Owned by Tom Mudd and Melissa Frank, Cinnabar is also the name of a vineyard and winery, located in the mountains of Santa Cruz, California, near Silicon Valley. Since 1983, when the first acreage was cleared, and following by the vineyard's completion in 1987, this estate has since grown to 55 acres and has produced a wide variety of wines, including cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, merlot, and pinot noir.

The year 2003 has apparently turned out to be a big one for this relatively-unknown winery; in this year, it has won a handful of medals, across five different varietals, in several different competitions. Perhaps the most successful of these has been their 2001 Pasa Robles Merlot which, alone, has won three awards already.

Information on Cinnabar can be found on their website: http://www.cinnabarwine.com/.

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