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HOLIDAY NEWSLETTER 2015

Featured Wines for the Holidays

We're thrilled to introduce the remainder of our 2013 single-vineyard wines with this holiday newsletter. The first few came out a few months ago, and already the Azaya Ranch Vineyard Pinot Noir and our new Deviate Pinot Noir are sold out. The 2013 vintage was nearly a mirror image of the wonderful 2012 season, with a warm, steady season and harvest weather that allowed us the luxury of picking exactly when we wanted. The wines are lush and vibrant, showing the personalities of their vineyards. We hope you love them as much as we do! To celebrate the holiday season, we're offering 15% off purchases of 12 or more bottles of our current release wines, 10% of 6-11 bottles (through 1/17/16).

2013 Angel Camp Vineyard Pinot Noir
- Our Anderson Valley pinot shows its dusky spice notes wrapped around a core of plum. The wine is elegant and plush, with a long toffee, sandalwood and Bing cherry finish. 459 cases produced.

2013 Devil's Gulch Vineyard Pinot Noir - The larger crop at Devil's (it came in at a whopping 1.39 tons per acre) gave extra juiciness to the tiny berries this vintage. The wine is packed with wild blackberry and bramble underlain by forest floor woodsy notes. Available to wine club members only. 347 cases produced.

2013 Emerald Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir - Already a crowd-pleaser in just its fourth vintage, the 2013 Emerald is velvety in texture, with sultry baking spices draping the blueberry and raspberry fruit. 682 cases produced.

2013 Fox Den Vineyard Pinot Noir - The 2013 Fox Den is sweet and silky, and has that wonderful characteristic that all great pinots do of being rich yet light on its feet, mouthfilling without being heavy. A light overlay of tobacco spice frames the red raspberry and cherry fruit to add an interesting depth. 576 cases produced.

2013 Freestone Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir
- The sweet black raspberry fruit is interweaved with underbrush, cardamom and nutmeg. There’s an energy and lift to the long finish of exotic Asian spices, like walking along the coastal redwoods with the ocean mist in the air. 478 cases produced.

2013 McDougall Vineyard Pinot Noir - The 2013 vintage was a wonderful one for McDougall, giving us an amped up version of everything we love in this expression of the rugged Sonoma Coast. The deep, dark layer of black licorice and sandalwood peeking from behind the black cherry is fascinating. Available to wine club members only. 415 cases produced.

2013 Rued Vineyard Chardonnay - This wine always has that great combination of solid structure, richness and opulence, yet focus and brightness at the same time. Lemon cream pie and Rued's signature minerality lead to a kiss of creme brulee on the finish. Decadent and lovely! 815 cases produced.

2013 Walker Hill Vineyard Chardonnay - Our newest chardonnay addition entices with a bit of extra mango/banana creaminess this vintage, accented by a whiff of ginger. The mouth is fresh with lemon and tangerine, both bracing with its bright acidity and rounded out by its butterscotch notes. 311 cases produced.

2013 Morelli Lane Vineyard Zinfandel - The 2013 Morelli's juicy raspberry and blackberry fruit is like a summer pie waiting on the windowsill, with a lift of acidity keeping it bright. It's remarkably balanced, with the fruit and spice, sweetness and acidity, richness and freshness creating a perfect harmony. 564 cases produced.

In addition to regular bottles of these wines, we have a very limited number of magnums; scroll down below the current wines on our shopping page for a listing of available magnums.

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