Praxis Cellars

In 2000, Bill created Praxis Cellars to broaden the scope of the wines he produced. Arbios is our “serious” wine so Bill wanted to create a distinct label for our other wines. Praxis is derived from the Greek word for practice as a doctor or lawyer practices their craft.

2016 Viognier

2016 Viognier
Our Viognier is crisp, dry and full bodied with a lingering finish of ripe fruit. To retain the purest expression of the grapes, the wine was fermented in stainless steel with no oak contact. Bill leaves the wine on lees for two months to achieve a slightly creamy mouthfeel. The color is pale straw with... more »

2014 Merlot Alexander Valley

2014 Merlot Alexander Valley
Classic deep purple in color with red highlights. Rose petal, violet, cherry and plum aromas are accented by notes of cedar and toasted coconut. Black cherry, fig and blueberry flavors are complemented by a hint of vanilla and spice on the finish. This juicy, plush wine has a lingering finish with soft,... more »

2013 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

2013 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
The color is ruby red with garnet highlights. Raspberry, cherry and mushroomy earth notes fill the glass along with violet and vanilla scents. Flavors of cranberries, raspberries, red currants and plums are complemented by a hint of allspice. The wine is soft, balanced and alluring with bright acidity... more »

2012 Lagrein Central Coast

2012 Lagrein Central Coast
During a trip to the Italian Alps, Bill became fascinated by this varietal. We first tried Lagrein while on a hunt to see the remains of Utzi, the Alpine Ice Man and oldest natural mummy. (Susan was an archaeologist in her younger days). Pronounced Lah-GRAYHN or Lah-GRINE, this cool climate, high... more »