Dunites Wine Co

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2019 - Blanc de Noirs

100% Pinot Noir

ChêneVineyard, Edna Valley, CA

Certified Biodynamic

Tasting notes:

Red apple skin, brioche, and white flowers are all
carried through this pale-straw colored wine by persistent bubbles. This bubbly is refreshingly dry on the palate with a long-clean, lemon flavored finish that will allow it to pair well with a range of cuisine.

Wine making notes:

  • MéthodeChampenoise

  • Hand harvested on September 6th, 2019

  • Gently pressed to avoid extracting color

  • Native yeast fermentation in neutral oak barrels

  • After 8-months of ageing in neutral oak, liqueur de triage was added prior to bottling

  • Secondary fermentation and 11-months of ageing on lees in bottle before disgorging

  • No dosage added, brute nature style

  • 52 cases produced

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2020 - Albariño

100% Albariño
Islay Hill Vineyard,Edna Valley, CA
Sustainable farming practices

Tasting notes:

This wine is floral and refreshing at 11.8% abv. Flavors of stone fruit, green apples, honey and sea salt make this wine a great pairing for shellfish, cheese plates, or enjoying on a warm summer evening.

Wine making notes:

  • Hand harvested on August 26th, 2020

  • Direct press, whole cluster

  • Native yeast fermentation in neutral oak barrels

  • Aging in neutral oak for 8 months

  • Bottled unfined and unfiltered

  • 75 cases produced

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2020 - “Moy Mell” White Blend

50% Pinot Noir

Chêne Vineyard ,Edna Valley, CA

Certified Biodynamic

35% Albariño
Islay Hill Vineyard,Edna Valley, CA
Sustainable farming practices

15% Chardonnay
Jespersen Ranch,Edna Valley, CA
SIP Certified Sustainable

Tasting notes:

The aromatics of red fruit and almond skin from the Pinot Noir, floral notes and orchard fruit of the Albariño, and salty lemon flavors of the Chardonnay. This is an acid driven wine that is a true representation of the SLO Coast by blending three of the most popular varieties in the region.

Wine making notes:

  • Hand harvested on August 25th–26th, 2020

  • All varietals fermented separately by native yeast in neutral oak barrels

  • Aging in neutral French oak for 8 months

  • Bottled unfinedand unfiltered

  • 55 cases produced

2020 - “Ella” Pinot Noir

100% Pinot Noir
Bassi Vineyard,SLO Coast, CA
Organic farming practices

 

ChêneVineyard ,Edna Valley, CA

Certified Biodynamic

Tasting notes:

Ella is a blend of direct press, “white” Pinot Noir from ChêneVineyard with red Pinot Noir from BassiVineyard.
The final wine is light bodied and crushable with juicy raspberry/cranberry flavors and fresh acidity.
Serve chilled

Wine making notes:

  • Hand harvested on August 24th –26th, 2020

  • Native yeast fermentation

  • Aging in neutral French oak for 8 months

  • Direct press (white) Pinot Noir and red Pinot Noir blended

  • Bottled unfined and unfiltered

  • 59cases produced

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2019 - Bassi Vineyard Pinot Noir

100% Pinot Noir

Bassi Vineyard, SLO Coast, CA

Organic farming practices

Tasting notes:

This Pinot is delicate in stature but has an intensity of aromas and flavors that grasps your attention. Raspberry and forest floor are framed by an underlying smokey, spicey aromas that hint at the inclusion of stems. On the palate, the wine is surprisingly juicy with a silky texture that gives way to subtle tannins on the finish. This is a wine that leads you to repeatedly smell your glass and reach for another taste.

Wine making notes:

  • Hand harvested on September 12th, 2019

  • Native yeast fermentation

  • 33% whole cluster 

  • Basket pressing

  • Aging in neutral French oak for 10 months

  • Spontaneous malolactic fermentation

  • Bottled unfined and unfiltered 

  • 79 cases produced

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2017 - Slide Hill Vineyard Grenache

96% Grenache, 4% Syrah

Slide Hill Vineyard, Edna Valley, CA

Certified Biodynamic

Tasting notes:

Aromas of raspberries, purple flowers, and salted cranberries. Juicy and rich berry and plum flavors are brightened by lively acidity and a saline finish with subtle, firm tannins.

Wine making notes:

  • Hand harvested on October 17th, 2017

  • Native yeast fermentation

  • 35% whole cluster

  • Daily foot treading

  • Aged in neutral French oak for 18 months

  • Spontaneous malolactic fermentation

  • 75 cases produced

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2017 - Spanish Springs Vineyard Syrah

100% Syrah

Spanish Springs Vineyard, Central Coast, CA

SIP Certified Sustainable

Tasting notes:

Aromas of juicy blackberry, red plum, violets, peppercorn, as well as wild sage and thyme. The palate is elegant with soft, fine-grained tannins, fresh acidity, and a distinct salinity that we believe comes from the proximity of the vineyard to the ocean.

Wine making notes:

  • Hand harvested on October 17th, 2017

  • Native yeast fermentation

  • 33% whole cluster

  • Basket pressing

  • Aged in neutral French oak for 18 months

  • 106 cases produced

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2018 - SLO Coast Syrah-Grenache

67% Syrah

Spanish Springs Vineyard, Central Coast, CA

SIP Certified Sustainable

33% Grenache

Slide Hill Vineyard, Edna Valley, CA
Certified Biodynamic

Tasting notes:

Dark berry, red plum, damp earth, and dried herbs are all part of this blend. Grenache adds brightness and red fruit flavors to the darker more savory Syrah. This wine finishes long with refreshing acidity and salty dark chocolate flavors. This blend is a perfect way to complement a BBQ, relax by the fire, or share with friends.
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Wine making notes:

  • Hand harvested between 10/26 – 11/6/18

  • Native yeast fermentation

  • Between 33% and 60% stem inclusion depending on lot

  • Basket pressing

  • Aged in neutral French oak for 18 months before
    blending

  • 73 cases produced