OUR WINE SELECTION

If you are interested in trying any of our wines below,  they can all be purchased at the Farquar Family Winery online shop!

2020 Rosé of Sangiovese

 

100% Rosé of Sangiovese, made from grapes obtained at Paccielo vineyards in the Ramona AVA.  These grapes were crushed and immediately put into a bladder press, then delivered to the tank for fermentation.   Rhone 4600 Yeast was used along with Go Ferm Protect to feed the yeast.  The fermentation was fed with Fermaid K twice.  Upon completion of fermentation the wine was racked off the gross lees.  In addition, the wine was racked three more times for clarity and filtered using a one micron and sterile filter.

 

Final lab analysis:

PH: 3.32

TA: 6.7

Alcohol: 14.2 Baker Grape and Wine Lab

2020 Rosé of Syrah Zinfandel

 

70% Syrah and 30% Zinfandel estate grown grapes.  Grapes were crushed and immediately put into a bladder press, then delivered to a fermentation tank.   Rhone 4600 Yeast was used along with Go Ferm Protect to feed the yeast.  Fermaid K was used to feed the fermentation twice.  Upon completion of fermentation, the wine was racked off the gross lees.  In addition, the wine was racked two more times.  After waiting an additional two weeks, wine was racked two more times for clarity.  Wine was filtered with a one micron and sterile filter.

 

Final lab analysis:

PH: 3.40

TA: 6.3

Alcohol: 14.1 Baker Grape and Wine Lab

2020 Cabernet Sauvignon

 

80% Estate Grown Cabernet Grapes harvested on 9/13/20, along with 20% Cabernet, from Emerald Creek Winery, harvested on 9/19/20, crushed separately and placed into open 50 gallon flex tanks for fermentation. An addition of So2, to kill off the natural yeast, occurred immediately after crushing the grapes. The next day, D254 Yeast, along with Go-Ferm Protect, was introduced to feed the yeast. Upon completion of the 6-day fermentation, wine and skins were put through the bladder press. After 24 hours of resting, the wine was racked off the gross lees and transferred to a new container, for Malolactic Fermentation. At this stage, the wine was protected from oxygen. I added VP-41 Malo Bacteria, along with ACTI ML, to feed it. Upon completion of the Malo Fermentation the wine was blended and racked twice more, then moved into a new American Oak Barrel, from Missouri on November 15, 2020. After maturing in the barrel for over 8 months, the wine was moved to a tank to rest and await final labs. The wine was bottled on 9/03/21 and was released on 01/11/2022.

 

Final lab analysis:

PH: 3.46

TA: .61

Alcohol: 13.46 - Baker Grape and Wine Lab

2020 Dauntless

 

70% Cabernet Sauvignon from Emerald Creek Winery and 30% from Estate grown Syrah.  Grapes were crushed and fermented separately. An addition of So2, to kill off the natural yeast, was made immediately after crushing the grapes. The next day, I used D254 Yeast, along with Go Ferm Protect, to feed the yeast in both tanks. I also fed the fermentation with Fermaid O twice. Upon completion of the fermentation, the wine and skins were put through the bladder press. After 24 hours of resting, the wine was racked off the gross lees and transferred into a new container for Malolactic Fermentation. From this stage onward, the wine was protected from oxygen. I added VP-41 Malo Bacteria along with ACTI ML. Upon completion of the Malo Fermentation, individual wines were racked twice more. Based on bench tests, this blend was developed and mixed directly into a second fill American Oak Barrel, from Missouri, on 11/15/20. After maturing in the barrel for 8 ½ months, wine was moved into a holding tank to rest and await final labs. The wine was bottled on 9/03/2021. Release date will be determined after additional bottle aging.

 

Final lab analysis:

PH: 3.51

TA: .62

Alcohol: 13.53 - Baker Grape and Wine Lab

2020 Zinfandel

 

Zinfandel grapes, harvested at Mermaid Valley Winery on October 3, 2020 were crushed and immediately placed into a half ton Macro Bin for fermentation. An addition of So2, to kill off the natural yeast, immediately followed. The next day, after testing the BRIX (26.0), I added four gallons of bottled water to lower the BRIX level. I used D254 Yeast, along with Go Ferm Protect, to feed the yeast. Fermaid O was added twice. Upon completion of the 6-day fermentation, the wine was put through the bladder press. After 24 hours of resting, wine was racked off the gross lees and transferred into a new container for Malolactic Fermentation. From this stage forward, the wine was protected from oxygen. VP-41 Malo Bacteria, along with ACTI ML, was added. Upon completion of the Malo Fermentation the wine was racked twice more and moved into a second fill American Oak Barrel, from Missouri on 11/15/20.

 

  •  After tasting the wine and consulting with the Winemaker at Edwards Vineyards and Cellars, 20% Petite Syrah from his winery was added for further complexity. On March 25, 2021, the wine was racked out of the barrel and mixed with the Petite Syrah. After 24 hours it was returned to the barrel. It was a wonderful improvement! The wine spent 9 months maturing in the barrel. The wine was bottled on 9/17/2021, released on 01/11/22.

 

Final lab analysis:

PH: 3.32

TA: .63

Alcohol: 14.51

2020 Sangiovese

 

Grapes were harvested at Paccielo Vineyard on 9/27/20, crushed and immediately placed into a half ton Macro Bin for fermentation. So2 was added to kill off the natural yeast after crushing the grapes. The next day, I used D254 Yeast, along with Go Ferm Protect, to feed the yeast. Fermentation was fed with Fermaid O twice along the way. Upon completion of the 7- day fermentation process, the wine and skins were put through the bladder press. After 24 hours of resting, the wine was racked off of the gross lees and transferred to a new container. At this stage, the wine was protected from oxygen, then racked again off the gross lees and transferred into a new container for Malolactic Fermentation. I added VP-41 Malo Bacteria along with ACTI ML. Upon completion of the Malo Fermentation the individual wines were racked two more times. The wine was then filtered using a three and one-micron cartridge. After taste tests, the wine was moved into a new Hungarian Oak Barrel, from Balazs, to mature for 8 ½ months. After final labs, the wine was bottled on 9/17/2021 and released on 01/11/2022.

 

Final lab analysis:

PH: 3.55

TA: .63

Alcohol: 13.61

2020 Super Tuscan

 

A blend of 40% Sangiovese from Paccielo Vineyards, 40% Estate Syrah, and 20% Emerald Creek Cabernet.  Grapes were crushed and fermented separately. An addition of So2 was made to kill off the natural yeast, immediately after crushing the grapes. D254 Yeast was used for all three varieties, along with Go Ferm Protect, 24 hours after harvest. Fermaid O was used twice during fermentation. Upon completion of the fermentation, the wine and skins were put through the bladder press. After 24 hours of resting, the wine was racked off the gross lees. At this stage, the wine was protected from oxygen and transferred into a new container for Malolactic Fermentation. I added VP-41 Malo Bacteria along with ACTI ML to feed it. Upon completion of the Malo Fermentation, the individual wines were racked two more times. After taste tests, wines were blended and moved into a third fill French Oak Recoop Barrel for 9 months. After being removed to rest and final labs, the wine was bottled on 9/17/2021 and released on 01/11/2022.

 

Final lab analysis:

PH: 3.44

TA: .63

Alcohol: 13.79

2020 Endeavour

 

A blend 0f 70% Zinfandel from Mermaid Valley Vineyards and 30% Sangiovese from Paccielo Vineyards.  Grapes were crushed and fermented separately, on different dates. An addition of So2 was made to kill off the natural yeast immediately after crushing. The next day, I used D254 Yeast for both varieties along with Go Ferm Protect to feed the yeast. I also fed the fermentation with Fermaid O twice along the way. Upon completion of the fermentation the wine and skins were put through the bladder press. After 24 hours of resting, the wine was racked off the gross lees. At this stage, the wines were protected from oxygen and transferred into separate containers for Malolactic Fermentation. I added VP-41 Malo Bacteria along with ACTI ML to feed it. Along the way I fed it one more time and stirred the contents twice per week. Upon completion of the Malo Fermentation the individual wines were racked two more times. After taste tests the wine was blended and moved into a new American Oak Barrel from Missouri. After 8 months of maturing in the barrel, the wine was moved into a tank to rest and await final labs. The wine was bottled on 9/17/2021 and released on 01/11/2022.

 

Final lab analysis:

PH: 3.42

TA: .59

Alcohol: 14.18

2019 Super Tuscan

 

A blend of 40% Syrah and 26% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grown at the Farquar Family-Murphy Vineyards, as well as 34% Sangiovese grapes from the Paccielo Vineyards, in the Ramona AVA.  These grapes were harvested on September 28, 2019.  They were destemmed, lightly crushed and placed into a tank for primary fermentation.   D-254 yeast was used alongside Go-Ferm Protect to feed the yeast.  The fermentation was also fed Fermaid O twice through the eight-day fermentation.  Upon completion of the fermentation, skins and juice were sent to the bladder press and then put into a tank to settle. After 36 hours the wine was racked off the lees and into another tank to start Malolactic Fermentation (ML) using Lalvin VP-41.  Upon completion of ML, the wine was racked into second filled French Oak barrels. After maturing in the barrel for over 8 plus months and developing delightful flavors and aromas, the wine was bottled September 12, 2020. It was released on November 23, 2020.

 

Final lab analysis:

PH 3.46

TA: 5.5

Alcohol: 11.87 Baker Grape and Wine Lab

2019 Perseverance

 

A blend of 65% Syrah grapes grown at the Farquar Family-Murphy Vineyards, as well as 35% Sangiovese grapes from the Paccielo Vineyards, in the Ramona AVA.  These grapes were harvested on September 28, 2019.  They were destemmed, lightly crushed and placed into a tank for primary fermentation.  D-254 yeast was used alongside Go-Ferm Protect to feed the yeast. The fermentation was also fed Fermaid O twice through the eight-day fermentation.  Upon completion of the fermentation, skins and juice were sent to the bladder press and then put into a tank to settle.  After 36 hours the wine was racked off the lees and into another tank to start Malolactic Fermentation (ML) using Lalvin VP-41.  Upon completion of ML, the wine was racked into a new American Oak barrel and second filled French Oak barrel.  After maturing in the barrel for over 9 months and developing remarkable flavors and aromas, the wine was bottled September 12, 2020.  It was released on November 23, 2020.

 

Final lab analysis:

PH 3.49

TA: 6.0

Alcohol: 11.92 Baker Grape and Wine Lab

2021 Harvest News

 

We were fortunate this year that the yellowjacket problem we had in 2020 did not materialize. Throughout most of Ramona yields were down because of the drought but the quality of the fruit was outstanding. We had beautiful fruit that averaged 23.5 to 25.2 Brix and well balanced acid levels.  Minimal additions were required with flavors that were full of fruit.  2021 is looking like an exceptional year.

Upcoming Wines

 

  • 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon:  Crafted in a small batch and aged in American Oak, this full-bodied Cabernet has complex spicy berry flavors balanced by acidity, toasty oak, and a smooth finish.
  • 2021 Sangiovese:  Fruit-forward ripe cherry flavors are balanced by hints of peppercorn and toasty vanilla imparted by the Hungarian Oak barrel.
  • 2021 Zinfandel:  This robust and full-bodied Zinfandel boasts intense cherry flavors perfectly balanced with acidity and tannins with a long, lingering finish.
  • 2021 Endeavour:  Aged in Hungarian Oak, this luscious, jammy blend of Zinfandel and Sangiovese is full-bodied and balanced, to be enjoyed by all.
  • 2021 Super Tuscan:  Rich color, dark fruit, and velvet tannins weave throughout the complex structure of this classic Super Tuscan, a blend of Syrah, Sangiovese, and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.
  • 2021 Syrah:  This vibrant ruby red wine has intense fruit flavors balanced by soft tannins from American Oak. Our first straight Syrah, this is a blend of grapes from Murphy Vineyards and Edwards Vineyards and Cellars.

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