Pinot Noir: Wins Awards Three Years in A Row
Pinot Noir is a black wine grape variety of the species Vitis vinifera. The name is derived from the French words for "pine" and"black" alluding to the grape variety's tightly clustered dark purple pine cone-shaped bunches of fruit. Our style of Pinot was cultivated similar to the origins of Burgundy Noir which is the original French version of this varietal, thus the results are a darker intense flavor. Grown on the hillsides of De Luz California in a higher elevation, where the grape can cultivate at a slower rate, the vine gets the right amount of light, carefully watched to ensure it is not venerable to adverse conditions. As the Pinot Noir grape is a smaller grape with less yield and in turn this makes Pinot Noir by description a more expensive grape to grow and produce, the winemakers has carefully selected the best yeast for the final preparation of cellar. Sorry, but this fantastic 2010 wine is Sold Out!. The results are rich and complex to the palate, and we feel has truly captured what can be describes as an award winning Pinot. With a limit of 75 cases a year our Pinot Noir will become a wine every collector should have in their
De Luz: Award Winning Dessert Style Wine
In it's first year pre-release competition, DeLuz was a Silver Medal Winner at the San Diego County Fair and an Honorable Mention Award Winner at the Orange County Fair where it compteted against over 200 vintages. In 2012, De Luz was awarded a Bronze Medal in its first International Wine Competition held in Finger Lakes, New York. De Luz translation in English means “of light” or “clarity”. We have prepared “De Luz” along the lines of two things that a connoisseur thinks of when they think of clarity and brightness; Diamonds and fine liquor. We had in mind with our preparation of De Luz a unique taste that would be savored and caressed. A taste that would linger with the “fait accompli” that your palate has been satisfied. An affair that would linger long past the experience itself and leave you longing for more. “De Luz” an experience that never leaves you.
De Luz is a unique combination of cabernet grape and dragon fruit, with limited bottling of 80 cases.
Blackbird: Named "Best Merlot" at Winemakers Challenge
Blackbird is a full bodied wine rich in flavors of berry, plum and currant produced from the merlot grape. Great upfront nose with a peppery finish. This wine tends to have a black blue hue , with legs that go on forever. This wine has great finesse as as potential for fine ageing. The name Merlot is thought to be derived from the old French word for young blackbird. Merlot, adiminutive of merle, the Blackbird (Turdus Merula), is reminiscent of the color of the grape. Aged in Oak this rich bodied wine is perfect with meats.
Sir Charles Cabernet: Multiple Award Winning Wine
Aged in Oak, this is a very rich bodied wine. Our Cabernet is well-balanced and has both a good start and an excellent smooth finish. It is a Cabernet that can age in a wine cellar for a decade. This wine is strong bodied and deep in purplish color. This is the type of Cabernet Sauvignon that any serious collector would want for their collection. This wine will lay in a cellar and only improve over time. Perfect with meats.
City Lights Pinot Noir
Casa Tiene Vista is proud to present the most recent addition to the City Lights brand of everyday wines. Our 2012 Pinot Noir was grown in the rolling hills of DeLuz, where the cool morning ocean breezes combined with sunny days makes for ideal growing conditions for this grape. The results are a medium bodied wine with aromas of black cherry, raspberry and current. This wine pairs well with light meats, aswell as seafood, pasta and cheese platters.
City Lights Cabernet
This rich-bodied Cabernet has a deep color with aromas of vanilla, oak, light leather, and a buttery taste, combined this with a crisp smooth finish. It has a round mouth feel and a long after taste. Perfect with pork and red meats. City Lights is our new release for every day consumption but maintains the strict quality standards of our higher end Casa Tiene Vista wines. This is the first in a collector series of bottles. Not only is the wine enjoyable to drink but will be a fun to collect and showcase in your cellar.
City Lights Chardonnay - Award Winning
Medium bodied, no oak Chardonnay, with a light golden color and aromas of tropical fruit & honey with a buttery taste and a crisp smooth finish. It has a round mouth feel and a long after taste. Perfect with fish and white meats. City Lights brand is our new release for every day consumption but maintains the strict quality standards of the higher end wines from Casa Tiene Vista Vineyards.This is the first in a collector series of bottles. Not only is the wine enjoyable to drink but will bea fun to collect and showcase in your cellar.