Welcome to scholium project

We are small. Our hands, our feet, our minds are in the wine. We make wine from vineyards that are distinguished sometimes by being ignored. Our wine often does not resemble other wines, but we are not renegades. We are students. Our projects are not always experiments-- sometimes we know what we are doing--but they are always acts of emulation, looking up at the work of others we admire.


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Wine

the time of fullness

We have begun our weekly, soon daily, visits to the vineyards. It is the time of fullness-- the grapes are round and taught, they have reached their full size and now all is about ripening. It is also finally a time of fullness in the midst of a drought of many years: there was a deluge of Spring rains, so much and so late that we worried that it might be too much-- but no, the soils absorbed everything and shed the excess. The vines all over Northern California have never looked so healthy; the fruit is abundant but also moderate in size. It is a special time in a special year.

At the same time that we now frequent the vineyards, we are also bringing wines out of the winery and into your hands. We bottle on August 25th, and have just finished assessing the wines and composing the blends. We have hit new heights with two wines, both red-- 1MN and the FTPZ. 1MN is ethereal and powerful at once; we have never made a wine like it. FTPZ shows the restrained magnificence that Zinfandel is capable of. The 2016 Prince is also at the acme of a distinguished line: like the 1MN, it is amazingly light and graceful, more than any other vintage-- yet it remains somehow a fierce wine, unmistakable.For the first time in years, we are encouraging you to put together your own selections of wines. We still offer compound packages of all of the wines at a discount, but you may once again put together collections of whatever you want. A case of The Prince only? Why not? Only light bodied red wines from old vines in Lodi? Help yourself. There are many reasons that we embrace now this: one reason is that we have brought more discipline to our winemaking. You will notice that there are not twelve wines in this release, but seven. Six of them are pillars. In every way, we get better at what we do. Take home what you like.

By the way, we will offer you discounts and reduced shipping on case orders; I just could not figure out how to build it into the shopping cart. We will look at every order and make sure you are rewarded.

the time of fullness the complete release. 12 bottles to ship around October 1 - scholium project

the time of fullness
the complete release. 12 bottles to ship around October 1

$500.00
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super-abundance twice the complete release! 24 bottles to ship around October 1 - scholium project

super-abundance
twice the complete release! 24 bottles to ship around October 1

$900.00
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2015 spear-din lost slough vineyard - scholium project

2015 spear-din
lost slough vineyard

$40.00
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2016 la severita di bruto farina vineyards - scholium project

2016 la severita di bruto
farina vineyards

$40.00
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2015 the sylphs guman vineyard - scholium project

2015 the sylphs
guman vineyard

$60.00
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2016 prince in his caves farina vineyards - scholium project

2016 prince in his caves
farina vineyards

$50.00
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2016 1MN bechtold ranch - scholium project

2016 1MN
bechtold ranch

$50.00
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2016 FTPZ kirschemann ranch - scholium project

2016 FTPZ
kirschemann ranch

$50.00
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tastings!

a barrel tasting for the harvest release August 19, at 4:30-- at Swan Lake in Napa - scholium project

a barrel tasting for the harvest release
August 19, at 4:30-- at Swan Lake in Napa

$10.00
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Méthode Futuriste Sparkling Wines

We have accomplished the daring and difficult Futurist aim of forcing bubbles into still wine. Blowout is all about speed, anticipation, audacity: it is a Sparkling Wine bottled and released only months after harvest and fermentation. There is no patience in the making-- or consumption-- of Blowout.

The pure velocity of Blowout does not mean that it is made with any less care or thought than our other wines. Like our best wines, it hails from a single vineyard, one of the most celebrated: Lost Slough in the cool Sacramento River Delta. We harvested Lourreiro, Grüner, and Verdelho in August of 2015, pressed and fermented them together, and then, with all of the speed of Futurism, began bottling the wine in November. It is now ready, without any maturation and full of irrepressible energy, to delight you.
I regret that the Rose is sold out.

2015 blowout sparkling wine 3 pack shipping now! - scholium project

2015 blowout sparkling wine 3 pack
shipping now!

$72.00
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2015 blowout sparkling wine 6 pack shipping now! - scholium project

2015 blowout sparkling wine 6 pack
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$140.00
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2015 blowout sparkling wine-- a full case! shipping now! - scholium project

2015 blowout sparkling wine-- a full case!
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$260.00
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particular prizes for the initiates

This is a selection of individual bottles, made available somewhat on the sly, and only for a little while. Thank you so much for going to the trouble to look for them.

2015 riquewihr one full case! - scholium project

2015 riquewihr
one full case!

$252.00
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2015 VLV reserve one full case! - scholium project

2015 VLV reserve
one full case!

$252.00
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2015 michael faraday one full case! - scholium project

2015 michael faraday
one full case!

$405.00
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2015 the prince in his caves one full case! - scholium project

2015 the prince in his caves
one full case!

$450.00
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2015 1MN one full case! - scholium project

2015 1MN
one full case!

$450.00
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2015 stampede one full case! - scholium project

2015 stampede
one full case!

$405.00
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2015 FTPZ one full case! - scholium project

2015 FTPZ
one full case!

$405.00
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2014 the sylphs one full case! - scholium project

2014 the sylphs
one full case!

$720.00
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2014 gardens of babylon one full case! - scholium project

2014 gardens of babylon
one full case!

$324.00
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2014 pergamos one full case! - scholium project

2014 pergamos
one full case!

$900.00
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2014 golgotha one full case! - scholium project

2014 golgotha
one full case!

$900.00
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2015 1MN
one half case

$230.00
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2015 the prince in his caves
one half case

$230.00
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2014 the sylphs
one half case

$360.00
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2014 pergamos
one half case

$450.00
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2015 michael faraday
one half case

$210.00
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2014 gardens of babylon
one half case

$170.00
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2015 VLV reserve
one half case

$130.00
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2015 stampede
one half case

$210.00
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2015 riquewihr
one half case

$130.00
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2014 golgotha
one half case

$450.00
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2015 La Severita di Bruto Farina Vineyards White Wine - scholium project

2015 La Severita di Bruto
Farina Vineyards White Wine

$50.00
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