"Wine is bottled poetry." -Robert Louis Stevenson
Articondo is named after Larry Grassini's grandfather - the first member of the Grassini family to leave Pisa, Italy and start a new life in America. Articondo Grassini loved to garden and cook. To honor him, this wine was crafted to compliment just about any meal.
Only 856 cases produced
Our 2013 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is a barrel selection of the best nine barrels in our cellar. We feel this wine is a fantastic expression of just why Happy Canyon is Santa Barbara’s premier region for growing Bordeaux varietals. This wine embodies aromas of tobacco, leather, figs and ripe cherries in its rich bouquet.
Only 339 cases produced
Our Reserve Sauvignon Blanc benefitted from 10 months in oak barrels. The oak barrels imparted aromas of caramel and pie crust, as well as coconut and vanilla flavors. These notes beautifully complement flavors of granny smith, peach and apricot, lemon curd, and pear which are quintessential Sauvignon Blanc.
Only 117 cases produced.
The 2014 vintage of the "Articondo" is a cuvee of all four red varietals we grow on the estate. Cabernet Sauvignon gives the wine its fruit forwardness, with notable aromas of black cherry and plum. Petit Verdot offers a voluptuous backbone, with pronounced notes of dark fruit. The Merlot adds some weight mid-palate and provides the red fruit characteristics, while Cabernet Franc brings sage, graphite and herb. These four varietals work beautifully together creating a savory, supple mouth-feel and richness.
NEW RELEASE! From the very first sip, this pretty wine pulses with energy and vitality. Savory and floral on the palate, with slight herbaceous hints. The focused flavors and bright acid of this wine perfectly balance with the elegant tannins, producing a full-bodied yet refined wine. Our 2014 Cabernet is drinking well upon release, and will continue to soften and develop over the years.
Only 645 cases produced!
"The 2014 Sauvignon Blanc is bright, focused and beautifully delineated. Lime, slate, crushed rocks and pear are all super-expressive in the glass. Once again, Grassini has made a Sauvignon Blanc that shows just how well suited this site is to the variety." - Antonio Galloni
Only 693 cases produced
NEW RELEASE! The 2015 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc matured for 15 months in a combination of new and neutral French Oak. The bright acid helps showcase flavors of nectarine and key lime, which are varietally "Sauvignon Blanc," while the barrel aging adds complexities of caramel and toasted coconut.
Only 216 cases produced!