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2010 AHLGREN  Chardonnay

Monterey, Ventana Vineyards

 

Butterscotch/pineapple bouquet.  well balanced and complex.  Rich, crisp and dry with a long creamy finish.

 

Unfined and unfiltered.  

314 cases produced.

 

$30.00 per bottle

 

2009 AHLGREN  Cabernet Sauvignon

Santa Cruz Mountains,

Bates' Ranch

 

The 2009 Bates' Cab is typical of the wines produced from this vineyard.  Some vintages are more spectacular than others, but every year the vineyard produces very fine grapes and wine.  the wines drink well when young, and age well, growing remarkably more complex over the years.  We have been buying these grapes since our first year and Bate's first commercial production, 1976, and it has been a privilege to join in establishing a reputation for great quality for both the vineyard and the winery.

 

Unfined and unfiltered.  

153 cases produced.

 

$35.00 per bottle

 

 

2009 AHLGREN Cabernet Franc

Santa Cruz Mountains,

Bates' Ranch

 

There is much to respect regarding Ahlgren Cabernet Franc from Bates' Ranch. It has emerged as a favorite with hard core red wine lovers as well as all the others who drink red wines.  compared to the Cab Francs grown in France, these Santa Cruz Mountains Cab Francs are big in flavor, full flavored and very distinguished.  This may be the best of all places to grow this grape so far discovered.  This vintage is no exception.  it has a fruity, earthy bouquet, is well-balanced and very satisfying in the mouth.

 

Unfined and unfiltered.  

84 cases produced.

 

$30 per Bottle

 

 

2008 AHLGREN  Cabernet Sauvignon

Santa Cruz Mountains,

Bates' Ranch

 

Ironically, and unusually, we think that that this 08 Cab Sauvignon is the more elegant of the two 2008 Bates’ wines, though also big in tannins and acids with balancing fruit. So, it should be drinkable a bit earlier, than this release of the Cab Franc, we think. (See full disclosure above.) Both are sound and balanced wines that we expect to be alive and attractive for a very long time.

 

Unfined and unfiltered.  

253 cases produced.

 

$35.00 per bottle

 

2009 AHLGREN Merlot

Santa Cruz Mountains

 

When the Bates family pulled their fabulous merlot vines in 2007, we were looking for another vineyard that could fill our Merlot needs.  We were ale to obtain these Santa cruz Mountains grapes from Greg and Kathleen Starkey and feel lucky for that opportunity.  We like this wine, and think you will too.  it is drinking very nicely, and with good acid/tannin/fruit balance, we expect it to age well.

 

Unfined and unfiltered.  

178 cases produced.

 

$25 per Bottle

 

 

2001 AHLGREN Cabernet Sauvignon

 Santa Cruz Mtns Bates' Ranch

Best of Show

Gold Medal at the 2006 Santa Cruz Wine Judging

Dusty, earthy , briary, floral, elegant bouquet. Silky rich, forward fruit flavors. Fine balance, Mouth-filling, long finish with hints of chocolate. Unfined/unfiltered. Won a Best of Show at Santa Cruz County Fair wine judging.

Very Limited Quantities. *

Three bottle limit.

$75.00 per bottle  at the winery

 

Sorry, Sold Out!

2008 AHLGREN

Zinfandel

Livermore Valley

 

Given the alcohol of 14.6, you would think that this is not a late harvest style, and you are correct. In contrast to the 2007 and the Non-vintage Zins, this wine shows no trace of that late harvest character. Also, it is dry, no residual sugar. The wine shows those lovely forward Zin fruit characteristics so typical of Livermore Zinfandels without that extra ripe plumy quality.

               

So, here we have a deep, rich bouquet and big, bright and complex fruity flavors; mouth filling, with balanced fruit and acid.

 

Unfined and unfiltered.  

350 cases produced.

 

$28.50 per bottle.

 

 

2001 AHLGREN RESERVE Cabernet Sauvignon

Santa Cruz Mtns Bates' Ranch

 

This wine from a fabulous vintage and a vineyard with a reputation for excellence with the Ahlgrens has been given an extra year of barrel age over the regular and spectacular 2001 Bates' which lifts the RESERVE to another level of complexity. Definitely not ready to drink yet. Needs another two or three years minimum of bottle age. Only 81 cases produced.

 

Very Limited Quantities.*

Three bottle limit.

$85 per bottle

* The Ahlgrens are holding some small supplies of these Cabs for direct sale from the winery to their fans, which is why these older wines are available.

 

Non-Vintage AHLGREN Zinfandel

Livermore Valley

Silver Medal

Santa Cruz Wine Judging, 2009

 

Ahlgren Zin, back at last! 

Big, rich, fruity Zin flavors. 

Late harvest style. 

16.9% alcohol, 2% residual sugar.

 

Unfined and unfiltered. 

375 cases produced.

 

 $35.00 per bottle. 

 

2008 AHLGREN Cabernet Franc

Santa Cruz Mountains,

Bates' Ranch

 

Ahlgren Cabernet Franc from Bates’ Ranch has emerged as a favorite with hard core red wine lovers as well as all the others who drink red wines.

Curiously, this wine is a bit bigger than the ’08 Cabernet Sauvignon, being a half of a percent alcohol higher. Since the acids and tannins are big, balanced and the fruit adequate and still developing, we expect this wine to live long. Let us know what you think.

 

Unfined and unfiltered.  

48 cases produced.

 

$30 per Bottle

2007 AHLGREN

Zinfandel

Livermore Valley

 

Rich bouquet, big, bright, ripe, complex fruity flavors.  Mouth filling, balanced fruit and acid with a slightly sweet finish. 

 

Unfined and unfiltered. 

270 cases produced.

 

$28.50 per bottle.

 

   

2009 AHLGREN

Pinot  Noir

Santa Cruz Mountains,

Veranda Vineyards

 

This Pinot has all the gifts of the 2008, but seems just a bit more elegant to our palates.  Good with all kinds of food.  Floral, toasty bouquet.  Rich fruit with notes of cherry flavors.  Mouth filling, elegant and balanced.  long finish

 

Unfined and unfiltered.  

252 cases produced.

 

$30 per Bottle

 

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