical breeze. Powerful flavors of peaches, pears and kiwi with a creamy yet tart finish and bright acidity make for a delicious experience for your palate. Pair this wine with a gouda cheese or a sweet corn chowder, as well as with a savory pork tenderloin.

Harvest Date: September 10, 2013

Brix: 24.5

Ph:  3.40                     

% Alcohol:  14.2%

Production:   460 cases

 

As always, there was no Malo-lactic fermentation and no new oak used in the aging of Waugh Chardonnay. The wine was barrel fermented, in 100% neutral oak and the lees was stirred at minimum once a week, which accounts for its incredible viscosity and creamy mouth feel.

 

Our 2013 Russian River Valley Chardonnay is an incredibly elegant wine. Citrus aromas of pineapple and lemon are enhanced by a zesty spice reminiscent of a tropical breeze. Powerful flavors of peaches, pears and kiwi with a creamy yet tart finish and bright acidity make for a delicious experience for your palate. Pair this wine with a gouda cheese or a sweet corn chowder, as well as with a savory pork tenderloin.<!--[if gte mso 9]>
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Harvest Date: September 28, 2012
Brix: 24.7
Ph:   3.35
% Alcohol:  14.2%
Production:  825 cases

 As always, there was no Malo-lactic fermentation and no new oak used in the aging of the wine. The wine was barrel fermented, in 100% neutral oak and the lees were stirred at minimum once a week, which accounts for its incredible viscosity and creamy mouth feel.

 The 2012 has a gorgeous soft yellow color and is filled with fresh citrus notes and tropical fruit. The feel of the wine is creamy and rich with a broad palate of mouth-watering acidity. With its wonderfully long finish this wine screams for some great seafood or a rich sauce over a savory meat dish. Enjoy!

 

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Each year that we work with Carmine Indindoli on this wonderful Chardonnay vineyard we realize how lucky we all are to enjoy the fruit it produces. This latest vintage follows the 2004, which received numerous high scores for its classic California Chardonnay styling, nice acidity and tropical fruit notes. As always, there was no Malo-lactic fermentation and no new oak was used in the aging of the wine.

The 2005 exhibits a pale lemon gold color and is defined by an explosion of ripe citrus and floral tones with an oily texture and dense weight that is balanced by incredibly structured acidity. With its incredibly long and silky finish, you will enjoy this bottle through its last drop.

Harvest Date: October 5, 2005
Brix: 25.1
Ph: 3.37
% Alcohol: 15%
Production: 750 cases
Winemaker: Ryan Waugh
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Harvest Date: September 9, 2007
Brix: 25
Ph: 3.4
% Alcohol: 15%
Production: 300 cases
Winemaker: Ryan Waugh

 After making 750 cases of our wonderful 2005 Vintage, we took a year off and focused on bringing down production again on this great vineyard.  Part of this was simply nature.  The growing season provided us with a tremendous amount of viscosity, infusing the wine with a softness and roundness on the palate not found in every vintage.  

As always, no Malo-lactic fermentation and no new oak was used in the aging of the wine.  Spicy, floral and sweet on the nose, the 2007 Indindoli Chardonnay exhibits mouth watering acidity and wonderful citrus flavors that will pair well with many foods and will have you drinking happily even past the long days of summer.

 

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Harvest Date:  October 4, 2010                 
Brix:  24.1
Ph:   3.34
% Alcohol:  14.5%
Production:  630 cases

 As always, there was no Malo-lactic fermentation and no new oak used in the aging of the wine. The wine was barrel fermented, in 100% neutral oak and the lees were stirred very aggressively, which accounts for its incredible viscosity and mouth feel.

 The 2010 exhibits a gorgeous, clear pale color and is defined by an explosion of ripe citrus and floral tones with an oily texture and dense weight that is balanced by mouth-watering acidity. The 2010 exhibits a lot more tropical fruit flavors than its predecessors, mainly due to the colder vintage and the intense maturity of the flavors and acid. With its wonderfully long finish this wine screams for a good food pairing. Enjoy! 

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Harvest Date: October 1, 2011
Brix: 23.9
Ph: 3.2
% Alcohol: 14.6%
Production: 700 cases

As always, there was no Malo-lactic fermentation and no new oak used in the aging of the wine. It was barrel fermented in 100% neutral oak and the lees were stirred at minimum once a week, which accounts for its incredible viscosity and creamy mouth feel.

The 2011 has a stunning clear sunlight color and is defined by fresh citrus notes and floral tones with a rich texture and a firmness that is balanced by mouth-watering acidity. With its wonderfully long finish this wine screams for some great seafood or a rich sauce over a savory meat dish. Enjoy!

 

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Over the past five vintages of our Dry Creek Zinfandel not much has changed.  And this is a good thing.  Each year the vineyard produces stellar fruit and each year I follow the path that has made it one of our most popular wines.  Like the 2002 & 2003 vintages that put us on the map, 2005 was harvested a full week earlier than normal.  It may not sound like much but what it meant was the fruit wanted off the vine early, concentrating flavors over a shorter period of time and creating those one of a kind fruit forward characteristics found in earlier vintages.

After a long 18 day fermentation and 7 days of extended juice to skin contact, the wine was put into 90% neutral oak and 10% new French oak and aged for 18 months before bottling.

This wine is clean and sweet on the nose with fresh raspberry and blackberry.  The mouth feel is round and robust, filling the entire palate. A velvety soft and creamy texture precedes an extremely well balanced and long, wonderful finish. Built with finesse to enjoy now but the structure for durability to last up to 8 years.

Harvest Date: September 29, 2005
Brix: 25.2
Ph: 3.55
% Alcohol: 14.5%
Production: 450 cases
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Harvest Date:  September 3, 2016
Brix:  25.2
Ph:  3.63
% Alcohol:  14.8%
Production: 180 cases

The 2016 Waugh Zinfandel is delicious and beautifully balanced. When I asked my wife how to describe this wine she said “deliciousness”. This vintage presents a deeper richer fruit experience than Zins past, but enticing aromatics of fresh raspberries, cherry and a hint of black pepper explode out of the glass as you swirl. On the palate, ripe berries of all kinds and spicy dark chocolate come forward. The wine is complex, with bright acidity and some soft tannins are silky and smooth to lend a round, rich mouthfeel. Enjoy the Deliciousness!

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Harvest Date:  September 12, 2013
Brix:  24.5
Ph:  3.67
% Alcohol:  14.8%
Production: 280 cases

Rich deep flavors and structure defines the 2013 vintage of Waugh Zinfandel. With an incredibly even growing season and no major weather drama we picked in the middle of September, providing the vines a perfect length growing season. Fermentation was classic with no stress!

Complex flavors of raspberry and cherry give way to intriguing notes of spices and pepper. The wine is dense and complex, but does not over power the palate with too much of any single character - everything is in balance and carries the right amount of finesse. A velvet like mouth feel compliments the balanced acidity and lingering tannins and a smooth deep finish.

Enjoy!

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Harvest Date:  September 16, 2014
Brix:  25.9
Ph:  3.49 %
Alcohol:  14.5%
Production: 100 cases

Enticing aromas of freshly puréed berries, pepper and violets. On the palate the wine is complex, but does not burden the palate with too much of any single character - everything is in balance and carries the right amount of finesse. Full bodied and rich on the palate with red berry fruit and supple tannins. Firm acidity and mineral notes add to the long elegant, silky finish.

" ["shop_link"]=> string(0) "" ["categorytitle"]=> string(13) "Waugh Cellars" ["categorydescription"]=> string(0) "" ["parentcategoryid"]=> string(1) "0" ["photo_small"]=> array(3) { ["href"]=> string(83) "/assets/upload/images/bottle_shots/.thumbs/wines-WaughZinDryCreek_sized-0.0.100.png" ["width"]=> int(31) ["height"]=> int(100) } ["photo"]=> array(3) { ["href"]=> string(83) "/assets/upload/images/bottle_shots/.thumbs/wines-WaughZinDryCreek_sized-0.0.320.png" ["width"]=> int(100) ["height"]=> int(320) } } } [2003]=> array(1) { [0]=> array(19) { ["id"]=> string(1) "2" ["created"]=> string(19) "2006-04-18 13:43:00" ["status"]=> string(1) "1" ["categoryid"]=> string(1) "1" ["archived"]=> string(1) "1" ["displayorder"]=> string(1) "4" ["wine_vintage"]=> string(4) "2003" ["wine_name"]=> string(33) "Waugh Cellars Dry Creek Zinfandel" ["friends_of_waugh_cellars_only"]=> string(0) "" ["wine_image"]=> string(79) "/assets/upload/images/bottle_shots/Waugh-Cellars-Zinfandel-Dry-Creek-Valley.jpg" ["wine_pdf"]=> string(56) "/assets/upload/files/waugh-cellars/03_zin_fact_sheet.pdf" ["wine_short_description"]=> string(176) "2003 represents another outstanding year for our Dry Creek Zinfandel. Again, the winemaking process on fruit this good is simple, don't over do it, just let it take its course." ["wine_description"]=> string(1068) "

2003 represents another outstanding year for our Dry Creek Zinfandel. Again, the winemaking process on fruit this good is simple, don't over do it, just let it take its course.

After 14 days of fermentation and 7 days of extended juice to skin contact, the wine was put into 90% neutral oak and 10% new French oak and aged for 18 months before bottling.

This wine explodes with wonderful flavors of raspberry, blackberry and even a little blueberry and is accented slightly by a beautiful vanilla sweetness from the new French oak barrels. As it opens there’s more luscious fruit, literally exploding on the palate. A long and elegant finish adds to the joy of this vintage.

Harvest Date: September 25, 2003
Brix: 25.8
Ph: 3.55
% Alcohol: 15%
Production: 275 cases
Winemaker: Ryan Waugh
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Harvest Date: September 12, 2008
Brix: 24.2
Ph: 3.66
% Alcohol: 14.1%
Production: 200 cases

After a long 16 day fermentation and 7 days of extended juice to skin contact (extended maceration), the wine was put into 90% neutral oak and 10% new French oak and aged for 18 months before bottling.

This wine is seductive on the nose and the palate. Sweet on the nose with fresh raspberry and blackberry. The mouth feel is soft, full and robust, filling the entire palate. A velvety soft and creamy texture precedes an extremely well balanced and long, wonderful finish. You will be surprised by this wines power given its amazing elegance.

Enjoy!

 

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2004 was all about structure in the Dry Creek region of Sonoma. The vineyards ripened evenly throughout the season and at harvest we found a small percentage of raisins on the clusters, providing the wine with tremendous fruit on the nose and palate while giving us solid acid structure not diluted by concentrated, sweet juice. After a long 18 day fermentation and 7 days of extended juice to skin contact, the wine was put into 90% neutral oak and 10% new French oak and aged for 18 months before bottling.

This wine bursts with wonderful aromas and flavors of raspberry and blackberry while the beautiful vanilla sweetness from the new French oak barrels creates a lingering, memorable finish. This is a complete wine that is sure to please.
Harvest Date: October 3, 2004
Brix: 25.2
Ph: 3.55
% Alcohol: 15%
Production: 750 cases
Winemaker: Ryan Waugh
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Harvest Date:  September 29, 2012
Brix:  24.0
Ph:  3.54
% Alcohol:  14.2%
Production: 390 cases

Elegance is the best word to describe the 2012 vintage of Waugh Zinfandel. With a nice even growing season with no major heat spikes and quite a few cool days, we saw wonderful development of fruit and structure on the vine. Not wanting to press the vineyard and push maturity out of balance, we picked late September and fermentation was spot on. This is a much more nuanced Zinfandel than most Waugh Zinfandels, but your palate will feel the quality of this great wine.

Dynamic aromas of spice and soft vanilla dominate the first sniff. A Velvet like mouth feel compliments the balanced acidity and lingering tannins and a smooth deep finish.

Enjoy!

 

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Harvest Date:   October 22, 2010
Brix:  24.8
Ph:  3.51
% Alcohol:  14.2%
Production: 240 cases

2010 was truly one of the most difficult growing seasons I have seen in my 17 vintages of being in the vineyards. Achieving balance in the juice during such a trying season is a testament to our commitment to quality fruit and quality wine. The year saw an incredibly wet Spring, followed by a cool summer and harvest was 3 to 4 weeks behind normal. Late August brought temperatures well above 100 degrees in Napa and Sonoma and for those of us who did not over thin the vineyards due to a cool growing year, were rewarded handsomely with a very late, but wonderful vintage.

The wine was put into 90% neutral oak and 10% new French oak and aged in barrel for 12 months before bottling and 8 months in the bottle before releasing to our Friends of Waugh Cellars club. 

 

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Harvest Date:  September 3, 2013
Brix: 21.1
Ph: 3.05
Alcohol: 10.2%
Production:  350 Cases

Being near the coast and protected on the south facing coast line, this gorgeous vineyard on the Fazio Estate is not exposed to high temperatures, but receives many hours of sunlight and cool breezes which helps maintain the natural acidity in the juice while providing rich fruit flavors.

A three-month fermentation at a very cold 40 degrees has proven to be a great program for this incredible juice. Fermentation temperatures this cold allow the Riesling aromas to become extremely intense and the mouth feel round and wonderful, which is normally seen in barrel fermented wines. As always, once the sugar content gets below 4 brix we taste every hour until acid, alcohol and sugar have achieved balance and we stop fermentation.

The explosion of sweet fruit is followed by a rich full mouth feel as the natural acidity takes over into a nice smooth long finish. This could be the ultimate breakfast wine as well as cocktail or dinner with any seafood or spicy dish. Enjoy!

 

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Another amazing year for the Fazio Reisling vineyard.  We have gone to the extreme with this vineyard in battling mold issues, which always arise with Riesling.  But proper vineyard management is what makes this grape so special when treated with just the right amount of TLC.

Over the last few years we have realized that maximizing sunlight and wind exposure to the fruit is the key to this vineyard's success.  And while in past vintages we have allowed the fruit to grow throughout the vines, our strategy for this vintage and beyond will be to speace the fruit so that no two grape clusters will be in contact with another.

While this practice limits our production, it concentrates flavors and acidity to create an amazing wine.  In planting another acre this year we hope to produce at least 250 cases in the coming years.  Enjoy this stellar wine all summer long, with its incredible sweet notes and mouth watering acidity.

Harvest Date: October 10, 2009
Brix: 22.3
Ph: 2.95
% Alcohol: 10.5%
Production: 100 cases
Winemaker: Ryan Waugh
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All wines take a journey of sorts, but this wine truly did start its life on the road. From Santa Barbara to Napa in the middle of the night, arriving at 6am just in time to be crushed.

The juice was fermented at 40 degrees, which slowed the process into wine down considerably, allowing for a daily assessment of its progress in both smell and taste.

Tropical notes of mandarin orange, and ripe white peaches reach the nose immediately. The power of the fruit here is really intense, but the wine is driven by a superbly razor-sharp backbone of acidity, enabling all the components to expand on the palate in an extremely vibrant, harmonious way. An amazing amount of mineral components normally found in German Rieslings line the sides of the palate for a very soft and relaxed finish.

Harvest Date: 10/02/2008
Brix: 22.7
Ph: 3.1
% Alcohol: 10%
Production: 75 cases
Winemaker: Ryan Waugh
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All wines take a journey of sorts, but this wine truly did start its life on the road.  From Santa Barbara to Napa in the middle of the night, arriving at 6am just in time to be crushed.  

The juice was fermented at 40 degrees, which slowed the process into wine down considerably, which allowed for a daily assessment of its progress in both smell and taste.

Tropical notes of mandarin orange, and ripe white peaches reach the nose immediately. The power of the fruit here is really intense, but the wine is driven by a superbly razor-sharp backbone of acidity, enabling all the components to expand on the palate in an extremely vibrant, harmonious way.  An amazing amount of mineral components normally found in German Rieslings line the sides of the palate for a very soft and relaxed finish.

Harvest Date: 10/02/2007
Brix: 22.7
Ph: 3.1
% Alcohol: 10%
Production: 75 cases
Winemaker: Ryan Waugh
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Harvest Date:  August 12, 2014
Brix: 22.8
Ph: 3.02
Alcohol: 11.8%
Production:  220 Cases

Another stellar year for this Riesling vineyard and a name change as well. The new vineyard name is Riccavalle. The Fazios sold the property to The Reichental’s. Since his early twenties Avi Reichental has worked and lived in Italy extensively and developed a real connection with the people and culture as well as intense passion and appreciation for the food, wine and heritage. Riccavalle is the literal Italian translation of Avi’s last name, Reichental. It means rich valley and is particularly appropriate for this gorgeous estate.

As always, we fermented the beautiful Waugh Riesling at a chilly 40 degrees, allowing the Riesling aromas to become extremely intense and the mouth feel round and structured. Once the sugar content went below 2 brix we tasted every hour until acid, alcohol and sugar have achieved balance and fermentation was stopped.

Another incredible mouth-watering Waugh Riesling for you to enjoy all summer long. You will not find as much residual sugar in our 2014 Riesling, as the balance between, acid, sugar and alcohol was achieved at a lower sugar level than past vintages. This Riesling displays an elegant floral nose, while the dry, crisp palate offers white peach and citrus fruit, backed by strong mineral notes. Enjoy!

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Another beautiful year for the Fazio vineyard from Carpenteria.  This property continues to produce fruit with an amazing resemblance to the gorgeous juice made famous in the Mosel region of Germany.  The nose is rich, full of honey and spice. The wine hits the palate and is broad, creamy and stylish. Full of golden and stoned (pitted) fruits, backed up by great acidity and balance, and enjoying a long finish, this wine is sure to be a favorite from the moment you open it.

 

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Harvest Date:  September 28, 2011
Brix: 21.1
Ph: 2.98
Alcohol: 10%
RS:  2.5%
Production:  275 Cases

 Another stellar year for the Fazio Riesling vineyard. Being near the coast and protected on the south facing coast line, this gorgeous vineyard is not exposed to high temperatures, but receives many hours of sunlight and cool breezes, which helps maintain the natural acidity in the juice while providing rich fruit flavors.

 A 3 month fermentation at a very cold 40 degrees has proven to be a great program for this incredible juice. Fermentation temperatures this cold allow the Riesling aromas to become extremely intense and the mouth feel round and wonderful, which is normally seen in barrel fermented wines.

 Another incredible mouth watering Waugh Riesling for you to enjoy all summer long. The entire 3 acre vineyard is finally in full production and we can consistently produce 250 to 300 cases a year. Enjoy!

 

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Harvest Date: October 16th, 22nd and 27th, 2009
Brix: 25.2  average
Ph: 3.68  average
% Alcohol: 14.5%
Production: 100 cases

The 2009 vintage was a classic one for Cabernet, producing a wine of pure varietal character, suppleness on the mid-palate and age-worthy structure and intensity. Warm, sunny summer weather met with a cooling period during September that pushed our harvest back to the last two weeks of October. Each of the separate blocks that contribute to this wine were picked and fermented separately and after aging in French oak barrels for 19 months, the final cuvée was assembled in June 2012 and bottled in July 2012. 

The wine's mountain fruit grown in some of the most renowned appellations in Napa (Oakville, Mt. Veeder and Pritchard Hill) have infused the wine with notes of blackberry, ripe plum, black tea, cassis and dark chocolate to create an intriguing aroma. Voluptuous mouth-feel and natural acidity balance the tannins, creating a truly memorable wine with no sharp edges from first to last sip.

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Harvest Date(s):  September 28, 29 and October 1
Brix:  25.0  Average
Ph:  3.61
% Alcohol: 14.6%
Production:   240 cases

Tasting Notes

The 2014 Waugh Cab is a beautiful wine, offering both early enjoyment and age ability. Dense and dark in color, with inviting aromas of fresh cherry and blackberry layered with notes of violets, graphite, and hints of cedar spice, this wine exudes warmth. Dancing on the tongue with flavors of dark berries, dark chocolate, and savory herbs, the smooth and supple tannin expresses all the hallmarks of an exceptional Waugh Cabernet.

As always, Waugh Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Enjoy!

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Harvest Date(s): October 13, 15 and 16
Brix: 25.2 Average
Ph: 3.62
% Alcohol: 14.5%
Production: 240 cases

An ideal season—no frosts, a mild spring and summer and a tranquil fall.

No growing season is easy, but 2012 presented few challenges. A mild spring led to a good fruit set. Summer and fall brought warm temperatures, but no heat waves and no early or late rains. All the fruit enjoyed a long, slow ripening.

Tasting Notes

It has a pretty ruby color with a garnet edge and a complex nose of cedar, cassis, black cherry and dark chocolate. On the palate, it is extremely elegant, rich and mouth-coating and has a long finish of concentrated fruit and spice. This wine is remarkable in how it continues to evolve in the glass over the course of a meal. It has great maturity of aromas and tannins at moderate alcohol. With proper cellaring, this wine should give drinking pleasure through 2025.

Enjoy!

 

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Harvest Dates: October 10,15,17, 2011                                                                        
Brix: 24.1 (average)
Ph: 3.55
%Alcohol: 13.5% 13.5%
Production: 98 Cases

What began with a wet winter and spring continued into mid-June, which delayed bloom and disrupted fruit set. This resulted in shatter (not all grapes developing on a cluster) and set the stage for a long, cooler-than-average growing season with a later-than-average harvest coupled with autumn rain storms. The precipitation measured more than a third above normal. While this was good news for water resources, the cloud cover and cool temperatures delayed vine development by several weeks at the onset of the growing season.
Few high heat events occurred at any point this year, but growers managed more open vine canopies to ensure sunlight, warmth and good air circulation around the grape clusters. The shatter resulting from the rains in June left us with very little fruit, but incredible quality. You will note, only 98 cases produced.

This vintage is a really beautiful Cabernet with soft luscious tannins framing flavors of ripe, elegant blackberry, cherry and mocha. There’s an enticing finish of sweet oak, but does not overpower the delicious fruit and silky mouth feel. Drink now or lay down for 10 to 15 years.

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Harvest Date(s): September 25, 29 and October 2
Brix: 25.0 Average
Ph: 3.73 %
Alcohol: 14.5%
Production: 310 cases

Another ideal growing season—no frost, a mild spring and summer and a long Indian summer and gorgeous fall weather.

In my 23 harvests of being around winemaking 2013 is the first season where maturity and ripeness intersected at exactly the perfect moment and the juice was able to achieve a balance I have never seen on the vine. 2013 is a very special vintage. As always, Waugh Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Tasting Notes

A beautiful, pure expression of Cabernet Sauvignon characterizes this concentrated, impeccably well-balanced wine. The color is dense purple and the wine offers up notes of spring flowers, a touch of background licorice and spices with wood and pure blackberry fruit. It’s full-bodied with a complete mid-palate and follow-through on the palate. The wine can be approached now, or cellared for 20 or more years

Enjoy!
Cheers!

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Its been said that good things come in threes so we’ve felt pretty good about our Cabernet Sauvignon program for years now.  Since 2005 we’ve been blending three amazing appellations to craft our Cabernet (Oakville, Mt. Veeder & Pritchard Hill).  On their own they’d all produce a stellar wine.  When using all three, watch out.

As many of you have already seen in the 2007 Six Degrees, Mother Nature cooperated in a big way, making 2007, at least in our vineyards, one of complete harmony.  Smooth textures, wonderful fruit, soft tannins and a lengthy finish are all present in this wine, interacting with each other and creating the balance I strive for with each vintage.

This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon waited a little longer to find its way to you.  We hope you enjoy it all the more now that it has arrived.

Harvest Date: October 5-10, 2007 (Three vineyards)
Brix: 25
Ph: 3.68
% Alcohol: 14.5%
Production: 350 case
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This wine, which represents our first Cabernet Sauvignon from the sought after Oakville region of Napa enjoyed a long, 26-day juice to skin contact before maturing in a wonderful combination of French, American and Hungarian barrels.

Elegantly styled with beautiful plum and cherry flavors this wine is pure Oakville . Herb and spice on the nose and a wonderful integration of the oak make this a gorgeous wine to enjoy now but one will benefit from additional aging of up to 8-10 years.

Harvest Date: October 30, 2003
Brix: 25.0
Ph: 3.4
% Alcohol: 14.5%
Production: 300 cases
Winemaker: Ryan Waugh
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Produced using fruit grown in some of the most renowned appellations in Napa (Oakville, Mt. Veeder, Spring Mountain & Coombsville) this wine was aged in French Oak (30% new) for a full 18 months before being bottled in March 2008.

It explodes with fresh fruit on the nose, blackberries, currants and cherries are all prominent.  With some aeration you'll find plum, hints of spice and some black olives.  The natural elegance of this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon gives you the flexibility to enjoy a glass on its own or to pair with most foods.

Harvest Date: October 16, 2006
Brix: 25.5
Ph: 3.65
% Alcohol: 14.5%
Production: 350 case
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The 2004 vintage is a wonderful blend of Oakville, Mt. Veeder and Pritchard Hill fruit. Aged in barrel for 22 months in 30 percent new French and Hungarian oak

This wine’s life began with A 72 hour cold soak before starting fermentation giving us nice extraction from the skins and helping to create a wine that is both complex and approachable.

With its rich ruby color, this elegant wine exudes dark notes of black cherry, currant, tobacco and sweet oak. The wine is expressive and seamless, with layers of rich concentrated fruit and subtle tannins that coat the palate. The Finish lingers with nuances of earthy spices and the promise of years of aging potential.

Harvest Date: October 23, 2004
Brix: 24.9
Ph: 3.58
% Alcohol: 14.5%
Production: 300 cases
Winemaker: Ryan Waugh
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2005 Waugh Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

The 2005 vintage continues our wonderful blend of Oakville, Mt. Veeder and Pritchard Hill fruit. This year however marks a milestone for our Cabernet Sauvignon as it’s the first vintage to not be 100% Cabernet. For the past few years we’ve been waiting on a small section of the Mt. Veeder vineyard planted to Cabernet Franc and 2005 introduces it to the blend.

The wine is a mouthful of bright blackberry fruit, which shows a richness and softness in the middle palate. Silky tannins deliver another burst of fruit as the wine’s finish shows all the varietal characteristics of classic Cabernet Sauvignon both in structure and aging potential.

This wine will be an excellent match for darker sauces, which include mushroom reductions, or for your choice of beef. My choice is an herbed roast of aged beef on the rotisserie.

Harvest Date: October 16, 2005
Brix: 25.5
Ph: 3.51
% Alcohol: 14.5%
Production: 350 cases
Winemaker: Ryan Waugh
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Harvest Dates: October 16,22,27, 2010
Brix: 24.4 (average)
Ph: 3.55 (average)
% Alcohol: 14.5%
Production: 198 Cases

The 2010 vintage was a difficult one, starting with heavy rain in the spring and a light fruit set. A cool summer followed more rain during harvest along with a few heat spikes to keep us on our toes.  Managing crop levels and balancing the sugars, acids and flavors in each cluster was a challenge, but Waugh certainly rose to the occasion.

As always with our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, each of the separate vineyards (Oakville, Mt. Veeder & St. Helena) were picked and fermented separately, then after aging in French oak barrels for 24 months, the final cuvée was assembled in August 2012 and bottled in December. 

Complex and vibrant aromas of red plum, cherry, and violets are accentuated by notes of black currant, dried herbs, toasted oak, and cocoa. An elegant and supple texture on the palate make the frame for generous flavors of sweet plum and dark cherry, with notes of vanilla and mocha. Dry silky tannins are well-integrated and linger in the finish.

 

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Created from premium Dry Creek Valley fruit, which as you know is responsible for explosive wines like the Waugh Cellars Zinfandel, this Petite Sirah was meticulously cared for at every step of its development.  

After coming in from the vineyard, the fruit was slowly hand sorted to ensure only the best clusters would make it into the wine, as Petite Sirah is known for intense tannins.  It was then cold soaked for five days before fermentation and then placed in 40% new Oak to mature.

The resulting wine is stunning in color and leads with espresso and coffee bean on the nose with some spicy mint notes.  This all gives way to a concentrated sweet fruit aroma.

The wine hits the palate with silky flavors of plum, cherry and black currant.  The weight of this powerful grape is not lost on the finish though, as the remaining tannins coat the back palate for a long finish.

Harvest Date: October 20, 2006
Brix: 24.8
Ph: 3.4
% Alcohol: 14.5%
Production: 200 cases
Winemaker: Ryan Waugh
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The challenge was creating balanced wines amidst the huge amounts of color, fruit flavor and tannin that Mother Nature threw our way throughout the growing season.  With our tireless vineyard management and soft hand in the winery though, we were able to pick the grapes at the height of ripeness and maturity, efforts which are fully on display with this wine.   

We bottled 4 months earlier than usual to give it more aging time in its confined surroundings, offering a concentration of flavors that will blossom over time as it ages but as always, allows for immediate consumption.  

When you open the wine you will find an explosion of fruit, chocolate and coffee on the nose and a deep, dark inky color very familiar to those who know Petite Sirah. It fills the palate with dark fruits and vanilla bean. With its incredibly long, delicate finish and sturdy acidic backbone, make sure you pair this wine with your favorite meat dish to maximize your enjoyment.

Harvest Date: October 20, 2007
Brix: 24.8
Ph: 3.4
% Alcohol: 14.5%
Production: 200 cases
Winemaker: Ryan Waugh
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All of the beautiful nuances that are associated with Sauvignon Blanc can be found in this wine. Created in an old world style based on rich fruit flavors with an acidic backbone, Waugh SB will make your mouth water.

This fruit comes from one of the greatest Sauvignon Blanc vineyards in America, Bartolucci. Soft and rich in texture, great acidity and crisp tropical flavors. 100% SB, barrel fermented, aged on the lees and all neutral oak.

Harvest Date: tember 18, 2003
Brix: 25
Ph: 3.25
% Alcohol: 14.5%
Production: 250 cases
Winemaker: Ryan Waugh
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Harvest Date:   October 22, 2010
Brix:  24.8
Ph:  3.51
% Alcohol:  14.2%
Production: 240 cases

2010 was truly one of the most difficult growing seasons I have seen in my 17 vintages of being in the vineyards. Achieving balance in the juice during such a trying season is a testament to our commitment to quality fruit and quality wine. The year saw an incredibly wet Spring, followed by a cool summer and harvest was 3 to 4 weeks behind normal. Late August brought temperatures well above 100 degrees in Napa and Sonoma and for those of us who did not over thin the vineyards due to a cool growing year, were rewarded handsomely with a very late, but wonderful vintage.

The wine was put into 90% neutral oak and 10% new French oak and aged in barrel for 12 months before bottling and 8 months in the bottle before releasing to our Friends of Waugh Cellars club. 

 

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Harvest Date:  September 3, 2016
Brix:  25.2
Ph:  3.63
% Alcohol:  14.8%
Production: 180 cases

The 2016 Waugh Zinfandel is delicious and beautifully balanced. When I asked my wife how to describe this wine she said “deliciousness”. This vintage presents a deeper richer fruit experience than Zins past, but enticing aromatics of fresh raspberries, cherry and a hint of black pepper explode out of the glass as you swirl. On the palate, ripe berries of all kinds and spicy dark chocolate come forward. The wine is complex, with bright acidity and some soft tannins are silky and smooth to lend a round, rich mouthfeel. Enjoy the Deliciousness!

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Harvest Date:  September 12, 2013
Brix:  24.5
Ph:  3.67
% Alcohol:  14.8%
Production: 280 cases

Rich deep flavors and structure defines the 2013 vintage of Waugh Zinfandel. With an incredibly even growing season and no major weather drama we picked in the middle of September, providing the vines a perfect length growing season. Fermentation was classic with no stress!

Complex flavors of raspberry and cherry give way to intriguing notes of spices and pepper. The wine is dense and complex, but does not over power the palate with too much of any single character - everything is in balance and carries the right amount of finesse. A velvet like mouth feel compliments the balanced acidity and lingering tannins and a smooth deep finish.

Enjoy!

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Harvest Date:  September 16, 2014
Brix:  25.9
Ph:  3.49 %
Alcohol:  14.5%
Production: 100 cases

Enticing aromas of freshly puréed berries, pepper and violets. On the palate the wine is complex, but does not burden the palate with too much of any single character - everything is in balance and carries the right amount of finesse. Full bodied and rich on the palate with red berry fruit and supple tannins. Firm acidity and mineral notes add to the long elegant, silky finish.

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2003 represents another outstanding year for our Dry Creek Zinfandel. Again, the winemaking process on fruit this good is simple, don't over do it, just let it take its course.

After 14 days of fermentation and 7 days of extended juice to skin contact, the wine was put into 90% neutral oak and 10% new French oak and aged for 18 months before bottling.

This wine explodes with wonderful flavors of raspberry, blackberry and even a little blueberry and is accented slightly by a beautiful vanilla sweetness from the new French oak barrels. As it opens there’s more luscious fruit, literally exploding on the palate. A long and elegant finish adds to the joy of this vintage.

Harvest Date: September 25, 2003
Brix: 25.8
Ph: 3.55
% Alcohol: 15%
Production: 275 cases
Winemaker: Ryan Waugh
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Harvest Date: September 12, 2008
Brix: 24.2
Ph: 3.66
% Alcohol: 14.1%
Production: 200 cases

After a long 16 day fermentation and 7 days of extended juice to skin contact (extended maceration), the wine was put into 90% neutral oak and 10% new French oak and aged for 18 months before bottling.

This wine is seductive on the nose and the palate. Sweet on the nose with fresh raspberry and blackberry. The mouth feel is soft, full and robust, filling the entire palate. A velvety soft and creamy texture precedes an extremely well balanced and long, wonderful finish. You will be surprised by this wines power given its amazing elegance.

Enjoy!

 

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2004 was all about structure in the Dry Creek region of Sonoma. The vineyards ripened evenly throughout the season and at harvest we found a small percentage of raisins on the clusters, providing the wine with tremendous fruit on the nose and palate while giving us solid acid structure not diluted by concentrated, sweet juice. After a long 18 day fermentation and 7 days of extended juice to skin contact, the wine was put into 90% neutral oak and 10% new French oak and aged for 18 months before bottling.

This wine bursts with wonderful aromas and flavors of raspberry and blackberry while the beautiful vanilla sweetness from the new French oak barrels creates a lingering, memorable finish. This is a complete wine that is sure to please.
Harvest Date: October 3, 2004
Brix: 25.2
Ph: 3.55
% Alcohol: 15%
Production: 750 cases
Winemaker: Ryan Waugh
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Harvest Date:  September 29, 2012
Brix:  24.0
Ph:  3.54
% Alcohol:  14.2%
Production: 390 cases

Elegance is the best word to describe the 2012 vintage of Waugh Zinfandel. With a nice even growing season with no major heat spikes and quite a few cool days, we saw wonderful development of fruit and structure on the vine. Not wanting to press the vineyard and push maturity out of balance, we picked late September and fermentation was spot on. This is a much more nuanced Zinfandel than most Waugh Zinfandels, but your palate will feel the quality of this great wine.

Dynamic aromas of spice and soft vanilla dominate the first sniff. A Velvet like mouth feel compliments the balanced acidity and lingering tannins and a smooth deep finish.

Enjoy!

 

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Over the past five vintages of our Dry Creek Zinfandel not much has changed.  And this is a good thing.  Each year the vineyard produces stellar fruit and each year I follow the path that has made it one of our most popular wines.  Like the 2002 & 2003 vintages that put us on the map, 2005 was harvested a full week earlier than normal.  It may not sound like much but what it meant was the fruit wanted off the vine early, concentrating flavors over a shorter period of time and creating those one of a kind fruit forward characteristics found in earlier vintages.

After a long 18 day fermentation and 7 days of extended juice to skin contact, the wine was put into 90% neutral oak and 10% new French oak and aged for 18 months before bottling.

This wine is clean and sweet on the nose with fresh raspberry and blackberry.  The mouth feel is round and robust, filling the entire palate. A velvety soft and creamy texture precedes an extremely well balanced and long, wonderful finish. Built with finesse to enjoy now but the structure for durability to last up to 8 years.

Harvest Date: September 29, 2005
Brix: 25.2
Ph: 3.55
% Alcohol: 14.5%
Production: 450 cases
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Harvest Dates: October 16,22,27, 2010
Brix: 24.4 (average)
Ph: 3.55 (average)
% Alcohol: 14.5%
Production: 198 Cases

The 2010 vintage was a difficult one, starting with heavy rain in the spring and a light fruit set. A cool summer followed more rain during harvest along with a few heat spikes to keep us on our toes.  Managing crop levels and balancing the sugars, acids and flavors in each cluster was a challenge, but Waugh certainly rose to the occasion.

As always with our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, each of the separate vineyards (Oakville, Mt. Veeder & St. Helena) were picked and fermented separately, then after aging in French oak barrels for 24 months, the final cuvée was assembled in August 2012 and bottled in December. 

Complex and vibrant aromas of red plum, cherry, and violets are accentuated by notes of black currant, dried herbs, toasted oak, and cocoa. An elegant and supple texture on the palate make the frame for generous flavors of sweet plum and dark cherry, with notes of vanilla and mocha. Dry silky tannins are well-integrated and linger in the finish.

 

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Harvest Date(s):  September 28, 29 and October 1
Brix:  25.0  Average
Ph:  3.61
% Alcohol: 14.6%
Production:   240 cases

Tasting Notes

The 2014 Waugh Cab is a beautiful wine, offering both early enjoyment and age ability. Dense and dark in color, with inviting aromas of fresh cherry and blackberry layered with notes of violets, graphite, and hints of cedar spice, this wine exudes warmth. Dancing on the tongue with flavors of dark berries, dark chocolate, and savory herbs, the smooth and supple tannin expresses all the hallmarks of an exceptional Waugh Cabernet.

As always, Waugh Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Enjoy!

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Harvest Date(s): October 13, 15 and 16
Brix: 25.2 Average
Ph: 3.62
% Alcohol: 14.5%
Production: 240 cases

An ideal season—no frosts, a mild spring and summer and a tranquil fall.

No growing season is easy, but 2012 presented few challenges. A mild spring led to a good fruit set. Summer and fall brought warm temperatures, but no heat waves and no early or late rains. All the fruit enjoyed a long, slow ripening.

Tasting Notes

It has a pretty ruby color with a garnet edge and a complex nose of cedar, cassis, black cherry and dark chocolate. On the palate, it is extremely elegant, rich and mouth-coating and has a long finish of concentrated fruit and spice. This wine is remarkable in how it continues to evolve in the glass over the course of a meal. It has great maturity of aromas and tannins at moderate alcohol. With proper cellaring, this wine should give drinking pleasure through 2025.

Enjoy!

 

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Harvest Dates: October 10,15,17, 2011                                                                        
Brix: 24.1 (average)
Ph: 3.55
%Alcohol: 13.5% 13.5%
Production: 98 Cases

What began with a wet winter and spring continued into mid-June, which delayed bloom and disrupted fruit set. This resulted in shatter (not all grapes developing on a cluster) and set the stage for a long, cooler-than-average growing season with a later-than-average harvest coupled with autumn rain storms. The precipitation measured more than a third above normal. While this was good news for water resources, the cloud cover and cool temperatures delayed vine development by several weeks at the onset of the growing season.
Few high heat events occurred at any point this year, but growers managed more open vine canopies to ensure sunlight, warmth and good air circulation around the grape clusters. The shatter resulting from the rains in June left us with very little fruit, but incredible quality. You will note, only 98 cases produced.

This vintage is a really beautiful Cabernet with soft luscious tannins framing flavors of ripe, elegant blackberry, cherry and mocha. There’s an enticing finish of sweet oak, but does not overpower the delicious fruit and silky mouth feel. Drink now or lay down for 10 to 15 years.

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Harvest Date(s): September 25, 29 and October 2
Brix: 25.0 Average
Ph: 3.73 %
Alcohol: 14.5%
Production: 310 cases

Another ideal growing season—no frost, a mild spring and summer and a long Indian summer and gorgeous fall weather.

In my 23 harvests of being around winemaking 2013 is the first season where maturity and ripeness intersected at exactly the perfect moment and the juice was able to achieve a balance I have never seen on the vine. 2013 is a very special vintage. As always, Waugh Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Tasting Notes

A beautiful, pure expression of Cabernet Sauvignon characterizes this concentrated, impeccably well-balanced wine. The color is dense purple and the wine offers up notes of spring flowers, a touch of background licorice and spices with wood and pure blackberry fruit. It’s full-bodied with a complete mid-palate and follow-through on the palate. The wine can be approached now, or cellared for 20 or more years

Enjoy!
Cheers!

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Its been said that good things come in threes so we’ve felt pretty good about our Cabernet Sauvignon program for years now.  Since 2005 we’ve been blending three amazing appellations to craft our Cabernet (Oakville, Mt. Veeder & Pritchard Hill).  On their own they’d all produce a stellar wine.  When using all three, watch out.

As many of you have already seen in the 2007 Six Degrees, Mother Nature cooperated in a big way, making 2007, at least in our vineyards, one of complete harmony.  Smooth textures, wonderful fruit, soft tannins and a lengthy finish are all present in this wine, interacting with each other and creating the balance I strive for with each vintage.

This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon waited a little longer to find its way to you.  We hope you enjoy it all the more now that it has arrived.

Harvest Date: October 5-10, 2007 (Three vineyards)
Brix: 25
Ph: 3.68
% Alcohol: 14.5%
Production: 350 case
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This wine, which represents our first Cabernet Sauvignon from the sought after Oakville region of Napa enjoyed a long, 26-day juice to skin contact before maturing in a wonderful combination of French, American and Hungarian barrels.

Elegantly styled with beautiful plum and cherry flavors this wine is pure Oakville . Herb and spice on the nose and a wonderful integration of the oak make this a gorgeous wine to enjoy now but one will benefit from additional aging of up to 8-10 years.

Harvest Date: October 30, 2003
Brix: 25.0
Ph: 3.4
% Alcohol: 14.5%
Production: 300 cases
Winemaker: Ryan Waugh
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Produced using fruit grown in some of the most renowned appellations in Napa (Oakville, Mt. Veeder, Spring Mountain & Coombsville) this wine was aged in French Oak (30% new) for a full 18 months before being bottled in March 2008.

It explodes with fresh fruit on the nose, blackberries, currants and cherries are all prominent.  With some aeration you'll find plum, hints of spice and some black olives.  The natural elegance of this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon gives you the flexibility to enjoy a glass on its own or to pair with most foods.

Harvest Date: October 16, 2006
Brix: 25.5
Ph: 3.65
% Alcohol: 14.5%
Production: 350 case
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The 2004 vintage is a wonderful blend of Oakville, Mt. Veeder and Pritchard Hill fruit. Aged in barrel for 22 months in 30 percent new French and Hungarian oak

This wine’s life began with A 72 hour cold soak before starting fermentation giving us nice extraction from the skins and helping to create a wine that is both complex and approachable.

With its rich ruby color, this elegant wine exudes dark notes of black cherry, currant, tobacco and sweet oak. The wine is expressive and seamless, with layers of rich concentrated fruit and subtle tannins that coat the palate. The Finish lingers with nuances of earthy spices and the promise of years of aging potential.

Harvest Date: October 23, 2004
Brix: 24.9
Ph: 3.58
% Alcohol: 14.5%
Production: 300 cases
Winemaker: Ryan Waugh
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2005 Waugh Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

The 2005 vintage continues our wonderful blend of Oakville, Mt. Veeder and Pritchard Hill fruit. This year however marks a milestone for our Cabernet Sauvignon as it’s the first vintage to not be 100% Cabernet. For the past few years we’ve been waiting on a small section of the Mt. Veeder vineyard planted to Cabernet Franc and 2005 introduces it to the blend.

The wine is a mouthful of bright blackberry fruit, which shows a richness and softness in the middle palate. Silky tannins deliver another burst of fruit as the wine’s finish shows all the varietal characteristics of classic Cabernet Sauvignon both in structure and aging potential.

This wine will be an excellent match for darker sauces, which include mushroom reductions, or for your choice of beef. My choice is an herbed roast of aged beef on the rotisserie.

Harvest Date: October 16, 2005
Brix: 25.5
Ph: 3.51
% Alcohol: 14.5%
Production: 350 cases
Winemaker: Ryan Waugh
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Harvest Date: October 16th, 22nd and 27th, 2009
Brix: 25.2  average
Ph: 3.68  average
% Alcohol: 14.5%
Production: 100 cases

The 2009 vintage was a classic one for Cabernet, producing a wine of pure varietal character, suppleness on the mid-palate and age-worthy structure and intensity. Warm, sunny summer weather met with a cooling period during September that pushed our harvest back to the last two weeks of October. Each of the separate blocks that contribute to this wine were picked and fermented separately and after aging in French oak barrels for 19 months, the final cuvée was assembled in June 2012 and bottled in July 2012. 

The wine's mountain fruit grown in some of the most renowned appellations in Napa (Oakville, Mt. Veeder and Pritchard Hill) have infused the wine with notes of blackberry, ripe plum, black tea, cassis and dark chocolate to create an intriguing aroma. Voluptuous mouth-feel and natural acidity balance the tannins, creating a truly memorable wine with no sharp edges from first to last sip.

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Harvest Date:  Chardonnay August 7th and Pinot Noir August 14th
Ph: 3.15
Alcohol:  1%
Production: 300 Cases
 
2015 marked Waugh Family Wines 15 year Anniversary. One of the ways we decided to celebrate this milestone is producing our very first Sparkling Wine, using the traditional method or methode champenoise. This is the same methode used to make the incredible sparkling wines of Champagne.  

Elegant and focused with small fine bubbles, light salmon color, creamy texture, and a gorgeous lingering finish.
 
This first release of The Crystal Brut Rosé was produced blending 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir, both from Russian River Valley.

Cheers!

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Harvest Date:  September 28, 2011
Brix: 21.1
Ph: 2.98
Alcohol: 10%
RS:  2.5%
Production:  275 Cases

 Another stellar year for the Fazio Riesling vineyard. Being near the coast and protected on the south facing coast line, this gorgeous vineyard is not exposed to high temperatures, but receives many hours of sunlight and cool breezes, which helps maintain the natural acidity in the juice while providing rich fruit flavors.

 A 3 month fermentation at a very cold 40 degrees has proven to be a great program for this incredible juice. Fermentation temperatures this cold allow the Riesling aromas to become extremely intense and the mouth feel round and wonderful, which is normally seen in barrel fermented wines.

 Another incredible mouth watering Waugh Riesling for you to enjoy all summer long. The entire 3 acre vineyard is finally in full production and we can consistently produce 250 to 300 cases a year. Enjoy!

 

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Another amazing year for the Fazio Reisling vineyard.  We have gone to the extreme with this vineyard in battling mold issues, which always arise with Riesling.  But proper vineyard management is what makes this grape so special when treated with just the right amount of TLC.

Over the last few years we have realized that maximizing sunlight and wind exposure to the fruit is the key to this vineyard's success.  And while in past vintages we have allowed the fruit to grow throughout the vines, our strategy for this vintage and beyond will be to speace the fruit so that no two grape clusters will be in contact with another.

While this practice limits our production, it concentrates flavors and acidity to create an amazing wine.  In planting another acre this year we hope to produce at least 250 cases in the coming years.  Enjoy this stellar wine all summer long, with its incredible sweet notes and mouth watering acidity.

Harvest Date: October 10, 2009
Brix: 22.3
Ph: 2.95
% Alcohol: 10.5%
Production: 100 cases
Winemaker: Ryan Waugh
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All wines take a journey of sorts, but this wine truly did start its life on the road. From Santa Barbara to Napa in the middle of the night, arriving at 6am just in time to be crushed.

The juice was fermented at 40 degrees, which slowed the process into wine down considerably, allowing for a daily assessment of its progress in both smell and taste.

Tropical notes of mandarin orange, and ripe white peaches reach the nose immediately. The power of the fruit here is really intense, but the wine is driven by a superbly razor-sharp backbone of acidity, enabling all the components to expand on the palate in an extremely vibrant, harmonious way. An amazing amount of mineral components normally found in German Rieslings line the sides of the palate for a very soft and relaxed finish.

Harvest Date: 10/02/2008
Brix: 22.7
Ph: 3.1
% Alcohol: 10%
Production: 75 cases
Winemaker: Ryan Waugh
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All wines take a journey of sorts, but this wine truly did start its life on the road.  From Santa Barbara to Napa in the middle of the night, arriving at 6am just in time to be crushed.  

The juice was fermented at 40 degrees, which slowed the process into wine down considerably, which allowed for a daily assessment of its progress in both smell and taste.

Tropical notes of mandarin orange, and ripe white peaches reach the nose immediately. The power of the fruit here is really intense, but the wine is driven by a superbly razor-sharp backbone of acidity, enabling all the components to expand on the palate in an extremely vibrant, harmonious way.  An amazing amount of mineral components normally found in German Rieslings line the sides of the palate for a very soft and relaxed finish.

Harvest Date: 10/02/2007
Brix: 22.7
Ph: 3.1
% Alcohol: 10%
Production: 75 cases
Winemaker: Ryan Waugh
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Harvest Date:  August 12, 2014
Brix: 22.8
Ph: 3.02
Alcohol: 11.8%
Production:  220 Cases

Another stellar year for this Riesling vineyard and a name change as well. The new vineyard name is Riccavalle. The Fazios sold the property to The Reichental’s. Since his early twenties Avi Reichental has worked and lived in Italy extensively and developed a real connection with the people and culture as well as intense passion and appreciation for the food, wine and heritage. Riccavalle is the literal Italian translation of Avi’s last name, Reichental. It means rich valley and is particularly appropriate for this gorgeous estate.

As always, we fermented the beautiful Waugh Riesling at a chilly 40 degrees, allowing the Riesling aromas to become extremely intense and the mouth feel round and structured. Once the sugar content went below 2 brix we tasted every hour until acid, alcohol and sugar have achieved balance and fermentation was stopped.

Another incredible mouth-watering Waugh Riesling for you to enjoy all summer long. You will not find as much residual sugar in our 2014 Riesling, as the balance between, acid, sugar and alcohol was achieved at a lower sugar level than past vintages. This Riesling displays an elegant floral nose, while the dry, crisp palate offers white peach and citrus fruit, backed by strong mineral notes. Enjoy!

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Harvest Date:  September 3, 2013
Brix: 21.1
Ph: 3.05
Alcohol: 10.2%
Production:  350 Cases

Being near the coast and protected on the south facing coast line, this gorgeous vineyard on the Fazio Estate is not exposed to high temperatures, but receives many hours of sunlight and cool breezes which helps maintain the natural acidity in the juice while providing rich fruit flavors.

A three-month fermentation at a very cold 40 degrees has proven to be a great program for this incredible juice. Fermentation temperatures this cold allow the Riesling aromas to become extremely intense and the mouth feel round and wonderful, which is normally seen in barrel fermented wines. As always, once the sugar content gets below 4 brix we taste every hour until acid, alcohol and sugar have achieved balance and we stop fermentation.

The explosion of sweet fruit is followed by a rich full mouth feel as the natural acidity takes over into a nice smooth long finish. This could be the ultimate breakfast wine as well as cocktail or dinner with any seafood or spicy dish. Enjoy!

 

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Another beautiful year for the Fazio vineyard from Carpenteria.  This property continues to produce fruit with an amazing resemblance to the gorgeous juice made famous in the Mosel region of Germany.  The nose is rich, full of honey and spice. The wine hits the palate and is broad, creamy and stylish. Full of golden and stoned (pitted) fruits, backed up by great acidity and balance, and enjoying a long finish, this wine is sure to be a favorite from the moment you open it.

 

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Harvest:  September  30,  2010
Brix  25.2
pH   3.47
TA  .62
Production: 200 CASES

 If you are making wine by the numbers, nothing would be worse than the 2010 vintage. It was a difficult year for grape growing, however, if you were patient and paid attention to the vineyards, carrying the right amount of crop in order for the vines to be able to mature and ripen, you were handsomely rewarded.

 This wine is going to last well over a decade. The first smell of intense raspberry and strawberry notes are classic Russian River Pinot Noir. The low yields were able to provide the wine concentrated aromas and flavors, while still maintaining that great acidic backbone due to the cool growing season. 

 This vintage is a great indicator of our company’s focus on quality grape growing, which results in quality wines. We are excited for everyone to taste our hard work and we know all of our FOWCers will love it.

 

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Harvest Date: September 10th
Brix: 23.0
Ph: 3.72
Alcohol: 12.5%
Production: 210 Cases

 

One of the reasons I love making wine is Mother Nature never has the same season twice. And my goal is to always try and capture the nuances of each harvest in every bottle of Waugh.

Given the low alcohol and high acidity in this years Pinot, please feel free to lay this wine down for a couple years. Of course, given our soft, yet powerfully elegant style, go ahead and taste now, but know it is certainly going to get better with age!

This wine begins with inviting aromas of fresh raspberry, strawberry and a touch of vanilla. This silky wine brings forth flavors of strawberry rhubarb and clove plum upon the palate. With medium body, moderate tannins and a subdued acidity up front, this is a wine made to age!

The wine was aged for 16 months in 100% neutral oak barrels, allowing the fruit and terroir to completely shine, and bottled aged for 8 months prior to releasing to the FOWCers.

As always the Waugh Cellars Russian River Pinot is a blend of our 3 RRV vineyards and is 100% Pinot Noir.

 

 

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Harvest:  September  4th and 19th
Brix:  23.9
pH:   3.73
Alcohol: 14.0%
Production: 210 Cases

Light purplish ruby; attractive, fragrant, cherry, pomegranate, and other red berry fruit aroma with hints of spices; medium to medium-full body; sharp, cranberry and cherry fruit flavors with bright acidity; medium tannin; lingering aftertaste. Shows elegance and some complexity as it develops with airing in the glass and warrants further bottle aging.

The wine was aged for 12 months in 100% neutral oak barrels, allowing the fruit and terroir to completely shine, and bottled aged for 12 months prior to releasing to the FOWCers.

As always the Waugh Cellars Russian River Pinot is a blend of our 3 RRV vineyards and is 100% Pinot Noir.

 

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2012 Russian River Pinot Noir
Harvest:  September  19,  2012
Brix  23.9
pH   3.77

Our Russian River Pinot Noir is opulent, ripe and structured, a superb combination of full flavor, intensity, and backbone. You will find this to be an elegant take on what is generally considered a big (as in ripe) vintage. The wine keeps the fruit in proportion and aims for overall finesse. Subtle floral notes lead into complex aromas of earth, black cherries, cranberry, black tea, allspice and clove. Full bodied and harmonious, the mid palate is layered with sweet, supple fruit and flavors of pomegranate and cherry. Although young, I find extraordinary balance already between the fine tannins and bright, energizing lift of vibrant red fruit and acidity. This is a wine that will be exciting to follow as it passes the 5, 10 and 15 year marks.

 

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Harvest Date:  September 13th
Brix: 24.2
Ph: 3.55
Alcohol:  13.8%
Production: 150 Cases

2015 marked our 15 year Anniversary. The quality of this vintage was incredible, which was great given the extremely low quantity. Mother Nature did not bless us with a bountiful harvest, but what she did provide us was stunning quality.  


Out of the bottle you will smell bing cherry and fresh raspberries with fragrant floral notes. Elegantly textured with bright acidity and a silky mouthfeel.

Cheers!

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If you are making wine by the numbers, nothing could be more perfect than the 2007 vintage of our Pinot Noir. It was a great year for grape growing and I’ve never seen every vineyard have such huge color, massive flavor and big chewy tannin.  Have such

As you open the bottle you will smell that rich raspberry and strawberry nose, indicative of Indindoli Pinot Noir. You will also take in the plush vanilla and toasty notes from the new French Oak we aged this wine in. In previous vintages, due to the elegant nature of the wine, we were always careful with the barrels we used.  But 2007 was definitely a vintage worthy and capable of aging in new oak, without overwhelming the delicacy of the fruit.

This wine is going to last well over a decade and Given its structure, do not be afraid of pairing this with just about anything you would think about putting on your table.

Harvest Date: September 27, 2007
Brix: 25.2
Ph: 3.47
% Alcohol: 14.5%
Production: 100 cases
Winemaker: Ryan Waugh
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Given the success of the 2005 Pinot very little was changed in the winemaking for this new vintage.  The fruit from Carmine Indindoli’s carefully maintained vineyard was brought in and cold soaked for four days before fermentation to maximize flavors and color extraction.  It was then placed in 10% New Oak barrels from Centre of France where it stayed for a full year.

Freshly picked raspberries dominate the nose, followed by notes of spicy cinnamon, chocolate and flora as the wine opens up in the glass.

This wine is luscious and smooth, the soft fruit balancing the unmistakable structure of classic Russian River Pinot Noir.  Enjoy now or over the next 5-7 years.

Harvest Date: October 6, 2006
Brix: 25
Ph: 3.55
% Alcohol: 14.5%
Production: 150 cases
Winemaker: Ryan Waugh
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Although I now have a son of my own, this vineyard was a child of sorts as I saw it planted and watched it grow long before it ever bore fruit.  Originally planted to two different Pinot grape clones the vineyard has truly come into it’s own and I’m so proud of this first vintage.

The fruit was brought in and cold soaked for four days before fermentation to maximize flavors and color extraction.  It was then placed in 10% New Oak barrels from Centre of France where it stayed for a full year.

The resulting wine shows itself to be a true example of Russian River fruit but with an early finesse that will be unlike anything you’ve ever tasted.  Its seductive ruby red color leads to bursting red raspberries and strawberries on the nose.  The fruit is explosive on the palette and ends with a long finish.

Harvest Date: October 3, 2005
Brix: 25.8
Ph: 3.55
% Alcohol: 14.5%
Production: 150 cases
Winemaker: Ryan Waugh
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Harvest date:       Sept 21, 2009
Brix:                      25.1
Ph:                         3.52
TA:                         .67
Alc:                       14.25%
Production:          220 cases

The 2009 harvest was sensational. If not for a 4-day period in September with well over 100 degree temperatures, it could have been one of the best ever.  We have always had great canopy management and irrigation techniques so the heat wave did not faze us too much.  The resulting wines from 2009 have deep color, really intense flavors and a wonderful mouth feel (all provided by mother nature herself).  The pinot is a perfect representation of this great vintage.

This wine has a seductive, sweet aroma of black cherries and raspberries with floral notes and spice; beautifully integrated oak with just the right amount of earthiness. This is a very special wine.

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Harvest:  September  26 & October 14,  2011
Brix  24.9
pH   3.58
Production: 200 CASES

 If you follow any of the major wine publications you may have read that 2011 was projected to be one of the worst vintages in many decades for Napa and Sonoma.  But as many folks who have already tasted our 2011 Russian River Chardonnay can attest, that is just not the case.  While the growing season was indeed challenging for winemakers, those that took care throughout the vineyard cycle were ready to handle what nature had to offer and were rewarded for their extra efforts. 

 The 2011 Waugh Cellars Russian River Pinot Noir doesn’t shy away from its vintage, it embraces it.  Fresh strawberry and blackberry on the nose evolves into dark cherry and a hint of floral and spice notes.  The mouthfeel is silky smooth and seductive and the wine offers amazing balance from first sip to last.  Enjoy!

 

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The aromas elevate from the glass starting with dark blackberry, cherry, and vanilla rounded out by subtle hints of seasoned French oak. The entry of this wine is massive and leads into a lush middle framed by bright acid and supple tannins. The finish is long, lingering and filled with soft velvety tannins.

" ["shop_link"]=> string(0) "" ["categorytitle"]=> string(13) "Waugh Cellars" ["categorydescription"]=> string(0) "" ["parentcategoryid"]=> string(1) "0" ["photo_small"]=> array(3) { ["href"]=> string(67) "/assets/upload/images/bottle_shots/.thumbs/wines-junior-0.0.100.jpg" ["width"]=> int(28) ["height"]=> int(100) } ["photo"]=> array(3) { ["href"]=> string(67) "/assets/upload/images/bottle_shots/.thumbs/wines-junior-0.0.320.jpg" ["width"]=> int(90) ["height"]=> int(320) } } } [2013]=> array(1) { [0]=> array(19) { ["id"]=> string(2) "63" ["created"]=> string(19) "2016-04-28 16:31:35" ["status"]=> string(1) "1" ["categoryid"]=> string(1) "1" ["archived"]=> string(1) "1" ["displayorder"]=> string(1) "4" ["wine_vintage"]=> string(4) "2013" ["wine_name"]=> string(12) "Waugh Junior" ["friends_of_waugh_cellars_only"]=> string(3) "yes" ["wine_image"]=> string(68) "/assets/upload/images/bottle_shots/WaughCabSauvJrNapa-RevA_sized.png" ["wine_pdf"]=> string(66) "/assets/upload/files/waugh-cellars/2013-Waugh-JR-tasting-notes.pdf" ["wine_short_description"]=> string(229) "Dark garnet red with purple hue. Intense aromas of ripe blackberries, plums and allspice. The palate expresses deep tones of dark chocolate and espresso with hints of vanilla and lovely hints of black tea on a soft smooth finish." ["wine_description"]=> string(857) "

Harvest Date: Between September 20 and October 10, 2013
Brix: 24.0 – 25.0
Ph: 3.5
% Alcohol: 14.1
Production: 420 Cases

One of my favorite vintages of my career, 2013! Mother nature surprised us with a natural balance of ripeness (sugar) and maturity (acid, color, flavor). It was a special year!

A blend of all the red varietals we produce and for the first time, our Pinot Noir made the blend, (thank you Crystal Waugh). Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa and Sonoma), Merlot, Petite Verdot, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc and Barbera.

Dark garnet red with purple hue. Intense aromas of ripe blackberries, plums and allspice. The palate expresses deep tones of dark chocolate and espresso with hints of vanilla and lovely hints of black tea on a soft smooth finish.

 

" ["shop_link"]=> string(0) "" ["categorytitle"]=> string(13) "Waugh Cellars" ["categorydescription"]=> string(0) "" ["parentcategoryid"]=> string(1) "0" ["photo_small"]=> array(3) { ["href"]=> string(90) "/assets/upload/images/bottle_shots/.thumbs/wines-WaughCabSauvJrNapa-RevA_sized-0.0.100.png" ["width"]=> int(31) ["height"]=> int(100) } ["photo"]=> array(3) { ["href"]=> string(90) "/assets/upload/images/bottle_shots/.thumbs/wines-WaughCabSauvJrNapa-RevA_sized-0.0.320.png" ["width"]=> int(100) ["height"]=> int(320) } } } [2012]=> array(1) { [0]=> array(19) { ["id"]=> string(2) "46" ["created"]=> string(19) "2015-08-04 19:40:00" ["status"]=> string(1) "1" ["categoryid"]=> string(1) "1" ["archived"]=> string(1) "1" ["displayorder"]=> string(1) "4" ["wine_vintage"]=> string(4) "2012" ["wine_name"]=> string(12) "Waugh Junior" ["friends_of_waugh_cellars_only"]=> string(3) "yes" ["wine_image"]=> string(68) "/assets/upload/images/bottle_shots/WaughCabSauvJrNapa-RevA_sized.png" ["wine_pdf"]=> string(66) "/assets/upload/files/waugh-cellars/2012-Waugh-JR-tasting-notes.pdf" ["wine_short_description"]=> string(315) "Deep ruby color. High-pitched aromas of cherry, candied violet, cracked pepper and incense. Rich and seamless in texture, offering alluringly sweet flavors of cherry compote, vanilla, dark chocolate and floral notes. The smooth, persistent finish is distinguished by fine-grained tannins and powerful energy. Enjoy!" ["wine_description"]=> string(1164) "

Harvest Date: Between September 20 and October 10, 2012
Brix: 24.0 – 26.0
Ph: 3.5
% Alcohol: 14.0
Production: 860 Cases

No growing season is easy, but 2012 presented few challenges. A mild spring led to a good fruit set. Summer and fall brought warm temperatures, but no heat waves. All the fruit enjoyed a long, slow ripening. The saturation of color is amazing; the wines are almost black. The Bordeaux varieties are all heavy with tannins but it is sweet tannin and not drying. It was a fun year to be making wine, although, to be honest, they are all fun.

Still a blend of all the red varietals we grow, expect for the Pinot Noir (per Crystal Waugh’s instructions of course). Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa and Sonoma), Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Barbera.

Deep ruby color. High-pitched aromas of cherry, candied violet, cracked pepper and incense. Rich and seamless in texture, offering alluringly sweet flavors of cherry compote, vanilla, dark chocolate and floral notes. The smooth, persistent finish is distinguished by fine-grained tannins and powerful energy. Enjoy!

" ["shop_link"]=> string(0) "" ["categorytitle"]=> string(13) "Waugh Cellars" ["categorydescription"]=> string(0) "" ["parentcategoryid"]=> string(1) "0" ["photo_small"]=> array(3) { ["href"]=> string(90) "/assets/upload/images/bottle_shots/.thumbs/wines-WaughCabSauvJrNapa-RevA_sized-0.0.100.png" ["width"]=> int(31) ["height"]=> int(100) } ["photo"]=> array(3) { ["href"]=> string(90) "/assets/upload/images/bottle_shots/.thumbs/wines-WaughCabSauvJrNapa-RevA_sized-0.0.320.png" ["width"]=> int(100) ["height"]=> int(320) } } } [2015]=> array(1) { [0]=> array(19) { ["id"]=> string(2) "76" ["created"]=> string(19) "2017-11-26 00:51:04" ["status"]=> string(1) "1" ["categoryid"]=> string(1) "1" ["archived"]=> string(1) "0" ["displayorder"]=> string(1) "4" ["wine_vintage"]=> string(4) "2015" ["wine_name"]=> string(12) "Waugh Junior" ["friends_of_waugh_cellars_only"]=> string(3) "yes" ["wine_image"]=> string(68) "/assets/upload/images/bottle_shots/WaughCabSauvJrNapa-RevA_sized.png" ["wine_pdf"]=> string(68) "/assets/upload/files/waugh-cellars/2015_Red_Junior_Tasting_Notes.pdf" ["wine_short_description"]=> string(467) "A blend of all our red varietals, Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa and Sonoma), Merlot, Petite Verdot, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc and Barbera. Deep purple color. Fragrant aromas of rich cherry, and vanilla are accompanied by hints of fresh berries. Lush and concentrated flavors of ripe cherry, dark berries and vanilla flood the palate, followed by touches of pepper and spice. Very fine tannins and great length make for a satisfying finish." ["wine_description"]=> string(632) "

Harvest Date: Between September 10 and October 5, 2015
Brix: 23.5 – 25.0
Ph: 3.55
% Alcohol: 14.1%
Production: 475 Cases

A blend of all our red varietals, Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa and Sonoma), Merlot, Petite Verdot, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc and Barbera. Deep purple color. Fragrant aromas of rich cherry, and vanilla are accompanied by hints of fresh berries. Lush and concentrated flavors of ripe cherry, dark berries and vanilla flood the palate, followed by touches of pepper and spice. Very fine tannins and great length make for a satisfying finish.

" ["shop_link"]=> string(0) "" ["categorytitle"]=> string(13) "Waugh Cellars" ["categorydescription"]=> string(0) "" ["parentcategoryid"]=> string(1) "0" ["photo_small"]=> array(3) { ["href"]=> string(90) "/assets/upload/images/bottle_shots/.thumbs/wines-WaughCabSauvJrNapa-RevA_sized-0.0.100.png" ["width"]=> int(31) ["height"]=> int(100) } ["photo"]=> array(3) { ["href"]=> string(90) "/assets/upload/images/bottle_shots/.thumbs/wines-WaughCabSauvJrNapa-RevA_sized-0.0.320.png" ["width"]=> int(100) ["height"]=> int(320) } } } [2008]=> array(1) { [0]=> array(19) { ["id"]=> string(2) "25" ["created"]=> string(19) "2011-02-18 12:43:00" ["status"]=> string(1) "1" ["categoryid"]=> string(1) "1" ["archived"]=> string(1) "1" ["displayorder"]=> string(1) "4" ["wine_vintage"]=> string(4) "2008" ["wine_name"]=> string(12) "Waugh Junior" ["friends_of_waugh_cellars_only"]=> string(3) "yes" ["wine_image"]=> string(47) "/assets/upload/images/bottle_shots/wines-jr.jpg" ["wine_pdf"]=> string(70) "/assets/upload/files/waugh-cellars/2008_Waugh_Junior_tasting_notes.pdf" ["wine_short_description"]=> string(142) "Taking six of our distinct red wines we are thrilled to introduce our first Meritage blend called Waugh Junior. Though once you taste it, you" ["wine_description"]=> string(1474) "

In its truest sense, the term Meritage is used to describe a California wine made in the Bordeaux style, combining several red varietals to create one harmonious wine from the parts of many.

2008 was an outstanding year for the vineyards of California.  So much so that the extra fruit the harvest produced gave me enough juice to experiment with a wine that could take the wonderful characteristics of our various single vineyards and blend them together into something truly special.

But we wanted to take it one step further – create a wine at a price that could make it a daily sipper.

Taking six of our distinct red wines we are thrilled to introduce our first Meritage blend called Waugh Junior.  Though once you taste it, you’ll think it’s anything but small!   Consisting of  Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Syrah and Barbera, this rich and luscious combination delivers the classic softness that’s become a hallmark of Waugh Cellars wines for years while offering an amazing depth of flavors. 

The aromas elevate from the glass starting with dark blackberry, cherry, and cassis rounded out by subtle hints of seasoned French oak. The entry of this wine is massive and leads into a lush middle framed by bright acid and supple tannins. The finish is long, lingering and filled with soft velvety tannins.

Enjoy it tonight.  And every night.

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The aromas elevate from the glass starting with dark blackberry, cherry, and vanilla rounded out by subtle hints of seasoned French oak. The entry of this wine is massive and leads into a lush middle framed by bright acid and supple tannins. The finish is long, lingering and filled with soft velvety tannins.

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Harvest Date: September 5 - 21, 2015
Brix: 23.5 – 24.6
Ph: 3.51                    
% Alcohol: 13.5%
Production: 150 cases

In producing our first vintage of Rosé, we wanted this wine to be a great representation of Waugh. We decided to model the Rosé after our Junior, which is a blend of all the red varietals we grow, source and produce (9 in total). We decided to utilize the top 3 varietals in Junior to produce our Rosé. Zinfandel, Syrah and Petite Sirah were used in the production of this Rosé. Each varietal spent about 30 minutes on the skins in the press before going to tank and fermenting. The 3 were blended together to create Waugh Rosé.  

You will notice the gorgeous rich strawberry hue and your first sip will delight with fresh berries and a crisp flavor of tart cherry, red apple and cool citrus on the mid-palate, carrying a bright acidity to a long lingering finish. 

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Harvest Date: October 1, 2011
Brix: 23.9
Ph: 3.2
% Alcohol: 14.6%
Production: 700 cases

As always, there was no Malo-lactic fermentation and no new oak used in the aging of the wine. It was barrel fermented in 100% neutral oak and the lees were stirred at minimum once a week, which accounts for its incredible viscosity and creamy mouth feel.

The 2011 has a stunning clear sunlight color and is defined by fresh citrus notes and floral tones with a rich texture and a firmness that is balanced by mouth-watering acidity. With its wonderfully long finish this wine screams for some great seafood or a rich sauce over a savory meat dish. Enjoy!

 

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Harvest Date: September 8, 2014
Brix: 24.3
Ph:  3.39
% Alcohol:  14.3%
Production: 720 cases

As always, there was no Malo-lactic fermentation and no new oak used in the aging of Waugh Chardonnay. The wine was barrel fermented, in 100% neutral oak and the lees was stirred at minimum once a week, which accounts for its incredible viscosity and creamy mouth feel.

Our 2014 Russian River Valley Chardonnay is an incredibly vibrant mouth-watering wine. Complex and intense, this wine offers aromas of ripe peach and Meyer lemon custard, with notes of sweet vanilla and citrus blossom. On the palate, the fruitful flavors echo the nose with layers of lemon cream and nectarine and an underlying acidity that draws the wine to a clean, crisp finish

" ["shop_link"]=> string(0) "" ["categorytitle"]=> string(13) "Waugh Cellars" ["categorydescription"]=> string(0) "" ["parentcategoryid"]=> string(1) "0" ["photo_small"]=> array(3) { ["href"]=> string(71) "/assets/upload/images/bottle_shots/.thumbs/wines-chardonnay-0.0.100.png" ["width"]=> int(31) ["height"]=> int(100) } ["photo"]=> array(3) { ["href"]=> string(71) "/assets/upload/images/bottle_shots/.thumbs/wines-chardonnay-0.0.320.png" ["width"]=> int(100) ["height"]=> int(320) } } } [2016]=> array(1) { [0]=> array(19) { ["id"]=> string(2) "69" ["created"]=> string(19) "2017-03-06 20:53:56" ["status"]=> string(1) "1" ["categoryid"]=> string(1) "1" ["archived"]=> string(1) "0" ["displayorder"]=> string(1) "4" ["wine_vintage"]=> string(4) "2016" ["wine_name"]=> string(38) "Waugh Cellars Russian River Chardonnay" ["friends_of_waugh_cellars_only"]=> string(3) "yes" ["wine_image"]=> string(49) "/assets/upload/images/bottle_shots/chardonnay.png" ["wine_pdf"]=> string(69) "/assets/upload/files/waugh-cellars/2016_Waugh_Chard_Tasting_Notes.pdf" ["wine_short_description"]=> string(301) "Our 2016 has a gorgeous soft yellow color and is filled with fresh citrus notes and tropical fruit. The feel of the wine is creamy and rich with a broad palate of mouth-watering acidity. With its wonderfully long finish this wine screams for some great seafood or a rich sauce over a savory meat dish." ["wine_description"]=> string(813) "

Harvest Date: September 15, 2016
Brix: 24.8
Ph: 3.42                    
% Alcohol: 14.5%
Production: 600 cases

No Malo-lactic fermentation and no new oak used in the aging of Waugh Chardonnay. The wine was barrel fermented, in 100% neutral oak and the lees was stirred at minimum once a week, which accounts for its incredible viscosity and creamy mouth feel.

Our 2016 has a gorgeous soft yellow color and is filled with fresh citrus notes and tropical fruit. The feel of the wine is creamy and rich with a broad palate of mouth-watering acidity. With its wonderfully long finish this wine screams for some great seafood or a rich sauce over a savory meat dish. Enjoy!

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Each year we work on this wonderful Chardonnay vineyard we realize how lucky we are.

As always, there was no Malo-lactic fermentation and no new oak used in the aging of the wine. It was barrel fermented, but in 100% neutral oak, and the lees were stirred very aggressively, which accounts for the wines incredible muscle in the glass.

The vintage exhibits a gorgeous, clear golden color and is defined by an explosion of ripe citrus and floral tones with an oily texture and dense weight that is balanced by incredibly structured acidity. The 2008 displays a lot more tropical fruit flavors than its predecessors and with its wonderfully long finish this wine screams for a good food pairing. Enjoy!

Harvest Date: September 2, 2008
Brix: 25.1
Ph: 3.41
% Alcohol: 15%
Production: 750 cases
Winemaker: Ryan Waugh
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Harvest Date: August 27th, September 1st and 3rd, 2017
Brix: 24.4
Ph:  3.49                     
% Alcohol:   14.1%
Production:    800 cases

No Malo-lactic fermentation and no new oak used in the aging of Waugh Chardonnay. The wine was barrel fermented, in 100% neutral oak and the lees was stirred at minimum once a week, which accounts for its incredible viscosity and creamy mouth feel.

Elegant and expressive with bright fruit character, creaminess with intense fruit and crisp acidity. The 2017 Russian River Valley Chardonnay ages sur lie for enhanced complexity, flavor and texture. The feel of the wine is creamy and rich with a full palate of mouth-watering acidity. With its wonderfully long finish this wine screams for some great seafood or a rich sauce over a savory meat dish. Enjoy!

" ["shop_link"]=> string(0) "" ["categorytitle"]=> string(13) "Waugh Cellars" ["categorydescription"]=> string(0) "" ["parentcategoryid"]=> string(1) "0" ["photo_small"]=> array(3) { ["href"]=> string(71) "/assets/upload/images/bottle_shots/.thumbs/wines-chardonnay-0.0.100.png" ["width"]=> int(31) ["height"]=> int(100) } ["photo"]=> array(3) { ["href"]=> string(71) "/assets/upload/images/bottle_shots/.thumbs/wines-chardonnay-0.0.320.png" ["width"]=> int(100) ["height"]=> int(320) } } } [2013]=> array(1) { [0]=> array(19) { ["id"]=> string(2) "48" ["created"]=> string(19) "2015-08-04 20:09:00" ["status"]=> string(1) "1" ["categoryid"]=> string(1) "1" ["archived"]=> string(1) "1" ["displayorder"]=> string(1) "4" ["wine_vintage"]=> string(4) "2013" ["wine_name"]=> string(38) "Waugh Cellars Russian River Chardonnay" ["friends_of_waugh_cellars_only"]=> string(3) "yes" ["wine_image"]=> string(67) "/assets/upload/images/bottle_shots/WaughChardRussianRiver_sized.png" ["wine_pdf"]=> string(69) "/assets/upload/files/waugh-cellars/2013-Waugh-Chard-Tasting-Notes.pdf" ["wine_short_description"]=> string(418) "Our 2013 Russian River Valley Chardonnay is an incredibly elegant wine. Citrus aromas of pineapple and lemon are enhanced by a zesty spice reminiscent of a tropical breeze. Powerful flavors of peaches, pears and kiwi with a creamy yet tart finish and bright acidity make for a delicious experience for your palate. Pair this wine with a gouda cheese or a sweet corn chowder, as well as with a savory pork tenderloin. " ["wine_description"]=> string(4290) "

Harvest Date:     September 10, 2013
Brix: 24.5
Ph:  3.40       
% Alcohol:  14.2%
Production:   460 cases

As always, there was no Malo-lactic fermentation and no new oak used in the aging of Waugh Chardonnay. The wine was barrel fermented, in 100% neutral oak and the lees was stirred at minimum once a week, which accounts for its incredible viscosity and creamy mouth feel.

Our 2013 Russian River Valley Chardonnay is an incredibly elegant wine. Citrus aromas of pineapple and lemon are enhanced by a zesty spice reminiscent of a tropical breeze. Powerful flavors of peaches, pears and kiwi with a creamy yet tart finish and bright acidity make for a delicious experience for your palate. Pair this wine with a gouda cheese or a sweet corn chowder, as well as with a savory pork tenderloin.

Harvest Date: September 10, 2013

Brix: 24.5

Ph:  3.40                     

% Alcohol:  14.2%

Production:   460 cases

 

As always, there was no Malo-lactic fermentation and no new oak used in the aging of Waugh Chardonnay. The wine was barrel fermented, in 100% neutral oak and the lees was stirred at minimum once a week, which accounts for its incredible viscosity and creamy mouth feel.

 

Our 2013 Russian River Valley Chardonnay is an incredibly elegant wine. Citrus aromas of pineapple and lemon are enhanced by a zesty spice reminiscent of a tropical breeze. Powerful flavors of peaches, pears and kiwi with a creamy yet tart finish and bright acidity make for a delicious experience for your palate. Pair this wine with a gouda cheese or a sweet corn chowder, as well as with a savory pork tenderloin.<!--[if gte mso 9]>
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Harvest Date: September 28, 2012
Brix: 24.7
Ph:   3.35
% Alcohol:  14.2%
Production:  825 cases

 As always, there was no Malo-lactic fermentation and no new oak used in the aging of the wine. The wine was barrel fermented, in 100% neutral oak and the lees were stirred at minimum once a week, which accounts for its incredible viscosity and creamy mouth feel.

 The 2012 has a gorgeous soft yellow color and is filled with fresh citrus notes and tropical fruit. The feel of the wine is creamy and rich with a broad palate of mouth-watering acidity. With its wonderfully long finish this wine screams for some great seafood or a rich sauce over a savory meat dish. Enjoy!

 

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Each year that we work with Carmine Indindoli on this wonderful Chardonnay vineyard we realize how lucky we all are to enjoy the fruit it produces. This latest vintage follows the 2004, which received numerous high scores for its classic California Chardonnay styling, nice acidity and tropical fruit notes. As always, there was no Malo-lactic fermentation and no new oak was used in the aging of the wine.

The 2005 exhibits a pale lemon gold color and is defined by an explosion of ripe citrus and floral tones with an oily texture and dense weight that is balanced by incredibly structured acidity. With its incredibly long and silky finish, you will enjoy this bottle through its last drop.

Harvest Date: October 5, 2005
Brix: 25.1
Ph: 3.37
% Alcohol: 15%
Production: 750 cases
Winemaker: Ryan Waugh
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Harvest Date: September 21, 2009
Brix: 24
ph: 3.32
% Alcohol: 14%
Production: 475 cases

2009 was a very easy growing season in the Russian River Valley, with a smooth growing cycle that produced high quality fruit and generally high yields.  The fruit was brought in before the October rains then aged, as always, in neutral oak barrels.  The resulting wine is a gorgeously balanced offering and a true California Chardonnay.

An incredibly rounded mouth feel bursts with amazing tropical flavors and is enhanced by a firm acidity.  This is a wine with firm structure; crisp and clean throughout.

" ["shop_link"]=> string(0) "" ["categorytitle"]=> string(13) "Waugh Cellars" ["categorydescription"]=> string(0) "" ["parentcategoryid"]=> string(1) "0" ["photo_small"]=> array(3) { ["href"]=> string(104) "/assets/upload/images/bottle_shots/.thumbs/wines-Waugh-Cellars-Chardonnay-Indindoli-Vineyard-0.0.100.jpg" ["width"]=> int(30) ["height"]=> int(100) } ["photo"]=> array(3) { ["href"]=> string(104) "/assets/upload/images/bottle_shots/.thumbs/wines-Waugh-Cellars-Chardonnay-Indindoli-Vineyard-0.0.320.jpg" ["width"]=> int(95) ["height"]=> int(320) } } } [2007]=> array(1) { [0]=> array(19) { ["id"]=> string(2) "29" ["created"]=> string(19) "2011-10-14 14:17:00" ["status"]=> string(1) "1" ["categoryid"]=> string(1) "1" ["archived"]=> string(1) "1" ["displayorder"]=> string(1) "4" ["wine_vintage"]=> string(4) "2007" ["wine_name"]=> string(38) "Waugh Cellars Russian River Chardonnay" ["friends_of_waugh_cellars_only"]=> string(3) "yes" ["wine_image"]=> string(63) "/assets/upload/images/bottle_shots/Waugh_Cellars_Chardonnay.jpg" ["wine_pdf"]=> string(61) "/assets/upload/files/waugh-cellars/07_Chard_Tasting_Notes.pdf" ["wine_short_description"]=> string(422) "Spicy, floral and sweet on the nose, the 2007 Indindoli Chardonnay is one of the most complex wines this vineyard has ever produced. Mother nature provided us with a tremendous amount of viscosity, providing the wine with a softness and roundness on the palate not found in every vintage. Of course coupled with the mouth watering acidity and wonderful citrus flavors found in Indindoli Chardonnay, this is another winner." ["wine_description"]=> string(862) "

Harvest Date: September 9, 2007
Brix: 25
Ph: 3.4
% Alcohol: 15%
Production: 300 cases
Winemaker: Ryan Waugh

 After making 750 cases of our wonderful 2005 Vintage, we took a year off and focused on bringing down production again on this great vineyard.  Part of this was simply nature.  The growing season provided us with a tremendous amount of viscosity, infusing the wine with a softness and roundness on the palate not found in every vintage.  

As always, no Malo-lactic fermentation and no new oak was used in the aging of the wine.  Spicy, floral and sweet on the nose, the 2007 Indindoli Chardonnay exhibits mouth watering acidity and wonderful citrus flavors that will pair well with many foods and will have you drinking happily even past the long days of summer.

 

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Harvest Date:  October 4, 2010                 
Brix:  24.1
Ph:   3.34
% Alcohol:  14.5%
Production:  630 cases

 As always, there was no Malo-lactic fermentation and no new oak used in the aging of the wine. The wine was barrel fermented, in 100% neutral oak and the lees were stirred very aggressively, which accounts for its incredible viscosity and mouth feel.

 The 2010 exhibits a gorgeous, clear pale color and is defined by an explosion of ripe citrus and floral tones with an oily texture and dense weight that is balanced by mouth-watering acidity. The 2010 exhibits a lot more tropical fruit flavors than its predecessors, mainly due to the colder vintage and the intense maturity of the flavors and acid. With its wonderfully long finish this wine screams for a good food pairing. Enjoy! 

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Harvest Date: October 6, 2012
Brix:  24.1
Ph:  3.52
% Alcohol: 14.1 %
Production: 140 cases 375ml

We have been tending to these grapes since 2008. Each vintage since 2008 our Cabernet Franc has been used in the Junior red wine blend. I was starting to see some incredible physiological differences in the fruit starting in 2010. As you all know, balance is key for any and all Waugh Wines. The 2012 vintage brought the vineyard into balance and we are proud to finally release our first bottling of Cabernet Franc.

This is sensational stuff­ with stunning spicy floral notes mixed with blueberry, blackberry and raspberry fruit. It’s quite deep, lush and a deliciously complete and savory wine to drink over the next 7-10 years.

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Harvest Date:     August 23, 2016
Brix: 24.6
Ph:  3.29
% Alcohol:   13.0%
Production:    120 cases

In the beginning, there was Waugh Sauvignon Blanc. Our Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc is a blast from the past! Sauvignon Blanc was the first white wine produced under the Waugh Cellars label. The last vintage produced was in 2003. We hope you enjoy the come back!

As with most Waugh wines you will find an intensity and complexity expressing the true character of the varietal. This wine offers an enticing freshness with its bright acidity and beautiful minerality. Light yellow in hue with aromas of lemon zest and green mango which are interwoven with floral notes, melon and citrus. The full bodied mid-palate, developed by lees stirring in barrel, carries the fresh flavors through to a very clean and extremely long finish.

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Harvest Date: August 20 – September 9, 2016
Brix: 24.6
Ph:  3.1 – 3.4
% Alcohol: 13.8%
Production: 500 cases

We thought Waugh Red Junior deserved a sibling. Introducing White Junior. Red Junior is a blend of all the red varietals we grow and source, so White Junior is all 3 of the white varietals, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Riesling.

Not to be taken too seriously, White Junior is the ultimate porch pounder! Enjoy the summer sun while sipping on this delicious white blend.

The Chardonnay delivers the weight and complexity, Sauvignon Blanc adds citrus and a crisp mouth- watering acidity, and the Riesling delivers floral qualities and a lush texture.

A beautiful light color, this wine opens with the enticing scent of apricot, pear and spearmint, as well as bright notes of orange and lemon meringue pie. The entry on the palate has a subtle sweetness immediately balanced by a natural acidity and a pop of freshness. The finish is long, with distinctive hints of each varietal creating a final, lingering impression.

" ["shop_link"]=> string(59) "https://www.waughfamilywines.com/store/detail?item=wc16wjr#" ["categorytitle"]=> string(13) "Waugh Cellars" ["categorydescription"]=> string(0) "" ["parentcategoryid"]=> string(1) "0" ["photo_small"]=> array(3) { ["href"]=> string(78) "/assets/upload/images/bottle_shots/.thumbs/wines-2016_White_Junior-0.0.100.png" ["width"]=> int(26) ["height"]=> int(100) } ["photo"]=> array(3) { ["href"]=> string(78) "/assets/upload/images/bottle_shots/.thumbs/wines-2016_White_Junior-0.0.320.png" ["width"]=> int(82) ["height"]=> int(320) } } } } ["Waugh Cellars Zinfandel Port"]=> array(1) { [2010]=> array(1) { [0]=> array(19) { ["id"]=> string(2) "37" ["created"]=> string(19) "2013-05-23 11:39:00" ["status"]=> string(1) "1" ["categoryid"]=> string(1) "1" ["archived"]=> string(1) "1" ["displayorder"]=> string(1) "4" ["wine_vintage"]=> string(4) "2010" ["wine_name"]=> string(28) "Waugh Cellars Zinfandel Port" ["friends_of_waugh_cellars_only"]=> string(3) "yes" ["wine_image"]=> string(54) "/assets/upload/images/bottle_shots/WaughPort_sized.png" ["wine_pdf"]=> string(55) "/assets/upload/files/waugh-cellars/2010_Port__Notes.pdf" ["wine_short_description"]=> string(260) "The first duty of a Port-style wine is to be dazzlingly rich and sweet, yet balanced in acidity, and our first bottling is all that. Waves of blackberry jam, cassis, and dark chocolate are brightened with zesty acidity and the sweetness level is very high. " ["wine_description"]=> string(1104) "

Harvest Date: November 16, 2010
Brix: 40.2
Ph: 4.05
% Alcohol: 20.5%
Production: 150 cases/.375ml

2010 saw an incredibly wet Spring, followed by a cool summer and harvest was 3 to 4 weeks behind normal. Late August brought temperatures well above 100 degrees in Napa and Sonoma and for those of us who did not over thin the vineyards due to a cool growing year were rewarded handsomely with a very late, but wonderful vintage.

This was the perfect year to produce our first Port style wine. We pressed off the skins with 15 brix remaining and fortified with Brandy (literally poured enough brandy into the tank of fermenting wine to kill off the yeast, stop fermentation and bringing the alcohol content to 20.5%).  The port was then put into 3 barrels for 22 months of aging.

The first duty of a Port-style wine is to be dazzlingly rich and sweet, yet balanced in acidity, and our first bottling is all that. Waves of blackberry jam, cassis, and dark chocolate are brightened with zesty acidity and the sweetness level is very high.

 

" ["shop_link"]=> string(0) "" ["categorytitle"]=> string(13) "Waugh Cellars" ["categorydescription"]=> string(0) "" ["parentcategoryid"]=> string(1) "0" ["photo_small"]=> array(3) { ["href"]=> string(76) "/assets/upload/images/bottle_shots/.thumbs/wines-WaughPort_sized-0.0.100.png" ["width"]=> int(31) ["height"]=> int(100) } ["photo"]=> array(3) { ["href"]=> string(76) "/assets/upload/images/bottle_shots/.thumbs/wines-WaughPort_sized-0.0.320.png" ["width"]=> int(100) ["height"]=> int(320) } } } } } } [2]=> array(3) { ["title"]=> string(11) "Six Degrees" ["waugh_wines"]=> array(1) { ["Six Degrees"]=> array(10) { [2014]=> array(1) { [0]=> array(19) { ["id"]=> string(2) "68" ["created"]=> string(19) "2017-02-17 16:50:44" ["status"]=> string(1) "1" ["categoryid"]=> string(1) "2" ["archived"]=> string(1) "0" ["displayorder"]=> string(1) "5" ["wine_vintage"]=> string(4) "2014" ["wine_name"]=> string(11) "Six Degrees" ["friends_of_waugh_cellars_only"]=> string(0) "" ["wine_image"]=> string(58) "/assets/upload/images/bottle_shots/20160301-sixdegrees.png" ["wine_pdf"]=> string(59) "/assets/upload/files/six-degrees/2014_Six_Degrees_Notes.pdf" ["wine_short_description"]=> string(301) "Black currant and dark chocolate, as well as subtler layers of sweet oak, savory herbs and fresh-roasted coffee all appear on the nose. On the palate, ripe fruit and plush, radiant tannins create a velvety mouthfeel and an almost liqueur-like richness that carries through to a long, lingering finish." ["wine_description"]=> string(1328) "

Harvest date: September 27, 2014
Release Date: February 2017
Brix: 25.5
pH: 3.68 %
Alcohol: 14.7

Production: 125 cases

2014 harvest was unusually early, which was not surprising given California’s ongoing drought, which was so extreme that the cover crops in many vineyards never took hold. Substantial rain in late February and early March relieved most of our stress and set up the vines for a vigorous start. "Early" was the key word all season, from bud break to veraison to harvest. Thankfully, the hotter months proved milder than we expected. The early results showed juice that was really dark and a bit more concentrated.

Black currant and dark chocolate, as well as subtler layers of sweet oak, savory herbs and fresh-roasted coffee all appear on the nose. On the palate, ripe fruit and plush, radiant tannins create a velvety mouthfeel and an almost liqueur-like richness that carries through to a long, lingering finish.

I suggest decanting this Six Degrees for a few hours prior to drinking. Crystal and I opened a bottle and sipped on it for 4 days and day 4 it was soft and still delicious. This is a big wine with a healthy tannin structure so we can look for it to evolve graciously for another 20+ years. 

Cheers!

Ryan Waugh

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Date Harvested: October 15, 2012
Release Date: January 2015
Production: 245 cases
Brix: 24.6
pH: 3.62
Alcohol %: 14.9

2012 was an incredible growing season, therefore we were blessed with incredible wines. The vines were so beautifully balanced that we were shocked by the size of the crop load. No growing season is easy, but 2012 presented few challenges. A mild spring led to a good fruit set. Summer and fall brought warm temperatures, but no heat waves. All the fruit enjoyed a long, slow ripening. After the previous two vintages it is nice to know there will be wine for everyone.

2012 Six Degrees is a dark, bold, seductively rich and age worthy Cabernet Sauvignon. This is one of the most fun wines I have ever produced and I hope you will enjoy drinking this gorgeous wine as much as I enjoyed producing it.

" ["shop_link"]=> string(0) "" ["categorytitle"]=> string(11) "Six Degrees" ["categorydescription"]=> string(0) "" ["parentcategoryid"]=> string(1) "0" ["photo_small"]=> array(3) { ["href"]=> string(80) "/assets/upload/images/bottle_shots/.thumbs/wines-20160301-sixdegrees-0.0.100.png" ["width"]=> int(27) ["height"]=> int(100) } ["photo"]=> array(3) { ["href"]=> string(80) "/assets/upload/images/bottle_shots/.thumbs/wines-20160301-sixdegrees-0.0.320.png" ["width"]=> int(86) ["height"]=> int(320) } } } [2011]=> array(1) { [0]=> array(19) { ["id"]=> string(2) "60" ["created"]=> string(19) "0000-00-00 00:00:00" ["status"]=> string(1) "1" ["categoryid"]=> string(1) "2" ["archived"]=> string(1) "1" ["displayorder"]=> string(1) "5" ["wine_vintage"]=> string(4) "2011" ["wine_name"]=> string(11) "Six Degrees" ["friends_of_waugh_cellars_only"]=> string(0) "" ["wine_image"]=> string(58) "/assets/upload/images/bottle_shots/20160301-sixdegrees.png" ["wine_pdf"]=> string(59) "/assets/upload/files/six-degrees/2011_Six_Degrees_Notes.pdf" ["wine_short_description"]=> string(305) "Bright and juicy aromas greet you in the glass. In the mouth the wine is just as bright with cherry, cassis, and even a hint of strawberry thanks to the boldness of the fruit along with amazing acidity. Velvety, fine grained tannins are draped about the mouth like a fine silk cloth; long, and satisfying." ["wine_description"]=> string(920) "

Date Harvested: October 19, 2011
Release Date: January 2014
Production: 170 Cases
Brix: 24.1
pH: 3.55
Alcohol %: 13.8

Weather in 2011 was very cool overall and we had some intense rain late in the season. The mild summer allowed for incredible acid and tannin maturity in the juice and skins of the grapes. Fruit set was not as large so coupled with the chillier temperatures we dropped a significant amount of fruit to allow the vines the opportunity to fully mature and ripen their crop. It worked out very well and we made a delicious wine for you to enjoy! 

Bright and juicy aromas greet you in the glass. In the mouth the wine is just as bright with cherry, cassis, and even a hint of strawberry thanks to the boldness of the fruit along with amazing acidity. Velvety, fine grained tannins are draped about the mouth like a fine silk cloth; long, and satisfying.

" ["shop_link"]=> string(0) "" ["categorytitle"]=> string(11) "Six Degrees" ["categorydescription"]=> string(0) "" ["parentcategoryid"]=> string(1) "0" ["photo_small"]=> array(3) { ["href"]=> string(80) "/assets/upload/images/bottle_shots/.thumbs/wines-20160301-sixdegrees-0.0.100.png" ["width"]=> int(27) ["height"]=> int(100) } ["photo"]=> array(3) { ["href"]=> string(80) "/assets/upload/images/bottle_shots/.thumbs/wines-20160301-sixdegrees-0.0.320.png" ["width"]=> int(86) ["height"]=> int(320) } } } [2010]=> array(1) { [0]=> array(19) { ["id"]=> string(2) "59" ["created"]=> string(19) "0000-00-00 00:00:00" ["status"]=> string(1) "1" ["categoryid"]=> string(1) "2" ["archived"]=> string(1) "1" ["displayorder"]=> string(1) "5" ["wine_vintage"]=> string(4) "2010" ["wine_name"]=> string(11) "Six Degrees" ["friends_of_waugh_cellars_only"]=> string(0) "" ["wine_image"]=> string(58) "/assets/upload/images/bottle_shots/20160301-sixdegrees.png" ["wine_pdf"]=> string(59) "/assets/upload/files/six-degrees/2010_Six_Degrees_Notes.pdf" ["wine_short_description"]=> string(304) "This vintage of Six Degrees is probably the most elegant vintage we have seen from this vineyard and the wine can best be summed up in one word: Smooth! Our winemaking style has a certain elegance to it already, so coupled with what Mother Nature blessed us with in 2010 our palates will be loving life. " ["wine_description"]=> string(967) "

Date Harvested: October 22, 2010
Release Date: March 2013
Production: 100 Cases
Brix: 24.7
pH: 3.61
Alcohol %: 13.9

The 2010 vintage was a tale of hot and cold.  The cool summer allowed for incredible acid and tannin maturity in the juice.  September followed with a heat spike that provided some needed ripeness creating some incredibly balanced grapes.   The fruit load was extremely low though and we had to thin even more than usual to make sure we could ripen and mature the fruit on each vine.

This vintage of Six Degrees is probably the most elegant vintage we have seen from this vineyard and the wine can best be summed up in one word: Smooth! Our winemaking style has a certain elegance to it already, so coupled with what Mother Nature blessed us with in 2010 our palates will be loving life. 

Hopefully we’ll forget we only have 100 cases of this amazing wine. Enjoy!!

" ["shop_link"]=> string(0) "" ["categorytitle"]=> string(11) "Six Degrees" ["categorydescription"]=> string(0) "" ["parentcategoryid"]=> string(1) "0" ["photo_small"]=> array(3) { ["href"]=> string(80) "/assets/upload/images/bottle_shots/.thumbs/wines-20160301-sixdegrees-0.0.100.png" ["width"]=> int(27) ["height"]=> int(100) } ["photo"]=> array(3) { ["href"]=> string(80) "/assets/upload/images/bottle_shots/.thumbs/wines-20160301-sixdegrees-0.0.320.png" ["width"]=> int(86) ["height"]=> int(320) } } } [2013]=> array(1) { [0]=> array(19) { ["id"]=> string(2) "62" ["created"]=> string(19) "0000-00-00 00:00:00" ["status"]=> string(1) "1" ["categoryid"]=> string(1) "2" ["archived"]=> string(1) "1" ["displayorder"]=> string(1) "5" ["wine_vintage"]=> string(4) "2013" ["wine_name"]=> string(11) "Six Degrees" ["friends_of_waugh_cellars_only"]=> string(0) "" ["wine_image"]=> string(58) "/assets/upload/images/bottle_shots/20160301-sixdegrees.png" ["wine_pdf"]=> string(59) "/assets/upload/files/six-degrees/2013_Six_Degrees_Notes.pdf" ["wine_short_description"]=> string(361) "If there ever was such a thing as a perfect growing season, 2013 would be the standard. The vines were so beautifully balanced. The grapes were able to ripen and mature at almost exactly the same rate. When ripeness and maturity intersect at harvest, you are left with a harmonious mix of flavors, color, acid and sugar, which will deliver an unparalleled wine." ["wine_description"]=> string(902) "

Date Harvested: September 25, 2013
Release Date: January 2016
Production: 150 cases
Brix: 25.2
pH: 3.72
Alcohol %: 14.8

If there ever was such a thing as a perfect growing season, 2013 would be the standard. The vines were so beautifully balanced. The grapes were able to ripen and mature at almost exactly the same rate. When ripeness and maturity intersect at harvest, you are left with a harmonious mix of flavors, color, acid and sugar, which will deliver an unparalleled wine.

2013 Six Degrees is a dark, bold, seductively rich and age worthy Cabernet Sauvignon. In my 20 year career growing grapes and making wine, I have not seen a vintage compare to the powerful elegance and natural balance of the 2013 vintage. Six Degrees took extreme advantage of the growing conditions and we produced a masterpiece! Enjoy!

Cheers!

Ryan Waugh

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Date Harvested: October 12, 2009
Release Date: February 2012
Production: 200 Cases
Brix: 24.7
pH: 3.70
Alcohol %: 14.6

Rich and layered, with complex creamy chocolate, dark cherry and wild berry fruit that is spicy and aromatic, this wine shows incredible depth and richness.  With tannins that give it traction, our 2009 vintage displays elegance across the palate and truly highlights the beauty of this vineyard.  Give it a decade or more in the cellar to reveal all its intricacies.

" ["shop_link"]=> string(0) "" ["categorytitle"]=> string(11) "Six Degrees" ["categorydescription"]=> string(0) "" ["parentcategoryid"]=> string(1) "0" ["photo_small"]=> array(3) { ["href"]=> string(80) "/assets/upload/images/bottle_shots/.thumbs/wines-20160301-sixdegrees-0.0.100.png" ["width"]=> int(27) ["height"]=> int(100) } ["photo"]=> array(3) { ["href"]=> string(80) "/assets/upload/images/bottle_shots/.thumbs/wines-20160301-sixdegrees-0.0.320.png" ["width"]=> int(86) ["height"]=> int(320) } } } [2008]=> array(1) { [0]=> array(19) { ["id"]=> string(2) "57" ["created"]=> string(19) "0000-00-00 00:00:00" ["status"]=> string(1) "1" ["categoryid"]=> string(1) "2" ["archived"]=> string(1) "1" ["displayorder"]=> string(1) "5" ["wine_vintage"]=> string(4) "2008" ["wine_name"]=> string(11) "Six Degrees" ["friends_of_waugh_cellars_only"]=> string(0) "" ["wine_image"]=> string(58) "/assets/upload/images/bottle_shots/20160301-sixdegrees.png" ["wine_pdf"]=> string(59) "/assets/upload/files/six-degrees/2008_Six_Degrees_Notes.pdf" ["wine_short_description"]=> string(459) "Already amazingly seductive, with wonderfully rich aromas of cocoa, sweet oak and fully expressed fruit, this wine in no way lets up on the palate and delivers deep, multi-faceted flavors from first sip through finish. As is often the case with Six Degrees bottling's, it is so beautifully balanced that it invites early drinking, but while we would not fault you for ignoring this advice, we also strongly suggest patience as its best years lie down the road" ["wine_description"]=> string(585) "

Date Harvested: October 2, 2008
Production: 200 Cases
Brix: 25.4
pH: 3.60
Alcohol %: 14.5

Already amazingly seductive, with wonderfully rich aromas of cocoa, sweet oak and fully expressed fruit, this wine in no way lets up on the palate and delivers deep, multi-faceted flavors from first sip through finish. As is often the case with Six Degrees bottling's, it is so beautifully balanced that it invites early drinking, but while we would not fault you for ignoring this advice, we also strongly suggest patience as its best years lie down the road.

" ["shop_link"]=> string(0) "" ["categorytitle"]=> string(11) "Six Degrees" ["categorydescription"]=> string(0) "" ["parentcategoryid"]=> string(1) "0" ["photo_small"]=> array(3) { ["href"]=> string(80) "/assets/upload/images/bottle_shots/.thumbs/wines-20160301-sixdegrees-0.0.100.png" ["width"]=> int(27) ["height"]=> int(100) } ["photo"]=> array(3) { ["href"]=> string(80) "/assets/upload/images/bottle_shots/.thumbs/wines-20160301-sixdegrees-0.0.320.png" ["width"]=> int(86) ["height"]=> int(320) } } } [2007]=> array(1) { [0]=> array(19) { ["id"]=> string(2) "56" ["created"]=> string(19) "0000-00-00 00:00:00" ["status"]=> string(1) "1" ["categoryid"]=> string(1) "2" ["archived"]=> string(1) "1" ["displayorder"]=> string(1) "5" ["wine_vintage"]=> string(4) "2007" ["wine_name"]=> string(11) "Six Degrees" ["friends_of_waugh_cellars_only"]=> string(0) "" ["wine_image"]=> string(58) "/assets/upload/images/bottle_shots/20160301-sixdegrees.png" ["wine_pdf"]=> string(59) "/assets/upload/files/six-degrees/2007_Six_Degrees_Notes.pdf" ["wine_short_description"]=> string(289) "The first thing you'll notice on this wine is the intense, deep purple hue it shows in the glass. There's only one word for that: Powerful. The fruit and oak combine harmoniously on the palate, offering the silky textures and flavors that have become the standard that defines Six Degrees." ["wine_description"]=> string(720) "

Date Harvested: October 11, 2007
Production: 380 Cases
Brix: 25.7
pH: 3.65
Alcohol %: 14.5

2007 was all about balance. The vintage enjoyed a beautiful, temperate spring that allowed the fruit to set perfectly on the vine. This was followed by a gorgeous summer that stretched all the way through September with only one heat spike. The resulting wine is perhaps the best we've ever made.

The first thing you'll notice on this wine is the intense, deep purple hue it shows in the glass. There's only one word for that: Powerful. The fruit and oak combine harmoniously on the palate, offering the silky textures and flavors that have become the standard that defines Six Degrees.

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Date Harvested: October 25, 2006
Date Bottled: March 23, 2008
Release Date:  January 2009
Production: 480 cases
Brix: 25
pH: 3.58
Alcohol %: 14.5

Produced from a single vineyard sitting high above the Russian River Valley in Sonoma, this amazing 100% Cabernet Sauvignon wine continues to be a coveted wine throughout the country.

The juice went through a 14-day fermentation with a 5-day extended maceration. During this time three punch downs a day were performed giving maximum skin to juice contact. The wine was barrel aged for 18 months in 100% new French oak.

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Date Harvested: October 20, 2005
Production: 290 cases
Winemaker: Ryan Waugh
Brix: 25
pH: 3.58
Alcohol %: 14.5

From a two-acre block on Redwood Hill in Sonoma County, on the North East side of the Mayacamas Mountains, the vineyard sits above the Russian River Valley. At an an altitude of over 1100 feet the fruit is almost always out of the fog and reaps the rewards of warm nurturing sunshine.

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Waugh Cellars


2017 Waugh Cellars Russian River Chardonnay
Elegant and expressive with bright fruit character, creaminess with intense fruit and crisp acidity. The 2017 Russian River Valley Chardonnay ages sur lie for enhanced complexity, flavor and texture. The feel of the wine is creamy and rich with a full palate of mouth-watering acidity. With its wonderfully long finish this wine screams for some great seafood or a rich sauce over a savory meat dish.

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2016 Waugh Cellars Russian River Chardonnay
Our 2016 has a gorgeous soft yellow color and is filled with fresh citrus notes and tropical fruit. The feel of the wine is creamy and rich with a broad palate of mouth-watering acidity. With its wonderfully long finish this wine screams for some great seafood or a rich sauce over a savory meat dish.

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2014 Waugh Cellars Russian River Chardonnay
Our 2014 Russian River Valley Chardonnay is an incredibly vibrant mouth-watering wine. Complex and intense, this wine offers aromas of ripe peach and Meyer lemon custard, with notes of sweet vanilla and citrus blossom. On the palate, the fruitful flavors echo the nose with layers of lemon cream and nectarine and an underlying acidity that draws the wine to a clean, crisp finish

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2013 Waugh Cellars Russian River Chardonnay
Our 2013 Russian River Valley Chardonnay is an incredibly elegant wine. Citrus aromas of pineapple and lemon are enhanced by a zesty spice reminiscent of a tropical breeze. Powerful flavors of peaches, pears and kiwi with a creamy yet tart finish and bright acidity make for a delicious experience for your palate. Pair this wine with a gouda cheese or a sweet corn chowder, as well as with a savory pork tenderloin.

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2012 Waugh Cellars Russian River Chardonnay
The 2012 has a gorgeous soft yellow color and is filled with fresh citrus notes and tropical fruit. The feel of the wine is creamy and rich with a broad palate of mouth-watering acidity. With its wonderfully long finish this wine screams for some great seafood or a rich sauce over a savory meat dish. Enjoy!

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2011 Waugh Cellars Russian River Chardonnay
The 2011 has a stunning clear sunlight color and is defined by fresh citrus notes and floral tones with a rich texture and a firmness that is balanced by mouth-watering acidity. With its wonderfully long finish this wine screams for some great seafood or a rich sauce over a savory meat dish. Enjoy!

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2010 Waugh Cellars Russian River Chardonnay
The 2010 exhibits a gorgeous, clear pale color and is defined by an explosion of ripe citrus and floral tones with an oily texture and dense weight that is balanced by mouth-watering acidity.

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2009 Waugh Cellars Russian River Chardonnay
An incredibly rounded mouth feel bursts with amazing tropical flavors and is enhanced by a firm acidity. This is a wine with firm structure; crisp and clean throughout.

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2008 Waugh Cellars Russian River Chardonnay
Each year we work on this wonderful Chardonnay vineyard we realize how lucky we are.

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2007 Waugh Cellars Russian River Chardonnay
Spicy, floral and sweet on the nose, the 2007 Indindoli Chardonnay is one of the most complex wines this vineyard has ever produced. Mother nature provided us with a tremendous amount of viscosity, providing the wine with a softness and roundness on the palate not found in every vintage. Of course coupled with the mouth watering acidity and wonderful citrus flavors found in Indindoli Chardonnay, this is another winner.

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2005 Waugh Cellars Russian River Chardonnay
The 2005 exhibits a pale lemon gold color and is defined by an explosion of ripe citrus and floral tones with an oily texture and dense weight that is balanced by incredibly structured acidity. With its incredibly long and silky finish, you will enjoy this bottle through its last drop.

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2016 Waugh Cellars Dry Creek Zinfandel
The 2016 Waugh Zinfandel is delicious and beautifully balanced. When I asked my wife how to describe this wine she said “deliciousness”. This vintage presents a deeper richer fruit experience than Zins past, but enticing aromatics of fresh raspberries, cherry and a hint of black pepper explode out of the glass as you swirl. On the palate, ripe berries of all kinds and spicy dark chocolate come forward. The wine is complex, with bright acidity and some soft tannins are silky and smooth to lend a round, rich mouthfeel. Enjoy the Deliciousness!

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2014 Waugh Cellars Dry Creek Zinfandel
Enticing aromas of freshly puréed berries, pepper and violets. On the palate the wine is complex, but does not burden the palate with too much of any single character - everything is in balance and carries the right amount of finesse. Full bodied and rich on the palate with red berry fruit and supple tannins. Firm acidity and mineral notes add to the long elegant, silky finish.

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2013 Waugh Cellars Dry Creek Zinfandel
Complex flavors of raspberry and cherry give way to intriguing notes of spices and pepper. The wine is dense and complex, but does not over power the palate with too much of any single character - everything is in balance and carries the right amount of finesse. A velvet like mouth feel compliments the balanced acidity and lingering tannins and a smooth deep finish.

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2012 Waugh Cellars Dry Creek Zinfandel
Dynamic aromas of spice and soft vanilla dominate the first sniff. A Velvet like mouth feel compliments the balanced acidity and lingering tannins and a smooth deep finish.

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2010 Waugh Cellars Dry Creek Zinfandel
You can really feel the vintage on your palate; the firmness of the great acidity and spicy aromas from the cool growing year, but the soft, creamy texture and delicious fruit flavors of a perfect amount of hang time. All of which come together for the classic Waugh finish: long and well balanced. Enjoy!

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2008 Waugh Cellars Dry Creek Zinfandel
The 2008 Dry Creek Zinfandel will release to the Friends of Waugh Cellars wine club members in September.

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2005 Waugh Cellars Dry Creek Zinfandel
Over the past five vintages of our Dry Creek Zinfandel not much has changed. And this is a good thing. Each year the vineyard produces stellar fruit and each year I follow the path that has made it one of our most popular wines. Like the 2002 & 2003 vintages that put us on the map, 2005 was harvested a full week earlier than normal. It may not sound like much but what it meant was the fruit wanted off the vine early, concentrating flavors over a shorter period of time and creating those one of a kind fruit forward characteristics found in earlier vintages.

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2004 Waugh Cellars Dry Creek Zinfandel
This wine bursts with wonderful aromas and flavors of raspberry and blackberry while the beautiful vanilla sweetness from the new French oak barrels creates a lingering, memorable finish. This is a complete wine that is sure to please.

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2003 Waugh Cellars Dry Creek Zinfandel
2003 represents another outstanding year for our Dry Creek Zinfandel. Again, the winemaking process on fruit this good is simple, don't over do it, just let it take its course.

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2014 Waugh Cellars Riesling
Another stellar year for this Riesling vineyard and a name change as well. The new vineyard name is Riccavalle. The Fazios sold the property to The Reichental

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2013 Waugh Cellars Riesling
The explosion of sweet fruit is followed by a rich full mouth feel as the natural acidity takes over into a nice smooth long finish. This could be the ultimate breakfast wine as well as cocktail or dinner with any seafood or spicy dish. Enjoy!

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2011 Waugh Cellars Riesling
Another stellar year for the Fazio Riesling vineyard. Being near the coast and protected on the south facing coast line, this gorgeous vineyard is not exposed to high temperatures, but receives many hours of sunlight and cool breezes, which helps maintain the natural acidity in the juice while providing rich fruit flavors.

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2010 Waugh Cellars Riesling
Another beautiful year for the Fazio vineyard from Carpenteria. This property continues to produce fruit with an amazing resemblance to the gorgeous juice made famous in the Mosel region of Germany. The nose is rich, full of honey and spice. The wine hits the palate and is broad, creamy and stylish. Full of golden and stoned (pitted) fruits, backed up by great acidity and balance, and enjoying a long finish, this wine is sure to be a favorite from the moment you open it.

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2009 Waugh Cellars Riesling
Another amazing year for the Fazio Reisling vineyard. We have gone to the extreme with this vineyard in battling mold issues, which always arise with Riesling. But proper vineyard management is what makes this grape so special when treated with just the right amount of TLC.

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2008 Waugh Cellars Riesling
All wines take a journey of sorts, but this wine truly did start its life on the road. From Santa Barbara to Napa in the middle of the night, arriving at 6am just in time to be crushed.

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2007 Waugh Cellars Riesling
All wines take a journey of sorts, but this wine truly did start its life on the road. From Santa Barbara to Napa in the middle of the night, arriving at 6am just in time to be crushed.

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2014 Waugh Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2014 Waugh Cab is a beautiful wine, offering both early enjoyment and age ability. Dense and dark in color, with inviting aromas of fresh cherry and blackberry layered with notes of violets, graphite, and hints of cedar spice, this wine exudes warmth. Dancing on the tongue with flavors of dark berries, dark chocolate, and savory herbs, the smooth and supple tannin expresses all the hallmarks of an exceptional Waugh Cabernet.

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2013 Waugh Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
A beautiful, pure expression of Cabernet Sauvignon characterizes this concentrated, impeccably well‐balanced wine.

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2012 Waugh Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
It has a pretty ruby color with a garnet edge and a complex nose of cedar, cassis, black cherry and dark chocolate. On the palate, it is extremely elegant, rich and mouth-coating and has a long finish of concentrated fruit and spice. This wine is remarkable in how it continues to evolve in the glass over the course of a meal. It has great maturity of aromas and tannins at moderate alcohol. With proper cellaring, this wine should give drinking pleasure through 2025.

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2011 Waugh Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
This vintage is a really beautiful Cabernet with soft luscious tannins framing flavors of ripe, elegant blackberry, cherry and mocha. There

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2010 Waugh Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Complex and vibrant aromas of red plum, cherry, and violets are accentuated by notes of black currant, dried herbs, toasted oak, and cocoa. An elegant and supple texture on the palate make the frame for generous flavors of sweet plum and dark cherry, with notes of vanilla and mocha. Dry silky tannins are well-integrated and linger in the finish.

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2009 Waugh Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
The wine's mountain fruit grown in some of the most renowned appellations in Napa (Oakville, Mt. Veeder and Pritchard Hill) have infused the wine with notes of blackberry, ripe plum, black tea, cassis and dark chocolate to create an intriguing aroma. Voluptuous mouth-feel and natural acidity balance the tannins, creating a truly memorable wine with no sharp edges from first to last sip.

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2007 Waugh Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Its been said that good things come in threes so we

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2006 Waugh Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Produced using fruit grown in some of the most renowned appellations in Napa (Oakville, Mt. Veeder, Spring Mountain & Coombsville) this wine was aged in French Oak (30% new) for a full 18 months before being bottled in March 2008.

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2005 Waugh Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2005 vintage continues our wonderful blend of Oakville, Mt. Veeder and Pritchard Hill fruit. This year however marks a milestone for our Cabernet Sauvignon as it

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2004 Waugh Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
This wine, which represents our first Cabernet Sauvignon from the sought after Oakville region of Napa enjoyed a long, 26-day juice to skin contact before maturing in a wonderful combination of French, American and Hungarian barrels.

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2003 Waugh Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
This wine, which represents our first Cabernet Sauvignon from the sought after Oakville region of Napa enjoyed a long, 26-day juice to skin contact before maturing in a wonderful combination of French, American and Hungarian barrels.

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2006 Waugh Cellars Petite Sirah, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma
The 2006 Petite Sirah marks the first new Waugh Cellars varietal introduced in over five years. And what a wine it is!

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2003 Waugh Cellars Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc
All of the beautiful nuances that are associated with Sauvignon Blanc can be found in this wine. Created in an old world style based on rich fruit flavors with an acidic backbone, Waugh SB will make your mouth water.

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Friends of Waugh Cellars Current Releases


2016 Waugh Cellars Dry Creek Zinfandel
The 2016 Waugh Zinfandel is delicious and beautifully balanced. When I asked my wife how to describe this wine she said “deliciousness”. This vintage presents a deeper richer fruit experience than Zins past, but enticing aromatics of fresh raspberries, cherry and a hint of black pepper explode out of the glass as you swirl. On the palate, ripe berries of all kinds and spicy dark chocolate come forward. The wine is complex, with bright acidity and some soft tannins are silky and smooth to lend a round, rich mouthfeel. Enjoy the Deliciousness!

Tasting Notes Read more Only available to club members

2014 Waugh Cellars Dry Creek Zinfandel
Enticing aromas of freshly puréed berries, pepper and violets. On the palate the wine is complex, but does not burden the palate with too much of any single character - everything is in balance and carries the right amount of finesse. Full bodied and rich on the palate with red berry fruit and supple tannins. Firm acidity and mineral notes add to the long elegant, silky finish.

Tasting Notes Read more SOLD OUT

2013 Waugh Cellars Dry Creek Zinfandel
Complex flavors of raspberry and cherry give way to intriguing notes of spices and pepper. The wine is dense and complex, but does not over power the palate with too much of any single character - everything is in balance and carries the right amount of finesse. A velvet like mouth feel compliments the balanced acidity and lingering tannins and a smooth deep finish.

Tasting Notes Read more SOLD OUT

2012 Waugh Cellars Dry Creek Zinfandel
Dynamic aromas of spice and soft vanilla dominate the first sniff. A Velvet like mouth feel compliments the balanced acidity and lingering tannins and a smooth deep finish.

Tasting Notes Read more SOLD OUT

2010 Waugh Cellars Dry Creek Zinfandel
You can really feel the vintage on your palate; the firmness of the great acidity and spicy aromas from the cool growing year, but the soft, creamy texture and delicious fruit flavors of a perfect amount of hang time. All of which come together for the classic Waugh finish: long and well balanced. Enjoy!

Tasting Notes Read more SOLD OUT

2008 Waugh Cellars Dry Creek Zinfandel
The 2008 Dry Creek Zinfandel will release to the Friends of Waugh Cellars wine club members in September.

Tasting Notes Read more SOLD OUT

2005 Waugh Cellars Dry Creek Zinfandel
Over the past five vintages of our Dry Creek Zinfandel not much has changed. And this is a good thing. Each year the vineyard produces stellar fruit and each year I follow the path that has made it one of our most popular wines. Like the 2002 & 2003 vintages that put us on the map, 2005 was harvested a full week earlier than normal. It may not sound like much but what it meant was the fruit wanted off the vine early, concentrating flavors over a shorter period of time and creating those one of a kind fruit forward characteristics found in earlier vintages.

Tasting Notes Read more SOLD OUT

2004 Waugh Cellars Dry Creek Zinfandel
This wine bursts with wonderful aromas and flavors of raspberry and blackberry while the beautiful vanilla sweetness from the new French oak barrels creates a lingering, memorable finish. This is a complete wine that is sure to please.

Tasting Notes Read more SOLD OUT

2003 Waugh Cellars Dry Creek Zinfandel
2003 represents another outstanding year for our Dry Creek Zinfandel. Again, the winemaking process on fruit this good is simple, don't over do it, just let it take its course.

Tasting Notes Read more SOLD OUT

2014 Waugh Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2014 Waugh Cab is a beautiful wine, offering both early enjoyment and age ability. Dense and dark in color, with inviting aromas of fresh cherry and blackberry layered with notes of violets, graphite, and hints of cedar spice, this wine exudes warmth. Dancing on the tongue with flavors of dark berries, dark chocolate, and savory herbs, the smooth and supple tannin expresses all the hallmarks of an exceptional Waugh Cabernet.

Tasting Notes Read more Only available to club members

2013 Waugh Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
A beautiful, pure expression of Cabernet Sauvignon characterizes this concentrated, impeccably well‐balanced wine.

Tasting Notes Read more SOLD OUT

2012 Waugh Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
It has a pretty ruby color with a garnet edge and a complex nose of cedar, cassis, black cherry and dark chocolate. On the palate, it is extremely elegant, rich and mouth-coating and has a long finish of concentrated fruit and spice. This wine is remarkable in how it continues to evolve in the glass over the course of a meal. It has great maturity of aromas and tannins at moderate alcohol. With proper cellaring, this wine should give drinking pleasure through 2025.

Tasting Notes Read more SOLD OUT

2011 Waugh Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
This vintage is a really beautiful Cabernet with soft luscious tannins framing flavors of ripe, elegant blackberry, cherry and mocha. There

Tasting Notes Read more SOLD OUT

2010 Waugh Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Complex and vibrant aromas of red plum, cherry, and violets are accentuated by notes of black currant, dried herbs, toasted oak, and cocoa. An elegant and supple texture on the palate make the frame for generous flavors of sweet plum and dark cherry, with notes of vanilla and mocha. Dry silky tannins are well-integrated and linger in the finish.

Tasting Notes Read more SOLD OUT

2009 Waugh Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
The wine's mountain fruit grown in some of the most renowned appellations in Napa (Oakville, Mt. Veeder and Pritchard Hill) have infused the wine with notes of blackberry, ripe plum, black tea, cassis and dark chocolate to create an intriguing aroma. Voluptuous mouth-feel and natural acidity balance the tannins, creating a truly memorable wine with no sharp edges from first to last sip.

Tasting Notes Read more SOLD OUT

2007 Waugh Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Its been said that good things come in threes so we

Tasting Notes Read more SOLD OUT

2006 Waugh Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Produced using fruit grown in some of the most renowned appellations in Napa (Oakville, Mt. Veeder, Spring Mountain & Coombsville) this wine was aged in French Oak (30% new) for a full 18 months before being bottled in March 2008.

Tasting Notes Read more SOLD OUT

2005 Waugh Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2005 vintage continues our wonderful blend of Oakville, Mt. Veeder and Pritchard Hill fruit. This year however marks a milestone for our Cabernet Sauvignon as it

Tasting Notes Read more SOLD OUT

2004 Waugh Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
This wine, which represents our first Cabernet Sauvignon from the sought after Oakville region of Napa enjoyed a long, 26-day juice to skin contact before maturing in a wonderful combination of French, American and Hungarian barrels.

Tasting Notes Read more SOLD OUT

2003 Waugh Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
This wine, which represents our first Cabernet Sauvignon from the sought after Oakville region of Napa enjoyed a long, 26-day juice to skin contact before maturing in a wonderful combination of French, American and Hungarian barrels.

Tasting Notes Read more SOLD OUT

2015 Crystal Brut Rosé
Elegant and focused with small fine bubbles, light salmon color, creamy texture, and a gorgeous lingering finish.

Tasting Notes Read more Only available to club members

2014 Waugh Cellars Riesling
Another stellar year for this Riesling vineyard and a name change as well. The new vineyard name is Riccavalle. The Fazios sold the property to The Reichental

Tasting Notes Read more SOLD OUT

2013 Waugh Cellars Riesling
The explosion of sweet fruit is followed by a rich full mouth feel as the natural acidity takes over into a nice smooth long finish. This could be the ultimate breakfast wine as well as cocktail or dinner with any seafood or spicy dish. Enjoy!

Tasting Notes Read more SOLD OUT

2011 Waugh Cellars Riesling
Another stellar year for the Fazio Riesling vineyard. Being near the coast and protected on the south facing coast line, this gorgeous vineyard is not exposed to high temperatures, but receives many hours of sunlight and cool breezes, which helps maintain the natural acidity in the juice while providing rich fruit flavors.

Tasting Notes Read more SOLD OUT

2010 Waugh Cellars Riesling
Another beautiful year for the Fazio vineyard from Carpenteria. This property continues to produce fruit with an amazing resemblance to the gorgeous juice made famous in the Mosel region of Germany. The nose is rich, full of honey and spice. The wine hits the palate and is broad, creamy and stylish. Full of golden and stoned (pitted) fruits, backed up by great acidity and balance, and enjoying a long finish, this wine is sure to be a favorite from the moment you open it.

Tasting Notes Read more SOLD OUT

2009 Waugh Cellars Riesling
Another amazing year for the Fazio Reisling vineyard. We have gone to the extreme with this vineyard in battling mold issues, which always arise with Riesling. But proper vineyard management is what makes this grape so special when treated with just the right amount of TLC.

Tasting Notes Read more SOLD OUT

2008 Waugh Cellars Riesling
All wines take a journey of sorts, but this wine truly did start its life on the road. From Santa Barbara to Napa in the middle of the night, arriving at 6am just in time to be crushed.

Tasting Notes Read more SOLD OUT

2007 Waugh Cellars Riesling
All wines take a journey of sorts, but this wine truly did start its life on the road. From Santa Barbara to Napa in the middle of the night, arriving at 6am just in time to be crushed.

Tasting Notes Read more SOLD OUT

2015 Waugh Cellars Pinot Noir
Out of the bottle you will smell bing cherry and fresh raspberries with fragrant floral notes. Elegantly textured with bright acidity and a silky mouthfeel.

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2014 Waugh Cellars Pinot Noir
This wine begins with inviting aromas of fresh raspberry, strawberry and a touch of vanilla. This silky wine brings forth flavors of strawberry rhubarb and clove plum upon the palate. With medium body, moderate tannins and a subdued acidity up front, this is a wine made to age!

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2013 Waugh Cellars Pinot Noir
Light purplish ruby; attractive, fragrant, cherry, pomegranate, and other red berry fruit aroma with hints of spices; medium to medium-full body; sharp, cranberry and cherry fruit flavors with bright acidity; medium tannin; lingering aftertaste. Shows elegance and some complexity as it develops with airing in the glass and warrants further bottle aging.

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2012 Waugh Cellars Pinot Noir
The wine keeps the fruit in proportion and aims for overall finesse. Subtle floral notes lead into complex aromas of earth, black cherries, cranberry, black tea, allspice and clove. Full bodied and harmonious, the mid palate is layered with sweet, supple fruit and flavors of pomegranate and cherry.

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2011 Waugh Cellars Pinot Noir
The 2011 Waugh Cellars Russian River Pinot Noir doesn

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2010 Waugh Cellars Pinot Noir
This wine is going to last well over a decade. The first smell of intense raspberry and strawberry notes are classic Russian River Pinot Noir. The low yields were able to provide the wine concentrated aromas and flavors, while still maintaining that great acidic backbone due to the cool growing season.

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2009 Waugh Cellars Pinot Noir
The 2009 harvest was sensational. If not for a 4-day period in September with well over 100 degree temperatures, it could have been one of the best ever.

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2007 Waugh Cellars Pinot Noir
If you are making wine by the numbers, nothing could be more perfect than the 2007 vintage of our Pinot Noir. It was a great year for grape growing and I

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2006 Waugh Cellars Pinot Noir
Given the success of the 2005 Pinot very little was changed in the winemaking for this new vintage. The fruit from Carmine Indindoli

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2005 Waugh Cellars Pinot Noir
Although I now have a son of my own, this vineyard was a child of sorts as I saw it planted and watched it grow long before it ever bore fruit. Originally planted to two different Pinot grape clones the vineyard has truly come into it

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2015 Waugh Junior
A blend of all our red varietals, Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa and Sonoma), Merlot, Petite Verdot, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc and Barbera. Deep purple color. Fragrant aromas of rich cherry, and vanilla are accompanied by hints of fresh berries. Lush and concentrated flavors of ripe cherry, dark berries and vanilla flood the palate, followed by touches of pepper and spice. Very fine tannins and great length make for a satisfying finish.

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2013 Waugh Junior
Dark garnet red with purple hue. Intense aromas of ripe blackberries, plums and allspice. The palate expresses deep tones of dark chocolate and espresso with hints of vanilla and lovely hints of black tea on a soft smooth finish.

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2012 Waugh Junior
Deep ruby color. High-pitched aromas of cherry, candied violet, cracked pepper and incense. Rich and seamless in texture, offering alluringly sweet flavors of cherry compote, vanilla, dark chocolate and floral notes. The smooth, persistent finish is distinguished by fine-grained tannins and powerful energy. Enjoy!

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2010 Waugh Junior
Taking seven of our distinct red wines we are thrilled to introduce the second release of our Meritage blend called Waugh Junior. Though once you taste it, you

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2009 Waugh Junior
Taking seven of our distinct red wines we are thrilled to introduce the second release of our Meritage blend called Waugh Junior. Though once you taste it, you

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2008 Waugh Junior
Taking six of our distinct red wines we are thrilled to introduce our first Meritage blend called Waugh Junior. Though once you taste it, you

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2015 Waugh Cellars Rosé
You will notice the gorgeous rich strawberry hue and your first sip will delight with fresh berries and a crisp flavor of tart cherry, red apple and cool citrus on the mid-palate, carrying a bright acidity to a long lingering finish.

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2017 Waugh Cellars Russian River Chardonnay
Elegant and expressive with bright fruit character, creaminess with intense fruit and crisp acidity. The 2017 Russian River Valley Chardonnay ages sur lie for enhanced complexity, flavor and texture. The feel of the wine is creamy and rich with a full palate of mouth-watering acidity. With its wonderfully long finish this wine screams for some great seafood or a rich sauce over a savory meat dish.

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2016 Waugh Cellars Russian River Chardonnay
Our 2016 has a gorgeous soft yellow color and is filled with fresh citrus notes and tropical fruit. The feel of the wine is creamy and rich with a broad palate of mouth-watering acidity. With its wonderfully long finish this wine screams for some great seafood or a rich sauce over a savory meat dish.

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2014 Waugh Cellars Russian River Chardonnay
Our 2014 Russian River Valley Chardonnay is an incredibly vibrant mouth-watering wine. Complex and intense, this wine offers aromas of ripe peach and Meyer lemon custard, with notes of sweet vanilla and citrus blossom. On the palate, the fruitful flavors echo the nose with layers of lemon cream and nectarine and an underlying acidity that draws the wine to a clean, crisp finish

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2013 Waugh Cellars Russian River Chardonnay
Our 2013 Russian River Valley Chardonnay is an incredibly elegant wine. Citrus aromas of pineapple and lemon are enhanced by a zesty spice reminiscent of a tropical breeze. Powerful flavors of peaches, pears and kiwi with a creamy yet tart finish and bright acidity make for a delicious experience for your palate. Pair this wine with a gouda cheese or a sweet corn chowder, as well as with a savory pork tenderloin.

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2012 Waugh Cellars Russian River Chardonnay
The 2012 has a gorgeous soft yellow color and is filled with fresh citrus notes and tropical fruit. The feel of the wine is creamy and rich with a broad palate of mouth-watering acidity. With its wonderfully long finish this wine screams for some great seafood or a rich sauce over a savory meat dish. Enjoy!

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2011 Waugh Cellars Russian River Chardonnay
The 2011 has a stunning clear sunlight color and is defined by fresh citrus notes and floral tones with a rich texture and a firmness that is balanced by mouth-watering acidity. With its wonderfully long finish this wine screams for some great seafood or a rich sauce over a savory meat dish. Enjoy!

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2010 Waugh Cellars Russian River Chardonnay
The 2010 exhibits a gorgeous, clear pale color and is defined by an explosion of ripe citrus and floral tones with an oily texture and dense weight that is balanced by mouth-watering acidity.

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2009 Waugh Cellars Russian River Chardonnay
An incredibly rounded mouth feel bursts with amazing tropical flavors and is enhanced by a firm acidity. This is a wine with firm structure; crisp and clean throughout.

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2008 Waugh Cellars Russian River Chardonnay
Each year we work on this wonderful Chardonnay vineyard we realize how lucky we are.

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2007 Waugh Cellars Russian River Chardonnay
Spicy, floral and sweet on the nose, the 2007 Indindoli Chardonnay is one of the most complex wines this vineyard has ever produced. Mother nature provided us with a tremendous amount of viscosity, providing the wine with a softness and roundness on the palate not found in every vintage. Of course coupled with the mouth watering acidity and wonderful citrus flavors found in Indindoli Chardonnay, this is another winner.

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2005 Waugh Cellars Russian River Chardonnay
The 2005 exhibits a pale lemon gold color and is defined by an explosion of ripe citrus and floral tones with an oily texture and dense weight that is balanced by incredibly structured acidity. With its incredibly long and silky finish, you will enjoy this bottle through its last drop.

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2012 Waugh Cellars Cabernet Franc
This is sensational stuff­ with stunning spicy floral notes mixed with blueberry, blackberry and raspberry fruit. It’s quite deep, lush and a deliciously complete and savory wine to drink over the next 7-10 years.

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2016 Sauvignon Blanc
As with most Waugh wines you will find an intensity and complexity expressing the true character of the varietal. This wine offers an enticing freshness with its bright acidity and beautiful minerality. Light yellow in hue with aromas of lemon zest and green mango which are interwoven with floral notes, melon and citrus. The full bodied mid-palate, developed by lees stirring in barrel, carries the fresh flavors through to a very clean and extremely long finish.

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2016 Waugh Junior White Blend
A beautiful light color, this wine opens with the enticing scent of apricot, pear and spearmint, as well as bright notes of orange and lemon meringue pie. The entry on the palate has a subtle sweetness immediately balanced by a natural acidity and a pop of freshness. The finish is long, with distinctive hints of each varietal creating a final, lingering impression.

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2010 Waugh Cellars Zinfandel Port
The first duty of a Port-style wine is to be dazzlingly rich and sweet, yet balanced in acidity, and our first bottling is all that. Waves of blackberry jam, cassis, and dark chocolate are brightened with zesty acidity and the sweetness level is very high.

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Six Degrees


2014 Six Degrees
Black currant and dark chocolate, as well as subtler layers of sweet oak, savory herbs and fresh-roasted coffee all appear on the nose. On the palate, ripe fruit and plush, radiant tannins create a velvety mouthfeel and an almost liqueur-like richness that carries through to a long, lingering finish.

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2013 Six Degrees
If there ever was such a thing as a perfect growing season, 2013 would be the standard. The vines were so beautifully balanced. The grapes were able to ripen and mature at almost exactly the same rate. When ripeness and maturity intersect at harvest, you are left with a harmonious mix of flavors, color, acid and sugar, which will deliver an unparalleled wine.

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2012 Six Degrees
2012 Six Degrees is a dark, bold, seductively rich and age worthy Cabernet Sauvignon. This is one of the most fun wines I have ever produced and I hope you will enjoy drinking this gorgeous wine as much as I enjoyed producing it.

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2011 Six Degrees
Bright and juicy aromas greet you in the glass. In the mouth the wine is just as bright with cherry, cassis, and even a hint of strawberry thanks to the boldness of the fruit along with amazing acidity. Velvety, fine grained tannins are draped about the mouth like a fine silk cloth; long, and satisfying.

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2010 Six Degrees
This vintage of Six Degrees is probably the most elegant vintage we have seen from this vineyard and the wine can best be summed up in one word: Smooth! Our winemaking style has a certain elegance to it already, so coupled with what Mother Nature blessed us with in 2010 our palates will be loving life.

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2009 Six Degrees
Rich and layered, with complex creamy chocolate, dark cherry and wild berry fruit that is spicy and aromatic, this wine shows incredible depth and richness. With tannins that give it traction, our 2009 vintage displays elegance across the palate and truly highlights the beauty of this vineyard. Give it a decade or more in the cellar to reveal all its intricacies.

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2008 Six Degrees
Already amazingly seductive, with wonderfully rich aromas of cocoa, sweet oak and fully expressed fruit, this wine in no way lets up on the palate and delivers deep, multi-faceted flavors from first sip through finish. As is often the case with Six Degrees bottling's, it is so beautifully balanced that it invites early drinking, but while we would not fault you for ignoring this advice, we also strongly suggest patience as its best years lie down the road

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2007 Six Degrees
The first thing you'll notice on this wine is the intense, deep purple hue it shows in the glass. There's only one word for that: Powerful. The fruit and oak combine harmoniously on the palate, offering the silky textures and flavors that have become the standard that defines Six Degrees.

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2006 Six Degrees
The 2006 Six Degrees is seductively smooth and reaches every part of the palate with amazing balance. Aromas and flavors of sweet fruits and vanilla dominate with a tremendous integration of tasty French oak flavors. Decant and enjoy watching this wine develop in your glass.

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2005 Six Degrees
The wine exhibits an incredible nose of mocha, tobacco, dark berries and chocolate and is balanced with fresh acids and a soft coating mouth feel. The oak is perfectly integrated and offers the promise of early consumption though long term cellaring of 10-12 years is possible.

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