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Ernest Bohemian Series Eugenia Edaphos
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.
Henry David Vineyard Aligoté 2021
Starbright, canary-yellow tones on this vintage of Aligoté. The aromas are subtle and elegant, reminiscent of pears, and dried apples, and with an abundance of mineral notes. A faint touch of white flowers, in the form of lilies, and a carnation-like perfume. On the palate, the wine demonstrates a great level of restraint and freshness. The dried apple and pear notes are consistent throughout, with the acidity not far behind. A seamless wine with youthful energy and a vibrancy of flavors, which assure a delightful finish.
Fallenleaf Vineyard Chardonnay 2019
A beautiful bright and pale yellow wine, clear with shades of vintage gold. On the nose, a hint of white flowers, pears and pink lady apples with clear mineral notes of river pebbles and cut granite. On the palate a refreshing expression of the grape: a fruit profile consistent with the aromas and a pleasant acidity. The juicy and youthful mid-palate does not take away from the refined natured of this vintage. The finish lingers on the palate with a clean and thirst-quenching profile.
Cleary Freestone Ranch Pinot Noir 2019
Garnet in color revealing focused red cherry, plums, wild bramble, and undisturbed forest floor on the nose. The cool growing season delivers supple tannins framing bright, natural acidity and a purity of fruit traced with ginger and nutmeg.
Grand Vent Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019
A crimson color with intense purple hues. The aromas are reminiscent of black plums and dried roses. A leafy quality followed by other deeper red and black fruits, both fresh and dried. On the palate, a juiciness to the quality of the fruit, accompanied by spice, and herbal notes of wild sage and black peppercorn. The acidity is bright, highlighting the freshness of the fruit. The tannins frame it all without being over the top. The power of the wine comes from its concentration and complexity of flavors.
Estate Pinot Noir 2021
A beautiful ruby color wine with light hints of pink. Aromatically it greets the nose with a burst of bing cherries and summer strawberries, followed by notes of red roses. On the palate, it delivers even more complexity with the fruit profile being wrapped in layers of silky tannins and marked acidity. There’s a bright aspect to the wine that at first, but soon after the mouthfeel goes broader. The winemaking highlights the fruit’s elegance and finesse by exercising restraint on the use of oak.
Estate Chardonnay 2021
An incredibly pale example of the varietal. Citrus notes and green herbs greet the nose from a lean and vibrant wine. It is floral and fruits with impeccable acidity and a delicate mouthfeel. Refreshing without being overtly acidic. Clean and fresh gets thrown around a lot these days but, in this case, it is the perfect description of this cool-climate Chardonnay.
Beginning with the 2019 vintage, Ernest introduces The Bohemian Series to celebrate the outstanding moments in the cellar from a particular vineyard. The Series will always embrace fluidity, each vintage will hold its unique inspiration and the varied bottlings will reflect what rises to the height of exceptional while in barrel for the most elevated experience of the vineyard and vintage.
H. Klopp Vineyard Chardonnay 2019Starbright in color with notes of yellow apples, river stones, lemon curd and cream with a hint of warmth on the nose from very restrained oak. Sophisticated and complex on the palate with persistent acidity, velvety texture, and bright, refreshing, concentrated fruits and minerals.
Cleary Freestone Ranch Pinot Noir 2019Deep garnet with a slight purple undertone, seductive notes of red plums, red cherries, ripe blackberries laced with red roses and mushrooms. A plethora of juicy red fruits highlighted by the brightest acidity and supple tannins yield an assertive, complex, elegant experience on the palate with decadent flavors and a vibrant, lingering finish.
Alder Springs Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2019Dense and opaque with a deep purple color, it suggests a wine with a youthful expression of the varietal. Aromatically subtle with notes of blackberries, mountain pine, black plums, cedar and a touch of pepper. The palate is a balance of black fruits and structural elements, with medium acidity. The tannins are gripping but round and ripe in nature. This is a Cabernet made with a lot of restraint and with a clear focus on elegance.
Joyce Vineyard Chardonnay 2021
A pale-yellow, white gold hue chardonnay with powerful aromas. Notes of green apple, citrus cream, minerals, and a “coolness” of style. On the palate, the wine displays delicacy, but piercing acidity with sour green apples and Meyer lemon flavors. The minerality peaking through the mid-palate has the freshness of morning fog followed by delicate marks of wild herbs. This wine is delicious and vibrant now but it will definitely benefit from a bit of aging, which will just add to the complexity with more balance and nuance.
We produce our seasonal Rosé under the Eugenia label, named after Erin's grandmother. Our current release, from the 2022 vintage, includes an old-world style Rosé of Pinot Noir, and the return of a fan-favorite, our Rosé of Cinsault from the Certified Green Bruella Ranch.