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.

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Pangloss 2017 Pinot Noir Charles Vineyard

Cases Crafted: 494
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Ever since our friends Bill and Nancy Charles began farming their Anderson Valley vineyard in 2001, it has become one of the most sought-after sites for Pinot Noir in California. This wine is a particular favorite of ours, as its earthy complexity stands out as one of the signatures of outstanding Pinot Noir from this idyllic outpost.
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Pangloss 2015 Optimism

Cases Crafted: 191
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Optimism reflects our commitment to the refinement and complexity of the legendary Bordeaux wines that serve as its inspiration. It is the culmination of our effort to create an exceptional blend from our favorite barrels of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Malbec. Crafted exclusively for Optimist Society Members, this wine captures the eternal optimism that is at the heart of everything we do.
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Pangloss 2016 Chenin Blanc

Cases Crafted: 420
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If you're on the hunt for an adventurous flavor profile that offers something more exciting than conventional white wines, this is your answer. Perfect for foodies, this is a versatile choice with a variety of dishes because of its crisp acidity.
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Pangloss 2017 Appreciation

Cases Crafted: 361
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More reminiscent of the Rhône Valley than California, this blend of Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier comes from a small Sonoma vineyard within the Pangloss family. As the name suggests, this wine is our way of showing gratitude to Optimist Society Members.
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Pangloss 2017 Marsanne, Alder Springs Vineyard

Cases Crafted: 126
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For the last 25 years, Stuart Bewley and his team at Alder Springs Vineyard have devoted themselves to crafting beautiful expressions of Rhône varieties, and we believe this Marsanne is among the most intriguing to be found anywhere in the New World. Crisp, feminine and elegant, this beauty offers a California interpretation of timeless French winemaking.
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Pangloss 2016 True North Pinot Noir

Cases Crafted: 761
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Anderson Valley has vaulted rapidly to the forefront of New World Pinot Noir. True North serves as a reference point for the style of Pinot Noir we pursue at Pangloss – one with layers of savory ripeness tempered by precise acidity, and the promise to age with grace and delicacy.
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Pangloss 2016 Tenacity

Cases Crafted: 622
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Like the wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape that inspired it, Tenacity is anchored by Grenache’s bright fruit and acidity. Moving in tandem with its savory companion Mourvèdre, this wine showcases the impressive potential of Rhône-inspired wines in Sonoma soil.
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Pangloss 2016 Mourvedre, Alder Springs Vineyard

Cases Crafted: 126
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Our very first Mourvèdre is a respectful nod to some of our favorite wines from Châteauneuf-du-Pape. At the upper reaches of Alder Springs Vineyard, Mourvèdre takes on a savory and dense character. Blending is common in the Southern Rhône Valley, where Grenache is Mourvèdre’s natural counterpoint. The bright, rich fruit and acidity of Grenache perfectly complements its more substantial partner.


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Pangloss 2015 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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Pangloss 2016 Syrah, Alder Springs Vineyard

Cases Crafted: 220
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Time and again, the wines from this pristine, isolated site make us wish Alder Springs Vineyard produced a lot more fruit. Spicy and rich, this seductive Syrah captures the purity and structure of one of the most unique vineyards in California.
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Pangloss 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Monte Rosso Vineyard

Cases Crafted: 244
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The extraordinary 2014 vintage and an iconic vineyard combined to produce an exceptional wine that truly celebrates Sonoma. This Cabernet Sauvignon displays all the gorgeous character we've come to expect from Monte Rosso, including dense structure, balanced acidity and a long finish.
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Pangloss 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Monte Rosso Vineyard 1.5L

Bottles Crafted: 432

Planted by famed winemaker Louis Martini in 1938, this exceptional vineyard block boasts the oldest producing Cabernet Sauvignon in North America. In 2012, a generous harvest from one of Monte Rosso Vineyard’s most celebrated micro-blocks created a one-time opportunity to bottle a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon from this coveted location. Known as Block E-50, this small pocket produces wine of incredible complexity, with a unique character that distinguishes it even from other Cabernet Sauvignon within Monte Rosso Vineyard. Knowing it would gain greater dimension with time, we bottled the E-50 Cabernet Sauvignon entirely in magnum format. The Monte Rosso Vineyard is famous for cellar-worthy wines, and after waiting patiently for several years, we decided the moment had arrived. Still, we expect it to continue aging gracefully for decades to come.