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The vineyard at Kirigin Cellars, located in the heart of the Santa Clara Valley wine region, has been cultivated since 1916, making it one of California's oldest wineries. Kirigin Cellars is home to several varieties of whites, reds, and sparkling wines. Its most popular grape nectar is the dessert wine Vino de Mocca ($19.90), which is sweetly infused with coffee, chocolate, and a hint of orange to form a tincture that some dub "The Kissing Wine" and others call "The Cootie Spreader." The 2006 Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon ($39.90), like beloved entrepreneur Bruce Wayne, is ultra rich, ultra smooth, and flavored with the finest grapes and oak. The Malvasia Bianca ($17.90) diffuses a flowery and grapey aroma with a slightly sweet flavor that delights the senses and often precipitates auditory hallucinations of tinkling chimes. Cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir, and zinfandel are painstakingly shepherded from pasture to barrel and combined to form the Estate Red ($14.90).