Conduit Wine . 995 9th St., San Francisco, CA 94130 .  (c) Copyright 2013-17 Conduit Wine 

6x2 Wine Club (includes 3 wines from 3x2 plus the following wines):

Divergent Vine 2014 Russian River Valley White Zinfandel
This rosé was made with purpose and intent on being aged. The juice was pressed after only an hour of skin contact into neutral French Oak barrels, where it fermented and aged for 10 months before being bottled. This wine had searing acidity when we first bottled it, but time in the bottle has yielded more roundness on the mouthfeel and more complexity on the palate. Flavors of watermelon and cranberry lead into a citrusy finish. 

Conduit 2013 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
Bing Cherries. Wet stone. Purple flowers. Very bright, fresh, and lingering finish. Great with food now and will continue to age and integrate with wine. 
Burgers. Hangar/flank steak. Filet Mingon. Chicken.

Conduit 2013 Dry Creek Valley Syrah
Time has been very good to this wine. Aromas of bramble fruit, smoked meat, and bacon fat lead into a full-bodied, rounded mouthfeel of vanilla and bramble fruit with an integrated, structured finish. Great with lamb, red meat, and chocolate.

12x2 Wine Club (includes 3 wines from 3x2 plus the following wines):

Conduit 2014 Russian River Valley “Ted Williams Vineyard” Pinot Noir (pre-release vertical!)
Unicorns and rainbows! More nuanced fruit (than the ’13 Pinot) of strawberry and cherry, violets, and subtle earthy and herbaceous notes. {Similar characteristics to German or Austrian Pinot Noir}
Light tannin structure with fresh and balanced finish. I love this freakin Pinot!
Conduit 2012 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir
It’s awesome for me to watch (and taste) this wine mature. The first commercial wine I ever made and I still have a few cases hanging around, which I can share with you. 2012 was an outstanding vintage for Pinot in Northern California and this wine will show why. Anderson Valley is known for it’s wild Penny Royal plants. A part of the mint family, the local Penny Royal can give Anderson Valley Pinot hints of menthol and/or eucalyptus, which is prominently displayed in the nose of this wine. Dark cherries, strawberry and vanilla flavors are followed by a light and smooth finish. This wine is drinking great right now!

Conduit 2014 Los Carneros - Sonoma “Coplan Vineyard” Merlot
“I will not drink any f@#king Merlot!"   - some idiot in a movie
Actually, you will…and you’ll like it. 

Divergent Vine 2013 Amador County Barbera
An Italian varietal that grows great in California’s Sierra Foothills! This rich but still, light bodied wine shows characteristics of boysenberry and plum fruit laced in vanilla and sweet baking spices which come from the 40% new French Oak that was used to age this wine. The four years have aged and integrated this wine very nicely! Pair with grilled meats, pasta and red sauce or pizza.  
Divergent Vine 2013 Amador County Alicante Bouschet
This very rare grape is called a teinturier, meaning that both the grape skins and flesh are red, which make this wine both full bodied and very intense in color (also very high in antioxidants!). The wine was aged in 20% new French Oak, 20% three-times used American oak, and 60% neutral French Oak barrels, which lend its sweet, smokey aromas, roasted fennel, and black fruit characteristics. The thick skins and early harvesting give this wine amazing structure of both tannin and acid, respectively.

Conduit 2014 Dry Creek Valley Syrah (pre-release vertical!)
Our Syrah vineyard produces such great fruit that I made a few chances in production of the ’14 in order to let the vineyard speak for itself. This vintage was aged in 100% neutral French Oak, so you’ll get more of the essence of the vineyard (terrior) in the wine. 
Blackberry, blueberry, savory, tyme and fennel. Nicely structured tannin and acid.  

3x2 Wine Club

2014 Viognier (new release)
Nectarine, peach, pear, and white flowers. Medium body with fresh, citrusy finish.
Pair with grilled chicken with light, lemon-based sauces and rubs. Shellfish - lobster, shrimp, crab, scallops, clams. Grilled fruit. Triple cream and other soft, stinky cheeses.

Divergent Vine 2014 Russian River Valley Zinfandel
Picked “early” compared to most traditionally-made California Zin and aged only in 100% neutral French Oak barrels. Will make you rethink what you think about Zinfandel.  The result is a suppa fresh and lively, naked California Zinfandel. Blueberry skin, black currant, fresh wild berries. Nuanced black peppercorn. Light tannin and zippy finish. Excellent with summer BBQ.

Conduit 2014 Russian River Valley Cabernet Franc (new release)
A wine buyer described this wine as, "a shy dude with great hair.”  I think what he meant is the wine has characteristics of a certain retrained elegance. We fermented this wine about 10% whole-cluster, meaning we added the whole clusters of fruit (including the stems) into the fermentation with the remaining 90% desteemed, not crushed. This light-handed treatment of the fruit leads to subtle hints of bell pepper, forrest floor, herbs, raspberries and Santa Rosa plum.