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Wines from Vineyards We Can't Resist

It’s been a few years since we’ve made a Gamay, but the outstanding quality of the 2010 vintage had us so head-over-heels we just had to say “Yes!” when our friends at Battuello Vineyards over in St. Helena offered us some of their superb Gamay fruit.

$38.00 per Bottle
$456.00 per Case

Every winemaker who is brave enough to make Pinot Noir must have courage and fortitude. It’s the most fickle, demanding and temperamental grape to ever hang on a vine.

$45.00 per Bottle

Our stunning 2011 Birdsong, named after a lovely Cherokee princess who just happened to be Donnis’ great-great grandmother, is truly a “vision in white.”

$25.00 per Bottle
$300.00 per Case

As we coaxed this wine through its formative stages, we determined it was one sassy lady—pert, bold and a bit audacious. So we called it "Flirt." The nose is heady with berries, and brilliant cherry/strawberry flavors dance across the palate.

$20.00 per Bottle
$240.00 per Case

In Italian, doré means “golden.” When we saw the splendid, golden tones of this elegant lady develop as the wine matured, we knew exactly what her name would be. Quite simply, Doré is the “Belle of the Ball“—a wine reminiscent of a slow and intoxicating waltz.

$32.00 per Bottle
$384.00 per Case

Orange Muscat—the grapes we use to make our Orange Moscato—are some of the rarest grapes found in California, with less than 200 acres planted to the variety in all of the state.

$25.00 per Bottle
$300.00 per Case

This is a classy wine, worthy of its pedigree. Deep, dark purple hues give way to a bouquet that screams “Cabernet.” Rich flavors abound, dominated by black current, chocolate and bright cherries. The finish is long and smooth, like a satin robe

$50.00 per Bottle
$600.00 per Case

Temperamental, feisty and frisky — a teenager that’s seemingly always in rebellion. That’s Pinot Noir. Any winemaker will tell you that it’s the hardest grape to train, from bud break to bottle.

$40.00 per Bottle
$480.00 per Case

Our new release of our barrel fermented/aged Chardonnay is a real beauty. A bright, golden wine, it has the nose of honeysuckle and luscious tropical fruit.

$28.00 per Bottle
$336.00 per Case

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Handcrafted
All Topel wines are lovingly handcrafted by Mark and Donnis, who employ minimalist techniques to transform simple grape juice into world-class wines that are robust, yet balanced and elegant — soulful wines that perfectly reflect the soil and climate of their origin.

“…These enviably pure cabernets are not burdened down with huge tannin and will not whack the taster over his head in terms of power or intensity. Rather, they are beautifully balanced and elegant…”
—Robert Parker, Jr.