About the Muscadine Grape
Often called “America’s First Grape,” muscadine grapes thrive in hot climates of the southeastern United States. This unique environment makes them special in their ability to heal themselves from disease, bacteria, and fungi that often plague European grapes.
Many nutritionists have found muscadine grapes are loaded with more healthy compounds than other much-touted foods such as blueberries, goji berries, green tea, red wine, and dark chocolate. Muscadine grapes and their seeds are one of nature’s best sources of antioxidants and possess anti-inflammatory properties. Compared to other grapes, muscadine grapes have 40 times more resveratrol — the polyphenol found in red wine that is proven to benefit cardiovascular health, blood sugar levels and the aging process.
Muscadry: Staw green color with floral, exotic and spicy notes. The bouquet is intense and complex and the taste profile is vibrant and elegant. It is aged in French barrels for 4 months to become an off-dry white wine. Estate grapes, 12% Alcohol.
Muscadry Pink: Bright pale light pink coral color it is just slightly sweeter than the Muscadry. Lively, exotic, herbal furity aromas of pickled watermelon and beets, cherry bubblegum and red grape sorbet. Nutskin and mineral finish with chunky fruit tannins. Estate grapes, 12% Alcohol.
Duncan Creek: This light wine is from 100% Georgia Muscadine grapes. Sweet and crisp, it is the classic Georgia Muscadine wine., 12.5% Alcohol, 6% Residual Sugar.
Duncan Creek Red: Made from 100% Georgia-grown Muscadines, specifically the red variety known as Noble. It is a sweet wine in a classic southern style and is as vibrant red as it is crisp and refreshing. 12.5% Alcohol, 6% Residual Sugar.
Summer Wine: Same great profile of our classic Muscadine wine but with clean and clear peach nectar essences. 12.5% Alcohol, 6% Residual Sugar.
Spring Blossom: This rose wine made from Muscadine grapes poses a unique flavor of strawberry and a nice clean taste.12.5% Alcohol, 6% Residual Sugar.
Autumn Blush: This wine has a light red color, with a sweet raspberry taste and a crisp and vibrant finish. 12.5% Alcohol, 6% Residual Sugar.
Premium “Fingerprint” Edition Wines
El Tempranillo: This wine is reminiscent of a perfectly executed harmony. It is crafted from 100% Tempranillo grapes grown in Lake County, making it strong, elegant and very balanced. Black garnet color with bright attractive aromas of mocha latte, toasted coconut and blueberry pie with a supple, vibrant full body. It finishes with coating woody tannins and moderate oak.
La Barbera: Made from 100% Barbera grapes grown in Woodlands and Davis, this is a traditional Italian style wine. It is the most vibrant and food-friendly of the trio, boasting high alcohol and acidity. This wine is sure to enchant your taste buds with its uniqueness and abundance of character. Bright medium burnt sienna color it has toasty aromas of black currants, roasted nuts and white pepper. Full body with an unbelievable depth.
Les Petits: An even blend of Petit Verdot and Petit Syrah grown in Paso Robles, this opulent wine is strong, deep and very rich. It is intense and highly structured, delivering layers of nuances from dark raisin to bread and spicy berry tart. Textured mouth feeling with a smooth intense feisty finish. It is only for true lovers of bold red wines.
Chardonnay Reserve : Bright light gold color. Lively, fruity, toasty aromas of ripe golden delicious apples, light toatsted coconuts, lemon cream with a crisp, dry full body and warming brisk finish. Smooth with a medium depth and sustained alcohol.
Grapes grown in Lake County and Woodlands, CA.13.5% Alcohol.
Pinot Grigio : Clear medium straw green color.Fruity, toasty creamy aromas of peaches and yeasts. Crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium to full body and warming, appealing, breezy finish with fruit tannin and no oak. Made from grapes grown in Yolo County, CA.13.8% Alcohol.
Sauvignon Blanc Reserve : Bright light medium emerald straw color. Fruity aromas of tutti frutti, bubble gum dust, and lemon salt water taffy with a supple, crisp, dry medium body. Classic vibrant and refreshing with medium depth. Grapes grown in Lake County, CA. 13.5% Alcohol.
Belle Reserve : A blend between 7 varieties (Viognier, Moscato, Semillon, Verdejo, Tocaj, Chardonnay and Muscadine), the predominant grape is the Viognier with everything else equal in percent in the blend. _it is an aromatic bomb — smooth and elegant. Strong flavors of corossol, banana and grapefruit. Grapes grown in Woodlands, CA. 13.5% Alochol.
Moscato D’Asti D.O.C.G : A true Italian wine made for us by our twin winery in Piedmont, Italy, and available only here at Château Élan. It is sweet and slightly sparkling with distinct notes of peach and orange blossoms, and perfectly tempered by the freshness of its refined bubbles that are accompanied by hints of elderberry and wisteria with a sweet white fruit finish.
Brut Reserve: It is a lively sparkling wine made in the charmat method.. 100% Chardonnay grapes, this is a fun, beautiful sparkling wine. It is slightly off-dry with beautiful flavors of lemon and green apple adorning the bouquet. Grapes grown in Lodi, CA. 12% Alcohol.
Dolce Rosso: From the extremely rare Brachetto grape variety, this wine is made exclusively for Château Élan by our twin winery in the Piedmont region of Italy. Aromas of fresh roses greet the nose as a delicate sweetness meets the palate. Made in the frizzante style, this slightly sparkling sweet wine is sure to not disappoint from start to finish.
Pinot Noir Reserve: Fruity, earthy and elegant our Pinot Noir also exhibits fruit characteristics only displayed in the finest Pinot Noir grapes. After a seven month aging in brand new French oak barrels, this vibrant, powerful Pinot is sure to please even the most discerning palates with an unexpected depth and smoothness. Grapes grown in Yuba, CA. 13.5% Alcohol, 0.1% Residual Sugar.
Merlot Reserve: It is classic old world style Merlot showing notes of smoked pepper, sweet tobacco and dried straw. Despite its tannin-forward nature, this wine is silky and smooth with a finish that lingers on the palate long after the sip. Powerful and full-bodied, our Merlot shows the real character of this fantastic grape variety. Grapes grown in Davis, CA. 14.5% Alcohol.
Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve : 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grown in Yuba and Livermore Valley. It aged for 10 months in new French oak, unfined and unfiltered it has an opaque violet color. Creamy, fruity aromas of black raspberry buttercream, praline, and delicate herbs and spices with an oily, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, subtle, medium-long cassis, honey, nuts, and earth finish with dusty coating tannins and moderate elegant oak. A zesty, flavor-packed cabernet that is sure to please the most exigent palates.
Velvet Reserve : Complex yet easygoing, this Petit Sirah and Petit Verdot blend stands alone well and also pairs beautifully with any meal. Aromas of white pepper, plums and red fruits dominate the nose. As the name suggests, this light bodied wine is as smooth as velvet, proving perfect for any occasion. Grapes grown in Paso Robles, CA. 14.5% Alcohol.
Scarlet Reserve: Predominantly from Syrah grapes it is blended with a touch of Barbera, all grown in Woodland. Aged for 10 months in new French oak, it has a vivid and deep violet color. Strong, creamy, fruity aromas of cherry custard pie, watermelon sorbet, and caramelized bacon with a silky, tangy, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, compelling, easy orange sherbet, sweet cream, and roasted nuts finish with soft tannins and light oak. Deep and intense it shows the profile of the excellent Syrah grapes with a complex twist coming from the unique Italian Barbera.
American Port Riserva: Our Ruby Port balances the high residual sugar with a high acidity level that works superbly with the high alcohol content. It is deep ruby red, with some intense notes of macerated fruit, coconuts and toasted vanilla with a full body. You can enjoy it now as well as in 20 years from now. Grapes grown in Paso Robles, CA. 18.5% Alcohol, 8% Residual Sugar.