March 21, 2019
Greetings Valued Wine Club Members,
If you feel like it's been a long, wet winter with nary a Wine Club shipment, so do we! Our three spring wine offerings are perfect for the warming weather. All hail from unique, historical vineyards throughout California and we made these single-vineyard wines exclusively for you, the Wine Club member, meaning the rest of the world can't have 'em! They are:
2018 Rosé of Mourvedre, Contra Costa County ($25; $20 Wine Club) — Oakley, California may seem like an unusual spot for grapes, but tucked between the tract homes and strip malls are some of the oldest and most unique vineyards in California. The Mourvedre in this rosé comes from 100-year-old, own-rooted vines planted in sandy soils and dry farmed. We picked early, whole cluster pressed, and fermented over a period of two weeks in stainless steel, then aged in neutral oak. Peach and stone fruit on the nose, bright acid, with a crisp and dry finish, it is a bit more serious than many pink wines, but still lots of fun. Screw capped for easy access. We envision this pairing delightfully with all your summer fare, from sushi to oysters to beach picnics. 40 cases produced.
2017 Cadman Chardonnay, Haynes Vineyard, Napa Valley ($36; $28.80 Wine Club) — These grapes hail from the beautiful, quadrilateral trellised vines at Haynes Vineyard, where the grapes retain their acidity while ripening slowly. Whole cluster pressed, we kept this lot in stainless steel for fermentation and élevage, retaining the bright fruit character. It is uniquely different from a barrel-aged Chardonnay, with pineapple, citrus, and fennel on the nose, and zippy acidity throughout the finish. Serve chilled and drink now.
2016 Lodi Old Vine Petite Sirah ($37; $29.60 Wine Club) — The 60-year-old vines, grown by longtime Lodi farmer Walt Cranston, are head-trained, dry-farmed, and own-rooted. They produced a rich, approachable wine that has blue fruit, black pepper, and blackberry jam on the nose. Limit one bottle per shipment.
Thanks as always for your support of our boutique, artisanal, father-daughter owned and operated, gluten-free winery on the hill!
Bill and Brie Cadman
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Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Zinfandel and Pinot Noir from our Napa Valley winery, made the old-fashioned way