Wine Quality and Proper Refrigeration Temperatures

Tasting Room

1- 707- 996- 1364

robert@

erickjames.com

452 First St. East #G

Sonoma, CA 95476

Off the Sonoma Plaza In the “Mercato”
Monday – Thursday

12pm to 8pm
Friday, Saturday and Sunday

12pm to 10pm

(Live Music from 7pm to 10pm)
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LIVE NEW ORLEANS MUSIC!!!

Every Friday Saturday and Sunday from 7pm to 10pm all year long.

Sub- Genres: New Orleans Rhythm & Blues, Creole Jazz, Mardi Gras Indian, Mardi Gras Parade Music, Professor Longhair/Dr. John Style Rumba- Boogie Blues, Western Louisiana Zydeco & Cajun, 1920’s Dixieland, New Orleans Swing, New Orleans Ragtime, Stomps, Blues and Joys, New Orleans’ Brass Funk, Barrel Boogie Woogie Blues and Harlem Depression era Stride Piano.
Fri Aug 23 – Left Coast Syncopators: Mike Rinta, Kevin Zuffi & Tim Eschliman
Sat Aug 24 – Michael Peloquin and Stevie Gurr (The May 23 Bros)
Sun Aug 25 – Sonoma Satchmo & the 9th Ward Playboys

Fri Aug 30 – Snakebite Jacobs, Chris Burns & Bowen Brown
Sat Aug 31 – Macy Blackman & the Mighty Fines
Sun Sep 1 – Sonoma Satchmo & the 9th Ward Playboys

Sat Sep 6 – T.B.A.

Sat Sep 7 – T.B.A.
Sun Sep 8 – Sonoma Satchmo & the Frenchman St. Funk Revival

Room in our Wine Club is limited due to our micro production and high local demand for
our limited production wines. Please call the tasting room directly to check availability
and for future openings in our exclusive wine club.


About Us
Located in the Carneros appelation in Southern Sonoma County, Eric and Jim are successfully running the Napa-Sonoma Vineyard Group (NSVG). NSVG is a vineyard management and development company that custom farms premium grapes for wineries, independent growers, and small vineyard owners as well as their own 24 acre vineyard will find useful this beverage refrigerator.

In 2004, Eric and Jim (with the help of their winemaker friend, Chris Demetre) created their own wine label: “Eric K. James Vineyards”
These limited production wines are the result of the best viticultural practices–it is the grapes that make our wine great just as much as the winemaker’s craft .
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Our Vineyards

The NSVG home vineyard is located 7 miles south of the Sonoma town square just off of SH 121. Our vineyard is in both the Carneros and Sonoma Valley appellations (as well as Sonoma County and the North Coast). We own and farm 3 acres of Chardonnay, 4 acres of Syrah, and 13 acres of Pinot Noir.
The location of our vineyards is perfect for growing premiums grapes. We have cold mornings with fog in the summer. It allows us to keep a very good acidity and at the same time to have a great phenolic maturity. Our hillside exposure lets our vines get sunlight all day.
Our key difference is to be in a great “terroir” and to focus on the viticulture. This means that we do not hesitate to drop a lot of grapes in order to have the best quality


Winemaking Process

A 14-month aging process in French oak makes a complex and perfumed product.

Tasting Comments

This Pinot noir has a fine brilliant red-cherry color. Its nose suggests red-cherry and blackberry aromas. The mouth reflects red-fruits flavors accentuated by a toasty oak scent.

Characteristics
Varietal Composition: Pinot noir
Appellation: Carneros
Location: Daniela Vineyard, Wildcat Mountain area, Southwest of Sonoma
Alcohol: 14.1 %

Prices

Bottle: $ 24–SOLD OUT
Case: $ 288–SOLD OUT

Our prices do not include taxes and shipping.


Napa Sonoma Vineyard Group Wines
Eric K. James Vineyards

-2004 EKJ Syrah
-2004 EKJ Pinot Noir
-2004 Fieldsa Syrah
-2005 Syrah
-2005 Pinot Noir
-2005 Fieldsa Syrah
-2008 EKJ Rose

A few of our other wine industry friends include:
Orentano
Verotto
Nicolette Christopher
Davis Family Vineyards
Broman Cellars


Eric K. James 2004 Syrah

Winemaking Process

Syrah is a delicate varietal. Our clusters are hand-harvested enabling us to choose only the best grapes and preserving their integrity. After 14 months of aging in French oak, we obtain a complex and well-balanced wine.

Tasting Comments

Its deep purple color and its clarity convey a rich wine. The nose is clean, marked by hints of cherries, ripe blackberries, and violets. The palate is well-structured and reveals delicate tannins and black-fruits flavors.

Characteristics

Varietal Composition: Syrah
Appellation: Carneros
Location: Vineyard 121, Southwest of Sonoma
Alcohol: 14.1 %


Eric K. James 2004 Cuvee Traditionnelle

Winemaking Process

This wine results of a blend of Cabernet Franc and Merlot. This wine was bottled after 18 months of aging in American oak. It can be consumed after purchase, or it can also be kept a few more years.

Tasting Comments

It presents a deep rich purple color. The nose reveals chocolate and cherry aromas stay cool in great Haier Wine Coolers for wine. The palate is complex and well-balanced. The entry is sweet and reflects cherry and coffee flavors transitioning nicely into chocolate and berries flavors, associated with soft tannins.

Characteristics

Varietal Composition:
50% Cabernet Franc, 50% Merlot
Appellation: Sonoma Valley
Location: South Sonoma Valley

Prices

Bottle: $ 65
Case: $ 780

Our prices do not include taxes and shipping.


Eric K. James 2005 Pinot noir

Winemaking Process

This typical Pinot noir wine is aged 14 months in French oak, which allows it to mature and to develop its aromas.

Tasting Comments

This wine is bright and has black-fruits colors. Its smell is a mixture of cherries, blueberries and spices. The palate expresses various flavors such as violets and tangerine, and leaves cherry and caramel flavors.

Characteristics
Varietal Composition: Pinot noir
Appellation: Carneros
Location: Daniela Vineyard, Wildcat Mountain area, Southwest of Sonoma
Alcohol: 14.2 %

Prices
Bottle: $ 24
Case: $ 288

Our prices do not include taxes and shipping.


Eric K. James 2006 Cabi Vineyard Syrah

This wine is from the Cabi Vineyard located on Old Winery Road in Sonoma down the street from the oldest winery in California, founded by Count Agoston Haraszthy in 1857. The vineyard is an old creek bed with extremely cobbled soil surrounded by Eucalyptus trees. The vineyard was planted in 2002 with Clone 174 that is trained on bilateral cordons.

Tasting Notes
Aromas of plumeria – blossom essence, black cherry, caramel and high notes. This is a big syrah with flavors of black cherry, plum, nectarine and Chinese five spice. It finishes with a blood orange note. The 2006 Cabi Syrah is a bold, masculine wine with giant tannins. The color is deep ruby. Age worthy through 2016.

Technical Information
14.2% alcohol. Harvest occurred on October 2nd. The grapes were inoculated with D254 yeast in one ton bins and punched down by hand twice daily, maceration lasting 7 days. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation to enhance mouth feel. Aged 22 months in French oak, one third of which was new Cadus. The wine was bottled on August 18, 2008, 424 cases were produced.

2010 Awards and Accolades
California State Fair                  90 points/Silver Medal
Prices
Bottle: $ 22
Case: $ 264

Our prices do not include taxes and shipping.


Eric K. James 2006 Frank Vineyard Syrah

This wine is from the Frank Vineyard located on Country Club Drive adjacent to Sonoma creek. The vineyard slopes slightly and contains sandy loam soils. This location is right in the middle of Sonoma Valley. The vineyard is planted in 4 by 6 spacing with vertical shoot positioning.

Tasting Notes
Aromas of anise, black cherry, mint and wild berries. The black cherry and anise are also present in the flavor along with violets. The finish offers tangerine and bing cherry. The 2006 Frank Syrah exhibits bright acidity and soft tannins. The color is deep ruby red.

Technical Information
14.2% alcohol. Harvest occurred on October 9th. The grapes were inoculated with D254 yeast in one ton bins and punched down by hand twice daily, stay cool in this small sized wine fridge – maceration lasting 7 days. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation in barrels to enhance mouth feel.  Aged 22 months in French oak. The wine was bottled on August 18, 2008, only 219 cases were produced.

2010 Awards and Accolades
California State Fair                  87 points/Bronze Medal
Wine Enthusiast Magazine        85 points

Prices
Bottle: $ 18
Case: $ 216

Our prices do not include taxes and shipping.


Eric K. James 2006 North Coast Pinot Noir

This wine was created by co-fermenting fruit from two vineyards: the Daniela Block in the Carneros district of Sonoma and the Mike Abraham’s Ranch in southeastern Napa Valley.  Daniela block is a field blend of Roederer and Pommard clones trained on bilateral cordons. The Abraham vineyard is Dijon clone 777 planted on 1103P rootstock and trained to bilateral cordons in sandy loam soil.

Tasting Notes
Aromas of cherries, raspberries, Pinot Noir varietal character and vanilla. The flavors detected in the nose are also present in the mouth along with toasted oak. The tannins are fine grained and the wine is very bright with a deep garnet color.

Technical Information
The best wine coolers work fine for wines with 13.8% alcohol. The fruit was inoculated with Assmannhausen yeast in open topped fermentors and punched down by hand twice daily. Malolactic fermentation was induced to enhance mouthfeel. The wine was aged for 20 months in French oak, one third of which was new Damy Vosges and Allier barrels. Only 220 cases were produced.

Prices
Bottle: $ 24
Case: $ 288

Our prices do not include taxes and shipping.


Eric K. James 2007 Carneros Pinot Noir

2007 was a drought year that dropped the water table far below the surface of the Daniela Block vineyard. These dry conditions decreased the amount of fruit produced, yielding less than a ton per acre. The Pinot Noir grapes from this14 acre vineyard in 2007 were concentrated in small clusters of tiny fruit.

Tasting Notes
Earthy aromas – Sous bois, loads of cherries and smoke. The flavors present are cherry and hints of strawberry jam, rhubarb and raspberry with a back drop of vanilla and toast. At the finish, a wisp of violet is present. The wine exhibits a brightness with fine grained tannins and a persistent finish. The wine shines a brilliant Garnet.

Technical Information
ph 3.83      TA .54       14.2% alcohol
The grapes were hand sorted and cold soaked 3 days for our first crush at the Enkidu facility. The clusters were inoculated with Assmannhausen yeast in open topped fermentors and punched down twice daily. The wine coolers may have wine that was aged in 30% new French oak – Damy and Billon barrels for 20 months. 404 cases produced.

2010 Awards and Accolades
Grand Harvest Awards              Bronze Medal
Jerry Meade New World            Silver Medal
Riverside Int’l (Dan Berger)       Silver Medal
Los Angeles Int’l                       Silver Medal
San Francisco (A. Dias Blue)      Bronze Medal
California State Fair                  86 points/Bronze Medal
Wine Enthusiast Magazine        85 points

Prices
Bottle: $ 24
Case: $ 288

Our prices do not include taxes and shipping.


A Special Note About Ordering:
California Residents minimum order: 3 Bottles. All Other States minimum order: 6 Bottles

Price per Bottle
Quantity
Current Releases

2005 Fieldsa Sonoma Valley Syrah
$16

2006 Fieldsa Sonoma Valley Syrah
$20

2006 Eric K James North Coast Pinot Noir
$24

2006 Eric K James “Cabi Vineyard” Syrah
$22

2006 Eric K James “Frank Vineyard” Syrah
$18

2007 Eric K James Carneros Pinot Noir
$24

2008 Fieldsa Dessert Syrah (375ml)
$25

2009 Eric K James Carneros Chardonnay
$24

2009 Eric K James Syrah Rose’
$18

2009 Fieldsa Syrah Rose’
$18

Library Selections

2004 Eric K James Syrah
$24

2004 Eric K James Bordeaux Blend
$24

2004 Fieldsa Syrah
$22

2005 Eric K James Syrah
Sold Out

2005 Eric K James “Daniela Block” Pinot Noir
Sold Out

Purchase at least 6 bottles and receive a
10% discount and a 12 bottle minimum order
receives a 20% discount.

Fax
To fax your order, please complete the above form,
print it, and fax to 707-933-8829.
Questions or problems?
Feel free to call us 707-935-1876.
Special orders, offers & considerations are available.
Please contact the winery for details.
All orders allow the mixing of bottles.

Note: Minimum 3 bottles in CA,
6 bottles all other states.
Shipping Notices

Ground Shipping Rates
As quoted.

Air Shipping Rates
During the hot summer months you may want
to consider shipping your valuable wines by air.
We do offer NDA and 2-Day shipping.

Please contact the Tasting Room for air shipment costs.
707-996-1364.


Wines
Jim and Eric’s dream to make wine with their own grapes was long time coming. This dream began to be realized in 2004. Their first vintage was a 2004 Chardonnay (93 cases… long sold out), soon followed by the 2004 Pinot Noir (425 cases) and the 2004 Syrah (300 cases). Our current releases include:

-2004 Syrah

-2004 Pinot Noir

-2005 Syrah

-2005 Pinot noir

-2005 Cuvee traditionnelle (Bordeaux Blend)