McGrail Vineyards

Current Releases

2016 Peyton Paige Sauvignon Blanc

Refreshing, crisp yet round, and perfect for a sunny day!  Notes of honeysuckle, white nectarine, tropical fruit, and a hint of sweet cut basil. The flavors are a complex blend of gooseberry, honeydew melon, peaches and a hint of vanilla .  


2016 Kylie Ryan Rose

Bright fruit notes of strawberry, peach, nectarine, and cherry.  This dry Rose is delicious with a hint of vanilla, and great acidity.


2015 Charlie Rae Chardonnay

This is our more buttery, oaky Chardonnay.  100% malolactic chardonnay and aged in 100% New Hungarian and American Oak.  


2013 McGrail Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

Our 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is bursting with aromas and flavors. This opulent wine opens with spicy clove, dark cherry, cassis, caramel, and toasty vanilla. The palate is equally impressive with density, great structure, and notes of blackberry, anise, and a hint of tobacco. Bold tannins frame the full-bodied mouthfeel of this classic Cabernet, leaving a lingering impression of fruit and spice.


2013 Slainte Red Blend

Slainte is a red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.  The wine opens with cassis and tobacco and has dark berry fruit flavors.  Hints of vanilla and licorice linger with the smooth tannins.


2014 Shamus Patrick Red Blend

Rich, elegant, and supple, this Red Blend, is a beautiful expression of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot, and Malbec. 


2013 McGrail Vineyards Merlot

Our 2013 Merlot from Picazo Vineyard has an array of aromas including plum, chocolate, and a hint of a cigar box.  This wine opens slowly and has many layers.  This is definitely a Cab lover's Merlot with complex flavors and bold tannins.


2013 Austin James Cabernet

Three Livermore Valley Vineyards blended together to create a bold, vibrant Cabernet Sauvignon. This dense, bold, and earthy wine opens with notes of tobacco, leather, and hints of cassis. 


2013 Clone 8

The dark garnet color opens with aromas of chocolate, cassis, and vanilla.  As you taste, baking spices, cherry, and old world wine characteristics shine through.  This wine finishes with soft, silky tannins. 


2013 Clone 15

Our 2013 Clone 15 Cabernet Sauvignon from McGrail Vineyards, has aromas of dark cherry, spiced blackberry and vanilla.  Similar to past vintages, the berry fruit is intense and has subtle hints of leather and tobacco.  This bold, deep garnet Cabernet finishes with bold tannins.


2013 James Vincent Cabernet Sauvignon

The James Vincent continues to be one of our favorite wines with great fruit on the front and balanced, lingering tannins on the finish.  This wine has grace and balance, but is bold and age-worthy.  100% Cabernet Sauvignon from McGrail Vineyards and aged in 100% new French oak.  



2013 A Jo Elet - The Good Life Cabernet

Dark, intense, bold, and delicious!  This 100% Cabernet aged exclusively in Hungarian Oak has the classic characteristics of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove.  The dark cherry, cassis, black currants, and vanilla blend with the baking spice and leave a divine taste on your palate.  It's no wonder our last vintage scored 93 points with the Wine Enthusiast!


2014 C. Tarantino Cabernet Sauvignon

Bright fruits and earthy undertones: notes of raspberry, blackberry, vanilla, and tobacco.  Our 2014 C. Tarantino Cabernet has elegant tannins that are smooth and lingering.


2013 Graduate Cabernet

Smoky, toasty, bold and delicious!  The 2013 Graduate Cabernet Sauvignon is 100% Cabernet aged for 4 years in a mix of French, American, and Hungarian oak.  Enjoy toasty, caramel, coffee notes and dark cherry, casiss, and blackberry fruit.


Timeless, Lot 456

Timeless is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from 3 vintages: 2014, 2015, and 2016.  This lighter body Cabernet has a tart cherry and dried cranberry nose with a hint of vanilla.  On the palate, this easy sipping Cabernet has earthy notes along with bright red fruit, cherries, pomegranate, black pepper, and olive.  


2014 McGrail Vineyards Cabernet Reserve


2012 Good Life Cabernet Sauvignon

Densely concentrated fruit, great structure, and bold tannins make this Cabernet the finest expression of Cabernet with the opulence and grace you’d expect from the 2012 vintage.  100% from our Estate Vineyard and aged in 100% new Hungarian Oak, "A Jo Elet” is the Hungarian translation for The Good Life.  This wine demonstrates a classic bouquet of dark cherry, cassis, and baking spice.  On the palate this wine is rich and full bodied with notes of clove, vanilla, and a bit of black pepper.  Red and black fruit, along with the baking spice notes linger along with the bold tannins.  

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2012 James Vincent

Our James Vincent Cabernet is our flagship Cabernet at McGrail, aged exclusively in new French oak.  Enjoy aromas of bright cassis, dark cherry, baking spice and hints of vanilla.  On the palate, this wine offers an intricate blend of nutmeg, clove, and porcini mushrooms.  The tannins are elegant and smooth, and linger with a hint of dark chocolate.  

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2012 McGrail Vineyards Merlot, Picazo Vineyard

A powerful wine with refined tannins and complex flavors and aromas.  Our Merlot is sourced from vines planted in the SW portion of the Livermore Valley at Picazo Vineyard.  This small production Merlot has a deep garnet color, the intensity of a Cabernet, and elegant tannins.   It exhibits flavors and aromas of milk chocolate, vanilla, nutmeg, cherry cola, oak, and a hint of graphite. 

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2013 Patriot Cabernet Sauvignon

Bold, rich, and age-worthy.

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2014 Casa de Vinas Cabernet

Our 2014 Casa de Vinas Cabernet opens with a scarlet red color and fig, blackberry, and plum aromas.  As you taste the wine, you will notice flavors of ripe cherries, baking spice, vanilla, and a hint of white pepper.  Enjoy this fruit forward Cabernet Sauvignon from Casa de Vinas.


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