Tasting Room Special Offer From the Cellar

This summer we plan to occasionally offer wines that are sold out but still in our cellar.  Our wines generally improve with age (as we do right!?) so we thought it would be fun to pull some out and illustrate our point.  This weekend, May 10-12, we begin. It also happens to be mother’s day so in addition, mom’s taste for free all weekend!

Tasting Room Special May 10-12, 2013

From the Cellar: 2010 Sluice Box, White Wine Blend, El Dorado

62% Marsanne, 25% skin fermented Grenache Blanc and 13% Vermentino

We love this wine and Jared and I probably have the most fun blending this wine because there are no rules (unlike the Thirteen Series where our muse is Châteuneuf-du-Pape).  But like our Five Thirteen, its evolution in bottle is fascinating and its versatility on the table impressive.  But don’t take my unbiased word…

May/June 2012, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

Light, hazy gold. An exotically perfumed bouquet evokes dried peach, pear skin and honey, with a floral overtone. Juicy and light on its feet, offering vibrant orchard fruit flavors brightened by a touch of lemon zest.  Closes dry and chewy, with lingering spiciness and a refreshingly bitter quality. Pretty wild stuff, as I’ve come to expect–and like–from this idiosyncratic winery.” 90pts