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Prospect 772 wines are made with acute attention to all the critical elements of wine crafting and a detailed hands-on approach to creating small lot productions. Cultivated from our own grapes and grown precisely to our specifications on our highly maintained vineyard site, we've created a blend of remarkable wines .

The Brat We called this wine “The Brat” because it is based in Grenache and Grenache is a temperamental grape that basically is difficult to cultivate. It wants to set a big crop but is fragile to the elements during bloom. It is a challenge to say the least, to control the size of the crop so we can obtain deeper flavors. We've blended in Syrah here to create more power and complexities.   |  

The Truant The Truant earned its name rightfully so. While our Grenache and Syrah grapevines were flourishing and producing, the Mourvèdre grapevines took their own sweet time coming to fruition. Which is why The Truant didn't arrive until 2012. While the Truant may not have be punctual, it was definitely worth the wait.   |  

The Brawler The Brawler says it all in its name; a big wine that needs to be tamed in the winery to become elegant, our Brawler is just that. Specially selected clones are fermented together to create a big brawny wine. We use only the finest French Oak barrels to smooth out the edges of this Syrah based blend and add a little Viognier getting complexities beyond Syrah by itself.   |  

The Instigator The name The Instigator comes from our introduction to the Rhône Valley in France. Having been introduced to the wines of Hermitage and Cornas, we find that Syrah is the "Instigator" of our Rhône adventure and the backbone of all of our blends.   |  

Black Tie Charlie Black Tie Charlie arrived on the scene beautifully dressed and ready to be the life of the party. Dark, jammy and smooth as silk. You can't help but instantly fall in love with Black Tie Charlie.   |  


Baby Doll: fun, refreshing Baby Doll, a term of endearment used for Wendy, this Rosé was designed to be fun and refreshing. Intended to be chilled and served on warm afternoons, this wine is crisp and refreshing exhibiting flavors of pink grapefruit, fresh cut melons, cherry cider and strawberries. However, this wine is not just about fresh fruit. There is a background both in aroma and on the palate is a reminder of the terrior where this fruit was grown.   |  

Stepping Stones Stepping Stones earned its name because it is our only white and typically the first step in the flight of tastings. Secondly we ferment our Grenache Blanc using an ovoid fermanation method, otherwise known as a concrete egg. This beautiful bright, crisp white wine picks up the minerality from the concrete and provides a balanced finish. Hence the name Stepping Stones.   |  


We believe that a wine is made in the vineyard and we nurture those grapes in the winery. We prefer small batch fermentations, work with controlled temperatures, favor classical blends, and believe very little manipulation lend themselves to brilliant flavors and results. Learn more about our key process, quality production, and the team that introduces these varietals for your enjoyment.

Wine News

January 2013:   The Wine Spectator ~ California Syrah and More
New reviews of Syrah and Petite Sirah lead a selection of 18 outstanding Rhône-style varietals and blends.

November 2011:   The Wine Spectator 92s
"The top-scoring wines include a pair of Rhône blends from Prospect 772, a brand founded by Ron Pieretti and Wendy Sanda, tapping the talents of winemaker Jeff Cohn. Based out of Calaveras County in the Sierra foothills, Prospect 772 has developed a reputation for consistent, intense and detailed wines."

November 2011:   The Wine Spectator Insider
A first look at our editors' most exciting new wines
93 points ~ Syrah Sonoma County The Instigator 2009
"Gorgeous pure, ripe, juicy plum, raspberry and pomegranate give it a delicious taste and it firms nicely at mid palate, with a scorched earth mix, well structured yet the flavors remain pure and persistent, ending with a long, long finish. Best from 2012 through 2024. —J.L."

July 2010:   Calaveras Winegrape Alliance
Meet Prospect 772
At Prospect 772 it's all about the ultimate in creature comfort with fine wine, food, atmosphere and friends.

November 2008:   The Wine Spectator Insider
The Wine Spectator Insider features 37 exceptional new wines from California, France and Spain.
90 points ~ The Brawler Calaveras County 2006
A ripe, juicy style. Full-bodied, with complex cherry, currant and wild berry fruit that's well-proportioned, turning supple and polished on the finish. Syrah and Viognier. Drink now through 2013.   —James Laube Wine Spectator

July 2008:   The Wine Enthusiast
The Sierra Foothills Come Alive
The regions winemakers are modernizing and introducing new varieties to atone for the Zins of the past.

March 31, 2008:   Wine Spectator
Promising New Producers
Dozens of new California Rhône producers emerge each year, drawn by the adaptability of the Rhône grapes to the state's diverse winegrowing regions.

November 2007: Wine Spectator ~ Tasting Highlights: California's Rhône Varietals
California's Rhône grape-based wines continue to impress, including some exciting Syrahs from the Sierra Foothills
91 points ~ The Brat Calaveras County 2005
Savory, with supple flavors that build, with spice, dried berry, anise and sage, supported by firm tannins and ending with a hint of spice and cedar. Grenache and Syrah. Drink now through 2011. 150 cases made.   —James Laube Wine Spectator
93 points The Brawler Calaveras County 2005
Firm, ripe, intense and concentrated, with rich plum, blueberry, spice, anise, sage and light cedar. Offers complexity, depth and focus, with a long, persistent finish. The dash of Viognier gives this a sweet spot. Syrah and Viognier. Drink now through 2012. 150 cases made.   —James Laube Wine Spectator

August 1, 2006:   Calaveras Enterprise, Calaveras County, California
Annual vineyard tour offers lessons for grape growers
Calaveras County is going to have to chart its own, unique course in wine offerings if it hopes to generate the kind of interest enjoyed in grape-growing areas such as Napa.

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