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CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF WINEMAKING WITH FOUR HIGH-VALUE PASO ROBLES WINES FROM SAN ANTONIO WINERY AND THE RIBOLI FAMILY!

“Here at The Wine House, we take pride in being a family-owned and run business for over 30 years, and when we’re looking at wines to bring in, we like to support other family-owned businesses. Not only do San Antonio Winery and The Riboli family have deep roots in the history of California winemaking, they’re the oldest winery in Los Angeles! Their rich history goes back to the early 1900’s, when Los Angeles was one of the premier wine appellations in California. San Antonio Winery was founded in 1917, just before the start of Prohibition, but unlike many wineries at this time, San Antonio not only survived but flourished as the number one provider of altar wines. Now celebrating their 100th anniversary, San Antonio Winery and The Riboli family remain one of the oldest, family owned wineries in California. Today, we celebrate that history highlighting four of their Paso Robles wines, including their high value Chardonnay and Pinot Noir for under $20the San Antonio San Simeon Cabernet Sauvignon, which earned 91 points from Wine Enthusiast and the debut of their first premium-red Bordeaux blend, Stormwatch, which earned 94 points from Wine Enthusiast! Congratulations to San Antonio and the entire Riboli family on your 100th anniversary, and may you continue to flourish for generations to come!” -Glen Knight, The Wine House

The Basics
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2015 San Antonio Winery San Simeon Chardonnay Paso Robles 
$15.99
2014 San Antonio Winery San Simeon Pinot Noir Monterey $17.99
2013 San Antonio Winery San Simeon Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles $22.99
91 Points Wine Enthusiast, 90 Points Wine Spectator
2013 Stormwatch Bordeaux Blend Paso Robles $69.99
94 Points Wine Enthusiast, 90 Points Vinous

2015 San Antonio Winery
San Simeon Chardonnay
Paso Robles

$15.99
From the Winery: San Simeon Chardonnay is a rich, mouth-filling wine with ripe tropical fruit flavors with complements of citrus and pear. The nose reveals bright fruit and oak toast with hints of vanilla and spice. Mineral notes express the rocky terroir of the vineyards. This structured and well-balanced wine shows a lengthy finish with potential to age - IF YOU LIKE ROMBAUER, YOU'LL LOVE THIS.

100% barrel fermentation
75% New French and American Oak
65% malolactic fermentation

SourcesMonterey, Sarmento Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands, Loma Vista Vineyard, Arroyo Seco
2014 San Antonio Winery
San Simeon Pinot Noir Monterey

$17.99
From the Winery: San Simeon Pinot Noir is a rich, fruit-driven wine with ripe flavors of black cherry and raspberry. The mouth is soft and round with a lingering finish. This Pinot Noir is from the Santa Lucia Highlands, combining Burgundian Clones 5, 115, and 777, giving aromas of bright red fruit, cinnamon, and oak spice are revealed on the fragrant nose.

Clones: Pommard 5, Dijon 115, Wadenswil 2A
Barrel aging: 10 months
New Oak: 35% French and American
SourcesMonterey, Loma vista vineyard, Arroyo Seco, Sarmento vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands

2013 San Antonio Winery San Simeon Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles
91 Points Wine Enthusiast
90 Points Wine Spectator
$22.99
91 Points Wine Enthusiast: “Dark chocolate and black cherry converge for an elegant and dense nose in this wine from the Riboli family. The palate offers an intriguing range of flavors, from blackberry to cocoa dust and black pepper. The chalky tannins still need some time to open up, but will ensure a long life.” –Matt Kettmann, Wine Enthusiast, May 2017

90 Points Wine Spectator: “Refreshing and vibrant, this is marked by juicy plum, blackberry and wild berry flavors, with a soft touch of light oak, herb and cedar. For all the flavor complexity, this also wins points for balance and finesse. Drink now through 2024. 3,000 cases made.” –James Laube, Wine Spectator, May 2017

From the Winery: San Simeon Cabernet Sauvignon offers bright aromas of raspberry and black cherry. Ripe flavors of spicy plum and currant are complemented by nuances of cocoa and cedary oak from barrel aging. Structured tannins provide texture and depth with a lengthy finish.

Appellation: Paso Robles
SourcesPretty Penny Vineyard, Spring Creek Vineyard, Erickson Vineyard
Barrel Aging: 24 months
New Oak: 70% French & American

2013 Stormwatch Bordeaux Blend Paso Robles 
94 Points Wine Enthusiast
90 Points Vinous
$69.99
94 Points Wine Enthusiast: “On the verge of their 100th anniversary as a vintners, the Riboli family ups their luxury game with this serious and structured blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 16% Malbec, 11% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc. Deep black cherry, licorice, dill, oregano and crushed slate show on the nose, while the savory palate combines black pepper, bitter chocolate, black plum skins, lavender and blackberry. Drink 2018–2033.” –Matt Kettmann, Wine Enthusiast, February 2017

90 Points Vinous: “Brilliant ruby. Black and blue fruits on the heady, spicy-accented nose. Sappy dark berry and bitter cherry flavors show a touch of mocha and pick up sweetness with air. Concentrated and chewy in texture, finishing on a youthfully tannic note, delivering strong, spicy cut and gently sweet persistence.” –Josh Raynolds, Vinous, September 2016

From the Winery: The skies darken, the winds howl, and the waves pound the rugged shore...Stormwatch! Located near the coastal town of San Simeon, our family’s ESTATE vineyards are focused within the El Pomar district of the renowned Paso Robles appellation. Steep hillsides and rocky soils produce the intense flavors and aromas of this Bordeaux-style blend. Our artisan wine is hand-crafted in small lots and aged in French oak barrels for a minumum if 18 months. Dark, rich and mouthfilling. Ripe flavors of blackberry and raspberry with touches of spice and vanilla. Enjoy the thrill of Stormwatch!

Blend:
47% Cabernet Sauvignon
21% Merlot
16% Malbec
11% Petit Verdot
5% Cabernet Franc

Vintage: 2013
Appellation: Paso Robles
Barrel Aging: 24 months
New Oak: 100% French
Cooperage: Berger, Billon, Francois Frères, Vicard
Forests: Allier, Jupille, Fontainebleau

FROM THE WINERY

The San Antonio Winery is the last remaining winery in Downtown Los Angeles, a hidden gem and historical landmark operating in the same community where it was founded 100 years ago.

History

By 1880s end, Los Angeles was the premier appellation for grape growing and winemaking in all of California.

The California wine tradition began with the Franciscan Fathers of the early Spanish Missions. In 1833, French winemaker Jean-Louis Vignes brought the first European vines from his native Bordeaux, where he planted them in Downtown Los Angeles and built a winery. Vignes, the founder of California’s wine industry, eventually had a street in Downtown named after him. The wine industry quickly became one of Southern California’s most economically significant and popular industries. By 1880s end, Los Angeles was the premier appellation for grape growing and winemaking in all of California. By the early 1890s, vineyards stretched to encompass Orange, San Bernardino, and Riverside counties too, as the area’s temperate Mediterranean climate made it an ideal location for growing fruity, lush, richly-colored grapes. The landscape was prime for Santo Cambianica’s fresh ideas and hard-working philosophy.

In 1910, Santo Cambianica left his home of Berzo San Fermo, located in the northern Italian province of Lombardia. After registering at Ellis Island, he arrived in New York and then traveled across the country to Downtown Los Angeles. He quickly became well known as an honest, hard-working, and deeply devout Catholic, the very same qualities he was known for back home. It took only a few years of saving money, building his relationships, and planting his feet in the Italian-American community to start his own company and live the American Dream. Santo founded the San Antonio Winery in 1917 on Lamar Street, dedicating it to his Patron Saint Anthony

By 1933, following the Wall Street Crash and the Great Depression, nearly all of Los Angeles’ 100 wineries were affected.

The United States Congress passed the Volstead Act in 1919, which effectively started Prohibition in America and jolted the wine industry. Consequently, the majority of the wineries in and around Los Angeles went through a difficult time; the San Antonio Winery, however, persevered. The Archdiocese of Los Angeles granted Santo permission to make wines for sacramental and ceremonial purposes; his strong relationship with the church saved his winery. By 1933, following the Wall Street Crash and the Great Depression, nearly all of Los Angeles’ 100 wineries were affected. However, despite Prohibition, San Antonio Winery was able to flourish, becoming the number one provider of altar wines.

In 1936, a young Stefano Riboli returned to the United States from Italy. With World War II on the horizon, Stefano’s mother and father knew it was the appropriate time to return their son to the US where he was born fifteen years earlier. Stefano immediately began apprenticing under his Uncle Santo, learning the countless skills necessary to operate a winery; he proved himself invaluable as a partner to his uncle and to the winery.

When Stefano married Maddalena Satragni in 1946, the winery was already an established institution to California’s wine community. During this time, the industry still existed mainly in the South, but Northern California was making fast strides in, eventually gaining much of the industry by the 1950s. Santo, Stefano, and Maddalena, however, decided to remain with their family in Los Angeles where they had been blessed by good fortune. Santo Cambianica passed away in 1956 and wished that Stefano continue the business for the next generation. Stefano was granted full ownership of the San Antonio Winery. He and Maddalena had a powerful vision of their future and family.

San Antonio Winery remains the oldest producing winery in Los Angeles with over 99 years of winemaking.

In the 1950s and 60s, Stefano and Maddalena began to look North for land and grape contracting, realizing that the quality of grapes produced in Northern California were surpassing those grown in Southern California. With the help of their children, they purchased vineyard properties in Monterey County in the 1970s, and in the prestigious Rutherford appellation of Napa Valley in the 1980s. They also started relationships and business partnerships with grape growers throughout the state, many of which still exist today.

Most recently, our family has focused on the Paso Robles region located along California’s Central Coast. We have planted 2 estate vineyards within the El Pomar AVA. We also own a modern winery facility and a beautiful tasting room. Paso Robles is an exciting and important area due to the excellent climate and high grape quality.

ABOUT THE WINEMAKERS

Anthony Riboli
4th generation family winemaker Anthony Riboli received his M.S. in Viticulture from the University of California, Davis. During the 1997 harvest, he apprenticed under Michael Weis at Groth Vineyards and Winery in Napa Valley. Since joining the Riboli Family Wine Estates, his foremost goal has been the improvement of the quality of our wines through his meticulous focus in the vineyards. Major innovations include clonal selections, crop thinning, and deficit irrigation. One of his greatest pleasures is working beside his father and grandfather.

Arnaud Debons
Arnaud Debons worked in the Bordeaux and Cahors regions of France after graduating from the prestigious winemaking program at the University of Toulouse. Looking for a change and a challenge, he moved to the U.S. where he worked as an assistant winemaker for Newton Vineyards in Napa Valley for several years before joining Riboli Family at San Antonio Winery in 2003. Arnaud brings constant energy and commitment to his job and particularly enjoys visits to the winery’s estate vineyards in Monterey, Paso Robles, and Napa Valley.

Ben Mayo
With more than 15 years of winemaking and management experience in Paso Robles at Rotta Winery and Eberle Winery, San Luis Obispo native joins the San Antonio winemaking team in Paso Robles, focusing predominantly on the San Simeon, Maddalena, and Opaque brands of the Riboli Family Wine Estates portfolio. Mayo was also heavily involved in the construction and management of the new state-of-the-art winery on Wisteria Lane off Golden Hill Road, which opened Summer 2016.

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