Our mission at Dynamis Estate Wines is to achieve premium-quality without compromise. This philosophy drives every decision we make—from vineyard to winery to tasting lodge and everywhere in between. We hand-harvest fruit during the cool cover of darkness and pick grapes into small harvest bins to maintain fruit integrity. Careful cluster and berry sorting ensure fruit quality. Gentle destemming and fruit movement in our fermentation tanks, with an elegant selection of glassware and closures, creates a memorable tasting experience that leaves you wanting more. We handcraft our wines in small lots with the pinnacle of quality in mind and monitor every drop with surgical precision creating a time capsule in a bottle to enjoy for years to come, one vintage after another.

2020 Sauvignon Blanc
$35/750ml

Tasting notes:
Well-drained rocky soil below these vines and a gentle winemaking approach offers a true concentration of varietal expression. This wine presents aromatics of tea olive, apricot, and peach. The palate opens with creamy lemon curd and transitions to fresh honeydew melon and stone fruit, finishing crisp and clean.

Fermentation and processing:
Whole cluster pressed, and cold settled in stainless steel for two days. Upon reaching 35 degrees, the juice is moved to concrete cast stone. Cast stone preserves the unique terroir, aromas, and flavor profile we want to showcase in our Sauvignon Blanc.

Food pairing:
Comte’ and Brie cheese, shrimp and grits, ceviche, oysters on the half shell.

Wine Specs:

AVA

Swan Creek

Alcohol %

12.5

Aging

12 months in cast stone

Wine Specs:

AVA

Swan Creek

Alcohol %

12.5

Aging

12 months in cast stone

2019 Merlot
$50/750ml

Tasting notes:
The superior finesse of this wine makes it easy to drink as layers of red and dark fruit notes unfold, accentuated by subtle herbal flavors and pronounced aromas of eucalyptus, sage, and mint. This full-bodied wine has a strong granular tannin structure perfectly balanced with a gentle aging process.

Fermentation and processing:
Cold soaked for five days in stainless steel. The fermentation process continues with two pump-overs per day for three weeks using a variety of aging vessels. Our gentle and complex aging process gives the wine time to self-express its varietal characteristics, preserving the fruit integrity.

Food pairing:
Gouda and goat cheese, roasted vegetables, grilled pork chops.

Wine Specs:

AVA

Swan Creek

Alcohol %

13.5

Aging

Four months in new French Oak 225L
Eight months in cast stone
Finished in 600L oak barrels

Wine Specs:

AVA

Swan Creek

Alcohol %

13.5

Aging

Four months in new French Oak 225L
Eight months in cast stone
Finished in 600L oak barrels

2019 Cabernet Sauvignon
$100/750ml

Tasting notes:
Our single varietal Cabernet Sauvignon showcases the boldness of the mountain where it is grown and is a true expression of our site. The deep ruby red color, velvety structure, and ripe flavor profile are elegant and palate-friendly. Powerful aromas and flavors of vanilla bean, black currant, cedar, spearmint, and a hint of clove carry across the palate from start to finish.

Fermentation and processing:
Grapes, harvested late into the season and picked at almost freezing temperature, ensure fruit entered the cellar cool and ripe. The wine was pumped over twice daily for two to three weeks during fermentation in 40hL oak vats. Oak fermentation provides oxygen for the yeast to promote a healthy fermentation and helps early integration of oak tannins to round out the mouthfeel. To express the varietal character of our Cabernet Sauvignon, we chose to use 100% free-run wine.

Food pairing:
Bleu Cheese, portobello mushrooms, dry-aged ribeye, steak au poivre.

Wine Specs:

AVA

Swan Creek

Alcohol %

13.5

Aging

20 months in new French Oak

Wine Specs:

AVA

Swan Creek

Alcohol %

13.5

Aging

20 months in new French Oak

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2019 Alpha
$95/750ml

Tasting notes:
The Alpha proudly showcases the complex layers of a red blend with fruit selected purposefully from vineyard blocks spanning our breathtaking mountain ridgeline at 1,600 ft. The backbone of this bold yet supple blend is Cabernet Sauvignon providing abundant textural tannins with a silky mouthfeel. A symphony of classic black cherry, cassis, vanilla bean, and spice. Palate pleasing now, the wine will continue to evolve with age.

Fermentation and processing:
A diverse blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, and Merlot. Small hand-crafted lots, including different fermentation styles of single varietal, co-fermentation, and press fraction lots. Co-fermentation helps achieve natural wine balance using low intervention winemaking. Aged in cast stone and oak of various sizes adding layers of complexity.

Food pairing:
Flank steak with chimichurri, braised short ribs, pasta Bolognese.

Wine Specs:

AVA

Swan Creek

Alcohol %

13.5

Aging

20 months in new French Oak

Wine Specs:

AVA

Swan Creek

Alcohol %

13.5

Aging

20 months in new French Oak

2019 The Mountain
$125/750ml
$150/750ml FIRST EDITION

Tasting notes:
The flagship of Dynamis Estate Wines comprises the very best of the vintage. Dynamis, defined as limitless power, presents this confident full-bodied blend that exemplifies the strength of our mountain’s terroir. Intense purple color and violet aromas hint at the dark fruit flavors of blackberries and plums dominating the palate. The integrated tannins make way for rich background notes of morel mushrooms, toffee, chocolate, and a noteworthy savory finish.

Fermentation and processing:
A powerful blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot fermented in a combination of stainless steel and French oak tanks. The stainless steel lots went through a five-day cold soak. The process continues with two pump-overs per day for about three weeks during fermentation. Aged in oak barrels of various sizes and toast levels, adding layers of complexity. We can take the best qualities from each small lot and combine them to create the best possible wine through strategic blending. This process requires a collaboration of many minds over a timeline from fermentation to bottling.

Food pairing:
Aged cheddar, gruyere, beef brisket, roast lamb with mint jelly.

Wine Specs:

AVA

Swan Creek

Alcohol %

14

Aging

20 months in new French Oak

Wine Specs:

AVA

Swan Creek

Alcohol %

14

Aging

20 months in new French Oak