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Bucklin Old Hill Ranch, Sonoma

We’re very excited to bring Will Bucklin’s wines to Colorado. These are some truly extraordinary wines, all from the Old Hill Ranch, the oldest Zinfandel vineyard in Sonoma and a site that’s been continuously under vine since 1852. The Bucklins bought this site in 1981 and sold grapes to Joel Peterson for Ravenswood’s Old Hill Ranch Zin. Since that time, Bucklin and Ravenswood have been the only wineries to produce wine from the vineyard. The Old Hill Ranch isn’t named for being an actual old hill, though it is. The site was planted by William McPherson Hill in 1852 and still has his name attached to it.

The Natural Wine Company team visited Will at the Old Hill Ranch in 2016 and came away incredibly impressed with both the vineyard and the man himself. The site is a crazy quilt of ancient vines, with each varietal needing to be tended to and harvested separately. A situation only a committed California terroirista like Will Bucklin could savor.


Bucklin “Bambino” Old Hill Ranch Zinfandel
Bucklin Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Bucklin “Ancient” Old Hill Ranch Field Blend


For More Information Visit: Bucklin


Arnot-Roberts, California

Childhood friends and natives of the Napa Valley, Duncan Arnot Meyers and Nathan Lee Roberts grew up surrounded by vineyards, wine, and winemakers. In 2001 they founded Arnot-Roberts, a 2-man winery focusing on small-production, single-vineyard wines. The sites they source from and the growers they work with are today among the most sought-after and revered in California, a testament to their keen eyes and uncompromising commitment to terroir.

Please note that most of these wines are very limited.


Arnot-Roberts Rosé of Touriga Nacional
Arnot-Roberts Sonoma Coast Syrah
Arnot-Roberts Watson Ranch Chardonnay Napa Valley
Arnot-Roberts Clary Ranch Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
Arnot-Roberts North Coast Trousseau
Arnot-Roberts Gamay Noir El Dorado
Arnot-Roberts Clary Ranch Sonoma Coast Syrah
Arnot-Roberts Que Syrah Vineyard Sonoma Coast Syrah
Arnot-Roberts Fellom Ranch Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon
Arnot-Roberts Clajeux Vineyard Chalk Hill Cabernet Sauvignon
Arnot-Roberts Montecillo Vineyard Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon


For More Information Visit: Arnot-Roberts


Wyatt, California

Wyatt was born from the idea that delicious, mouth-filling wines can be hand-crafted at reasonable prices. Working with several winemakers in California, these wines are made using declassified wine that often sells at a much higher price under other labels. The result: a great value and lots of character for the money. As Robert Parker writes, “super bargains wines from importer Doug Polaner, these wines show impeccable attention to detail and a thorough knowledge of some admirable fruit sources.”


Wyatt Chardonnay, California

Wyatt Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Wyatt Pinot Noir, California

For More Information Visit: Polaner Selections


Shebang!, California

Winemaker Morgan Twain-Peterson is making some of the most compelling wine in California, both with his Bedrock line and second-label Shebang! wines. Morgan sources some of California’s top fruit from Mendocino, Contra Costa, Lodi, and from his legendary Bedrock Vineyard in Sonoma.


Shebang! Red

Shebang! White


Sandhi, Sta Rita Hills

Sandhi, an ancient Sanskrit word meaning alliance or collaboration, reflects the partnership of its creators. Founded in 2010 by Rajat Parr, Charles Banks, and Sashi Moorman, Sandhi Wines is a boutique California winery focusing on select Santa Barbara County vineyards and the expression of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines throughout the region’s terroir. The individual vineyards from which these grapes originate–some legendary, some new–have been exhaustively vetted for character, personality, and balance.


Sandhi Chardonnay, Santa Barbara County

Sandhi Chardonnay, Sta Rita Hills

Sandhi Pinot Noir, Sta Rita Hills

Sandhi Sandford & Benedict Vineyard Chardonnay, Sta Rita Hills

Sandhi Sandford & Benedict Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sta Rita Hills

Sandhi Rita’s Crown Vineyard Chardonnay, Sta Rita Hills

Sandhi Rinconada Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sta Rita Hills

Sandhi Mt Carmel Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sta Rita Hills

Sandhi La Côte Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sta Rita Hills

For More Information Visit: Sandhi


Poppy, Monterey

Located in Monterey, Poppy was founded by the Silva Family, and for over 45 years they have diligently tended the land of the beautiful Salinas Valley. In 2003, they decided to channel their passions into a carefully crafted family wine, both elegant and approachable. By controlling grapes sourcing and operating a state-of-the-art facility, Poppy combines age-old winemaking traditions with new world techniques.

With the exception of their Cabernet Sauvignon (which comes from a family friend’s vineyard in Paso Robles), the Poppy wines are made from estate-grown fruit, and are therefore some of the best values to be found in California wine.


Poppy Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands

Poppy Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles

Poppy Pinot Noir, Monterey

For More Information Visit: Poppy Wines


Pied à Terre, Sonoma

The opinion of many chefs is that most California Cabs are simply over the top, flaunting power for power’s sake and overwhelming every dish on the table. Crafted by winemaker Clay Mauritson and sommelier Richard Luftig, Pied à Terre bucks that trend. It’s a wine to complement food rather than compete with it, favoring harmony over brute force, balance over brawn. Yes, it’s bold and robust. But it will make a make a meal rather than rule it.


Pied à Terre Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma

For More Information Visit: Pied à Terre


Philip Togni, Napa

Philip Togni is one of the most honored figures in the history of Napa Valley wine. Winemaker of the iconic 1969 Chappellet Pritchard Hill Cabernet Sauvignon, Togni struck out on his own in 1975, eventually establishing his Spring Mountain vineyard in 1981. Today his wines are so quintessentially Napa in quality and character that they generally don’t fit the modern, orthodox mold. When the wines you grow today will outlive all the trends and fads in wine style over the next three decades, why change?


Tanbark Hill Cabernet Sauvignon, Spring Mountain

Philip Togni Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Spring Mountain

For More Information Visit: Philip Togni


Pax, Sonoma

In 2008, due to a rift with his business partner, Pax Mahle was barred from commercially using the ‘Pax’ name. Shortly thereafter, he launched the now-iconic Wind Gap winery, with its focus on cool-climate vineyards and fermentation in concrete egg fermenters. With the business dispute settled, Pax Wines itself is now back from the ashes, with its original all-star line up of Alder Springs, Castelli-Knight Ranch and Griffin’s Lair Syrahs.


Pax ‘The Vicar’, North Coast

Pax ‘The Hermit’, North Coast

Pax Griffin’s Lair Vineyard Syrah, Sonoma Coast

Pax Castelli-Knight Ranch Vineyard Syrah, Russian River Valley

Pax Alder Springs Vineyard Syrah, Mendocino

For More Information Visit: Pax Wine


Mount Eden, Santa Cruz Mountains

Situated on the eastern face of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Mount Eden Vineyards is one of the most storied and iconic wineries in California. The estate’s origins go back to 1878, when Burgundian winemaker Paul Masson established his winery nearby. Masson’s vineyard was planted to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vines, the cuttings for which came from the Louis Latour family vineyards in Burgundy, and Bordeaux varietals that came from Château Margaux.

Following Prohibition, Masson sold the estate to Martin Ray, who would go on to establish a separate property on a higher peak to the north, Mount Eden. The Martin Ray vineyard was planted with cuttings from Masson’s property, which had themselves originated from Nineteenth Century French cuttings.

In 1972, Martin Ray’s partners took over the estate, re-christening it Mount Eden Vineyards. In the 1980s, Jeffrey Patterson was brought in as winemaker and vineyard manager. During that time the vineyards were replanted (all with cuttings from the original vines). By 2008 Jeffrey and his wife Ellie acquired majority ownership of Mount Eden Vineyards, ensuring its continuation as one of the great American estates.


Mount Eden Wolff Vineyard Chardonnay, Edna Valley

Domaine Eden Chardonnay, Santa Cruz Mountains

Domaine Eden Pinot Noir, Santa Cruz Mountains

Domaine Eden Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Cruz Mountains

Mount Eden Estate Chardonnay, Santa Cruz Mountains

Mount Eden Estate Pinot Noir, Santa Cruz Mountains

Mount Eden Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Cruz Mountains

For More Information Visit: Mount Eden


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