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Single Vineyard Eugenia Edaphos







Single Vineyard

Ernest Vineyards specializes in site-specific wines. Each of our wines comprises grapes from one vineyard and one vineyard only. For our Ernest labels, we use grapes from seven sites in all. Some sites are valley floor, some are on hillsides. Some face west, all are considered cold-climate. We work closely with growers and vineyard managers at each site to dial-in the farming to adhere to a style that maximizes flavor ripeness while keeping sugars down and acidity high. The result: Wines that are pure expressions of the sites from which they came.

Summer Bundle #4 - Father's Day  - Ernest Vineyards
$180.00   750mL

Summer Bundle #4 - Father's Day

This fourth summer bundle, in celebration of Father's Day includes (2) 2015 Rayhill Vineyard "The Grandfather" Pinot Noir, (2) 2016 Grand Vent Vineyard "The Wrangler" Pinot Noir and (2) 2016 Romanini Vineyard "The Engineer".



Henry David Vineyard Aligoté 2019 The Aviator - Ernest Vineyards
$36.00   750mL

Henry David Vineyard Aligoté 2019
Bennett Valley

Bright and clear, hinting at white goldin color, with an exuberant nose of orchard blossoms, Meyer lemon, and abundant minerality. Refreshingly light on the palate with citrus, textural apple, a hint of fresh herbs and bright acidity.




Cleary Ranch Chardonnay 2018 The Farmer - Ernest Vineyards
$46.00   750mL

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Cleary Ranch Chardonnay 2018
Sonoma Coast

Starry pale-yellow in color, cool-climate characteristics on the nose, including precisely focused pear, citrus and mineral. Decadent with juicy notes of baked apples, a touch of oak, and creaminess, but matched with acidic, youthful vibrancy




Romanini Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018 The Engineer - Ernest Vineyards
$54.00   750mL

Romanini Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018
Sonoma Coast

Pure vibrant garnet in color, restrained aromatics of pomegranate seeds, rhubarb, anddried cherries and earthier wet forest floor and mushrooms. Marked acidity is balanced with an intensity of red fruits, minerality, and long, elegant tannins




H. Klopp Vineyard Chardonnay 2018 The Bombardier - Ernest Vineyards
$68.00   750mL

H. Klopp Vineyard Chardonnay 2018
Sonoma Coast

A color akin to white gold with bright silver hue. Clear minerality, unripe white peach, Asian pear, and a note of brioche on the nose. An abundance of minerals and acidity laced with tart, juicy citrus, sweet apple and pear marry with balanced creaminess and lingers for a long finish.

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Fallenleaf Vineyard Chardonnay 2018 The Jester - Ernest Vineyards
$38.00   750mL

Fallenleaf Vineyard Chardonnay 2018
Sonoma Coast

Bright canary yellow in color with deeper golden tones. Complex aromas of dried apricots, ripe yellow apples, cantaloupe, and hay. Piercing acidity on the palate balances a full body with notes of Meyer lemon, sour apples and candied pineapples.

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Rayhill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017 The Grandfather - Ernest Vineyards
$68.00   750mL

Rayhill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017
Sonoma Coast

Darker ruby red in color delivering broad and intense aromas of berries, violets, and wild herbs. Always firm in structure, the tannins bring forth a leathery and spicy texture paired with juicy, concentrated fruit. A fuller-bodied Pinot Noir.




Cleary Ranch Pinot Noir 2018 The Settler - Ernest Vineyards
$58.00   750mL

Cleary Ranch Pinot Noir 2018
Sonoma Coast

Ruby red with slight opacity and purple hues. Sour cherry, raspberry, and pomegranate interlaced with earthier shiitake and floral undertones on the nose. Lush and juicy on the palate, with elegant, round tannins, assertive acidity and generosity of fruit informing a texture that is lean, subtle, and decadent simultaneously.

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Grand Vent Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018 The Wrangler - Ernest Vineyards
$62.00   750mL

Grand Vent Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018
Petaluma Gap

Dynamic garnet with subtle brick red edges. Tremendously expressive of wild berry, hibiscus, red plum, thyme, saddle leather, and wet earth aromatically. Assertive, but ripe, tannins with fresh acidity and sour fruit like unripe strawberry, rhubarb, and dried cranberry define a sturdy, yet bright, texture.

Overview Video from the Ernest Team

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Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2018  - Ernest Vineyards

Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2018
Sonoma Coast

Inspired by an incredible 3-acre property we've just added to the Ernest family, we introduce our first ever appellation Chardonnay. The Joyce Vineyard  is the  coldest site we've encountered  in the  West Sonoma Coast and one day will be an incredible source for sparkling wine. But, there's plenty to anchor our Sonoma Coast Chardonnay along with some blending from our two other cool-climate, maritime-influenced Chardonnay sites.  This wine is 100% sourced and crafted from Ernest's core program without any additional external our bulk wine added for volume.



Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2017  - Ernest Vineyards

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2017
Sonoma Coast

Ernest's cool-climate, maritime-influenced Pinot Noir program now encompasses 5 vineyards . This appellation blend is a captivating example of the style of Pinot Noir that can be cultivated on the far reaches of the West Sonoma Coast.

Retaining natural acidity and exhibiting a restrained fruit expression, this Pinot Noir is an authentic example of what is possible in cooler climates of California. This blend is sourced and crafted 100% from Ernest's core program and does not include any purchased or bulk wine for volume.



Eugenia

We produce rosé under the Eugenia label. Our current release, from the 2020 vintage is our first Estate bottling from the Cleary Freestone Ranch, made from Pinot Noir picked specifically for this Rosé. 

Estate Rosé of Pinot Noir 2020 Cleary Family Ranch - Ernest Vineyards
$36.00   750mL

Estate Rosé of Pinot Noir 2020
Sonoma Coast

Pale light pink-salmon color with aromatic intensity. Full of fresh strawberry and raspberry aromas at first. Herbaceous hints are followed by notes of mandarin oranges and honey crisp apples. On the palate the wine delivers a refreshing burst of these same fruits, laced by a juicy and brilliant acidic profile. This Rosé has a lot of depth and complexity, with a finish that is refreshing to the end.



Edaphos

In addition to Ernest and Eugenia, we own and operate a third label: Edaphos (pronounced ee-dah-fos). It means “base,” “ground,” and “soil” in Greek; we felt it was a good expression of our attitude behind this winemaking. We consider this part of our business to be our “laboratory,” the place where we make small-lot wines that incorporate new and exciting approaches to winemaking with different styles and off-beat grape varietals. Sometimes we also call it our “sandbox.” The Edaphos strategy enables us to explore, experiment, and apply some of the lessons we learn to wines we make under our other labels. It also allows us to produce different wines whenever we feel like making them.
2019 Petite Arvine Edaphos - Ernest Vineyards
$42.00   750mL

2019 Petite Arvine

Brilliant pale white gold in color with fresh, bright aromas of chamomile and jasmine to dried apricots and apple chips. Silky texture with pronounced acidity balances with flower and fruit flavors. A rare grape for California, it originally hails from the Vallais region of Switzerland.
 
Direct pressed without sulfur and cold settled overnight. Laid down to neutral wood and stainless steel barrels. Slow, cool primary fermentation over 10 months. Filtered due to incomplete malolactic and bottled with 20 ppm SO2.



2018 Grenache Edaphos - Ernest Vineyards
$38.00   750mL

2018 Grenache

Light, bright burgundy color packs aromas of dried cherries, pomegranate seeds, and dusty red roses. A vibrant palate with charming fruit, well -balanced tannins, mélange of dried and fresh red fruits, refreshing acidity and pronounced earthiness.

Partial carbonic maceration on the stems and without sulfur. The 2018 spent nearly a month on the skins and was lightly pressed in a basket press. Most of the wine was aged in concrete Amphora for a long malolactic fermentation with a small amount going into neutral puncheon. Aged 10 months. Filtered for clarity and stability. 20 ppm SO2 at bottling.




2018 Giving Tree Pinot Noir Edaphos - Ernest Vineyards
$28.00   750mL

2018 Giving Tree Pinot Noir

Intense burgundy or crimson in color. The nose of black plums and cherries with cassis, peppercorn, dried herbs and toast carry the intensity further. A powerful structure framing wild, untamed fruit with marked acidity and firm, textural tannins that mellow on the finish. 



2019 Carignane Edaphos - Ernest Vineyards
$28.00   750mL

2019 Carignane
Mendocino County

Densely purple with juicy plums, cassis, blackberries forward on the nose followed by dried rose, mushroom and savory dried herbs. A rich palate with assertive structure and ripe fruit dances with energizing acidity.



2019 Trousseau Edaphos - Ernest Vineyards
$38.00   750mL
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2019 Trousseau

This wine is a textbook example of the best Trousseau out there with mixed aromas of sour red berries, pine resin and an indescribable suggestion of salinity to top it all. At only 12% alcohol it is actually pretty assertive and vibrant on the palate. The sourness of the red fruit is fully revealed and framed by sharp acidity and medium dry tannins.

The yield varies greatly due to being a favorite of the local bear population. In 2019, we got a whopping 1.33 tons. It had been our desire to make this wine using carbonic fermentation and this year we had enough to fill our Concrete Egg. Joseph bucketed, all 2,666 pounds into  the Egg, and kept it sealed. It spent one month in the Egg without any opening. We shoveled it out, lightly pressed it in our basket press and combined the free run and press into neutral barrel and puncheon. The wine was racked before bottling unfined and unfiltered without the use of sulfur at any point of production.



2017 Barbera Edaphos - Ernest Vineyards
$28.00   750mL
SOLD OUT

2017 Barbera

Saturated, deep purple hues share rich aromas of ripe black fruit, baking spice, black tea, earth and leather. A lush and succulent palate with pronounced acidity mitigates the medium-dry tannins with a generous finish.

Entirely destemmed and fermented in stainless steel. Gently pressed and moved to concrete Egg for slow malolactic fermentation. Racked after 9 months and moved to neutral puncheon for another 6 months. Bottled unfiltered with 30 ppm SO2.