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When the sun is low and the shadows are long, the evening takes on a dreamlike quality. Out on the back deck it’s the time when problems are solved, answers are found, and friends become family. Evening Shade was named for this tranquil time and we hope our wines can accompany the enjoyment of these serene moments.

  • ES_Cabernet_Sauvignon 2-1

    Cabernet Sauvignon

    Tasting Notes

    Our Evening Shade Cabernet Sauvignon opens with aromas of ripe cherry, spice, and hints of oak. The palate leads with ripe, fresh fruit, sweet oak, leaving you with a lingering finish and soft tannins.

    Wine Details 

    Appellation: California

    Vineyards: Madera, Paso Robles, Lodi

    Alcohol: 13.5%

    RS: 0.49 g/100mL

    TA: 0.60 g/100mL

    pH: 3.71

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    Rose

    Tasting Notes

    Aromatics of fresh wild berry with hints of rose blossom. Ripe strawberry and watermelon on the palate lead to bright, crisp acidity and a long finish.

    Wine Details 

    Appellation: California

    Alcohol: 12.5%

    RS: 0.20 g/100mL

    TA: 0.56 g/100mL

    pH: 3.40

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    Chardonnay

    Tasting Notes

    This Chardonnay boasts aromatics of golden apple, ripe pear, toasted oak, and hints of banana cream pie. A creamy mid-palate is balanced with a bright acidity, adding to this medium-bodied, refreshing Chardonnay.

    Wine Details 

    Appellation: California

    Vineyards: Lodi, Clarksburg, Madera

    Alcohol: 13.0%

    RS: 0.50 g/100mL

    TA: 0.55 g/100mL

    pH: 3.47

  • ES_pinot_noir 1-1-1

    Pinot Noir

    Tasting Notes

    The Evening Shade Pinot Noir holds true to its varietal roots with prominent cherry fruit supplemented by loose-leaf tobacco and integrated French oak. The palate follows in suit with supple tannins, a full body, and flavors of rich red fruit.

    Wine Details 

    Appellation: California

    Vineyards: Paso Robles, Lodi

    Alcohol: 13.5%

    RS: 0.40 g/100mL

    TA: 0.62 g/100mL

    pH: 3.66

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Steven Decosta
Winemaker

Steven Decosta leads a team of talented young winemakers who focus on creating wines with character that come from premier appellations and fruit. Working to ensure the highest level of winemaking standards are met, he also oversees research and development and introduces new technology that’s implemented across the winery. Steven uses his foundation of chemistry and microbiology to create wines with a varietal focus of aromatics and flavors that consumers will enjoy. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Enology from California State Fresno. When Steven is not in the vineyard or production facility, you can find him traveling, cooking or reading philosophy.

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