Welcome to Harvest View Wine
Our view of the harvest is found in each special bottle of spectacular Sonoma & California wine.
We work with local vineyard owners, winemakers and coopers to create each wine. Special vineyards provide excellent flavors and freshness. Their skill is shown in the resulting fruit, its delicacy, its balance and ripeness all impacted and influenced - by decisions of vineyard layout, clonal and varietal selection, pruning and trellising choices.
Experienced winemakers take the fruit and use their expertise constantly - from picking decisions, winemaking techniques, choice of wild and/or commercial yeast, and selection of one or more different cooperage.
Our consulting winemakers then work together to finish the wine - which requires a light and nuanced touch. One Harvest View wine may have 5 different winemakers contributing to the final wine. Blending is one step -for example, just 3% of one pinot blended into another changed everything about it. But the 3% pinot had wine from 4 different winemakers already blended into it.
We are announcing our Harvest View Tempranillo from El Dorado, our first 2014 Harvest View Sonoma Coast Pinot from Sonoma County, our vineyard designate 2014 Blooma Pinot Noir from Crane Vineyard near Sonoma Mountain., and our 2013 Harvest View Optical Illusion, a red blend mostly from Dry Creek Valley.
Harvest View 'Optical Illusion' - This is a luscious blend of cabernet, merlot and zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley and other Sonoma County vineyards. A very few barrels were selected and carefully mixed to ensure the resulting blend would excel. The resulting wine is scrumptious - balancing fruit with structure and intensity with suppleness. What does that all mean? Not quite sure but it sure goes down easy.
"A wine glass is never half empty - its always full of good memories."