Located in Mendocino County, California, Kalpela Wines are the namesake of the Native American Pomo chief for whom our little local village Calpella was named. Calpella is now home to many Italian immigrant families, most of which have resided in the community for over 100 years.
Our wines are produced from many old-vine vineyards located in the hills and benchlands which overlook the headwaters of the beautiful Russian River. These extremely well-priced wines are not simple ordinary négociant wines which you find in this price category, but are fruit driven, complex and well-balanced wines produced and bottled at our winery in Redwood Valley. The wines are lovingly aged and or fermented in our forest of American and French oak barrels, again unusual for wines of this price. Kalpela’s retro Napa Valley/European label depicts tradition, quality and value.
On the nose, this luscious wine boasts black cherry, boysenberry, plum, spicy sandalwood with hints of toasty oak. The mouth delivers rich flavors of plum, black cherry cola and a subtle of earthiness.
This robust wine develops deep aromas of boysenberry jam, plum, black pepper and vanilla with hints of toasty oak and it opens. The palate is rich with dark chocolate, black cherry, sweet wood and a subtle note of earthiness.
This full-bodied wine features a nose of black cherry, boysenberry and anise with hints of toasty oak. The juicy palate offers tastes of fresh plums, black cherry cola and a subtle note of toasted wood.
This vintage displays a beautiful pale gold color and aromas of Meyer lemon, French tarragon, pineapple and mango. The mouth is bright with flavors of navel orange, tangerine, and pink apples.
This vintage displays a rich ruby red color and lush aromas of strawberry jam, plum, black cherries and vanilla with hints of toasty oak. Uplifting flavors of ripe wild berries, red cherry, violets and a subtle note of earthiness combine to give this medium-bodied Pinot Noir a velvety mouth-feel. Soft, rounded tannins and balanced acidity lead into a long, lingering finish.