The Wines

2022 Chardonnay

2022 Chardonnay

This Chardonnay is produced from grapes grown in our own Michael Mara Vineyard® on Carriger Road in Sonoma, California, established in 2006. The vineyard is within both the Sonoma Coast and Sonoma Valley Appellations. The very rocky soil of this Sonoma vineyard produces rich Chardonnay fruit with great character. This is delicious no-oak Chardonnay is crisp and clean and can be paired with a large variety of foods; enjoy with cheeses, salads, fish or fowl.

47 cases produced


per bottle

2018 Compound

The Idell Family Vineyards COMPOUND is a G-S-M blend from two spectacular vineyards.  The Mourvèdre and Grenache are sourced from the Steel Plow vineyard, farmed by viticulturalist Phil Coturri.  The Steel Plow vineyard soils are primarily igneous volcanic rock and clay.  The Sryah is from our estate Oscar® vineyard and is located on land which was part of the original Carriger Estate of Nicholas Carriger who came to Sonoma in 1846 and purchased his 1000 acre parcel from General Vallejo.  Carriger reportedly was the first American to grow wine grapes in Sonoma Valley.  The vineyard is in an area with plentiful round river rocks abounding, likely a result of an alluvial stream deposit or landslide that cascaded rocks and volcanic soil into one spot in the valley below Sonoma Mountain, to the West of the vineyard.  Grenache 65%, Syrah 19%, Mourvèdre 16%.

The Idell Family Vineyards COMPOUND is medium-bodied, lush and very vibrant, with notes of cherry, vanilla, spiced berry, black pepper and coffee.  Rated 92 by Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, described as “Full-bodied, opulent and spicy in the mouth, the plush tannins add to the decadence of the palate while a refreshing line provides energy to the finish.”

94 cases produced

$49 per bottle

Oscar 2015 Sonoma Valley - Syrah Label

Oscar 2015 Sonoma Valley – Syrah

The 2015 Oscar Syrah is as fantastic as previous years! This Syrah is a rich, complex wine; smooth, and  jammy, it it fruit-forward with lots of blackberry and current. This delightful Syrah has received rave reviews year after year. Delightful to drink now or to hold onto for that special occasion in years to come.  Rated 91 points by Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate and described as “…Medium to full-bodied, the palate is chock-full of ripe black berries and spicy flavors with a frame of rounded tannins and racy acid to support, finishing long and peppery.”

108 cases produced

$42.00 per bottle