The Mill Creek Vineyards were first planted in 1965. In 1968, the current estate ranch was purchased and prune trees gave way to Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. The winery itself was established in 1974. Several members of the Kreck family currently work on the Mill Creek property. Current owners, Bill and Yvonne Kreck are involved in many areas of the production of Mill Creek's world-class wines, from growing to bottling to selling. Their middle son, Jeremy Kreck, is now both winemaker and vineyard manager. Bill's brother Bob and his wife, Elizabeth, are still involved in some aspects of the farming and harvesting procedures.

Jeremy Kreck manages the growing of the grapes on the Dry Creek ranch. The estate ranch located in the southern end of the Dry Creek Valley is approximately 55 acres and is planted to Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Bill and Yvonne Kreck have approximately 8 acres planted on their ranch in Alexander Valley. This region, ideal for growing Cabernet Sauvignon and more tannic Merlots, has produced some extraordinary fruit.

Jeremy adds, “Barrels are the seasoning, if you will, of the wine world. Done properly, flavors are lifted and additional layers of complexity added, without being overwhelming in the finished product.”
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Mill Creek Alexander Valley Merlot 2012

Mill Creek Alexander Valley Merlot 2012

What You'll Taste
Oh baby! This soft, succulent merlot will have you kicking yourself that you broke up with merlot because of that silly movie. Taste the sweet notes of plum and cherry. Feel the soft vanilla in mid-palate carry the bright texture to a toasty and lengthy finish. Welcome back to the merlot side of life.

What to Eat
Grilled salmon (trust us), roasted corn risotto, teriyaki glazed pork, grilled lamb chops. Pair with our Cato Corner farm Hooligan cheese.

Nuts and Bolts
A blend of 84% Merlot, 16% Cabernet. After harvest, the clusters are gently de-stemmed and then filled into stainless steel tanks. Preceding the fermentation is a 3-5 day cold soak. The must is then inoculated with yeast then mixed 2-3 times per day to extract flavors, color, and tannin from the skins. After pressing, the new wine is filled into 50% new French oak barrels and aged for approximately 18 months.

Price:$30.00

in mixed case $28.50

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Mill Creek Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

What You'll Taste
With four generations of know-how behind, Jeremy Kreck as crafted a sensationally elegant Sonoma Valley cabernet sauvignon. There's luscious black fruit supported by a soft tannin backbone with a smooth as silk finish. Think all California cabernet needs to weigh in at 14.8% ABV to be rich. No sir, this comes in at 13.5 and is gorgeously balanced.

What To Eat
To elegant for a rib eye but perfect for dry aged New York strip steak. Try pan seared black sea bass too. Pair it with our Cato Corner farm Black Ledge blue cheese.

Nuts and Bolts
After harvest, the clusters are gently de-stemmed and then filled into stainless steel tanks. Preceding the fermentation is a 3-5 day cold soak. The must is then inoculated with yeast then mixed 2-3 times per day to extract flavors, color, and tannin from the skins. After pressing, the new wine is filled into 50% new American oak barrels and aged for approximately 18 months.

Price:$27.00

in mixed case $25.65

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Mill Creek Gewurztraminer 2010

Mill Creek Gewurztraminer 2010

What You'll Taste
Brace yourself for the intense explosion of fruit that highlights overripe pear with lemon zest and honeysuckle. The bright acidity will make your palate pucker and ask for more. The bottle age has allowed this wine to be soft enough for an aperitif but will match with a variety of foods.

What To Eat
Spicy ribs, pulled pork, mongolian beef, sushi, tuna crudo with a kick are all applicable here. Pair with our Cato Corner farm Dutch Farmstead cheese.

Nuts and Bolts
The grapes originated from three acres on the estate property in southern Dry Creek Valley. After crushing and lightly pressing, the wine was fermented in jacketed stainless steel tanks at 55 degrees. Drier than many Gewürztraminers with a residual sugar of 0.3%, this is a very versatile wine. Pair with Asian and Pacific Rim cuisine.

Price:$22.00

in mixed case $20.90

SKU3869