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Graeser Winery

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The Graeser Winery on Petrified Forest Road, high above Calistoga and the valley floor, is a hidden treasure. Named in 1886 by its founder Richard Beverly Cole "La Perlita del Monte", it is truly a little pearl of the mountain well worth the extra effort required to get there. Winding up the wooded driveway, off Petrified Forest Road, a visitor to Graeser Winery might be moving back through time into the 1800's. The house, the barns and other outbuildings are vintage in their own right. In an atmosphere so evocative of the past, a visitor must remind himself that Graeser Winery is very much a part of the 21 century, was bonded in fact, as recently as 1985. The vines that look naive to the hillsides they cover are producing superior fruit. Elevation and locale give the Graeser ranch its own microclimate, and with no other wineries nearby, it can accurately be called unique.
Calistoga, CA
Phone: (707)942-4437
Website: http://www.graeserwinery.com
Appellation: Diamond Mountain District
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Semillon
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2003 Semillon

Our 2003 Semillon sports an apricot and cream nose. The wine is medium to full bodied with a full range of tropical flavors, pear, and melon with an almost nutty finish. The wine w ... moreill gain complexity and pick up a honeyed, nutty character as time goes by. That’s right, Semillon will age quite nicely! The perfect white wine to stock up on, for those that enjoy serious white wines but are a little tired of Chardonnay. Great with shellfish, cheese and chicken dishes.
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CAW Rating: 55
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2006 Rebecca's Rosé

This rosé of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is made using the traditional saignée method of bleeding off juice from just crushed red grapes.

Bursting with cran-cherry flavors, ... moreour rose is dry, medium-bodied and balanced by refreshing acidity. This perfect afternoon companion pairs well with warm weather fare like barbecued shrimp and prosciutto wrapped melon. Stock up, chill it down and drink while icy cold.
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Chardonnay
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2002 Chardonnay

Our 2002 Chardonnay shows a wonderful buttered green apple and flower blossom nose. Medium bodied, full flavored, fruit driven with a pure, fresh finish. The wine has perfect balan ... morece of ripeness and acidity making it perfect for picnic lunches, pre-dinner conversation, salads and pasta with light cream sauces.
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Cabernet Franc
CAW Rating: 55
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2003 Cabernet Franc

Our 2003 Cabernet Franc has all the exuberant fruit and spice we’ve come to expect from our Diamond Mountain Hillsides. The nose is rich with upfront dark fruit character this time ... more around, ripe black cherry, black raspberry, generous fresh pepper and lovely oak spice.

The first sip says “which way to the barbeque?” with a burst of mixed berry, plum and cherry fruit. The 2003 is medium to full bodied, perfectly ripe with the kind of juicy acidity that makes it so very user friendly at the dinner table. Enjoy this one with good company for 5-10 years!

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Merlot
CAW Rating: 53
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2002 Two Dog Vineyard Merlot

The Two Dog Merlot is a dark ruby and purple wine with aromatic black cherry and dark chocolate nose. There is a nice richness, medium body with tons of cherry, currant fruit mixed ... more with dark toasty oak. Dress up a hearty weeknight meal or serve it with your best steaks or roast meats, the Two Dog is perfect for both settings. Extremely approachable wine now, it will age nicely for 3-5 years.
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CAW Rating: 74
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2003 Simba's Sinful Zinfandel

The 2003 vintage of our popular Simba’s Sinful Zin is dark, dense and rich in the glass. Aromas of warm berry jam, liqueur and cream emanate from the glass. This is true California ... more wine, a little wild and a little polished with big round gushing fruit and dark spice. Perfect for dressing up a rack of sweet spicy ribs, the best backyard burgers or hearty pasta dishes. Stock up for year round merriment!

Updated on July 16, 2007

CrazyAboutWine recommends contacting Graeser Winery at http://www.graeserwinery.com or calling (707)942-4437 to verify the winery's location.

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