2015 Spring Release
Winter is upon us, and we have been busy bottling and pruning vines, both young and old. At the ranch, some of the oldest vines approach their septuagenarian milestone and share common ground with the new babies, planted under a year ago. We like to imagine a form of subterranean dialogue exists between these deep-rooted old vines and the tender fledgling roots, sharing wisdom of seasons to come. These generational differences remind us of how present the cycle of life can be, and as we work through the chilly dormant season, we find ourselves savoring wines of vintages past.
Spring begins with two Chardonnays, vintage 2013: the inaugural release of the Wingtine Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, sourced exclusively from the Heintz ranch, just across the road from the estate vineyard and the noble Savoy from the Anderson Valley, expressing great terroir, power, and finesse. An energetic quartet of 2013 Pinot Noir follows, with the vibrant La Neblina Sonoma Coast paving the way. The silky Laguna Russian River Valley, feminine Alberigi Russian River Valley, and exotic Terra Neuma Sonoma Coast ensue. Next up is the effusive 2013 Las Colinas Sonoma Coast Syrah, a pomme-violette blend from our four vineyard-designated, cool-climate Syrah sites. Rounding out the offer is the Dusty Lane Sonoma Coast Syrah from the 2012 vintage. Quietly aging in bottle for 6 months has allowed the bouquet to evolve and showcase hidden jewels.
Allotments and wine notes are now available online for our mailing list clients. Weather permitting or otherwise arranged, orders will begin shipping in early March, if local and destination temperatures are safe for wine transport. California and warm states may ship sooner. Our winery pickup week is scheduled Monday, April 20th through Sunday, April 26th (weekdays 9-4, Saturday 11-4, Sunday 12-4).
Thank you for interest in our handcrafted wines.
Eric and Team RC