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2020 My Favorite Neighbor Blanc

A deep and rich hue of golden straw gives the first clue that this is a serious Chardonnay. Aromas of pear, green apple, and lime peel jump out of the glass followed by more nuanced fragrances of orange blossom, ginger root, and brioche. The sensation on the palate casually demonstrates both broad depth and laser like focus. An assertive core of acid and saline minerality rests completely ensconced in rich flavors of pie crust, clotted cream, and burnt caramel. Drink now for fresh vibrance, or in ten years for wild complexity. This wine is a perfect white to be enjoyed year-round. 

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2019 Robert Mondavi The Estates Fume Blanc Oakville

Aromas of lemon curd, crème fraîche, rose petal, mango, and sweet toast. Lively, fresh notes of citrus blossom and a bright acidity. Elegant with the intensity and texture rounded out by a creamy finish.

Sourced from Carneros, in the south Napa Valley, exclusively the Hyde Vineyard.

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2019 SIMI Isabelle Collection Cabernet Sauvignon Landslide Vineyard

Earthy cassis and high-tone red fruit frame and add depth to notes of dark cherry and blackberry, lending generosity, layers, and aromatic complexity.

2021 The Prisoner Corrections Tempranillo The Other Side Napa Valley

We are using the power of fine art to amplify the need for change in our prison system. The labels on this wine has been created by artist Chris Burnett to highlight the humanity and resilience of incarcerated Americans.

100 million Americans have a family member who has been or is incarcerated, and we know that the system disproportionately impacts poor communities and people of color. The dual meaning of Corrections is intentional. Synonymous with prisons, the name calls for an unflinching look at a system plagued by inequity and discrimination but also offers a glimmer of hope. Although the obstacles facing reform are systemic, we believe in progress and the necessity of righting wrongs.

Proceeds of this project will go to Rubicon Programs. This not-for-profit organization provides essential services for communities living in poverty and disproportionately impacted by the ills of the U.S. justice system.

Behind the Design
Artist and designer Chris Burnett (B. 1991, Los Angeles, CA) has worked with publications like the NY Times, The Washington Post, and The Guardian to address social issues through art. His work, featured on our limited-edition labels, asks us to look past the stereotypes that often define prisoners - ‘criminal’, ‘addict’, ‘abuser’ - and to reckon with their humanity. The incarcerated are people with hopes and fears, dreams for the future, and a story to tell - just like all of us.

The Art of our Labels
In Burnett’s work, humanity emerges from within a chaotic system. The rips and tears capture a righteous anger and passion for change, but motifs like flowers and forward gazes act as metaphors for growth, progress, and freedom.

The Other Side, 2022 MIXED-MEDIA COLLAGE
Hands reaching toward each other represent the irrepressible human desire to extend empathy to those in need. This work challenges the viewer to bridge the divide and recognize their own responsibility to call out and correct injustice.

2021 Tempranillo - Sonoma County
A blend of Tempranillo, Malbec, and Syrah racked off heavy solids into a mixture of new and neutral oak for earthy tasting notes with hints of crushed herbs, currants, and florals.

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