The hot and dry conditions of the 2015 growing season, coinciding with the fourth of what would become a six-year-long drought in California, resulted in an uncharacteristically low crop yield of exceptionally high-quality Cabernet Sauvignon fruit. Early season above-average temperatures gave way to a consistently warm and long summer, leading to an earlier-than-usual ripening of the grapes. This, along with very little rain throughout, allowed the grape skins to mature and thicken, resulting in wines of great depth, concentration, and matured supple skin tannins and moderate acidity, ideal for aging.
The 2015 ToyMaker Cabernet Sauvignon is made from 100% Diamond Mountain District fruit by winemaker Martha McClellan. It has been barrel-fermented and aged for 28 months in all new French oak, with an additional 24 months of bottle aging. This wine is exquisitely balanced, providing a lush burst of ripe red fruit on the front palate, velvety tannins that unfold across the midpalate revealing exceptional structure and depth, and a dense and lasting finish.
Peak drinkability: Now through 2030.
2015 TIN SOLDIER
The 2015 Tin Soldier Cabernet Sauvignon is 100% declassified wine made from Diamond Mountain District fruit by winemaker Martha McClellan. It has been barrel-fermented and aged for 28 months in all new French oak, with an additional 24 months of bottle aging.
Peak drinkability: Now through 2025.
2019 Tin Soldier Rosé
In certain years, when bestowed with good fortune, we have the opportunity to produce a very limited amount of rosé wine. We are pleased to offer our inaugural 2019 vintage of Tin Soldier Rosé, a versatile wine that can serve as a sumptuous precursor to an incredible bottle of ToyMaker or Tin Soldier, a delicious and delightful complement to a midday meal, or simply a refreshing and relaxing glass of fruitfulness at the end of the day. Our Tin Soldier Rosé is priced at $38/bottle and is expected to sell out quickly. Order your rosé today.
Vivid salmon color. Expressive aromas of strawberries, orange rind, and white flowers lead to deep but bright blood orange and red berry flavors, accompanied by zesty acidity, and ending with a long, mouthwatering finish. Versatile, with an ability to pair well with everything from seafood to light meats such as chicken, pork, and veal.
Toy Chest is a vertical set of all four released vintages of ToyMaker Cabernet Sauvignon made by Martha McClellan, presented in a unique, custom-made wood toy chest with hand-engraved padlock. Toys (wines) include one of each of the following:
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon with Nutcracker label
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon with Rocking Horse label
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon with Sailboat label
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon with Spinning Top label
Due to the limited supply of our library wines, only a small number of our Toy Chest were made. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis to mailing list members. Add a Toy Chest to your collection today.