Temptation

2018 Rosé | San Saba Vineyard

This dry rosé (made of 100% Pinot Noir) is crisp and bright—juicy in the mouth with essence of strawberry and rhubarb, and refreshing acidity on the palate. Temptation Rosé is a popular choice in the Meniketti household year-round.

For this vintage, we left the grape skins on a bit longer for a hint more fruitiness and a lovely, deeper color.

Temptation is the title of a Y&T song from the Contagious album. We liked the sentiment of naming this delicate wine after this particular power ballad.

We donate to breast cancer research a portion of the proceeds from each bottle sold of Temptation Rosé.

 

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Temptation

2017 Rosé | San Saba Vineyard

Silver medal winner ~ 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Made of 100% pinot noir from the San Saba vineyard, this beautifully bright, elegant, and dry rosé evokes delicate flavors of peach, strawberry, and rhubarb, with refreshing acidity on the palate. A sophisticated, food-friendly wine, and a popular choice in the Meniketti household year-round, especially during warm weather months.

Temptation is the title of a Y&T song from the Contagious album. We liked the sentiment of naming this delicate wine after this particular power ballad.

We donate to breast cancer research a portion of the proceeds from each bottle sold of Temptation Rosé.

 

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Contagious

2016 Chardonnay | San Saba Vineyard Our Contagious Single Vineyard chardonnay hails from the San Saba Vineyard, which is set in a sheltered nook just below California’s renowned Santa Lucia mountain range in the Monterey appellation. The unique soil and sustainable practices of this vineyard result in a chardonnay of lush fruit, balanced with French oak, acidity, and a tinge of minerality. Aged 9 months in 20% new French oak barrels. A favorite in the Meniketti household. Contagious is the title of a popular Y&T song from the album of the same name.  We thought the name fit well, because the love for Meniketti Wines chardonnay is indeed contagious!

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Forever

2016 Pinot Noir | Tondré Grapefield

Bronze medal winner ~ 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

This Forever Single Vineyard pinot noir hails from Tondré Grapefield, which is located in the heart of California’s renowned Santa Lucia Highlands appellation. Long one of Dave and Jill’s favorite SLH vineyards, this pinot noir is beautifully fruit forward, elegantly refined, luxurious, and balanced without harsh tannins. Aged 9 months in 30% new French oak barrels.

Forever is one of Y&T’s most popular songs of all time, from the Black Tiger album.  We liked the sentiment of naming wine from one of our favorite varietals (pinot noir) after this classic rock anthem.

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Forever

2014 Pinot Noir | San Saba Vineyard This Forever Single Vineyard pinot noir hails from the San Saba Vineyard, which is set in a sheltered nook just below California’s renowned Santa Lucia mountain range in the Monterey AVA. The unique soil and sustainable practices of this vineyard result in a pinot that is rich, with dark berry bouquets, spice flavors, and a touch of minerality. Aged 12 months in 25% new French oak barrels. A favorite in the Meniketti household. Forever is one of Y&T’s most popular songs of all time, from the Black Tiger album.  We liked the sentiment of naming wine from one of our favorite varietals (pinot noir) after this classic rock anthem. Buy Now

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Forever

2014 Pinot Noir | Tondré Grapefield This Forever Single Vineyard pinot noir hails from Tondré Grapefield, which is located in the heart of California’s renowned Santa Lucia Highlands AVA. Long one of Dave and Jill’s favorite SLH vineyards, this pinot noir is beautifully fruit forward, elegantly refined, luxurious, and balanced without harsh tannins. Aged 20 months in Hungarian oak barrels. Forever is one of Y&T’s most popular songs of all time, from the Black Tiger album.  We liked the sentiment of naming wine from one of our favorite varietals (pinot noir) after this classic rock anthem.

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Wine Accessories

For special items, such as our Meniketti Wines 4-bottle tote, visit the Y&T/Meniketti webstore.