C.G. Di Arie

Winery InfoIn the year 2000, Chaim and Elisheva Gur-Arieh purchased 209-acre parcel of land between the south and middle forks of the Cosumnes River in the Shenandoah Valley of the Sierra Foothills. High in the rolling hills at 1700 elevation, this region is graced with hot days, temperate nights, cool moderating breezes and excellent loam soils.

Using the natural terrain, the architectural design of the winery was constructed on 2 plateaus, thus creating “gravity feed” as part of the winemaking process. This facility, which also features an art gallery, is built to produce 15,000 cases of wine annually. With 40 acres already planted and plans to cultivate 30 more over the next five years, the Gur-Ariehs have crafted an exceptional vineyard producing world class wine grapes. The viticultural practices are aimed at producing uniformly ripe fruit throughout every vineyard block.
Winery Website C.G. Di Arie
StyleAmerican Legend, 2009 Zinfandel
Tasting NotesStrong varietal aromas of black cherry, blackberries with hints of coffee and chocolate which carries into the mid-palate adding black cherry and plum flavors.
Varietal Content90% Zinfandel, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
ABV14.8%
Style2010 Petite Sirah
Tasting NotesAromas of blue berries and strawberry jam with hints of smoke and baking spices.
Varietal Content77.5% Petite Sirah, 16.5% Syrah, 6.0% Primitivo
ABV14.5%
Style2013 Barbera
Tasting NotesDark berry aromas extend to the palate adding dark cherry and pomegranate flavors.
Varietal Content77% Barbera, 19% Zinfandel, 4% Syrah
ABV13.2%
Style2011 Cabernet Sauvignon
Tasting NotesThis wine has strong aromas of blackcurrant, blueberry and raspberry very characteristic of Cabernet Sauvignon.
Varietal Content86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 4% Touriga Nacional
ABV13.7%
Style2011 Tempranillo
Tasting NotesHighly concentrated with dark berry flavors integrated with coffee, smoke and tobacco.
Varietal Content80% Tempranillo, 8% Petite Sirah, 8% Primitivo, 4% Syrah
ABV13.8%
Style2014 Interlude
Tasting NotesLayers of dark berry aromas and flavors are complemented with hints of chocolate and herbal, earthy notes.
Varietal Content43% Primitivo, 30% Zinfandel, 20% Syrah, 7% Petite Sirah
ABV14.9%
Style2015 Rose Di Arie
Tasting NotesFlavors of apricot and pineapple with a crisp and clean lingering finish.
Varietal Content40% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 20% Zinfandel, 20% Tempranillo
ABV13.7%
Style2015 Sauvignon Blanc
Tasting NotesDistinctive tropical aromas adding apple and pear flavors on the palate.
Varietal Content100% Sauvignon Blanc
ABV13.9%
Style2012 Syrah
Tasting NotesStarts with subtle dark fruit flavors and finishes with an abundance of smoky, meaty and earthy flavors.
Varietal Content100% Syrah
ABV14.6%
Style2012 Zinfandel Break Away
Tasting NotesStrong varietal aromas of dark berries with hints of spice, which carries into the mid-palate adding black cherry and plum flavors.
Varietal Content95% Zinfandel, 5% Primitivo
ABV14.4%