Mantra

707.529.3329 P.O. Box 1068
Healdsburg, CA 95448
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Mantra is dedicated to producing wines that reflect the unique characteristics of our high elevation vineyard sites in the Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys of Sonoma County. Our wines are made exclusively from the best blocks of our mountain-top and hillside vineyards and farmed to rigorous specifications to produce our ultra-premium wines. We specialize in Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and Syrah. Mike and Lorene Kuimelis have been growing reserve designate grapes for noted wineries in the Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys of Sonoma County since the late 1970’s with roughly eighty acres under vine. They passed their enthusiasm and knowledge of wine and vineyards on to their son Mike Jr. who started the next chapter of this story by producing the first wines under the Mantra label. The origin of Mantra Wines began with a single barrel of wine made by Mike Jr. in a garage from Mike Sr.’s grapes – one barrel led to two barrels and so forth until the popularity of the wine outpaced it’s production. At this point Mike made a decision to abandon his applications to medical school and made a business of making wine full time. Mantra Wines is a collaborative effort between father and son – Mike Sr. grows the grapes Read more »

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  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Malbec

    History of the grape: Some believe Malbec is named after a Hungarian peasant who spread plantings along the French co...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • Cool climate winemaking may be in the blood of Mount Aukum Winery’s new ... ... matters,” is a mantra for Michel and Terrie. They say the terroir is responsible for their magnificent jammy Zinfandels and inspired Rhône varietals. But it takes a gifted winemaker to craft a creative blend, like Mount Aukum’s En Fuego, a stunning blend of Syrah,... Read More

    From the article Elevation Matters at Mount Aukum Winery


  • OK, I think I see the confusion, here.  To me, the "vintage ... new ... new wine adventures is the mantra of many of us here at Snooth. &nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Welcome, GW.  I'd never even heard of Pelee Island.  Now, thanks ... That is, pretty much, the mantra of most of the participants, here.  On the other hand, the most important thing is that you drink what you like.Feel free to ask questions here on the Forum--we love to show off--and please keep us updated on your wine adventures/discoverie Read More

    Forum post in the topic GlfWid0's introduction


  • Hi! I am a 33yr old trying to stay at home mom of two boys and used to be a graphic designer. I now drive a school bus because they let me take my kids to work. My husband...is a golf pro...hence the nickname.I love to train Jiu Jitsu and do kettlebell but am currently waiting for an ACL reconstruction....so I'm taking it easy in the fitness dep... Read More

    Forum post in the topic GlfWid0's introduction


  • Just finished tasting Ballabourneen The Stuart 2013 Chardonnay (Australian Wine Selectors Hunter Valley Series January 2014 dozen), bottled under screwcap. Supposed to have a "round and subtle biscuity finish" Well the bottle I tasted was way to subtle for me I'm afraid! I think it is due to last week's tasting of the Tapanappa  2008 Tiers Picca... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • GregT,Wow... that's amazing about Finland... and curious as to why.  ... has become a 21st-century mantra for how most people view alcohol consumption. But when it comes to cancer, no amount of alcohol is safe.[1] That is the conclusion of the 2014 World Cancer Report (WCR), issued by the World Health Organization's International Agency for Re... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Is Prohibition on its way?


  • I have recently seen some general headlines in the "health news" sections of various news sources.  Evidently, the WHO has declared alcohol unsafe in ANY quantity, and wants to discourage its use to ease the burden of public health cost/resources.  Like most medical studies, I approached this one with skepticism.  I subscribe to a medical journa... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Is Prohibition on its way?


  • Dry Creek Vineyard Chenin Blanc 2012

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    Christmas 2013, Binny's. Very good, hard to find locally (read impossible), but ... but it's up against my other mantra...so many wines so little time. The second battle disappeared when Mary got her thirst for summer deck wine back, after a hard winter of chasing down reds Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Somewhere in these posts I swear I said something about having an inverse tax on alcohol.  I'm sure it was not the point of the original post, or I would spend a little time looking for it.  So, recapping my thoughts, I have thought for the last couple years that there should be an inverse tax on alcohol so that the cost per unit of ethanol (Eri... Read More

    Forum post in the topic How to curtail overconsumption


  • Well most everyone has received their wines and have had them resting for a while. Unfortunately, we had a few shipping issues along the way, but all in all I think we did pretty good. Foxall is the only one not to have received anything yet, while Shi's SS wasn't heard from, but luckily an elf stepped in and sent her some wine. Finally, it look... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Gift Exchange Reveal/Drink Date


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