Root Cause is defined as the fundamental reason for the occurrence of an event. In our case, we take this quite literally. Thanks to the diverse soil, coastal influences, and California sunshine, our vines thrive and our roots run deep. This results in well-structured yet expressive wines. Good roots, good wines, good times.

  • Root_Cause_Cabernet_Sauvignon

    Cabernet Sauvignon

    Vineyards

    A blend of premium Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grown in some of California's finest wine regions:

    Monterey, Clarksburg, and the Sacramento Delta

    Tasting Notes

    Our 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon has robust aromas of currant, raspberry jam and black tea followed by youthful tannins, rich red fruit and a bold finish.

    Wine Details

    Vintage: 2017

    Appellation: California

    Alcohol: 13.0%

    TA: 0.59 g/100ml

    RS: .38 g/100ml

    pH: 3.63

  • Root_Cause_California_Sauvignon_Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc

    Vineyards

    A blend of premium Sauvignon Blanc grapes grown in some of California's finest wine regions:

    Monterey, Clarksburg, and the Sacramento Delta

    Tasting Notes

    Our Root Cause Sauvignon Blanc opens with aromas of passion fruit, melon and subtle grassy tones. The palate is vibrant with bright acidity with a lasting tropical fruit finish.

    Wine Details

    Vintage: 2017

    Appellation: California

    Alcohol: 12.5%

    TA: 0.58 g/100ml

    RS: .13 g/100ml

    pH: 3.29

  • Root_Cause_California_Chardonnay

    Chardonnay

    Vineyards

    A blend of premium Chardonnay grapes grown in some of California's finest wine regions:

    Monterey, Clarksburg, and the Sacramento Delta

    Tasting Notes

    Our Root Cause Chardonnay exemplifies toasted oak, ripe pear, and honeydew melon. Balanced acidity and a gentle warmth contribute to a rich, medium body and long finish.

    Wine Details

    Vintage: 2018

    Appellation: California

    Alcohol: 13.0%

    TA: 0.53 g/100ml

    RS: .21 g/100ml

    pH: 3.55

  • Root_Cause_Pinot_Noir

    Pinot Noir

    Vineyards

    A blend of premium Pinot Noir grapes grown in some of California's finest wine regions:

    Monterey, Clarksburg, and the Sacramento Delta

    Tasting Notes

    Unlike other Pinots in its weight class, our Root Cause Pinot Noir hold true to its varietal roots with prominent cherry fruit supplemented by loose leaf tobacco and integrated French oak. The palate follows in suit with supple tannins, a full body and flavors of rich red fruit

    Wine Details

    Vintage: 2017

    Appellation: California

    Alcohol: 13.30%

    TA: 0.56 g/100ml

    RS: .25 g/100ml

    pH: 3.61

  • Root_Cause_Red_Wine

    Red Wine

    Vineyards

    A blend of premium red wine grapes grown in some of California's finest wine regions:

    Monterey, Clarksburg, and the Sacramento Delta

    Tasting Notes

    Our Root Cause Red Wine is jam-packed with black berries, vanilla and warm toasted oak that lead to a dense palate rich in velvety tannins and dark chocolate.

    Wine Details

    Vintage: 2017

    Appellation: California

    Alcohol: 12.80%

    TA: 0.61 g/100ml

    RS: 1.6 g/100ml

    pH: 3.72

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STEVEN DECOSTA
Winemaker

Steven Decosta leads a team of talented young winemakers who focus on creating wines with character that come from premier appellations and fruit. Working to ensure the highest level of winemaking standards are met, he also oversees research and development and introduces new technology that’s implemented across the winery. Steven uses his foundation of chemistry and microbiology to create wines with a varietal focus of aromatics and flavors that consumers will enjoy. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Enology from California State Fresno. When Steven is not in the vineyard or production facility, you can find him traveling, cooking or reading philosophy.

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