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THE 3 LT’S Bergie, “Q” and Rog With over 50 years in corrections, and thousands of visits to wineries all over California, we decided to combine our knowledge of criminal supervision and our love of wine to develop Solitary Cellars. Our mission, and we chose to accept it, is to provide our customers with a unique and memorable wine experience. First, and foremost, is the wine. We are dedicated to the art of wine making and the use of the natural flavors, tannins and color found in the world famous California grapes. Located in the Central Vallely of California, we have access to the finest fruit from the most pristine and sustainable vineyards on the planet. Without having to travel more three hours in any one direction, we have access to Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Lodi, Carmel Valley, the Santa Lucia Highlands, Paso Robles, Santa Barbera county and of course, the Central Valley. We are in a unique position to produce California’s finest varietals, and it is our goal to do so. At Solitary Cellars, we make our wines from the finest fruit on earth, which produces a deeply complex, rich and tasteful wine . Our emphasis is on quality. Quality fruit, quailty care and quality wines. We also want to provide our customers with a unique and personal wine experience. At Solitary Cellars, we understand that wine is a best enjoyed with great conversation, delicious and interesting foods, but most of all, a meaningful and heartfelt laugh or smile. We consider our customers friends and partners. In corrections, your partner is the one person you can count on, the one who has your back. Like we say behind the wall, “Hey Homie, I have your back”. We encourage you to try a bottle of Solitary Cellars wine, or stop by for a mugshot and a “war story”. We always welcome the opportunity to enjoy a glass of Solitary Cellars wine with our customers. At Solitary Cellars, we encourage our friends and customers to unlock their lives, but remember to always enjoy the wine without restraints.
2009 Solitary Cellars – Code Three $20.00 SOLD OUT Santa Barbara County (57% Grenache, 16% Syrah, 27% Mourvedre) Solitary Cellars offers this famed blend known throughout the Rhone wine region of Southern France. Santa Barbara County produces some of California’s finest Rhone varietal fruit. The Santa Barbara wine region is different than any other winegrowing region in California. Here, the east-west orientation of the coastal mountains forms valleys opening directly to the Pacific Ocean. The region has many microclimates, with climates influenced by their proximity to the Pacific Ocean. Cool and moderate temperatures toward the west changes to warm daytimes and cold nights to the east. The Solitary Cellars Code Three (GSM) is medium bodied with a deep ruby hue. The palate is washed with hints of raspberry, blackberry and cherry. The wine finishes with fruity and natural acids and tannins. A perfect blend for baby back ribs either sauced or rubbed or slowly grilled pork tenderloin. A code three requires the greatest level of response during a correctional emergency. Life and death hangs in the balance as responders arrive to quell the emergency. Solitary Cellars Code Three is a frontal assault on the palate requiring a formidable response. 2010 Solitary Cellars Sangiovese $22.00 Sonoma County – Chalk Hill AVA The 2010 Solitary Cellars Sangiovese is produced from fruit grown between two outstanding AVA’s, the Russian River Valley and Chalk Hill located in Sonoma County. The Russian River Valley climate is sculpted by the regular intrusion of cooling fog from the Pacific Ocean a few miles to the west. Much like the tide, it ebbs and flows through the Petaluma Wind Gap and the channel cut by the Russian River. The Chalk Hill AVA encompasses the northeast corner of the Russian River AVA. It is named for its unique, volcanically-derived, chalky white ash soils. At first glance, this Sangiovese is rich, with brick colored edges. To the nose, the wine delivers hints of red fruit, allspice and leathery notes. The palate enjoys the overall earthiness of the fruit with hints of cranberry and dark raspberry. The wine provides a dusty and spiced oak experience. The finish is completed with well balanced tannins and mild acidity which evolves in the glass. Sangiovese is an extremely food friendly wine enhancing any culinary experience from the grill to a rich pasta. This wine pairs very well with hearty, well aged cheeses. 2010 Solitary Cellars Syrah $25.00 Santa Lucia Highlands AVA The 2010 Solitary Cellars Santa Lucia Highlands Syrah receives its characteristics from the famed Santa Lucia Highlands in Monterey County. The cool regional climate is heavily influenced by winds off nearby Monterey Bay. The soil, which is porous and granitic, is similar to the Northern Rhone wine region of Southern France. This Syrah opens with cherry, plum, and berry fruit characters that dominate the nose. On the palate, lush red berry and game flavors are backed by moderate acidity and medium-weight tannins. The finish is smooth, displaying an outstanding mouth feel. Hints of chocolate and smoke linger as this wine completes its travels. This classic Syrah will hold its own with rich stews, tomato-sauced pastas, strong cheeses, and just about anything off the grill. Although we have paired the wine with Spicey Chicken and a Syrah BBQ Sauce, this wine will pair perfectly with beef or lamb sliders grilled poolside or a rich and meaty stew during cold winter nights. While delicious now, it will certainly reward a few years of careful cellaring.