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.

Route 3 Wines

Route 3 Wines comes to you from Yolo Vineyards, a sister company of Joe Muller & Sons family farm. The delight you will experience when drinking our wines begins with grapes grown in our vineyards on the historic Hucke Ranch nestled quietly in the Dunnigan Hills.

It is our philosophy that along with hard work, we all have an obligation to appreciate and enjoy life. In that spirit, we have created wines that are approachable and easy to enjoy. Our wines are equally at home on the table for a special occasion or on the picnic table in your back yard at a casual cook out. We have done the hard work so you can relax and celebrate all of life's little pleasures!

Enjoy and celebrate a toast on us... salute!

Visit Route 3 wines on the web: http://www.route3wines.com/

Syrah-Viognier
This is a classic Rhone style blend with 88% Syrah and 12% Viognier. The grapes were all harvested on the same day, crushed together, and the result is a very bright and flavorful wine. The nose is bursting with citrus blossoms and berries, with a hint of vanilla. Black cherries dominate the palate with hints of ripe plums and honey. The wine has a long, smooth finish and a very pleasant acidity. It will go nicely with a grilled steak or hearty stew.

Syrah
This Syrah is garnet in color and has lots of fruit on the nose. Dark plum and bing cherry notes are evident along with a bit of earthiness. Raspberry and spice flavors compliment the full mouthfeel with a lingering brightness on the finish. This is a full bodied wine with bold structure built around pleasant tannins that will continue to age nicely in the bottle.

2011 Grenache
Our second vintage of Grenache is a spicy wine with ripe berry flavors and nice herbaceous notes. Our Grenache comes from a hillside vineyard overlooking a pond that is surrounded by eucalyptus trees. As a result of this terroir, the slightly herbal or mint leaf components balance nicely with the fruit flavors in this wine. Medium bodied and beautiful dark garnet in color.