The ancient volcanic foothills of Monterey’s coastal range, the bountiful and sunny Salinas Valley, the wind and fog from the Pacific Ocean, and the oversized rocks from the Arroyo Seco River all come together to create the unique terroir of our estate vineyards. This balance of elements allows us to craft the elegant and varietally-correct wines of Rocklin Ranch.

Our sustainable practices are as much a part of our wine as our grapes. To share our love of winemaking and our vineyards with the next generation while paving the way for future innovation is at the very heart of what it means to be sustainable. Our winery and vineyards are certified sustainable by GLOBALG.A.P., BRC, and the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance.

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CHARDONNAY

GRAPE VARIETIES:
Chardonnay 

GRADE:
13.5% vol

TYPE OF SOIL:
Gravelly Sandy Loam

COLOUR:
Golden yellow

AROMA:
Aromas of fresh red apple and citrus with hints of tropical fruit lead into flavors of pear and Meyer lemon.

PALATE:
Rocklin Ranch Chardonnay exudes bright fruit balanced with crisp acidity and just the right amount of creaminess.

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Our Chardonnay pairs well with dishes that have just a hint of richness, such as a Caesar salad with grilled chicken, a simple poached salmon drizzled with a buttery sauce, pastas with cream sauce, or even mild curries.

The grapes for our Chardonnay are grown on our estate vineyard located in the Arroyo Seco appellation of Monterey, a region with one of the coolest and longest growing seasons in the state. This micro-climate is noted for its moderate weather conditions and brisk afternoon winds and is ideal for cool-climate varietals. Evening coastal fogs in the spring and summer often linger until mid-morning the following day. This natural cooling effect slows photosynthesis and causes a unique lengthening of the growing season. These ideal growing conditions ensure intense fruit flavors and an ideal balance of acidity.

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CABERNET SAUVIGNON

GRAPE VARIETIES:
Cabernet Sauvignon

GRADE:
13.5% vol

TYPE OF SOIL:
Shale Loam

COLOUR:
Purple

AROMA:
Black-fruit and vanilla notes.

PALATE:
Rocklin Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon is bold and structured, brimming with flavors of ripe plum, blackberry, blueberry and notes of warm baking spices and toasty vanilla bean.

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Our Cabernet Sauvignon pairs well with foods that are high in fat and those with umami flavors. To champion the fruit flavors, pair this wine with braised short ribs, a marinated rib eye steak, or a charred gruyere burger.

The grapes for our Cabernet Sauvignon are grown on our estate vineyard in Hames Valley, California. The sub-appellation of Hames Valley is located in the southernmost tip of Monterey County, just north of the San Luis Obispo county line, and sits at the foot of the Santa Lucia Range. Although the Hames Valley AVA does experience a cooling effect from the Pacific Ocean, its geographic location shelters the vines from the afternoon winds coming down the Salinas Valley corridor. This gives Hames Valley a warmer climate compared to Monterey vineyards to the north. Daytime highs are similar to the Paso Robles growing region but, as the sun goes down, temperatures drop dramatically. In fact, a variation of up to 50° is quite common. The long, warm days make this an ideal area for tannin-rich reds, while the temperature differential preserves the balance between ripe fruit and acidity.

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PINOT NOIR

GRAPE VARIETIES:
Pinot Noir

GRADE:
13.5% vol

TYPE OF SOIL:
Gravelly and sandy loam earth from old river beds

COLOUR:
Red

AROMA:
Bright aromas of ripe cherries and red currants and then unfolds with subtle notes of vanilla and spice

PALATE:
Flavors of raspberries and cherry tart are highlighted by clove and toasted oak