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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

olive oils

We make a few gallons of superb and super fresh olive oil from the 20 or so varieties of olives planted and dry-farmed by the Tenbrinks around the winery.
The harvest was down this year, in part because of the drought. Last year, we and the Tenbrinks together produced 90 gallons of oil; this year only 60. We are offering 30. We also harvested a full three weeks earlier than last year. We decided that our approach in focusing on freshness-- on something analogous to the acidity and florality in Riesling-- has been successful, and that we wanted to push it further. The result is an oil even greener in color than any before, with explosive aromatics. There is no bitterness or unripeness. It is truly not like any other oil.
Free shipping on the custom bottles and on 2 or more bottles of the 500s.



a new entablature

We offer these wines with the new realization that we are beginning to achieve something, to produce some wines with enduring value-- even if that value is only within our narrowly circumscribed realm of vinous pleasure. You will see several wines that are now classics-- the Prince, 1MN-- and several wines of great merit and seriousness, even though it would be a silly exaggeration to push them onto the dais.


You will notice that we are offering you cases of individual wines for the first time. This is born out of our continuous desire to experiment, but also out the sense that as we begin to focus on the wines that are the foundation of what we do, you might wish to focus too. I will be so interested to see what you order.

All of the packages are priced at a discount from normal retail-- of course. A sign of our gratitude.

We will bottle these wines on September 8 and begin shipping them around the first of October, as soon as the heat breaks. 

the complete new entablature 12 bottles to be delivered in early October - scholium project

the complete new entablature
12 bottles to be delivered in early October

$550.00
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the core of the new entablature 6 bottles to be delivered in early October - scholium project

the core of the new entablature
6 bottles to be delivered in early October

$200.00
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2015 1MN one full case! - scholium project

2015 1MN
one full case!

$450.00
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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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2014 the sylphs one full case! - scholium project

2014 the sylphs
one full case!

$720.00
Add to Cart
2014 pergamos one full case! - scholium project

2014 pergamos
one full case!

$900.00
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2015 michael faraday one full case! - scholium project

2015 michael faraday
one full case!

$405.00
Add to Cart
2014 gardens of babylon one full case! - scholium project

2014 gardens of babylon
one full case!

$324.00
Add to Cart
2015 VLV reserve one full case! - scholium project

2015 VLV reserve
one full case!

$252.00
Add to Cart
2015 stampede one full case! - scholium project

2015 stampede
one full case!

$405.00
Add to Cart
2015 FTPZ one full case! - scholium project

2015 FTPZ
one full case!

$405.00
Add to Cart
2015 riquewihr one full case! - scholium project

2015 riquewihr
one full case!

$252.00
Add to Cart
2014 golgotha one full case! - scholium project

2014 golgotha
one full case!

$900.00
Add to Cart

2015 1MN
one half case

$230.00
Add to Cart

2015 the prince in his caves
one half case

$230.00
Add to Cart

2014 the sylphs
one half case

$360.00
Add to Cart

2014 pergamos
one half case

$450.00
Add to Cart

2015 michael faraday
one half case

$210.00
Add to Cart

2014 gardens of babylon
one half case

$170.00
Add to Cart

2015 VLV reserve
one half case

$130.00
Add to Cart

2015 stampede
one half case

$210.00
Add to Cart

2015 riquewihr
one half case

$130.00
Add to Cart

2014 golgotha
one half case

$450.00
Add to Cart


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
shipping now!

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

2015 blowout sparkling wine-- a full case!
shipping now!

$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
Add to Cart
2015 VLV reserve one full case! - scholium project

2015 VLV reserve
one full case!

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

2015 michael faraday
one full case!

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

2015 the prince in his caves
one full case!

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

2015 1MN
one full case!

$450.00
Add to Cart
2015 stampede one full case! - scholium project

2015 stampede
one full case!

$405.00
Add to Cart
2015 FTPZ one full case! - scholium project

2015 FTPZ
one full case!

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

2014 the sylphs
one full case!

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

2014 gardens of babylon
one full case!

$324.00
Add to Cart
2014 pergamos one full case! - scholium project

2014 pergamos
one full case!

$900.00
Add to Cart
2014 golgotha one full case! - scholium project

2014 golgotha
one full case!

$900.00
Add to Cart

2015 1MN
one half case

$230.00
Add to Cart

2015 the prince in his caves
one half case

$230.00
Add to Cart

2014 the sylphs
one half case

$360.00
Add to Cart

2014 pergamos
one half case

$450.00
Add to Cart

2015 michael faraday
one half case

$210.00
Add to Cart

2014 gardens of babylon
one half case

$170.00
Add to Cart

2015 VLV reserve
one half case

$130.00
Add to Cart

2015 stampede
one half case

$210.00
Add to Cart

2015 riquewihr
one half case

$130.00
Add to Cart

2014 golgotha
one half case

$450.00
Add to Cart