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Anne Vawter
 
June 18, 2020 | Anne Vawter

Father's Day - Focus on Alpha Mare Red

Jim Striegel's Father and Mother  


My dad never met a stranger. He was just as comfortable talking to someone for the first time as he was to a family member or close friend. He used his understanding of personality styles to communicate in a way that was always well received. He had an amazing ability to be persuasive when he was sure he had the best path to a goal. He didn't take "no" or "I can't" for an answer. I've patterned myself after my dad and do my best to continue his engaging, out-going demeanor.

My dad shared his love of winemaking with me at an early age. We would drive to St. Louis, Missouri where Dad would physically inspect the grapes from Napa. The process of making wine and enjoying it has always been a labor of love surrounded by family and friends. When I started Red Mare Wines, I wholeheartedly adopted this passion. Today, I raise a glass of our Alpha Mare Red to my dad, Dr. Leon Striegel.

- Jim Striegel, Owner & President

 


 

If you want to give the man in your life the cream of the crop, we suggest our Alpha Mare Red. This wine is Anne’s carte blanche and represents the best of her craft and experience in winemaking. The Cabernet Sauvignon base for our Alpha Mare Red hails from the Blossom Creek Vineyard in the Calistoga Appellation. With a sloping aspect providing consistent airflow and a slight northern exposure, this site is protected from extreme heat and produces exceptional quality grapes.
Barrel fermentation in small 225L oak barrels results in slower, cooler fermentation. The shape and size of the barrel produce a submerged cap. Gentle and consistent, this method of extraction gives mouth-filling, lush, and juicy tannin structure. The use of native yeast adds to the complexity, and a co-fermentation of Cabernet Sauvignon with Malbec creates a round, vibrant, and pleasing wine with intense color and depth every year.

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2015 • Red Mare Wines • Napa Valley • Alpha Mare• Red Wine

"Blended of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Malbec, the deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Alpha Mare is youthful with black and red currants, underbrush and black pepper notes plus wafts of bay leaves and cedar. Full, muscular, firm and chewy in the mouth, it has appealing freshness and an earthy finish. Give it a couple of years in bottle and drink it over the next 15+ years. 92+ POINTS".

-The Wine Advocate

$168.00/bottle
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Time Posted: Jun 18, 2020 at 7:31 AM
Anne Vawter
 
June 10, 2020 | Anne Vawter

Start A Tradition With Dad

My husband is the amazing father of our two almost teenage girls. He takes such good care of us. Many days as I work, he makes sure we are all fed and watered, the girls are working hard on their school, and that the mechanics of our little life grind on smoothly.

One of the secrets of our relationship is based on a little ritual. No matter what is happening when the sun goes down, we sit in the waning sunlight and enjoy a glass of wine. Those moments of peace are an opportunity to check in with one another and a ritual that strengthens our family.

The tradition of sharing a glass of wine in company with our loved ones has been time tested. Take those moments to just be together, make plans, dream dreams, and connect. Let Red Mare Wines help you make Father's Day special by starting a tradition with the amazing man in your life.


2017 • Red Mare Wines • Gamble Vineyard • Yountville • Sauvignon Blanc    
     

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2016 • Red Mare Wines • Dutton Ranch • Russian River • Sonoma County • Chardonnay


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2016 • Red Mare Wines • Napa Valley • Alpha Mare • White Wine


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2015 • Red Mare Wines • Napa Valley • Cabernet Sauvignon



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2015 Red Mare Wines  • Napa Valley • La Vaquera • Red Wine


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2015 • Red Mare Wines • Alpha Mare • Red Wine


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Time Posted: Jun 10, 2020 at 7:33 AM
Anne Vawter
 
April 21, 2020 | Anne Vawter

Get to Know the Alpha Mare

 

We take an exceptional amount of pride in our Alpha Mare wines. That is because we take an extraordinary amount of care while producing them. With super small production levels, we can scrutinize every detail that goes into these wines.

We laboriously barrel-ferment our Alpha Mare Red, a co-fermentation of Cabernet Sauvignon with a bit of Malbec, Petit Verdot, and Petite Sirah. This intensifies color, improves oak integration and creates complexity. We make our Alpha Mare White to age, modeled after the white wines of Bordeaux, this wine is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc clones and aged an extra year in special light-toast barrels from the Bertrange forest in France. This gives the wine exceptional depth and complexity.
 

Listen to what Master of Wine and Editor in Chief of The Wine Advocate, Lisa Perotti-Brown has to say about our 2015 Alpha Mare Red:
"...the deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Alpha Mare is youthful with black and red currants, underbrush and black pepper notes plus wafts of bay leaves and cedar. Full, muscular, firm and chewy in the mouth, it has appealing freshness and an earthy finish. Give it a couple of years in bottle and drink it over the next 15+" (92+ points)


This wine has now had a few years stored in our optimal temperature-controlled cellar, and now it is ready for you.


2016  Alpha • Mare • Red Wine
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2016 • Alpha Mare • White Wine
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Time Posted: Apr 21, 2020 at 8:55 AM
Red Mare
 
April 20, 2020 | Red Mare

Quiet time calls for a glass of Chardonnay. Get to know our Dutton Ranch Chardonnay

 

Quiet time calls for a glass of Chardonnay. Get to know our Dutton Ranch Chardonnay

It pairs great with striped bass, crab, raw oysters, even lobster. The theory here is to match a full-bodied wine with a full-bodied dish. If you have a broth-based soup, Chardonnay works wonderfully.

To learn more & purchase, visit: /Wines/White-Wines/Chardonnay

Time Posted: Apr 20, 2020 at 10:02 AM
Red Mare
 
December 18, 2019 | Red Mare

A Special Gift For you....

 

Haven’t gotten a gift for the wine lover in your life?  We have a tasty and beautiful solution. Complimentary FedEx Priority Overnight Shipping valued at $100.00 Use Promo Code: HOLIDAYGIFT

We make a tiny amount of two very special wines.  Alpha Mare is a nickname that I was given many years ago.  I decided to lend it to our top tier wine. Everyting about this wine has been touched and retouched by me. I’ve been given “cart blanche” with fruit sourcing, barrel selection, fermentation style and packaging design.  


6 bottles are beautifully presented in a gift box with my own artwork. When the quote came in to design the box that I wanted, I decided to try my own hand…  I’m pleased with the result.  It is a lovely, sturdy six pack lay down box designed with a tooled leather pattern from an old saddle.  

The label of this wine features Paradigm, my own red mare horse. She had a photo shoot with Peter Samuels, a celebrated animal photographer in San Francisco. The back label features a photo of my mother, grandmother and aunt, all horseback in the Sierra Nevada mountains, a place dear to my heart.  


We only made 234 cases of our 2015 Alpha Mare Red Wine and a scant 142 cases of our 2016 Alpha Mare White Wine.  They are both unique, powerful and very special and would make a wonderful gift under the tree.


Learn more about these wines at our website and skip the holiday stress by ordering your own 6 pack box.  You won’t even need to wrap it!  

 


       2015 Alpha Mare Red Wine                         2016 Alpha Mare White Wine
              
              Price Per Bottle - $168.00                                 Price Per Bottle - $72.00

       Price Per 6-Pack, Gift Pack - $1,008.00         Price Per 6-Pack, Gift Pack - $420.00


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Time Posted: Dec 18, 2019 at 7:51 AM
Red Mare
 
September 19, 2019 | Red Mare

What to pair with Cabernet Sauvignon

Got meat? Then Cab wants to come over to play. Full-bodied and rich, Cabernet Sauvignon is assertive and complex, moreso than Merlot (its gentle neighbor in Bordeaux). It has plenty of tannin and acidity and shows off flavors of blackberries, plums, and cassis, along with vanilla, cedar, chocolate, and coffee.

Bottom line, it's a great choice for big, meaty dishes and rich sauces. And it's friendly with all manner of preparations: braised, broiled, roasted, grilled, seared, stewed.

Here are some of our very favorite pairings from AllRecipes.com with Cabernet Sauvignon:

1. Blue Cheese Burgers

Why it works: You can't go wrong with a grilled burger and Cabernet; it's already approaching perfection. But add a little funky blue cheese, and the Cab friendliness goes extreme.

2. Rosemary Braised Lamb Shanks

Why it works: Lamb and Cab, it's kind of a no-brainer. (See also, Grilled Lamb Chops and Roasted Rack of Lamb.) What helps vault this recipe over the top is the rosemary. Cabernet just loves it. Truthfully, rosemary makes almost any dish more red wine friendly.

2. Rosemary Braised Lamb Shanks

Why it works: Lamb and Cab, it's kind of a no-brainer. (See also, Grilled Lamb Chops and Roasted Rack of Lamb.) What helps vault this recipe over the top is the rosemary. Cabernet just loves it. Truthfully, rosemary makes almost any dish more red wine friendly.

Get these amazing recipes here: http://dish.allrecipes.com/best-recipes-pair-cabernet-sauvignon/

Time Posted: Sep 19, 2019 at 7:30 AM
Red Mare
 
March 20, 2019 | Red Mare

2015 Napa Valley Alpha Mare Red Release

As a winemaker, we are usually very focused on the vintage at hand. But, sometimes we are sent back into time when a wine which is in the market makes waves or when a consumer emails with a question about an older vintage in their cellar. Earlier this year, I was very pleasantly jolted back to the 2015 vintage when Our Alpha Mare blend received a Double Gold and 95 points from the prestigious American Fine Wine Competition.   

It took me back a bit, recalling that vintage and the time we spent making this wine.  The vintage was small, owing to a string of dry years as well as cool temperatures during the bloom. The Blossom Creek Vineyard which was where the bulk of this fruit came from showed very well that year. We harvested Cabernet Sauvignon and a bit of Petit Verdot which were co-fermented. This was the first year that I started playing around with barrel fermentation in my wines and I can still recall the fun of trying to figure out how to make that all work at our winery. Getting the barrel heads off, the grapes in and the heads back on has become something I can do without thinking much, but in that first year, it was a new skill being developed and a little daunting. Rolling the barrels in order to encourage extraction was also fun, but at that time, took a lot of space before we invested in barrel rollers.   

2015 taught us so much and we are so blessed to be able to do what we do. It is particularly pleasing when others appreciate the wines that we put so much individual thought and effort into.   

Elegance. Defined. Vintage after Vintage.

Cabernet Sauvignon source for Alpha Mare comes from the famed Prichard Hill area of the Napa Valley. This small amount of mountain fruit is thick and dense, with tiny berries. It provides a strong backbone for Alpha Mare, giving it firm tannins and a depth and minerality that is unique to this location. 

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Time Posted: Mar 20, 2019 at 11:41 AM
Red Mare
 
July 26, 2018 | Red Mare

Red Mare Wines Dinnere at The Vineyard in Florence, Texas

Reserve your seats in advance, as dinner is limited to 30 guests. Click the link below to purchase tickets, package or to view the dinner menu.

SPECIAL: WINEMAKER'S PACKAGE

Winemaker's guests are also invited to enjoy dinner for two plus accommodations in a Vineyard Room on Friday evening for a packaged price of $350. 

To purchase tickets, visit: https://store.thevineyardatflorence.com/collections/events

Time Posted: Jul 26, 2018 at 11:36 AM
Red Mare
 
July 8, 2018 | Red Mare

Pre-Order Our Newest Addition To The Red Mare Wines Family...Alpha Mare Napa Valley White Wine

This Limited Production wine can be allocated to you by calling us at: 877-310-3335. There are only 100 cases, so act quickly before it is sold out!

Retail Price

$72.00 750ml

$158.00 1.5L

Our winemaker, Anne Vawter has been working very hard in the cellar to get this stunning Bordeaux to you by having it age 18 months in French Oak and then another 8 months in the bottle. 

Time Posted: Jul 8, 2018 at 11:11 AM
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