Thee And Thou

Thee And Thou

John Donaghue was working as a skyscraper building engineer in San Francisco when he found his way into wine. Like several other of our wineries, he got his start when he got mixed up with Gideon Beinstock of Clos Saron. He remained working at Clos Saron for several years, working closely with Gideon and learning every aspect of winemaking , from the vineyard to the bottle.

In 2011 he produced his first cuvée, a dense, structured blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon from North Yuba County. Gideon’s influence was evident in this and subsequent releases, however John’s wines reflect a different style and expression. Using similar low-intervention techniques, neutral oak, and native fermentations, the wines of Thee & Thou are complex, balanced, and lively, with the structure and acid to age for years to come.

Since his beginnings in Yuba John has gone on to explore other regions, seeking out old vines and incredible fruit from a variety of terroirs. While the individual expressions are unique and ever changing, John’s careful work remains the same. Each wine is a distinctive expression of a certain time and place, and with just a few vintages under his belt, he’s provided us with a very exciting promise of things to come. 

 

Image PRODUCT Description Country / Region Region Materials

DB6470-14
Organic
Tempranillo/Garnacha/Graciano "Suenas Conmigo"Lodi
2014
Tempranillo
60% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha, 20% Graciano from Lodi. 100% Whole Cluster, aged for 10 months in neutral oak barrels. 
United States California

DB5179-16
Organic
Albarino "Andrus Island Vineyard"
2016
Albariño
Albarino  from the Andrus Island Vineyard, literally down in the levees in the Delta south of Sacramento - no official AVA. Sandy soils,... Read More
United States California

DB6469-14
Organic
Syrah/Carignane "Patois" Lodi
2014
Syrah
50% Syrah from Terra Alta vineyard and 50% Carignane from Evangelo Vineyard, 100% whole cluster, aged in neutral oak for 20 months. 25ppm... Read More
United States California

DB6466-11
Organic
Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon "Devoilee" North Yuba County
2011
Merlot
75% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged in neutral oak barrels for 20 months. 50 cases produced. 
United States California