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"Dwarfs standing on the shoulders of giants" is a Western metaphor, one who develops future intellectual pursuits by understanding the research and works created by notable thinkers of the past. This is the founding philosophy of Iconic Wines' Hero Series. We strive to make the best wines possible and do this by enlisting the help of giants in the industry.  

Hero Series was envisioned with one idea in mind, to make great wine.  The wine industry can be full of dogma and borderline superstition and it can be easy to become trapped in one way of thinking, but  by working with talented people from different backgrounds we force ourselves to stay open minded to a variety of production techniques and wine styles.  As we expand the series we partner with different wine makers and vineyard managers and hope to apply the lessons learned on one to increase the quality of our wines as a whole.  So what makes great wine?  We think great wines have balance, focus and complexity while showing a strong connection and pride for the place they come from... also they have to taste yummy. 

 

CURRENT RELEASE

 

 

Heroine Chardonnay 2014 -SOLD OUT

NOW AVAILABLE - $25

100% Sonoma Valley Chardonnay

100% Chardonnay sourced from the Sonoma Coast. 50% Michael Mara Vineyard and the remaining sourced from the Russian River AVA.  Predominantly Clone 4 with a portion of Old Wente clone.  Aged on the lees for 6 months and in neutral French oak for a total of 8 months.  A portion of the barrels were fermented with native yeast while the rest was inoculated with champagne yeast. 156 cases produced.

 

 

 

SK Chardonnay 2015

NOW AVAILABLE - $18

The SK Series from Iconic Wine represents the finest wine we could create at everyday drinking value. We work with multiple vineyard sources from around northern California, as far north as Anderson Valley to as far south as Lodi. This allows us every year to assure we pull the best fruit for the price depending on the vintage, creating a trustworthy wine and perfect companion to you day to day adventures.

Iconic was founded on a love of Chardonnay. It was the very first wine we ever made, and we are very picky when it comes to this great grape. Like our flagship Chardonnay, Heroine, the focus is on fresh bright fruit and minerality.  The grapes are slowly pressed over a long gentle pressing before fermented in vertical, temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. The wine is apricot and white peach and full of floral aromatics.

 

SK Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

NOW AVAILABLE - $18

The SK Series from Iconic Wine represents the finest wine we could create at everyday drinking value. We work with multiple vineyard sources from around northern California, as far north as Anderson Valley to as far south as Lodi. This allows us every year to assure we pull the best fruit for the price depending on the vintage, creating a trustworthy wine and perfect companion to you day to day adventures.


SK Cabernet 2014 is fermented in several stainless steel vertical fermenters. Maceration is 14 to 20 days with once a day pump over. An additional portion is producer in a rotofermetnor. with the wine turned three times daily until fully dry.  A small portion is then introduced to new French oak and aged for a minimum of six months. Final blending is done a few weeks before bottling.  Great care is taken to not over extract the grapes, that would result in pushing the wine into a jam or green vegetable character..  SK Cabernet Sauvignon is made to focus on rich body, while still maintaining bright red fruit flavors. peach and full of floral aromatics.

 

 

Secret Identity 2016

Secret Identity is made to be Iconic Wine's ideal summer rosé. Crisp and refreshing, screw top, and at only around 10% alcohol, designed to be able to drink a lot on the beach, back porch or any outdoor space. Despite the freshness, it still carries enough fruit to be equally at home with kebabs off the grill once the sun goes down.

 

The name Secret Identity comes from the desire to make the best dry rosé for the buck we could while not being trapped by tradition. Rather than showcasing a single region or grape, the focus on our ideal Light, aromtic, fresh, and readily drinkable. This year is a blend of fourgrapes across Lodi and the Sierra Foothils.