Monthly Spotlight

Each month we spotlight one of our small-production, single-vineyard wines with a deep dive into the vineyard location, property history, wine style and pairing preferences. This month, our monthly spotlight is…

2021 Buchignani Ranch Carignane

10% off 1-11 bottle purchases, 15% off 12+.  Members receive 15% off 1-11 bottle purchases, 20% off 12+.


Black cherry, sarsaparilla, graphite and wild fennel on the nose. On the palate fig, plum and baking spice notes play well with the present acidity and lengthy finish. SR (10/22)



In the hills that border upper Dry Creek Valley to the south

Buchignani Ranch Vineyard Map


Stan Buchignani’s ranch is located on Dutcher Creek Road, in the hills on the far western edge of the Alexander Valley appellation. Stan’s grandfather, Dominico Cerruti, first planted a five-acre block in 1927; his father, Dino, added seven acres in the 1940s and planted the last in the early 1950s. The vineyard’s climate bears a strong resemblance to that of upper Dry Creek Valley three miles to the south, where days are quite warm. Fog, which tends to hang low in the valley, burns off sooner in the hills. Carignane from Buchignani is complex, its fine structure much like that of a field-blend zinfandel.

Buchignani Vineyard, Alexander Valley


Turkey Burger with Apple Kimchi & Ginger Mayo

It might be September but we haven’t officially retired our grills for the season just yet. This unique and flavorful burger is the perfect easy weeknight meal but also unique and impressive enough for company and pairs beautifully with Buchignani Carignane’s bright acidity and notes of wild fennel.


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