This blend has prominent fruit, vigorous tannin, and a dark, dense core.

YEAR: 2017

56% Tempranillo
22% Cabernet Sauvignon
19% Syrah
3% Petite Sirah

Tempranillo – DRMO Vineyard – Red Hills, Lake County AVA, CA
Cabernet Sauvignon – Mckinley Vineyard – Horse Heaven Hills AVA, WA
Syrah – Pace Vineyard – Yakima AVA, WA
Petite Sirah -Bartolucci Vineyard – Red Hills, Lake County, AVA, CA

ABV: 14.6%

WINEMAKER NOTES: Named for our youngest son, the name Sewell means “mighty at sea.” To live up to this name, we needed a bold and unique blend. We’re not sure if Super Rioja’s exist in the same way as Super Tuscans, but, if they do not, we decided to sail into uncharted waters. With this in mind, we took our soft, earthy Tempranillo and added portions of big, jammy Syrah, structured Cabernet Sauvignon, and just a touch of our dark, dense Petite Sirah. This wine is mighty indeed.


  • Platinum 91 points – Critics Challenge 2022
  • Double Gold – 2021 Jefferson Cup Invitational
  • Gold – 2021 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
  • Gold – 2021 San Francisco International Wine Competition


  • Beef Stew
  • Braised Lamb
  • Spicy Sausage with Caramelized Onions

$15.00 bottle / $100.00 case
$22.00 bottle

Black plum, dark cherry, black licorice, and spice. Finishes long and satisfying. A wine for rustic meals and good conversation. Pair with roasted or grilled meats or a slow roast of portobello mushrooms, peppers, garlic onions, and shallots. – Stacie Hunt


The blend here is 56% Tempranillo, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Syrah and 3% Petite Sirah, and the origin destination of “American” suggests that some location blending was also involved. In any case, the end result is a robust red with good depth of flavor and an interesting mix of fruit flavors and savory accents that seem as “Old World” in style as American. Quite complex and fully mature, this is ready to enjoy with moderately robust meat dishes. – Michael Franz


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