Labor Day Weekend Sale: Grand Reserve Vertical

Experience the best of Fair Play’s terroir with our premium line of Grand Reserves. This Labor Day Weekend only, enjoy a limited release 3 bottle vertical of the Grand Reserve for only $99.00. (A $150.00 value.)

This offer, which is only available in the tasting room at the winery, includes our 2011, 2012 and 2013 Grand Reserve vintages.

Please contact the winery to confirm availability.

Summer Wine Club Releases

We are happy to announce the release of our summer club wines! Below is the list of wines for each wine club that will be available for pickup or shipped out next month:

CRU CLUB

2013 Spanish Creek Vineyard, Old Vine Zinfandel

This reserve Zinfandel fruit was grown in the southwest corner of the Mount Akum area in a sandy loom soil. Spanish Creek Vineyard is consistently harvested mid-season, allowing for good hang time. By enjoying a long growing season, the grapes are allowed to develop more intense flavor, color and complexity. As a result, this wine is full-bodied, jammy, briary and brambly with ripe cranberry flavors and just a hint of French Oak and slight black pepper finish.

2013 Stonehaven Vineyard Reserve Syrah

This single-vineyard Rhone varietal is intense with a dark purple-black color and features characters of blackberry, black raspberry, toasted oak and a smooth, supple texture. A very good candidate for cellaring, requires at least 6 months of bottle aging.

2012 San Francisco Cup Chardonnay

Every boat needs a case of this Chardonnay on board. Its personality shows satisfying viscocity with a touch of the sea. Enjoy this pure and crisp wine with subtle fruit flavors and mineral characteristics.

PREMIER CRU

Includes Cru Club wines.

2012 El Dorado Cabernet Franc

One of the winemaker’s favorites. A promise of blueberry fruit with a balance of oak and a touch of tannin to hold it together. Stunning and a medal winner in four wine competitions. Enjoy it with lighter meat, pork and poultry dishes.

GRAND CRU

Includes Cru Club and Premier Cru wines.

2013 Estate Grand Reserve

The Grand Reserve is a premium Bordeaux-style blend that represents the potential of the Fair Play AVA. This wine is full-bodied and complex with flavors of cherry, plum and spice that blend seamlessly to produce a smooth, lush wine.

ZIN ZONE

2013 Goltz Vineyard Zinfandel

This single-vineyard Zinfandel is smooth and comforting, but sophisticated and full of delicious dark fruit flavors that are ripe and satisfying. The texture is velvety and broad with a full body that is not too heavy.

2013 Harde Vineyard Zinfandel

The Harde Vineyard Zinfandel is enormously rich and ripe in mature fruits, including berry, cherry, currant and mocha, but its structure really warrants attention. This wine has firm, yet light tannins, fine acidity, residual sugar and a touch of minerality.

2012 San Francisco Cup Zinfandel

The label depicts a boat sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge. All boats in the SF Bay should carry a case of this Zinfandel. But why limit it to boats? Motor homes, your residence, or your van also provide a great venue for this beautiful, well-structured wine. Grilled foolds complement the sensuous spice and fruit of this wine.

Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards Takes Top Honors at Orange County Wine Competition

We are proud to announce the success of our wines at the 2015 Orange County Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition!

Gold Medals

2012 Grand Reserve
2013 Delfino Vineyard Reserve Primitivo

2013 Green Vineyard Reserve Zinfandel

Silver Medals

2013 Goltz Vineyard Reserve Zinfandel
2012 Hawk Creek Zinfandel
2013 Bertram Vineyard Reserve Sangiovese
2013 Amador County Reserve Barbera

2012 Estate Grand Reserve Receives 89 Points from Wine Enthusiast

Wine Enthusiast magIt’s been a great end of the year for Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards’ wines! This month, our 2012 Estate Grand Reserve received an 89-point rating from Wine Enthusiast on its December issue. This latest review joins three other high ratings from the wine magazine this fall: our 2012 El Dorado Syrah received 92 points, our 2012 Hawk Creek Zinfandel received 91 points and our 2012 Indian Hills Reserve Zinfandel received 89 points.

We’re all sold out of the 2012 Indian Hills Reserve Zinfandel and 2012 Estate Grand Reserve, but you can still grab a bottle of the 2012 El Dorado Syrah and 2012 Hawk Creek Zinfandel, as well as a bottle-aged 2010 Estate Grand Reserve!

Give them a try before they’re all gone!