As we offer the last of our 2005 wines, it is a good time to revisit the vintage. Lush and bountiful, we are happy with how the wines are developing. There is richness on the palate and significant structure both tannin and acidity to support the fruit. We thank all of you across the country and abroad who have supported the 2005 wines – restaurants, retailers, distributors and all who are on the mailing list and members of our wine programs Pinot 101 and Tour 101. This Fall Release will highlight several appellations as well as a special Pinot Noir available in very limited quantities (winery only). Please see wine descriptions for further details. We hope you enjoy this offering.

Harvest started September 6 – well things busted loose after that and the fruit kept on coming. There was a plethora, an abundance, a veritable cornucopia of grapes from hither and yon. Fermenters were full as were cellars. We all wondered when this bountiful harvest would end. Come October (or was it November), the new wine was in barrel and the doors to the winery could barely contain our vintage but we could barely contain our glee as well. The new vintage, could it be like 1999 in Burgundy or 1959 or 1945. All these were years when a large harvest combined with perfect ripening conditions to produce undeniably great wines. Rarely do we see the grower and the winemaker equally happy as in 2005 in the Central Coast of California. In barrel, the wines show tremendous purity and delineation of site as well as depth and structure. We will bottle the first of our 2005 Pinot Noir in November 2006 and the single vineyards will be bottled in early February 2007. We are looking forward to presenting this very promising vintage to you in Spring 2007.

For library and large format wines, please contact the winery for pricing and availability via phone (805) 938-5051 or fax at: (805) 938-0036. For current wines, contact us and order before they’re gone, or use our handy online ordering page!