2010 Protocol

The varieties within this section have both 2010 Protocol selections and non-2010 Protocol selections available. Look for the (2010) distinction following the clone information to ensure you are getting 2010 Protocol vines. You will be charged a premium for 2010 Protocol vines. For further information on 2010 Protocol please read the available description in the FAQ section.

  1. Barbera - Grafted

    Grown primarily in the Piedmont, Barbera is the second most planted variety in Italy. It has a high level of natural acidity even when fully ripe, so is best suited for hot climates.
  2. Blanc du Bois - Grafted

    Blanc du Bois is a Pierce's disease tolerant cultivar with very good wine quality potential. Grown successfully where temperatures do not drop below +10F (USDA hardiness zone 8). Grown in coastal areas in the southe...
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  3. Cabernet Franc - Grafted

    A component of many Bordeaux blends, Cabernet Franc matures earlier than Cabernet Sauvignon and is more suitable for cooler climates. One of the more winter hardy vinifera varieties, it is becoming more popular in...
  4. Cabernet Sauvignon - Grafted

    Cabernet Sauvignon is a vigorous, variety with late bud break and late maturity. It is one of the world's most widely renowned red wine varieties, grown in nearly every major wine producing country among a diverse s...
  5. Carmenère - Grafted

    An old Bordeaux variety largely replaced by Merlot in France, but widely grown in Chile where vines planted as Merlot turned out to be Carmenère. Ripens later than Merlot but earlier than Cabernet Sauvignon.
  6. Chardonnay - Grafted

    The standard of white wine grapes, Chardonnay can be used to make a wide range of wine styles from "fruit forward" wines fermented in stainless, to buttery wines fermented or finished with oak. Chardonnay is the pri...
  7. Gewürztraminer - Grafted

    Gewürztraminer is a musqué mutation of Traminer that produces compact clusters of small, spicy, pinkish-red grapes with high natural sugar and low acidity, so is best suited for cooler climates. The best wines exh...
  8. Malbec - Grafted

    Malbec was once popular in Bordeaux, but plantings have declined as it is susceptible to various viticultural hazards such as frost, coulure, and bunch rot. Known to require a milder climate than varieties such as M...
  9. Merlot - Grafted

    Merlot is Bourdeaux's most planted grape variety, known for its smooth texture and outstanding varietal wines, but often blended with Cabernet Sauvignon. Earlier ripening than Cabernet Sauvignon, but not as winter h...
  10. Nebbiolo - Grafted

    Nebbiolo is native to the Piedmont region in northern Italy where it produces the region's most distinguished wines, and some of Italy's best, long-lived wines.
  11. Petite Sirah - Grafted

    Petite Sirah became popular in France for its resistance to downy mildew but has since fallen from favor there, it is currently being planted on an experimental basis in many locations in the US.
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  12. Pinot Gris - Grafted

    Pinot Gris is a lighter-skinned mutation of Pinot Noir that produces small, compact clusters of berries ranging in color from pink, to coppery-gray, to brownish-pink, even within the same cluster. Its low acidity ma...
  13. Pinot Noir - Grafted

    Pinot Noir is the classic red Burgundy cultivar, it ripens best under cool, dry conditions and is best suited for cool but moderate climates. Wines are lower in tannins and pigments than the other great French wine...
  14. Riesling - Grafted

    Riesling is the noble grape variety of Germany, one of the most hardy vinifera varieties best suited for cooler climates and highly susceptible to Botrytis infection. Riesling is made in a wide range of wine styles...
  15. Sangiovese - Grafted

    Sangiovese is the most planted grape variety in Italy, the principal variety for fine red wine in Tuscany, and the base wine for the production of Chianti. It is a late-ripening red that produces wines with pronoun...
  16. Sauvignon Blanc - Grafted

    Sauvignon Blanc is responsible for some of the world's most distinctive dry white wines with a wide range of aromatics. It produces a wide range of wine styles from dry aromatic wines to desert wines in France, to r...
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  17. Shiraz - Grafted

    Shiraz is the Australian synonym for Syrah, an ancient, noble variety capable of producing outstanding wines with long aging potential. The wines have a wide range of flavor depending on the climate and soils where...
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  18. Tempranillo - Grafted

    Tempranillo is one of Spain's most important varieties, it can produce wines that are deeply-colored and long-lasting, typically not high in alcohol content.
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  19. Viognier - Grafted

    Viognier is a Rhone variety that produces small clusters of yellow and amber fruit. Viognier can make excellent wines with distinctive aromatic characteristics, but vines tend to have low vigor and produce relative...
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