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Element 79

Les and Sharon HeinsenGold, the 79th element on the periodic table, was the inspiration for our name. More than just the symbol for the gold on the vine and in the bottle, the name was also inspired by our love of El Dorado County and a recognition of its importance in our nation's history as the location that began the legendary California Gold Rush.

Les and Sharon Heinsen's vineyard is located in the Fairplay AVA, nestled in the rolling hills of El Dorado County, deep in the heart of California Gold Country's foothills. Fair Play AVA has the distinction of being the California AVA with the highest average elevation. Situated at 2,400 feet above sea level, the property encompasses 70 acres- 32 of which are planted with Fair Play CA grapes producing amazing Gold Country wines with the guidance of Scott Johnson, wine maker.

Cool breezes from the Sierra Nevada combined with high elevations and mountainous terrain creating the perfect conditions for growing the finest grapes. As an estate winery, we grow all the grapes used to produce our wines within our own vineyard. You can find this wine online, as well as visiting the winery.

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  1. El Dorado County Wines .Com

    El Dorado County Zinfandel Bundle...

     This is a bundle of six AMAZING El Dorado County Zinfandels that will save you about $18 if ordered separately. Look at it as more than half off shipping, look at it as your glass being WAY more than half full.  ...Buy two bundles and save even more, about $36 overall without increasing the cost of shipping.

    Whatever your perpective, It's the taste of El Dorado County Zinfandel straight to your door...

    • Rosa-Luca Estate 2013 Double Gold Medal 
    • Mira Flores 2013 Gold and 93 pts pick by Wine Spectator 
    • Auriga Wine Cellars 2015 Zinfandel - Suma Kaw Vineyard
    • Bookshelf Wines 2015 Zin - 91 pts from Wine Enthusiast
    • Cantiga Wineworks 2013 Zinfandel - Herbert Vineyard
    • Element79 2013 - California State Fair Gold Medal Winner

    This bundle makes great gift too.

     


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    Element 79 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon - Fair Play AVA

    This 2013 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon was grown at 2401 feet elevation from our Element 79 Estate vineyards. It was barrel aged 24 months in 34% new Francois Ferree French oak. It is 94% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petite Sirah. Big & Bold Yet Elegant. One of our favorites. Only 198 cases produced. Look for a distinctive character, with rich palate coating textures and lots of layers and depth - this is benchmark Wine

    This elegant and complex wine illustrates the exceptional quality of El Dorado mountain-grown Cabernet Sauvignon4

    Winemaker: Scott Johnson
    Varietal Content: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec, 4% Petit Verdot
    Appellation: El Dorado, California
    Cooperage: 24 months in34% new Francois Ferree French oak.,  94% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petite Sirah.
    Cases Produced: 198
    Alcohol: 15.3%

     


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    Element 79 Zinfandel 2013 - The Best in Gold Country Wines

    Element 79 Estate Zinfandel 2013

    California State Fair Wine Competition Gold Medal Winner!  Only 167 cases produced. A structured Zin that drinks more like a bourdeaux.

    Our Estate Zin is an outstanding representation of the elevation and terroir that only the Fairplay AVA can produce. Aged 20 months in 32% new American French Oak. 84% Zinfandel with 10% Petite Sirah and 6% Syrah.

    Cool breezes from the Sierra Nevada combined with our high elevation and mountainous terrain create the perfect conditions for growing the finest grapes. As an estate winery, we grow all the grapes used to produce our wines within our own vineyard, which means we don't have to rely on other growers. In addition, we have full control of all vineyard practices and can ensure that our grapes will be grown using environmentally friendly and sustainable methods from the time they are planted until they end up in a bottle of your favorite Element 79 wine.

    Winemaker: Scott Johnson
    Varietal Content: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec, 4% Petit Verdot
    Appellation: El Dorado, California
    Cooperage: 24 months in34% new Francois Ferree French oak.,  94% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petite Sirah.
    Cases Produced: 167
    Alcohol: 15.2%

     

     


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    Element 79 Abby's Rose 2017 - Best Fair Play AVA Rosé Online

    Rosé is growing in popularity and THIS Rosé exemplifies why. It is refreshing on it's own or pairs very nicely with most food.  This is a super flexible wine that pairs well with meat, fish, pasta, salad and even sushi.

    As an estate winery, we grow all the grapes used to produce our wines within our own vineyard, which means we don't have to rely on other growers. In addition, we have full control of all vineyard practices and can ensure that our grapes will be grown using environmentally friendly and sustainable methods from the time they are planted until they end up in a bottle of your favorite Element 79 wine. Cool breezes from the Sierra Nevada combined with our high elevation and mountainous terrain create the perfect conditions for growing the finest grapes.

    This is a Provence style Rosé of Syrah, Zin and Viognier co-fermented. This Rosé is salmon colored and elegant. The Viognier dominates the nose with beautiful pineapple aromas, well balanced stone fruit up front with a hint of red berry flavors in the background.

    This elegant and complex wine illustrates the exceptional quality of El Dorado mountain-grown Cabernet Sauvignon4

    Winemaker: Scott Johnson
    Varietal Content:  Syrah / Zin / Voignier
    Appellation: El Dorado, California, Fair Play AVA
    Alcohol: 13.6%

     

     


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    Element 79 - Estate Viognier 2016 - El Dorado County Wines Online

    Viognier is an aromatic wine with unique character. If you haven't tried Viognier you need to. Viognier is a sexy wine. We know you will love it, we sure do.

    This estate Viognier is grown at 2401 feet. Whole cluster pressed and barrel fermented and then barrel aged in 15% new French Oak. Only 121 cases produced.

    Winemaker: Scott Johnson
    Varietal Content: Viognier
    Appellation: El Dorado, California Fair Play AVA
    Cooperage: Whole cluster pressed, barrel fermented and then barrel aged in 15% new French Oak
    Cases Produced: 121
    Alcohol: 14.0%

     

     

     


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    Element 79 - Petite Sirah 2015 - El Dorado County Wines Online

    Element 79 - Petite Sirah 2015

    Deeply colored, we call it the purple beast, this Petite Sirah is a classic example of the full-bodied, rich varietal. It is generous in flavor, with blackberry, black cherry, vanilla, and sweet tobacco. It has balanced tannins with a smooth mouthfeel and long finish.

    Drink now with Grilled Steak or Pork Chops.
    This wine will just keep getting better with age. We suggest putting some in your cellar as well for future enjoyment through 2025.

    Winemaker: Scott Johnson
    Varietal Content: Petite Sirah
    Appellation: El Dorado, California Fair Play AVA
    Alcohol: 14.7%

     


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    Element 79 - Estate Syrah 2014 - El Dorado County Wines Online

    Element 79 - Estate Syrah 2014

    2014 Estate Syrah grown at 2401 feet elevation at Element 79 Estate Vineyards.
    It was barrel aged 19 months in 50% new French Oak. It has a hit of Viognier (1%).
    Only 71 cases produced.

    Winemaker: Scott Johnson
    Varietal Content: Estate Sirah
    Appellation: El Dorado, California, Fair Play AVA
    Alcohol: 15.2%

     


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