Cielo Estate Winery

Wines

Bianco

PINOT GRIGIO 2012
Sierra Foothills $18
Tangerine and citrus notes, pool deck wine with muscle!

CHARDONNAY 2012
El Dorado $20
A beautiful rendition of a classic White Burgundy; elegant balanced with no oak! Clean and crisp without being a toothpick wine.

VIOGNIER 2012
El Dorado $18
High notes of peach and nectarine, some of the grapes came from Cielo Estate, elegant and crisp with no oak!

DISEGNO 2012
White Table Wine El Dorado $22
A unique blend of Chardonnay, Viognier, Marsanne and a touch of Muscat canelli; bright fruit with just a hint of sweetness on the finish!

COQUETTE 2012
El Dorado $18
A VERY ‘FLIRTY’ WINE!! All Muscat, lots of apricots, honeysuckle, bit of nectarine and tropical fruit.

Rose

PONDEROSE 2012
El Dorado $20
A typical provencal blend of Syrah, Mourvedre and “Estate” Cinsault with some Nebbiolo; this is a classic dry wine that will pair well with ethnic foods that have some heat and spice! ONLY 70 CASES PRODUCED!

Rojo

France

MOURVEDRE 2011
El Dorado $24
Blueberry, cassis and dusty white cocoa,try with butterflied leg of lamb on the grill!

SYRAH, “Estate” 2011
‘Bisbee Block’ El Dorado $24
Quite simply, one of the best Syrah’s we have ever tasted or made…a must try!

PATRAMOINE 2011
El Dorado $24
This wonderful wine is our take on the fabulous cuvees of the Cotes du Rhone, made up of Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault and a bit of Petite Sirah.  Complex and alluring!

Italy

BARBERA, “Estate” 2011
El Dorado $24
This is our FIRST vintage of our ESTATE Barbera grown right out in front of the Tasting Room, we combined a bit Merlot and Syrah to add some complexity and style to this northern Italian varietal. An excellent food wine or just on its own!! Bright bing cherry and a hint of rhubarb!

SANGIOVESE, “Estate” 2011
El Dorado $26
Like the Barbera, this is also our FIRST vintage of our ESTATE Sangiovese grown next to the Barbera out in front. Bright strawberry, hints of cherry, mild soft tannins, medium bodied and a nice long finish. Truly enjoyable!

Pyrenees and West…

VINHO ATREVIDO 2011
El Dorado $22
A dry Portuguese blend of 5 classic varietals, vanilla, coconut, leather and herbal notes, try with BBQ or spicy dishes.

TEMPRANILLO 2011
El Dorado $24
Called Tinta Roriz on the Iberian Peninsula; this is one of the base wines from Spain by which most wines are blended, it has spicy overtones that pair well with most grilled meats.

And you must have a Zin…

ZINFANDEL, “Estate” 2011
El Dorado $20
Think Rhubarb and Black Cherry when tasting this wine! Nice cassis, cigar box cedar with a white pepper cocoa finish. Excellent BBQ wine!

Dessert Wines

Besame 2007
El Dorado $23
This is a classic Portuguese style dessert wine made from Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Saozao and Tinta Madeira. Lots of dark fruit with a ginger spice.

Vinho Doce 2008
Tempranillo
El Dorado $24
Single vineyard late harvest Tempranillo then fortified with grappa to make a most unique port style wine. Fig, date and prune with a nice long lingering spicy finish.

Boccagazmo 2009
Late Harvest Semillon
“Botrytis Cinerea”
California $26 375ml.
This VERY SPECIAL wine was made from 100% Semillon grapes exactly the way Sauternes are made in Bordeaux. This Botrytis vintage is very sweet and very high in acid that makes it pair extremely well with many desserts and even foie gras! If you THINK you like sweet wines, you MUST try this one!

Reserve Series

Syrah 2009
Fenaughty Vineyard, Apple Hill
El Dorado County $32 ($68 Magnum)
A classic Rhone varietal that exhibits smoky bacon notes with rich luscious red fruit and hints of tarragon ad balanced oak.

Zinfandel 2008
Herbert Vineyard, Fair Play
El Dorado County $36 ($76 Magnum)
Planted by the famed El Dorado grower Frank Herbert in the late 70′s and still retains one of the best Zin blocks anywhere. Nice dark red fruit profiles with spicy vanilla and toasty oak, elegant and balanced.

Petite Sirah 2009
Herbert Vineyard, Fair Play
El Dorado County $30 ($65 Magnum)
The biggest still wine we make! Inky, viscous that shows dark fruit and pairs well with smoked or grilled meats. NOTHING PETITE ABOUT THIS WINE!

Magnifique
Gold Hill Vineyard
El Dorado $28
This is our take on a ‘Right Bank’ Bordeaux Blend. The Gironde River comes in off the Atlantic on the west coast of France and immediately turns south creating the Medoc peninsula in Bordeaux the region. The wines of the Medoc, or Let Bank of the Gironde, are prominently Cabernet Sauvignon based and take time to unwind. The wines of the Right Bank are Merlot based followed by Cabernet Franc and are often much more approachable, silkier, velvety, and able to consume when younger. This vintage of Magnifique garners the ‘Reseve’ designation to the high quality of fruit in 2011. The blend is 80% Merlot followed by 10% each of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.

Aglianico “Estate” 2011
El Dorado County $32
The ‘King of Reds’ from the Campania region of Italy, this wine’s roots stem from Mt Vesuvius and its foothills; big, bold, and often tannic, but this estate grape has soft elegant fruit characteristics… only 52 cases produced!

Primitivo “Estate” 2011
El Dorado County $30
In the 17th century, it is known that the Benedictine monks named the varietal “Primitivo” because of its precociousness (early maturity of the grape) in this zone. Also ‘Primi’ meaning first in Italian because it can be the first off the vine. High fruit and high acid means perfect with italian meats!

Il Padrino (The GodFather) “Estate” 2011
Suma Kaw Vineyard, Pleasant Valley
El Dorado County $34
We call this wine “Italian Pinot Noir” because of its delicate fruit forwardness and elegant structure; all Nebbiolo with a hint of Cabernet Sauvignon.

Grand Reserve Series

Artigiano 2010
Sierra Foothills $35
Super Tuscan
The best lots of Sangiovese together small amounts of Syrah, Merlot and Barbera make this wine a super stunner! This wine will age gracefully for years to come. Superb with International Cuisine; bright red fruit and supple tannins!

El Patricio 2010
Sierra Foothills $36
Iberian Cuvee
The Patrician, or the noble one, makes a bold statement with Tempranillo and small amounts of Merlot, Touriga, Cabernet, Sauvignon and Alicante Bouschet. Fig and date with black cherry; try with Paella, Spanish Tapas, lamb or beef!

White Reserve

Epiphane 2012
White Rhone Style Table Wine
El Dorado $28
This blend is a typical Rhone blend using 1/3 each of Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier barrel fermented on 3 year old French Oak “Sur Lie”, which means fermented on the skins. This gives the wines an extraordinary character that is long and elegant. Only 3 barrels produced.

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