Member Only Wines

Membership in our Optimist Society guarantees you access to a collection of wines crafted exclusively for our Members. Below you will find our Member Only selections. For more information about the Optimist Society, please refer to the Membership page.

Ground shipping included on orders of 12 or more bottles.

Optimist 2 Bottle Gift Set

Includes gift packaging and custom handwritten gift note.

1 Bottle of 2015 Appreciation
1 Bottle of 2015 Tenacity

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Optimist 3 Bottle Gift Set

Includes gift packaging and custom handwritten gift note.

1 Bottle of 2015 Appreciation
1 Bottle of 2015 True North Pinot Noir
1 Bottle of 2014 Red

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Optimist Cabernet Gift Set

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1 Bottle of 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Moon Mountain District
1 Bottle of 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Monte Rosso Vineyard
1 Bottle of 2013 Optimism

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Optimist Pinot Gift Set

Includes gift packaging and custom handwritten gift note.

1 Bottle of 2015 Pinot Noir
1 Bottle of 2015 Pinot Noir, Charles Vineyard
1 Bottle of 2015 True North Pinot Noir

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2015 Pangloss Chenin Blanc

Cases Crafted: 342
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We are excited to see this underappreciated wine making a California comeback. Its crisp, food-friendly charm is back in a big way.

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2015 Pangloss Appreciation

Cases Crafted: 148
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More reminiscent of the Rhône Valley than California, this blend of Grenache Blanc, Viognier and Roussanne comes from a small Sonoma vineyard within the Pangloss family.

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2015 Pangloss Pinot Noir, Charles Vineyard

Cases Crafted: 402
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Anderson Valley’s cool coastal temperatures create the ideal environment for savory Pinot Noir. Ours is firmly rooted in a Burgundian approach, with earthiness and complexity that lend a beautiful Old World influence.

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2015 Pangloss True North Pinot Noir

Cases Crafted: 345
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From the coveted “Deep End” of Anderson Valley, this inaugural release adds a bold yet elegant dimension to our growing lineup of Pinot Noirs from this region, illustrating the incredible spectrum of flavors it produces.
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2015 Pangloss Grenache, Alder Springs Vineyard

Cases Crafted: 117
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There is a savory, wild character to this inaugural offering that is as unbridled and pristine as the rugged countryside that shapes it.

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2015 Pangloss Tenacity

Cases Crafted: 420
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This is a Sonoma spin on the classic Rhône blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. It has all the hallmarks of our French favorites: earthy elegance, tannin and savory richness.

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2015 Pangloss Zinfandel, Monte Rosso Vineyard

Cases Crafted: 278
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Wines from this famed vineyard are distinct in their structure, with balanced acidity that brings out firm, lingering tannins. They’re also incredibly smooth and easy to drink when young, though a few years of aging will demonstrate their true potential.

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2013 Pangloss Cabernet Sauvignon, Monte Rosso Vineyard

Cases Crafted: 297
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With this wine, we proudly honor Sonoma’s winemaking history. The Monte Rosso Vineyard has been at the epicenter of Sonoma viticulture since the first vines were planted there in the 1880s. It’s easy to see why when you taste this rich, crowd pleasing Cabernet Sauvignon – a beautiful expression of a vineyard in balance. As with other great Monte Rosso bottlings, we expect it to age gracefully for decades to come.
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2013 Pangloss Optimism

Cases Crafted: 205
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In every vintage of Optimism we set out to craft the best of all possible wines from our favorite barrels. This bottling is dominated by rich Cabernet Sauvignon, with a finishing touch of Merlot to soften the tannins and bring fruit to the forefront.
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2014 Pangloss Pinot Noir, Charles Vineyard 1.5L

Bottles Crafted: 24
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Our close friends Bill and Nancy Charles have meticulously farmed their 15-acre vineyard near the town of Boonville in Anderson Valley since 2001. In that time it has become one of the most sought-after sites for Pinot Noir in California, and we are very fortunate to have access to it. We harvest two specific blocks, both planted to the Pommard clone. This particular clone lends an earthy complexity that is one of the signatures of outstanding Anderson Valley Pinot Noir.