“These winemakers perfected their craft. They’ve put their heart and soul into the glass and you can taste it.”
—Paul Fleming, Founder
Through Founders Paul Fleming and Brian Bennett’s long-standing partnerships with renown vineyards, we are able to offer our Founders’ Selects. This collection features spectacular wines, specially priced for discovery and exploration.
TWOMEY BY SILVER OAK
North Coast California, Sauvignon Blanc, 2017
Along with lively aromas of mango, guava, a touch of ginger, apple and honey, this playful wine finishes with tart lime and a bright acidity. The consistent power to please makes it ideal as an aperitif or as the perfect pairing with a meal.
Napa, Chardonnay, 2016
This vibrant wine offers fresh aromas of pink guava, melon and white peach. On the palate, the wine introduces lively acidity and has a long, harmonious finish, featuring succulent citrus and mineral tones. Beautifully accompanies seafood, poultry, and vegetable dishes.
Russian River, Chardonnay, 2015
From the coastal hillside, this wine features zesty lime and lemongrass, along with sea spray and green olive savory elements. The citrus fruit forward entry leads to intense, deep fruitiness and multi-layered weight. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is fresh with a rounded texture, finishing long and perfumed.
Martinborough, New Zealand, Pinot Noir, 2016
Hand-harvested from selected blocks of the vineyard, this Pinot Noir exudes bright red fruits, spice, and notes of the forest floor. Enticing pure fruit aromas of red cherry and raspberry meld with rose and damp earth. A youthful fruit profile and lovely fine tannins creates an elegant dry finish. Best paired with poultry.
FRIAS, “Lady of the Dead”
Napa, Red Blend, 2015
Ripe, plush, and playful, this Cabernet-based blend offers aromas of candied fruit, cinnamon, and spice with flavors of lush and juicy red raspberries, baked blackberries, plums, and exotic spices. Soft, velvety tannins linger on the long, spicy finish and make this wine an instant crowd pleaser.
KELLY FLEMING, “Big Pour”
Napa, Red Blend, 2011
This vintage opens up in the glass with pretty aromas of raspberry and orange citrus spice. The fragrant tones of nutmeg and clove supply aromatic nuance to the red fruit core. On the palate, this wine is light, bursting with cherry and an underlying dark chocolate component. Smooth and warm.
Napa, Zinfandel, 2016
This sophisticated Zinfandel offers delightful aromas of red fruits with a touch of spice and earth. Medium-bodied, it is alive on the palate with bright acidity and balanced soft tannins.
Napa, Merlot, 2016
A dark rustic red, the 2016 vintage features rich fragrant scents of blueberries, coffee beans, leather and a hint of pomace, enhanced by notes of violet, anise, and wildflowers. Entry on the palate is silky, then build with flavors of dark berry crumble and shaved chocolate.
Alexander Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014
With a garnet color, this wine has an alluring nose of chocolate-covered strawberries, vanilla, nutmeg, truffle, and sage. On the palate, it has a broad yet delicate entry and offers cranberry flavors complemented by raspberry and savory black olive. Finishes with silky tannins, cedar and bramble flavors with excellent length and return.