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Cinnabar Winery
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Cinnabar produces Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay as well as Paso Robles Merlot, Monterey Chardonnay and Mercury Rising, a Bordeaux-style blend.
Saratoga, CA
Phone: 408-741-5858
Website: http://www.cinnabarwine.com
Appellation: Santa Cruz Mountains
Tasting Room: Located at 14612 Big Basin Way, Saratoga CA 95070, we are open daily from 11am to 5pm and Friday and Saturday evenings until 7 pm for the summer months.
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Zinfandel
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2005 Zinfandel
Dry Creek Valley

This elegant wine has fragrances of black cherry, blackberry, raspberry, dried herbs and tobacco with flavors of ripe boysenberry and raspberry, vanilla, toasted oak and baking spi ... moreces. Complex and well balanced, it is structured by soft tannins and a touch of acidity. A finish of dark ripe fruit and berry compote. Pairs well with hearty seafood stews, rustic French bread and artisan cheeses, or mixed greens with Calamata olives.

$35.00  
Chardonnay
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2006 Chardonnay
Monterey

Tropical fruit and honey fragrances give rise to flavors of ripe mango with touches of citrus, toasted oak and minerals. Full mouthfeel, bright acidity and a clean, lengthy finish. ... more Serve with New England clam chowder and warm crusty French bread. — Winemaker George Troquato

$19.00  
Other White
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2006 Mercury Rising Blanc
California

Enjoy aromas of Meyer lemon peel, white peach, honeysuckle, wet stones and grass. The palate shows flavors of honeydew melon, pear and citrus with crisp acidity and a refreshing te ... morexture. It finishes long and clean with bright fruit and minerals. Serve with Gruyere cheese fondue, roasted turkey sandwiches or Ceasar salad.

$14.00  
Gamay Beaujolais
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2006 Valdiguié, French Camp Vineyard
Paso Robles

This wine is begging to go on a picnic! The ruby tones of this chillable red will perfectly match a checkered blanket, not to mention blue skies and green grass. Youthful red fruit ... more flavors of cranberry and red cherry follow bright and delicate aromas of strawberry candy. Medium body and full mouthfeel anchor this Valdigue, maintaining a lovely balance of focus and fun. Enjoy with fried chicken and pasta salad.

$20.00  
Bordeaux
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2005 Mercury Rising
California

Mercury Rising is the proprietary name of Cinnabar’s rich Bordeaux style red wine. Tasting Notes: Fragrances of black fruit, baking spice and sweet oak. Deep blackberry flavors wit ... moreh hints of toasted coconut. Huge mid-mouth with firm structure. Serve with dry-rubbed rib eye steak, barbecued salmon or pasta alla putanesca. — Winemaker George Troquato

$19.50  
Merlot
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2006 Merlot
Paso Robles

Aromas of dark fruit, toasted oak, crème de cassis; flavors of cherry, blackberry, cocoa and vanilla. Soft texture, fine tannins and a long fruity finish. Serve with wild mushroom ... morecrepes or herb-crusted, pan-seared swordfish. — Winemaker George Troquato

$20.00  
Cabernet Sauvignon
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2006 Late Harvest Cabernet Sauvignon
Santa Cruz Mountains

Normally a full bodied red wine, we have taken a new twist to this classic varietal. Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were picked at their ultimate ripeness, then fro ... morezen and pressed.



Nose: strawberry jam, candied cherry & dried cranberry. Mouth: sweet fruit, strawberry jam, honey & chocolate. The finish is rich & creamy. Pairs heavenly with chocolate cake & deserts! Serve ice cold.


$34.00  
Chardonnay
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2006 Late Harvest Chardonnay
Santa Cruz Mountains

Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay grapes were picked at their ultimate ripeness, pressed frozen, stainless tank fermented, then bottled. The result is a delightful dessert wine with ... morearomas of orange peel, spice, and flavors of apricot, orange zest & honey. - George Troquato, Winemaker Note: General Manager Suzanne Frontz enjoys serving our Late Harvest Chardonnay as a great accompaniment to her Sunday Brunch of scrambled eggs & applewood smoked bacon!

$32.00  
Pinot Noir
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2006 Pinot Noir
Central Coast

This Pinot Noir is composed of fruit from three distinguished regions: Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Lucia Highlands and Edna Valley. Complex aromas of cassis and raspberry jam with ... morehints of rose petals, earth, tobacco, clove and roasted nuts ready the palate for ripe dark fruit, toasted oak and baking spices. Full, rounded tannins, medium body, mild acidity and soft texture. The smooth, lingering finish of berry, spice and vanilla complements quesadillas with Gruyere and smoked ham, or leafy greens with raspberry vinaigrette, roasted beets and Feta cheese.

$26.00  
Other White
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2005 Mercury Rising Blanc
California

Mercury Rising Blanc is the
proprietary name of Cinnabar’s
edgy white wine blend. Starting
with flavorful fruit from
exceptional vineyards, we aim to ... more /> produce a crisp, enchanting
wine with a hint of grassiness
that is free from the dominance
of toasted oak barrels or
malolactic fermentation.

Enjoy fragrances of grapefruit, Meyer lemon peel, pineapple, white peach,
orange blossom, wet stones and a whisper of grassiness. The flavor profile
shows complex citrus, kiwi and minerals with a structure of bright acidity.
The long finish will complement deep fried calamari, shrimp with spicy
cocktail sauce, or grilled salmon.


$14.00  
Chardonnay
CAW Rating: 99
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1 reviews

2005 Chardonnay
Monterey

Tropical fruit and honey fragrances give rise
to flavors of ripe mango with touches of citrus,
toasted oak and minerals. Full mouthfeel,
bright acidity and a c ... morelean, lengthy finish.
Serve with New England clam chowder and
warm crusty French bread.

— Winemaker George Troquato


$18.50  
Merlot
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2005 Merlot
Paso Robles

Aromas of dark fruit, toasted oak,
crème de cassis; flavors of cherry,
blackberry, cocoa and vanilla. Soft
texture, fine tannins and a long fruity
finis ... moreh. Serve with wild mushroom
crepes or herb-crusted, pan-seared
swordfish.


— Winemaker George Troquato


$20.00  
Pinot Noir
CAW Rating: 90
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100
1 reviews

2005 Pinot Noir
Central Coast

This Pinot Noir is composed of fruit from three distinguished regions: Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Lucia Highlands and Edna Valley.



Complex aromas of cassis ... more and raspberry jam with hints of rose petals, earth, tobacco, clove and roasted nuts ready the palate for ripe dark fruit, toasted oak and baking spices. Full, rounded tannins, medium body, mild acidity and soft texture. The smooth, lingering finish of berry, spice and vanilla complements quesadillas with Gruyere and smoked ham, or leafy greens with raspberry vinaigrette, roasted beets and Feta cheese.

$25.00  
Bordeaux
CAW Rating: 98
50
100
1 reviews

2004 Mercury Rising
California

Fragrances of black fruit, baking spice and sweet oak. Deep blackberry flavors with hints of toasted coconut. Huge mid-mouth with firm structure.



Serve with ... moredry-rubbed rib eye steak,
barbecued salmon or pasta alla
putanesca.


— Winemaker George Troquato


$19.00  

CrazyAboutWine recommends contacting Cinnabar Winery at http://www.cinnabarwine.com or calling 408-741-5858 to verify the winery's location.

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