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Darcie Kent Vineyards
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Darcie Kent Vineyards
7000 Tesla Road
Livermore, CA 94550
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Located in Livermore Valley, Darcie Kent Vineyards is producing small lot, single vineyard wines. Darcie honors her great grandfather’s tradition by designing labels from the paintings she creates herself. The fruit is sourced from sustainably farmed vineyards in Monterey and the Livermore Valley. The Darcie Kent tasting room was acquired in 2013 from Cedar Mountain Winery. Winery production takes place in a historic 100-year-old purple that once belonged to Bing Crosby. The barn now acts as a backdrop at winery events, along with a 1979 Ford flatbed classic that is utilized as stage for live music.
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    Julian Halasz
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  • 2005 Alviso Port 375 ML
    With aromas of ripe plum and chocolate mint, this Port from the Tracy Hills vineyards features the rich flavors of Plum, Cherry, Blackberry and Hazelnut. It is elegantly balanced and features a soft, smooth feel in the mouth with a lingering fruit and vanilla finish.
  • 2012 Clone 337 Cabernet Sauvignon
    Our estate-grown Clone 337 produces a stand-out wine that is dense and aromatically complex, abounding with enticing floral aromas. The wine has enticing aromas and flavors of blackberry, raspberry and black currant. It also shows toasted oak influences of nutmeg and toffee. It has moderate tannins and a long, satisfying finish
  • 2010 Crown Block Red Wine
    The wine exhibits flavors and aromas of dark cherry, plum and tobacco with an oaky finish. After aging for 32 months in the barrel and a few years in the bottle, it can be enjoyed now or can be laid down in the cellar for further rewards.
  • 2015 DeMayo Chardonnay
    This Chardonnay saunters up to the nose with notes of ripe papaya, toasted macaroon, pine nut, and red apple skin. Its creamy texture adds counterpoint to its high acidity. On the palate, the tropical fruit notes expand to pineapple and ripe cantaloupe, w
  • 2013 Demayo Chardonnay
    This is a balanced, yet full bodied chardonnay has citrus, pineapple and Alexander pear aromas and flavors with a rich, creamy, textured mouthfeel on the palate. The wine has toasted oak influences of graham cracker along with intriguing mineral notes and a long, satisfying vanilla finish.
  • 2014 Field Blend Zinfandel
    This field blend Zinfandel is big, luscious, and fruit-driven with black currant, plum, ripe cherry and tasty cocoa flavors. Hints of cedar, rosemary, and pepper aromas fairly compliment this complex, juicy wine. Medium-bodied, good round tannins will let it age graciously for the next seven to eight years.
  • 2013 Field Blend Zinfandel
    Made in the old world, European tradition in which the grapes are grown, harvested, crushed and co-fermented together, this field blend of Livermore Valley Zinfandel and Petite Sirah features ripe plum, raspberry, and blackberry flavors with pleasant oak-derived spices such as cocoa, vanilla, and nutmeg. This is a soft, round, juicy Zinfandel with a rich mouthfeel and a lingering, long, fruit and spice finish.
  • 2012 Firepit Red
    Firepit Red is a special cuvée of estate grown grapes from two vineyards that surround Darcie's home. It offers an abundance of black cherry, blueberry, and ripe plum with hints of clove, and delivers a smooth, vanilla finish. Aged in a combination of American and French barrique barrels, and replete with round, mature tannins, this wine is ready to enjoy now but will continue to improve with age
  • 2013 Hoffman Chardonnay
    The 2013 vintage has enticing aromas of green apple, pear, pineapple and toasted almonds. It has a buttery rich, creamy feel on the mouth, a slight flavor of aged gouda with a lingering finish of vanilla and caramel. This wine was barrel fermented and barrel aged sur lie in new and neutral French Oak.
  • 2014 Livermore Valley Chardonnay
    This aromatic chardonnay offers pineapple, peach, and quince fruit flavor with bright acidity and a balanced, generous, rich mouthfeel. The finish is pleasant with fruit and floral notes and starch.
  • 2013 Madden Big Petite
    Ripe blackberry and black currant aromas and flavors give this wine a fruit-forward, rich generous structure with pleasant cassis and nutmeg tones and a long, fruit finish.
  • 2015 Madden Big Petite Sirah
    Blackberry and blueberry aromas and flavors with the hint of pepper spice and nutmeg provide this big, bold and delicious wine with a depth of flavor that will age for a decade or more if cellared properly.
  • 2013 Madden Cab
    This generous, rich, fruit-driven wine has blackberry, cherry, and cassis flavors with hints of cedar and mild tobacco notes. The rich mouthfeel and dense, grippy tannins ascertain this Cab has guts and is age worthy. The finish is long and shows spices derived from its barrel aging, along with soft vanilla and nutmeg.
  • 2014 Madden Cabernet Sauvignon
    This 2014 Cab features the upfront aromas of plum intermixed with chili flakes and grilled Portobello mushroom and bell pepper. Firm Tannins elevate the fruit and the spicy characters, hinting at an age worthy Cab in its youth. Black plum and blackberry i
  • 2010 Madden Ranch Syrah
    This Syrah has a bright acidity with ample blueberry, plum and red cherry aromas. The wine has toasty, spicy oak notes, expressed on the nose and finish. On the palate, there are pleasant earthy notes and some minerality. The smokiness of this Syrah will compliment the earthiness of any wild meat, duck, lamb, and pork dishes.
  • 2012 Monterey Pinot Noir
    This is a fruit-forward Pinot Noir with flavors of red cherry, currant and fresh raspberries. The 2012 vintage provides a medium body, fine, matured tannins, a rich mid-palate and a spicy finish.
  • 2013 Monterey Pinot Noir
    This wine has a unique floral note/scent of rose along with by raspberry, dark cherry, cola and nutmeg flavors. On the higher acid side for Pinot, the ample soft tannins and generous fruit-driven palate make this a nicely balanced wine with the perfect amount of oak influence that compliments the cocoa, rhubarb finish. Pair it with roasted duck with cranberry or rhubarb sauce with sauted wild mushroom and crushed salted potatoes.
  • 2013 Old Vines Merlot
    This is a delightful wine with fresh and bright flavors of blueberry, blackberry, plum and hints of nutmeg. Its firm acidity and soft, elegant tannins provide near perfect balance. It rewards with a long, lasting finish with spice notes of clove, nutmeg and black pepper. This is a very refined wine that is perfect as a social red.
  • 2010 Picazo Merlot
    This wine shows bright cherry plum and nutmeg flavors and aromas. A rich palate with high acidity, ample tannins and oak character are balanced to age nicely. With hints of leather and clove on the finish, it is a great sipping wine. The tobacco notes and high acidity go great with game or pork tenderloin or stew
  • 2015 Pistachio Lane Chardonnay
    This wine displays notes of apple, citrus, and Anjou pear, elevated acidity with mineral notes, and a touch of effervescence.
  • 2015 Rava Blackjack Grüner Veltliner
    This Gruner has aromas of peach, apple blossoms, and honeysuckle with citrus notes. The palate has bright acidity with signature minerality, great flavor intensity, and depth of character with true lineage to its Austrian homage. This 2015 vintage Gruner Veltliner would pair nicely with southeast Asian cuisines such as Thai foods with their mild and mid-spice levels. With Japanese, it would pair great with sushi, especially raw fish such as albacore tuna or salmon with either ginger or wasabi spices. For those with more continental cuisine tastes, this wine would pair great with vegetable dishes such as grilled or steamed artichoke or asparagus, especially with hollandaise sauce, and would be great company with vegetable salads when radish or onion are present.
  • 2015 Rava Blackjack Pinot Noir
    The 2015 Rinot openes with intence notes of horseradish and prime rib followed by mouth-watering acidity. This delicious start is complemented by classic red currant and ginger notes. This vintage has fine, light tannin intensity, and the palate develops
  • 2016 Rava Blackjack Sauvignon Blanc
    This Sauvignon Blanc displays guava, gooseberry, citrus, and lemon peel fruit flavors with ever-so-light hints of white pepper and jalapeno. This crisp, high-acid wine has racy aromas and sleek body.
  • 2012 Stone Patch Cabernet Franc
    This wine has ripe cherry, plum and raspberry fruit flavors. Firm acids, combined with age worthy tannins, make this a balanced-structured wine. The palate shows cassis, pepper and juniper notes.
  • 2014 Stone Patch Cabernet Franc
    Rich, intense fruit of back cherry, blueberry, plum, juniper, and hints of ripe fig, cassis, and vanilla give the wine a juicy, vibrant finish. Grippy tannins and well-balanced acidity bring out both the fruit and structure.
  • 2012 Stone Patch Malbec
    Experience spiced notes of vanilla, clove and nutmeg intertwined with rich, black plum compote, dried cherry, and even pumpkin! This delightful wine of medium body and moderate acidity will surprise you with its versatility. A fantastic wine to pair with a meal of pheasant or smoked chicken or turkey or enjoy with a canapé of liver pate or foie gras.
  • 2013 Telsa Neighbors Chardonnay
    This Chardonnay has citrus, pineapple and lychee fruit aromas and nice floral notes. Bright acidity makes it lively and expressive with a great balance of sugar, acid and alcohol. This Chardonnay would pair nicely with steamed salmon or clams and mussels with butter garlic sauce. Best Paired when this Wine is also used in the cooking process especially for the Mussels. Very enjoyable when paired with hard cheeses and bread.
  • 2013 Tesla Neighbors Merlot
    With ripe cherry and blueberry currant aromas and flavors, this wine is fruit-forward and has a firm, round tannin structure with pleasant cassis and nutmeg tones, and a long fruit finish. Would pair well with roasted poultry or duck. Would also go well with roasted Swein or duck liver or appetizers with pate.
  • 2013 Tesla Neighbors Zinfandel
    This is a fruit-forward, medium-bodied Zinfandel with raspberry, plum and licorice flavors and hints of blackberry and pepper. The mouthfeel is rich with fruit and a lingering anise and clove finish. Pairs well with Italian pasta and pizza, sweet sauced BBQ ribs, and slow roasted pork loins.
  • 2016 Victories Rosé
    This wine displays watermelon, rosebud, and cranberry flavors and aromas, with an electric mineral palate.