We currently produce four expressions of Row Eleven Pinot Noirs, The Riddler Napa Red and Wm Hall Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.  Each of the wines is crafted to showcase the varietals and the respective terroir of our source vineyards.  The wines have received multiple prestigious awards over the years and reflect well on Richard’s winemaking skills.  You can buy our wine online for home or office delivery.  We can now ship wine direct to consumers in 44 states. For a list of the states we ship to, please scroll to the bottom of this page.
Row Eleven
Depending on the vintage, we produce 4 different Pinot Noirs.  With each of these expressions, the winemaker showcases how very different pinot noir can be depending on the clonal variety and the terroir. The US wine industry is very young compared to our European counterparts.  US Vineyards are primarily planted to specific clones of Pinot Noir. A clone is a cultivar from one “mother plant” that is propagated over and over because of specific desirable attributes. There are hundreds of different Pinot Noir clones.  Different clones develop differently in the vineyard depending on rootstock and terroir. Said another way, not all clones work well everywhere. In Burgundy, where Pinot Noir is king and has been cultivated for thousands of years, the growers have relied on a process called massal selection. New vines are planted from cuttings from several of the best vines in the vineyard(s) rather than propagating a single vine. To learn more, check out these two great articles, one published by Winesearcher and another published by WineFolly. Pinot mutates very easily in the vineyard and different clonal types of the grape do not yield the same wine profile. That’s one reason why red Burgundy wines (exclusively Pinot Noir) range in price from $10-$12 for Bourgogne labeled wine to over $20,000 for Domaine de la Romanee-Conti.

2019 Row Eleven Russian River Pinot Noir

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The Russian River Valley appellation is arguably California’s best known region for Burgundian varietals of Chardonnay & Pinot Noir.  With the exception of some parts of the appellation, like Chalk Hill, it is primarily a cool climate growing region, perfect for Pinot Noir.  The Green Valley sub-appellation and areas surrounding, where our grapes come from, are the coolest parts of Russian River.  This wine was one of two Pinot Noirs that winemaker, Richard de los Reyes, released under the Row Eleven brand in 2004.  We’re very excited with this new release!

The wine has a deep red translucent appearance and aromas of ripe juicy cherry with touches of violets and briar.  Silky tannins and supple texture support the cherry and red berry flavors with a light vanilla finish; juicy acidity and a long finish.

pH: 3.4
TA: .6
Alc: 14.7
Brix at harvest: 25.6

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2018 Row Eleven Vinas 3 Pinot Noir

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We continue to focus on blending multiple clones of Pinot Noir from several California coastal AVA's to produce a jammy California style of Pinot Noir.  Each clone from these different vineyards adds unique characteristics to the finished wine.

We cold soak all our grapes for maximum extraction of color and flavor.  Fruit from each vineyard source is fermented separately and barrel aged separately then carefully blended and rested before bottling.

Garnet red in color with a fruity & earthy nose.  Flavors of jammy fruit led by bright cherry and raspberries with touches of mocha, vanilla and toasty oak on the finish; soft tannins and long finish.

pH:  3.62
TA:  .62
Alc:  14.5%
Brix at harvest: 24.5

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2018 Row Eleven Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir

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Lingering spring and summer fog and the cool coastal climate make Santa Barbara county the perfect place to grow Pinot Noir.  Our 2018 Santa Barbara Pinot Noir is a crafted from multiple Dijon clones.  It exhibits earthy aromas and rich flavors of dark fruit and raspberries.

Deep red in color with a briary nose.  Flavors of ripe red fruit led by dark cherry and cranberry with notes of bacon fat, mocha, hints of vanilla and toasty oak on the finish; soft tannins and long finish.

pH:  3.62
TA:  .62
Alc:  14.5%
Brix at harvest: 24.5

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More than a Pinot
Although we are passionate about our Row Eleven brand, we believe there is more to wine than just Pinot Noir.  That said, we also produce two Napa reds, The Riddler Napa Red and Wm Hall Napa Valley Cabernet.  Our approach to these wines is quite different.  The Riddler is a concept we started working on with winemaker, Richard de los Reyes, over twelve years ago.  Over the years, we sampled many different California red blends that had great fruit forward profiles but lacked the depth of structure and balance to enjoy more than a glass.  Our goal was to craft a fruit forward wine that was supported by integrated tannins and a soft ripe acidity.  This is the essence of The Riddler. Wm Hall Napa Valley Cabernet is a collaboration with Bill Hall and his team at Halls Chophouse.  The fruit is sourced from Oakville and the winemaker has crafted a wine, with what we believe, has the perfect the combination of fruit, tannin and acid to pair with Halls legendary steaks.  Think of the great Napa cabs from thirty to forty years ago, before the onset of highly extracted style became popularized, and you get Wm. Hall Napa Valley Cabernet.

The Riddler Napa Red Blend Lot 9

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100% Napa Valley
We continue to blend multiple red grape varieties grown in Napa Valley to create a proprietary blend.  Over the last 9 releases, we believe we've landed on a style that we strive to replicate lot after lot.  Those of you that have followed this wine the last 9 plus years, know that we not only blend multiple grape varieties, but we also blend across different vintages to build depth in the finished wine.  Hence, this has always been a lot release number not a vintage dated wine.

Dark purple in color and full bodied.  Aromas of violets and plum and rich flavors of dark currants, boysenberry, pomegranate, closing with hints of vanilla and oak.  Dry tea like tannins show up mid-palate and juicy acidity on the finish.

TA: .5
Alc: 14.9%
Brix at harvest: 26

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2017 William Hall Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

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We continue to focus on blending multiple clones of Pinot Noir from several California coastal AVA's to produce a jammy California style of Pinot Noir.  Each clone from these different vineyards adds unique characteristics to the finished wine.

We cold soak all our grapes for maximum extraction of color and flavor.  Fruit from each vineyard source is fermented separately and barrel aged separately then carefully blended and rested before bottling.

100% Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 24 months in French Oak barrels. The wine exhibits notes of Lavender, red licorice and sweet fruit on the nose. Full bodied with flavors of black currants and cocoa that finishes with ripening tannins and a long dry finish.

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