Oh yeah, that’s because we do have new wines!
May 17; Wine Club Exclusive Pre-release
We had such a great time at the Wine Club Pre-Release Event! Twice a year we sneak preview our upcoming new releases to our wine club members before they are available to everyone else. Not only do we pull new releases, library wines, and limited release wines, but we also like to share some of favorite food parings for each wine.
There was a lot to feel good about at the party; the weather was incredible, Chefs Jan-Marc and Barbara Baker paired some delicious and beautiful food with each of the new wines, and then there’s that. The new releases are just stunning. Everything from the new 2008 Muller Thurgau and Amrita to our Midnight Saignée and the award winning Pinot Gris was on hand for sampling. I even snuck a few bottles of the 2008 Winter’s Hill Vineyard Pinot Gris from the cellar to share with everyone. This is a beautiful reserve style Pinot Gris that was barrel fermented to give it some extra depth and structure.
The highlight of the tasting was without a doubt the brand new 2006 L’iris. This is our first release of a reserve level Pinot Noir and with two 91 point reviews it’s a great way to get started. But we didn’t leave it to the critics to tell us how good the L’iris is, our wine club members enjoyed the chance to see what this decade-worthy wine tastes like at first release.
May 23-24: Memorial Day Weekend Open Cellar Experience
We did something a little different this year. Instead of the usual station to station tasting in the tasting room, we opened up our cellar and created a self guided tour for guests to see how we work through the different areas and stages of production. There were, of course, more wonderful wines to taste including new releases and food pairings that we’re still craving (even after eating it for two days I’m still hungry for Barbara and Jan'-Marc’s Chicken and Mango Wantons).
Following the tour and tasting in cellar, guests were invited to hang out in the tasting room or out on the patio, taking in the spectacular view and enjoying perfect weather.
Thanks to everyone who came out for either (or both) weekend. It was a pleasure sharing our new releases for Spring with you. I hope to see you at the next event.