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We want you to be the first to know that

the 2011 Petite Sirah is bottled and it is stunning!

Our first vintage and only 40 cases produced.


Have A Safe And Happy Halloween!

Harvest was on September 15, 16 and 17.  We could not be more pleased with the 2014 vintage!  We brought in just under 3 tons per acre of really beautiful fruit – the balance of sugar and acidity were spot on and we’re very excited to see this baby evolve through fermentation and barrel aging into one of our prettiest vintages!  We harvested in the early morning hours - beginning at around midnight each day - to ensure the fruit was cool as it was brought to the crushpad.  We were very tired by week's end, but so very satisfied!

 We have been receiving some of the most exciting and validating awards and accolades.  Our highest rating yet was just awarded to us by Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition.  We were rated 98-Points along with winning Best of Show for Red Wines; Best of Class for Cabernet Sauvignon and the Platinum medal all on our 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon!  Our 2011 Cabernet took the gold! 


The 2010 was also recently given a 96-Point rating and a glowing review by Rich Cook:

Hawk and Horse, Red Hills (Lake County) Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 ($65):  If you like your Cab bold, full-bodied and bright, this is a wine for you.  It's rare to find a wine that's this fully extracted that maintains solid varietal character without going over the top.  Big blackberry, cassis, damp earth, toast, mild herbs and spices are present in both aroma and flavor, all singing over solid acidic structure and supple tannins.  The finish has a firm grip, but remains bright and integrated.  It's delicious now, and will reward further aging.  Contains 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, organically grown.  A Platinum Award winner at the 2014 Sommelier Challenge. 96 Rich Cook Sep 23, 2014

If you've not yet tried these wines it’s time to call the winery to order!  707/481-6941

 

HAWK AND HORSE VINEYARDS IS CELEBRATING

TEN YEARS OF ORGANIC WINE GRAPE GROWING EXCELLENCE

2004 – 2014

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Please join us for a day of wine, food, and harvest-time celebration on the ranch.  Enjoy an authentic Cowboy BBQ; sample harvest fruit; taste our very first vintage - library reserve 2004, as well as new and unreleased small lots; watch a demonstration barrel race; and take home a fun keepsake of the day.  Free for Wine Society Members; $45 per person for non-members.  RSVP 707/481-6941.  We are accepting advance reservations only - there will be no ticket sales on the day of the event.  Please phone ahead to reserve your ticket for the day!



SO MUCH TO CELEBRATE:

 

~Ten years CCOF Organic Certification

~ Six years Demeter Biodynamic Certification

~International gold medal on each and every release to date!

 

~September is the 10th anniversary of California Wine Month acknowledging the state's rich wine history and the contributions of its vintners to the lifestyle and economy of the Golden State

 

 

 
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