Concentration on the palate comes from the vineyard. Growing vines under mildly stressed conditions create smaller vines that yield smaller clusters and berries. These smaller berries accentuate more concentration of flavors on the palate.


Aroma and flavor come from the ripeness of the grape. To determine perfect ripeness, we spend a lot of time walking our vineyard and tasting the grapes. We often limit our picks to a precise area that we feel is ready for harvest, leaving other parts of the vineyard for another day. As a result, many unique lots are created and add to the complexity of our final blends.  All of our wines are aged exclusively in 100% custom coopered and handcrafted French oak barrels for 20-24 months to optimize each blend.


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Guffy Family Wines

2009 Napa Valley Syrah


Our Napa Valley Syrah comes from our Guffy Family estate vineyard located in the Carneros appellation. Aromas of ripe raspberries and blueberries are backed by savory hints of mocha, black licorice, vanilla and white pepper.  A viscous mid palate of ripe olallieberry unfolds beautifully into well integrated silky, smooth tannins.  Unfined and unfiltered and aged 20 months in 100% tight grain French oak, our Syrah has a heightened level of finesse, ideal for you and your cellar.








Guffy Family Wines

2009 Mendocino Petite Sirah


Exclusively from old, gnarly head trained vines on Mendocino's Talmadge bench, this wine is dark, rich and intense!  Ripe and perfectly  textured with persistent ripe blackberry aromas, this wine gives way to a opulent mid palate that is fleshy and concentrated.  Hints of chocolate, mocha and sandalwood are integrated with a smooth finish of mouth coating tannins. Unfined and unfiltered and aged exclusively in Chateau Ferres barrels, this wine will cellar ideally for 5 to 8 years.






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