Classic Artisan Wines

Classic Artisan Wines is a fine wine broker for the wines of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Napa Valley, Central Coast, Paso Robles and Russian River.

Poetic Cellars

Poetic Cellars is located on 36 acres in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Their is motto, “A Passion for Excellence” is gleaned from the method used to make their wines. The finest grapes are picked from small lots and from there, the winemaker takes great care to ensure . Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday noon-5 p.m.

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Current Vintages

Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir
This Pinot Noir is a perfect example of Santa Cruz Mountain Pinot Noir. It’s light crimson with subdued floral and pomegranate aromas and flavors of raspberry, cherry fruit, spice, cola and soft oak.

Chardonnay, Chestnut Hill Vineyard, Santa Cruz Mountains
Filled with the charm of long sunlit days, and a kiss of sweet oak, this is a true Chardonnay lovers dream. Creamy in texture, bright with apricot, Seckel pears and pineapple, the acidity and minerality are mouthwatering.

Ballad, Bordueaux Blend
Equal parts of Cabernet and Merlot, with a 10% fulcrum factor of Cabernet Franc, make this a perfect balance of power. Low in alcohol, this restrained, elegant wine has lovely notes of lavender, dark cassis, caraway and tarragon, layered with cured Westphalian ham and spicy green olives.

Mantra Blend
This delicious blend of 45% Mourvedre, 45% Syrah and 10% Sangiovese is a smooth, multi-layered experience of pure pleasure, balancing the racy, wild red fruits of the Mourvedre with the depth and richness of the Syrah.

Reserve Syrah, Stanza Vineyard, Livermore Valley
Sweet rich aromas of baked plum tart, spicy sausage, ham and baked brie combine with wonderful flavors of plum tart, baked chile peppers, and sundried tomatoes.

Petite Sirah
Big, full-bodied and intensely flavored with chocolate, dusty blackberries, blueberries and baking spices. The ultimate baked berry pie. This is the essence and epitome of finely made Petite Sirah.

Mourvedre, Livermore Valley
Smoky, earthy and gamey with rich aromas of warm clay and berry bushes. Flavors are clean and deft: a lovely pas de deux of cherries and cherry tomatoes, of elderberries and chives.

Cabernet Sauvignon, Livermore Valley
Beautifully balanced, with classic Livermore Cab flavors, including cassis, coffee, dried cherries, blackberry brandy, truffles and baked plum. SILVER medalist at 2008 SF Chronicle.

Late Harvest Viognier
An exquisite dessert wine with inviting aromas of dried apricots, honey and bananas. On the palate, it’s ripe peaches, honey and pineapple. Perfect with Bananas Foster or soft cheeses.

Reserve Port
Sweet vivid flavors of blackberry, raspberry, raisins and ripe mission figs lead to a spicy finish in this blend of 50% Touriga and 50% Sousao. Intensely fruit-laden and delightful.  Great way to finish your meal when paired with chocolate fudge cookies.