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Brassfield Estate Winery

Brassfield Estate Winery Two thousand five hundred acres encompass a valley floor studded with ancient oak trees, hillsides blanketed with ponderosa pines and native manzanita, and the extinct Round Mountain Volcano to form High Serenity Ranch, the Brassfield family’s favorite retreat for close to 40 years. Recognizing the property’s excellent viticultural potential, and determined from the start to create world-class wines, Jerry Brassfield made his vision a reality. He carefully planted 270 acres of premium vineyards, respectfully preserving the natural beauty of the estate. Today, Brassfield Estate is producing award winning Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Zinfandel and Syrah, as well as "Eruption" and “Serenity,” a proprietary blend of Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, and Gewürztraminer

Directions
From San Jose: Travel north on I-680 to I-80 east toward Sacramento. Merge onto I-505 north toward Winters/Redding. Exit CA-16 west. Turn left at the stop sign. Take the CA-20 exit toward Clear Lake/Colusa. Turn right on High Valley Road and follow road up the hill through the valley to 10915 High Valley Road. At the end of the valley, look for the vineyard and Brassfield Estate entrance. Follow 1/4 mile driveway to Brassfield Estate Winery. Approximate driving time: 3 hours. From San Francisco: Travel east on I-80 toward Bay Bridge/Oakland to CA-37. Head west on CA-37 toward Marine World Parkway. Turn right and head north on CA-29. Follow CA-29 over Mt. St. Helena. Continue on CA-29 to CA-53. Turn left onto CA-20. Turn right on High Valley Road and follow road up the hill through the valley to 10915 High Valley Road. At the end of the valley, look for the vineyard and Brassfield Estate entrance. Follow 1/4 mile driveway to Brassfield Estate Winery. Approximate driving time: 2 hours and 30 minutes. From Sacramento: Travel north on I-5. Take the CA-20 exit toward Clear Lake/Colusa. Turn left onto CA-20. Turn right on High Valley Road and follow road up the hill through the valley to 10915 High Valley Road. At the end of the valley, look for the vineyard and Brassfield Estate entrance. Follow 1/4 mile driveway to Brassfield Estate Winery. Approximate driving time: 2 hours.


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10915 High Valley Road, Clearlake Oaks, CA, US, 95423 Email: info@brassfieldestate.com
Phone: 707-998-1895 Web: www.brassfieldestate.com
Fax: 707-998-1880
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  Brassfield Estate Pinot Grigio, Estate Vineyard
A long cold fermentation in stainless steel tanks was used to emphasize the bright, crisp mineral qualities of the wine. The result, tropical aromas of mangoes, pineapple, passion fruit, guava, banana, and a touch of vanilla and coconut burst from the glass. This wine has a soft entry with a light mineral component and is followed by crisp acidity and a soft refreshing finish. Delicious with fresh seafood, or seared scallops over a bed of pasta. Tasting notes: Aromas of pineapple, coconut, mango and a touch of Meyer lemon. There is a mineral quality to the nose and on the palate giving this wine an impression of brightness, and the firm acid backbone balances this classic varietal with a crisp clean finish. Serve with fresh seafood oysters on the half shell, Dungeness crab, or with seared scallops over a bed of pasta.
  Brassfield Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Estate Vineyard
Whole cluster pressing followed by a slow, 30-day fermentation in all stainless steel brought forward intense aromas of ripe cantaloupe and green melon. Flinty and floral qualities intertwined with a light herbal component enhance the lively mid-palate with a firm acid structure and lingering finish. Enjoy this wine solo, or with prosciutto and cantaloupe, a seafood risotto with wild mushrooms, or baked salmon with a fresh tomato and sorrel beurre blanc. Tasting notes: Pale yellow in color, the wine bursts with aromas of Bartlett pears, honeydew, and tropical fruits. Flinty and floral qualities enhance the lively mid-palate which is supported by a firm acid structure, and a lingering, clean, crisp finish.
  Brassfield Estate Serenity, Estate Vineyard
Named for High Serenity Ranch, this wine is a delightful blend of 70% Sauvignon Blanc, 25% Pinot Grigio and 5% Gewurztraminer. With aromas of Golden Delicious apple, Bartlett pears, honeydew melons, lemon custard, vanilla bean, peach blossom and other floral notes, it is crisp yet full-bodied. Fermented in all stainless steel for 3 weeks, this wine offers a long, lingering finish. Perfectly balanced, it has the structure to enhance spicier or fruit influenced dishes such as spicy shrimp with mangoes, snow pea salad, or roasted green chili chicken soup. Enjoy chilled to best appreciate this wine's crisp and refreshing attributes.
  Brassfield Estate Syrah, Round Mountain Vineyard
A dark, opaque hue and ripe, sweet plumy and meaty aromas are offered up at the onset of tasting this massive bodied red. Additional aromatics of brambly, stewed fruit and mince precede flavors of blackberries and hints of smoked ham. Enjoy with hearty stews, osso bucco, venison or a mixed grill of sausages and beef.
  Brassfield Estate Zinfandel, Round Mountain Vineyard
A lively aromatic medley of cedar and brambly dark fruits give a slight character of cooked jam in the initial offering from the glass. The soft entry is highlighted by ripe raspberry and blackberry notes within a soft, round mid-palate, and followed by a balanced structure of tannins and acidity to the lengthy finish. Enjoy with barbequed fare, spicy tapas or Mediterranean cuisine.
  Syrah, High Valley
Located on the slopes surrounding High Valley, the Round Mountain volcano and Monte Lago vineyards are naturally stressed by the rocky, well-drained soils. Grapes from Syrah Noir, Estrella, and 877 clones were allowed to hang to full maturity for maximum ripeness and tannin softening. Following a 10-day stainless steel fermentation for maximum fruit extraction and concentration, the fruit was pressed at dryness to avoid drawing out potentially coarse, harsh tannins. Tasting notes: With its beautiful opaque, purple hue, the wine has forward ripe plum and boysenberry aromas. The complexity and density include nuances of cassis, cedar, and a touch of leather on the palate within a harmonious tannic structure. ‘Silky’ and ‘velvety’ best describe the body of this wine that can be enjoyed young, but also has ageing potential.
  Zinfandel, High Valley
Fruit from Primativo and Mendocino Ridge clones harvested from the spectacular High Valley vineyards of Monte Lago and Terre Vermeil (2200–2400’ above sea level), provided the basis for this wine. The 2002 growing season produced low crop yields that contributed to the deep garnet color and added intensity and complexity to the wines. Individual lots were fermented separately in small stainless steel tanks for 7–10 days before pressing to preserve the fruit intensity and minimize excessive tannin extraction. Tasting notes: Full aromas of ripe black raspberries are accented with hints of peppercorn and bay laurel. The palate shows a spiciness and toasty oak with soft tannins and medium body.

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