2022 Spring Wine Club Release
2019 Cab Franc (new!)
This wine was our committee's top pick. It is a batch of only four barrels (100 cases) of 100% Cab Franc that I made in 2019 from our own vineyard. We aged it for two years in the cellar in neutral American oak barrels so as to not detract from the fruit. It is of limited production and has thus been categorized as Wine Club Only. You will find this wine to have good depth of color, a surprising fragrance, expressive fruit and a rich, silky texture. It's a wine that goes well with food or can be enjoyed on its own. And while I find it ready to drink now, if you are inclined to look for wines that can be aged, I would recommend this one.
Here is a lively, fun to sip wine that is a blend of four Rhone varieties. It consists of 40% Mourvedre, 20% Cinsaut, 20% Grenache Noir and 20% Syrah. It has medium depth of color, but in the mouth has a surprising complexity with layers of flavor that progress across the palate. I prefer to enjoy this wine either on its own or with light appetizers of fruit and cheese.
2019 Block 5 Zinfandel (3+ Bottle Clubs)
The Zinfandel grapes for this wine came from our oldest vineyard, which was planted in the late sixties by my grandfather. These old vines, now 50 years of age, produce a light crop of fruit that is intense and full of flavor. Of the four Zinfandel wines I make, I consider this wine to have the most Zin spice.
The Cab Franc and the Carnival are the same price, depending on your club level discount. We sell them both at the same $28 per bottle in the tasting room. The Block 5 Zinfandel retails here at $25. Like always, I recommend you try your wine soon so you can take advantage of the 30% discount window over the coming weeks.
Wine description & write-up by owner/grower/winemaker Tom Hoffman
Short Video with Tom discussing the wines:
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