Three Thieves

Liberators of Fine Wines 

Like Robin Hood, who stole from the rich and gave to the poor, Three Thieves Winery believes that one’s fortune (or lack thereof) need not preclude the enjoyment of such riches as premium California wine. Indeed, sharing a bottle of wine with loved ones or good friends is not a privilege; it’s a basic right! And who said fine wine must come in a cork-stoppered 750 ml bottle with an elegant label? From the start, Three Thieves has snubbed the snobs by bottling Zinfandel in one-liter jugs, or Cabernet in lightweight tetra paks. But unlike many brands with a low price point, Three Thieves does not merely repurpose wine sold on the bulk market. Rather they cultivate relationships with conscientious growers, and make and blend the wines at a facility in the Napa Valley. The “Three Thieves” behind this brand are  Joel Gott, Roger Scommegna, and Charles Bieler, each of whom might be considered a serial entrepreneur of the drinks and hospitality trades, with hands in such disparate ventures as a hotel in Mendocino, a gourmet hamburger stand in St. Helena, or such “hipster” products as hard cider, artisanal Mescal and Riesling in kegs. Joel Gott, of course, is well-known to Hotei fans as a producer of fine wines that win awards but remain affordable. But whereas the JG wines are made to grace the dining table, Three Thieves will be the life of the party. Bold, brash, irreverently packaged but carefully sourced and well-made, these are California varietal wines that will spark conversation and good times whenever you get together with friends, family, colleagues or new acquaintances. 

Wines from this Winery

2015 Three Thieves California Pinot Grigio

2015 Three Thieves California Pinot Grigio

Here’s a great summertime sipper. This delightful Pinot Grigio will keep you cool and refreshed on those sultry evenings when the mercury refuses to dip. To enhance the best characteristics of this varietal, the wine was cold fermented in stainless steel without undergoing any malolactic fermentation. As a result, bright aromas, fresh fruit flavors and crisp, refreshing acidity make for a wine that’s so good, it’s a steal! 

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¥ 1,800
2015 Three Thieves California Pinot Noir

2015 Three Thieves California Pinot Noir

Here’ a solid, high-value Pinot Noir that tastes and smells like the real deal, made to accompany lighter fare or perk up the weekday dining table. The fruit was sourced primarily from the Lodi / Sacramento River Delta regions (52%) as well as from the cool Central Coast (48%). The blend includes 14% Syrah and 9% Petite Sirah for color and body. Contact with both French and American oak provided tannic structure as well as spice notes in the finish. It's a medium-bodied wine with a silky texture, generous fruit and plenty of refreshing acidity.

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¥ 1,800
2015 Three Thieves California Chardonnay

2015 Three Thieves California Chardonnay

A scrumptious wine priced for everyday drinking with impressive aromas and rich flavors. What’s not to like? With fruit sourced from Lodi (60%) and the California coast (40%), this is a voluptuous, rich Chardonnay, with an irresistible bright golden color and inviting tropical fruit flavors. It’s a clean, crisp wine with a bit of everything we like in California Chardonnay - some citrus and some tropical fruit, a bit of toasty oak, a dab of creaminess to the texture, and a medium body. Try this delicious Chardonnay with caesar salad, crab cakes or pasta with creamy sauces. 

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¥ 1,800
2014 Three Thieves California Cabernet Sauvignon

2014 Three Thieves California Cabernet Sauvignon

What a steal! With fruit sourced from Monterrey (50%) and Lodi (50%), the Thieves have produced a classic California Cab: smooth and approachable but full-bodied, firm, and full of flavor. Cherry and dark berry fruit spiced up with notes of chocolate and toasty vanilla oak make this Cab a splendid choice for your barbecues, beach parties or mountain hikes. 

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¥ 1,800