Wine Making

2021 will be our first vintage at Golden leaves. Our wine making style blends traditional methods – fermentation in stainless tanks with pump-over cap management, malolactic fermentation for a softer wine, aging in oak barrels – and newer techniques such as BPA free food grade polymer tanks designed provide the same micro-oxygenation as an oak barrel, and oak “adjuncts” such as staves & cubes for precise control of the oak in our wines. Sterile 0.45 micron filters remove yeast and bacteria and improve its clarity without the use of any additives. We use the minimum amount of sulfites to ensure that the wine will keep. Until the 2021 vintage is ready for release we will age, blend, bottle and cellar wine started in other California wineries.

Red Wines

2017 Two Minors
Fair Play

50% Malbec, 50% Petit Verdot aged in 50% new French oak. Two grapes used in small quantities in Bordeaux wines, they produce a smooth, rich red blend with a deep purple color, ripe dark fruit flavors and a long finish.
14.6% Alcohol

$36

2017 Merlot
Fair Play

84% Merlot aged in 30% new French oak, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc. A well rounded Merlot with a berry nose and long finish.


14.6% Alcohol

$35

2017 Reserve Petite Syrah
Fair Play

A full bodied wine with a dark purple color and flavors of plums, dark chocolate and a hint of pepper. This reserve is lower in alcohol and more rounded than many Petite Syrah.
13.8% Alcohol in barrel

Future

2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
Fair Play

91% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in 50% new French oak. 4.5% Merlot, 4.5% Petit Verdot create a full bodied wine with a deep garnet color, dark fruit flavors, and a hint of cassis.
14.5% Alcohol

$36

2017 Cabernet Franc
Fair Play

94% Cabernet Franc aged in 25% new French oak, 3% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec
With a little help from heartier varietals, this thin skinned parent of Cabernet Sauvignon produces a medium boded wine with red berry flavors and a hint of pepper.
13.1% Alcohol

$28

2017 Petit Verdot
Fair Play

Named for its late ripening, small thick skin grapes, Petit Verdot is often picked before fully ripe in its native France, In warmer climates it reaches its full potential, with floral aromas, berry flavors & leathery tannins.
14.8% Alcohol

$38

2017 Zinfandel
Sierra Foothills

Zinfandel thrives in the Sierra Foothillls, where higher elevations temper its jammy fruit flavors with a little savoriness.

xx.x% Alcohol

Future

2017 Heritage Blend Zinfandel
Sierra Foothills

75% Zinfandel, 25% Primitivo
A classic Zinfandel with extra spice from its smaller twin descended from the same grape. Full of fruit that lingers on the palate.
xx.x% Alcohol

Future

White & Rosé Wines

2020 Chardonnay, California

A crisp, dry Chardonnay, barrel aged over three months with light and medium toast French oak for a hint of butter and vanilla.
13.3% Alcohol

$24

2021 Estate Tempranillo Rosé,

Cold soaked for two days before pressing to increase color and flavor. Light ruby color with a wonderful fruity aroma. Expect to bottle in 2021.

Future

Ordering & Shipping

Online ordering coming soon! We can process orders to California residents by telephone. Please call 530-620-1888.

Shipping charge: 1-5 bottles $30; 6-12 bottles: $45.

An adult signature will be required for delivery. We are not currently licensed to ship to other states.