A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, this is muted in an earthy compost tone that accents burly aromas of black currant and plum. Concentrated, extracted power and sturdy tannins provide strength and complexity to the palate, with finishing notes of black pepper and leather.
2017 Haypenny Rose: This blend of 45% Syrah, 45% Grenache and 10% Barbera is citrus-driven and textured, winning in its light touch and refreshing grasp of acidity. Peach and melon add complexity and lasting fruitiness. 90 points Virginie Boone
2017 Albarino Rusty Gate Farm: The producer's first vintage of this white, this shows medium-bodied ripeness and texture, nearly no oak, and strong aromas and flavors of green apple and mango. It's a fine wine for the table, picnic basket or front porch with friends. 90 Points Virginie Boone
Tasted by William Kelley(at California, 31 May 2017) Part of California rosé wine renaissance – and the ones to try
Picayune is a négociant label from French-born and Calistoga-based Claire Weinkauf, who exploits her formidable contacts in the wine community to seek out exceptional juice at a modest price point. Notes of melon, peach and a hint of lavender are the prelude to an elegantly textural, juicy Provençal-styled rosé imbued with joie de vivre.
Drinking Window 2017 - 2019
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Picayune Cellars & Mercantile was feature as a Best Wine Destination for 2017. Read Virginie Boone article and come visit us In Calistoga!
Good article of USA Today trying to bring focus on the Travel Worthy Wineries in Calistoga. So happy we are in such good company.
Démocratiser des vins de grande qualité, c’est le pari qu’a fait Claire Ducrocq-Weinkauf, installée depuis 2006 en Californie. Après une Business School à Toulouse et une carrière internationale, des États-Unis à l’Argentine, cette entrepreneure française a lancé en 2011 dans la Sonoma Valley, Picayune Cellars. Une activité qu’elle mène de main de maitre, en parallèle de son autre entreprise, du consulting en vin, Claire de Lune. Rencontre à White Rock Vineyards dans la Napa.
- 14 Picayune Sauvignon Blanc (Sonoma County, Napa County): From lemons to melons and back again, hardly missing a step or a beat. $21 B+
- 12 Picayune Padlock Red (Napa Valley): Those are some seriously energetic, upbeat, funky-ass moves gettin' laid down right there. $29 B+
- 13 Picayune Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast): Lithe, lovely, light as a feather; now please bring me duck salad before I scream $29 B+
Women Vintners chip away at the wineglass ceiling by Lettie Teague May 1, 2015
Oenofile: Five Terrific California Wines From Across the Gender Divide
2014 Picayune Cellars Sauvignon Blanc $21
Picayune partners Jennifer Roberts and Claire Weinkauf source from both Sonoma and Napa to find the best juice to fit their Sauvignon ideal—a well-made, easy-to- drink wine at an everyday price. The 2014 vintage is a crisp white with a decidedly citric edge.
Winemaking and family seem to go together….and with good friends too. Claire Weinkauf and Jennifer Roberts were close friends long before becoming partners in Picayune Cellars…..and you may recognize Claire’s name…..she is married to Spottswoode Winemaker Aron Weinkauf featured in Podcast #129. Beyond that they’ll tell you more than I can….so listen in as we sat in the vineyard on a warm February day…and be sure to take a look at the two videos from this recording on our YouTube page.Read More
By Richard Jennings - Huffington Post
12/7/2014, 91 points
2013 Picayune Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley Light green-tinged yellow color; tart lime, smoke, white grapefruit nose; tangy, clean, tart citrus, tart lemon, tart lime, smoke, mineral palate with bright acidity; medium-plus finish (14.2% alcohol) 91+ points
By Richard Jennings
12/3/2014, 91 points
2013 Picayune Cellars Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Medium ruby color; aromatic, talc, raspberry puree, ripe cherry, ripe strawberry nose; bright, silky textured, tart raspberry, tart strawberry, tart cherry palate with near medium acidity; medium-plus finish (13.8% alcohol)
2012 Picayune Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley – USA, California, Napa Valley Very light yellow color; ripe lime, lemon grass nose; lime lemon grass palate; medium-plus finish (55% Sonoma, 45% Napa; 14.1% alcohol) 91 points
2011 Picayune Cellars Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast – USA, California, Sonoma Coast
From magnum – medium cherry red color; black cherry, tart berry nose; black cherry, tart berry, black cherry jam palate; medium-plus finish 90 points
2011 Picayune Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Light yellow color; lemon grass, tart gooseberry, lightly smoky nose; medium bodied, tart grapefruit, lemon grass, mineral palate with medium acidity; medium-plus finish 91+ points