Balistreri Holiday Wine List

This year we have a collection of great wines that we are highlighting special for the holidays. Some old and some new but all very special. Many of these wines are very limited supply and will come off the website after the holiday season. We have also put together some curated wine packs that make the perfect gift for the newcomer or connoisseur looking to compare similarities between vineyards and styles.  Our wines are made completely naturally without the use of sulfites or other additives. Only grapes that are hand-harvested are used to make the wine. All of which are selected from high quality single vineyard sites across Colorado and occasionally California. To learn more about our winemaking philosophy, please visit our history page.
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  • 2019 Colorado Pinot Noir
    • 2019 Colorado Pinot Noir
    • 2019 Colorado Pinot Noir

    • $55.00
    • This special Pinot Noir was grown in the West Elks AVA of Colorado. It was farmed with biodynamic principles, without the use of chemical sprays, instead preferring holistic and natural approaches in the vineyard. As always, we produced the wine without chemicals or sulfites, fermenting the fruit whole cluster on it's own wild yeasts. Coming from a cooler climate than the rest of our wines, this beautiful Pinot Noir has tremendous energy and lift. The acidity is backed by sturdy tannins on an otherwise light bodied wine. Only two barrels of this special Pinot Noir were made.
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  • 2018 Brother’s Cabernet Sauvignon
    • 2018 Brother’s Cabernet Sauvignon
    • 2018 Brother’s Cabernet Sauvignon

    • $36.00
    • Brother's is back!  An exceptional vintage of Brother's Cab! This delicious Lodi grown Cabernet is full of classic flavors of red currant, plum and blackberry flavors. It also has plenty of spice with green peppercorn/ tomato leaf aromas. On the palate, it's reserved yet balanced with a terrific acidity and tannin.
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  • 2020 Petite Sirah | American2020 Petite Sirah | American
    • 2020 Petite Sirah | American2020 Petite Sirah | American
    • 2020 Petite Sirah | American

    • $48.00
    • Petite Sirah -  When we think of Winemaker John Balistreri there are a few specific varietals that come to mind, Petite Sirah  being one of them. He has always loved this grape for its intensity, lush mouthfeel, and ability to age. This 2020 Petite is no exception. John's style focuses on showcasing the fruit that the varietal has to offer, so in this 100% Petite Sirah you wont see oak or other influences. It is delicious intense plum up front and big tannin on the finish. Awesome to drink young but this wine has what it takes for the long haul. Cheers!
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  • 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon | Avant Vineyard
    • 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon | Avant Vineyard
    • 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon | Avant Vineyard

    • $36.00
    • Coming from the Mesa seated Avant Vineyard, your nose will find a hard time leaving this glass. Intense and pungent aromas of fresh raspberry and strawberry mingle with classic Cabernet sensations of fresh produce and green leaves in the wind. Delicious now and slightly chilled, but this wine is perfectly positioned for Fall as the palate is giving and bursting with bold fruit.
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  • 2020 Alicante Bouschet | American
    • 2020 Alicante Bouschet | American
    • 2020 Alicante Bouschet | American

    • $38.00
    • Our first ever Alicante Bouschet, and it just won a gold medal at the San Francisco International Wine Competition! Wildly vibrant and fresh, with creamy plump fruit and floral flashes. This wine is agile, focused, and pops your cheeks with berry, then cherry, followed by clean balanced acidity.
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  • 2020 Cabernet Franc | Beach House Vineyard
    • 2020 Cabernet Franc | Beach House Vineyard
    • 2020 Cabernet Franc | Beach House Vineyard

    • $36.00
    • One of the finest vintages of Cabernet Franc from a special, tiny, 2.5 acre plot! Classic nose, the aromas are intense fruit, like spiced raspberry and woodland strawberry, edged with green bell pepper and olive. Sips are evolving while some give earthy, tomato leaf, oak shaving sensations, another taste may offer deep forest fruit and rich cherry flavors. A dynamic wine to say the least! You ll find focus in this Franc s structure and tannin showing quality to age, while the carmine color, clarity of flavors, and freshness desperately urge and inch it s cork out. A youthful Cabernet Franc begging to find a glass, and ready to impress.
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  • 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon | Lafata Vineyard
    • 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon | Lafata Vineyard
    • 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon | Lafata Vineyard

    • $38.00
    • A vineyard we have worked with for several years and recently renamed Lafata, it s fruit bears a dark Cabernet Sauvignon. The nose shows hints of delicious oak with coconut husk, cream, and of course black cherry. Palate explodes with velvet and cocoa, leaving behind the red fruit and swapping for ripe blackberries. A clean expression that is not overdone with oak (6 year old barrels) that keeps with our tradition in making a ripe and powerful Balistreri Cab. Enjoy!
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  • 2020 Syrah | Horse Mountain
    • 2020 Syrah | Horse Mountain
    • 2020 Syrah | Horse Mountain

    • $36.00
    • Horse Mountain is special and those that have known and followed these wines over the years can attest. Syrah that s dark and robust, fruit forward, complex and above all else spicy with that classic peppercorn sensation! What more can be said for something we have all grown to love? Until you come across a vintage such as this. Do not sleep on this Syrah! The spice is there, subtle and layered beneath some of the fullest, round, plump fruit we ve seen from the HM vineyard. Elegant cherry, plum, and cream unfold as you venture past each swirl and sip.
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  • 2014 Colorado Syrah | Horse Mountain
    • 2014 Colorado Syrah | Horse Mountain
    • 2014 Colorado Syrah | Horse Mountain

    • $75.00
    •  A gorgeous vintage of Horse Mountain we’ve had tucked away for seven years now!  Boysenberries and deep red licorice, let this special wine open up with air and reveal peppercorn and exotic spices! This is richer Syrah with more weight, depth, and classic warm climate expressions. Decant and allow this wine to breath for at least an hour to unfold the classic tart cherry and raspberry we’ve all come to love from Horse Mountain.
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  • 2017 Colorado Syrah | (Whitewater Hill Vineyard)2017 Colorado Syrah | (Whitewater Hill Vineyard)
    • 2017 Colorado Syrah | (Whitewater Hill Vineyard)2017 Colorado Syrah | (Whitewater Hill Vineyard)
    • 2017 Colorado Syrah | (Whitewater Hill Vineyard)

    • $58.00
    • Planted with a view, this wine is further proof that Colorado is a fantastic region for growing Syrah. This wine hits all the marks with layered aromas of white pepper, game and fresh herbs. On the palate, it’s ripe and lush with black fruit flavors culminating in a spicy, long finish.
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  • 2018 Colorado Merlot (Lovies Vineyard)2018 Colorado Merlot (Lovies Vineyard)
    • 2018 Colorado Merlot (Lovies Vineyard)2018 Colorado Merlot (Lovies Vineyard)
    • 2018 Colorado Merlot (Lovies Vineyard)

    • $65.00
    • Forget everything you know about Merlot! This Merlot defies varietal expectations and is easily one of our most impressive Merlots. Black cherry, raspberry candy and rich chocolate fill out the flavor profile. This is a serious Merlot and can easily compete with any Cabernet out there.
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  • 2018 Colorado Cabernet Sauvignon (Lovies Vineyard)2018 Colorado Cabernet Sauvignon (Lovies Vineyard)
    • 2018 Colorado Cabernet Sauvignon (Lovies Vineyard)2018 Colorado Cabernet Sauvignon (Lovies Vineyard)
    • 2018 Colorado Cabernet Sauvignon (Lovies Vineyard)

    • $65.00
    • A classic and jawdropping Balistreri Cabernet. Although young, this shows amazing maturity and depth overall. The structure is solid but pleasing with immense dark fruit character and incredible length. No doubt this is a powerful and serious wine, yet it retains beautiful balance and vibrancy.
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  • 2012 Colorado Petite Sirah
    • 2012 Colorado Petite Sirah
    • 2012 Colorado Petite Sirah

    • $85.00
    • This wine commands your attention with captivating aromas of stewed berries, soft cream & subtle spice. On the palate, the fruit flavors are fully developed and seamlessly transition into a silky subtle finish. Just now starting to unwind and certainly has the tannin structure to keep going.
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  • Colorado Cherry | (Stranahan Barrel) (375mL)
    • Colorado Cherry | (Stranahan Barrel) (375mL)
    • Colorado Cherry | (Stranahan Barrel) (375mL)

    • $32.00
    • A very special cherry wine that is aged in a Stranahan whiskey barrel. This adds interesting whiskey flavors to this already delicious dessert wine. Almond, spice and strawberry aromas are followed by sweet hazelnut and cherry flavors, reminiscent of fresh Summer cherry pie.
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  • Balistreri Port (Stranahan Barrel)Balistreri Port (Stranahan Barrel)
    • Balistreri Port (Stranahan Barrel)Balistreri Port (Stranahan Barrel)
    • Balistreri Port (Stranahan Barrel)

    • $42.00$84.00
    • A very special Port that was aged in Stranahan whiskey barrels! Unless you are willing to travel to the Douro Valley itself, you will not find a more authentic Port than this! We source traditional Portuguese varietals to create this delicious, sweet “Ruby style” port. This vintage has a beautiful focus and energy, which brings a liveliness to the sweet, rich dark fruit flavors. Not to be missed!
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