individual blends, one barrel at a time.

Blends assembled in a single barrel (about 35 cases) from our 1400 barrels of craft-method brandies hand-distilled from premium Mendocino County varietal wine grapes, aged in Limousin oak, brought to proof with filtered rainwater. These blends contain brandies more than 20 years old. They are serious bargains. The labels have a address with detailed blend info.




ONCE ONLY/ONE-TIME BLEND no. 26 (2017). 456 750ML bottles at 41% Alc/Vol. 1997 Sangiovese (who else distills this grape?) and a 2013 Dolcetto (rich youthful fruit) blended into three Colombards from 2004-2006.



ONCE ONLY/ONE-TIME BLEND no. 25 (2017). 420 750ML bottles at 42.7% Alc/Vol. Three Colombards from 2004-2006, plus a beautiful 1993 Pinot Noir from Potter Valley and a rich McDowell Valley 1997 Semillon.

ONCE ONLY/ONE-TIME BLEND no. 23 (sold out) focuses on French Colombard, which before phylloxera was the preferred cognac grape. Our Mendocino versions becaome beautifully full and soft as they age. Blend 23 includes colombards from 1999 and 2006; malolactic colombards from 2003 and 2004, and a rich blend assembled in 2006 which includes the rarely-distilled and aromatic viognier.

750 ml / 40% abv.