Eberle Winery’s inaugural release was the 1979 Cabernet Sauvignon. Owner Gary Eberle currently makes 25,000 cases of wine from his estate property. If you are in the area, visiting their tasting room is a must. Eberle’s beautiful redwood winery blends beautifully into the landscape.
The 2005 Mill Road Viognier is a very good example of this varietal from California. Viognier is originally from the Condrieu region in the Northern Rhone Valley. The climate and soil here are very particular, and it has been difficult to come anywhere near matching these wines in the New World. With floral, honey, and apricot aromas and flavors, Eberle’s Mill Road Viognier is an excellent effort.
Eberle’s 2004 Sangiovese is another solid wine made with a tricky varietal. Like Viognier, Sangiovese has never really hit its stride in California for the most part. It is such a high acid red grape that balance can be an issue. This is a delightful wine that is focused, yet complex.
The 1999 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is an age worthy wine that has flavors of blackberry, chocolate, and toast. Eberle also makes Viognier, Roussanne, Chardonnay, Syrah Rose, Sangiovese, Zinfandel, and Muscat Canelli.