The wines of Ancient Oak Cellars can be organized into three different “Wine Series”:
Appellation Series: Grapes for these wines come from appellations close to home: Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley, and more broadly Sonoma County. Wines in our appellation series express the character of the appellation.
Single-Vineyard Series: Our single-vineyard wines show the distinctive character of the site and consistently have a combination of fruit complexity, structure, and finish that will stand alone. We farm these vineyards ourselves, and do the lion’s share of fruit sorting in the vineyard rather than the winery. After aging along with the appellation wines, we select the best barrels for additional time in barrel.
Reserve Series: Our reserve wines stand out in a dramatic way. When we first tasted these wines in the fermentor, we were in awe. These are wines that we are simply very lucky to be able to conduct in their journet from vine to bottle. They receive extended aging in barrel and then again in bottle.