We hope you’ll consider taking advantage of our Futures program!
Every year, when the new vintage is still in barrel, we allocate a small percentage (about 10%) to Futures purchases; that is, while the wines are still aging and before they’re bottled, you may purchase it by the case with a 50% deposit. This locks in a lower price than when the wine is eventually available to the public.
During subsequent visits, you can taste the wines as they age and develop to further hone your skills of appreciation. Once the wine is bottled, two or three years from the vintage date, a notice is sent to you with the balance and instructions for shipping or pickup.
You can also combine Futures purchases with current wines to obtain multiple case discounts. A nice advantage when you’re only putting down half on the Futures.
For questions please email email@example.com or call (707) 963-7774
Two seasons in one...
“With every new season we are surprised with how the moderating climate changes from year to year. The 2022 season had a pronounced, heavy rain at the end of 2021, but scant rainfall for the rest of the year – another drought year. There were a few areas of frost damage in Napa Valley in the spring, but they were limited in scope and duration, so most vineyards were unscathed.
Most of the season was normal with moderate temperatures and light rain. The white grapes came off with great quality; perfect acidity and freshness with remarkable flavors and texture. Early season reds (Pinot Noir, Dry-farmed Zinfandel and Rosé were a bit early but showed great promise. Then we suffered through a triple digit heat wave over five days in early September, which was quickly followed by a cold rain that brought harvest to a sudden halt; even moving grape maturity into reverse for some varieties. The heat took a toll on the yields due to some dehydration. However, following the rain, grapes left to hang through October enjoyed mild weather days that allowed winemakers to wait for perfect ripeness. The concentration of flavors at this stage in the wine’s progress are exceptional and intense with many opportunities for blending.”
Brooks Painter, Director of Winemaking