Wines



Bottle shot of Isthmus Cabernet Sauvignon

2020

Isthmus Cabernet Sauvignon


An expression of our estate vineyards, Isthmus bridges the different volcanic terroirs found within our vineyards up and down the western slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains. This classically-styled Cabernet Sauvignon blend balances youthful accessibility and potential for graceful aging. It is a compelling introduction to the Hamel philosophy of winegrowing.

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Profile


Displaying a dark ruby hue in the glass, a bouquet emerges with aromas of dark cherry, plum, sage, and violets with a deep sanguine tone underlying the fruit. The wine is textured with finely etched tannins that layer around a vibrant freshness and a tightly coiled mineral core. Expressive and deep, the palate shows an elegant lift and verticality that extends through a lasting, mineral finish. This wine can be opened and enjoyed in the near term and will continue to gain complexity in the cellar over the next ten years.

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Current Releases

2019

Nuns Canyon Vineyard


One of California’s great volcanic sites, this single-vineyard expression produces wines indelibly marked by the mineral energy derived from its fractured basalt composition. Underlaid with the confidence of restraint, this 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon blend is sleek and vertical with impressive persistence building elegantly across the palate.

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2019

Pamelita Reserve

Grown from the most compelling micro-terroirs within Nuns Canyon Vineyard, Pamelita is the apogee and ultimate expression of the site. The wine intricately captures the ethereal and profound character of the preeminent ridges and outcroppings of fractured basalt within the high-elevation terroir.

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Bottleshot of Hamel Estate Grenache

2021

Estate Grenache


This wine allows us to explore the finesse and tension of our vineyards’ volcanic terroir. We aspire to crafting an elegant, transparent expression that is fragrant of and textured by the iron-rich basalt stones that underly all our vineyards.

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2019

Hamel Family Ranch


This single-vineyard expression is from the 120-acre property that contains the winery, cave and the Estate House. It lies at the foot of the Mayacamas Mountains in the Sonoma Valley. The warmest site across our estate vineyards, its eponymous Cabernet Sauvignon blends supple tannins with incisive minerality to deliver a wine with classic and powerful poise.

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Bottleshot of Estate Zinfandel

2021

Estate Zinfandel


Imbued with the energy and mineral complexity of volcanic terroir, this wine is an uncommonly elegant example of the Zinfandel grape. Lifted yet plush, the 2021 vintage of this wine offers our unique take on a piece of Sonoma Valley’s viticultural heritage.

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Hamel Wines Bottle of 2022 Sauvignon Blanc with rocks from Tres Palmas terroir to each side of bottle

2022

SAUVIGNON BLANC

Our white wine aims to channel and evoke the vibrant energy and minerality of the volcanic ash from Tres Palmas Vineyard and the basalt of Nuns Canyon Vineyard. Showcasing a finessed, crystalline structure, this expression is chiseled, fresh, and saline.

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Explore Our Vineyards


To capture the complexity of our vineyards’ volcanic terroir, we embrace a level of precision, scale and knowledge that reflects the geologic contours of our place.