We've raided the cellar again | Last call on our bright whites offer

July 15, 2021 15:21


Good things come to those who wait...

These past few months, we have been spoiling ourselves a little more than usual. Whether we were hugging our distant families for the first time in over a year, enjoying dining indoors at our favorite local restaurant, or cheersing to the advancements with vaccinations, we consistently found ourselves celebrating and reaching for the 2013 & 2014 vintages to guide us through. It only seems right to let you in on the prize.

We are featuring a select offering from our library from these vintages. These wines have been aged gracefully since release. No need to cellar as these wines are ready to drink now. Perfect for collectors, special occasions and one-of-a-kind gifts, these bottles are  offered on a limited basis. Many of the wines featured below are available in limited quantities and only obtainable while supplies last. In fact, our wine club (who received first access) already snatched up all the bottles of 2014 Devil's Gulch Pinot that we had available, so don't delay.

No one likes waiting for their wine to arrive, especially library wines. To add to the celebration, we are offering complimentary UPS overnight shipping on all orders of 12+ bottles of any assortment of our Library wines!

{ Notes on each vintage }

The 2013 vintage was a very correct vintage, with the vineyard qualities coming through in a light but complex way. The extra years in bottle have added breadth and savory notes to the fruit.

The 2014's are big and chunky now, with more earthy notes coming up, but still plenty of fruit for additional time in the bottle if you like.

2013 Library Wines Retail Price

2013 Rued Vineyard Chardonnay
Apricot, pear and buttercream on the nose, lead to a rich and lively mouth of honeysuckle and pear. 

2013 Walker Hill Vineyard Chardonnay
One of Dan’s favorites! Hazelnut and tangerine aromas, followed by creamy lemon and a vivid finish.


2013 Chileno Valley Vineyard Riesling
For fans of German Kabinetts, this is a California Riesling in that category. The diesel character is amped up and framed by apricot and orange blossom.

2013 Cherry Ridge Vineyard Syrah
Syrah’s classic pepper character shines in this wine. Blackberry compote flavors ride on the firm, round tannins. Only 4 cases left!

2013 Morelli Lane Vineyard Zinfandel
Bright cherry, smooth and luscious, this will make a great pairing for a flourless chocolate cake.

2014 Library Wines Retail Price

2014 Angel Camp Vineyard Pinot Noir
Sandalwood and cedar on the nose are followed by plum and violets on a broad palate.

2014 Azaya Ranch Vineyard Pinot Noir
Complex and textural without being heavy. Blackberry blossom, rhubarb, and root beer richness.

2014 Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir
Bright and lively dried cherries. Only 3 cases remaining!

2014 Deviate Pinot Noir
Cigar box spice and floral notes lead to decadently sweet, juicy fruit with firm tannins.

2014 Emerald Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir
Thyme and baking spices surround the sweet cherry/berry palate with a long forest floor finish.

2014 Fox Den Vineyard Pinot Noir
Cherry licorice whip riding on fine-grained tannins.

2014 Freestone Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir
A staff favorite! Smooth and lush, with bright cranberries finished with cinnamon and black tea on velvet.

2014 McDougall Vineyard Pinot Noir
Savory herbs surround the black cherry core while still offering a firm tannin structure throughout.

2014 Redwood Ridge Pinot Noir
Decadent blackberry, supported by bold tannins and a sultry redwood duff finish.


          *A limited number of magnums are available; if interested, please email us at

In the Vineyards: the growing season continues

Our weather this summer seems to be especially quirky, going from super hot to drizzly fog. The vines don't seem to mind the back and forth, and are enjoying the season just fine, growing healthy canopies and carrying a nice crop—not too light and not too heavy. In the pictures above of Emerald Ridge Vineyard that we took today, you can see the leaves on the ground that have been pulled to let sun in (but not too much) and airflow get to the clusters. Veraison is coming up next, which we expect to see in a few weeks. 


Two sold out and two weeks left
to get your bright whites with Overnight Shipping included!

Our Rosé and Devil's Gulch Gewürztraminer are sold out now, but you can still take advantage of our Overnight Shipping deal on the remaining bright whites! Through July 31, we're offering you UPS Overnight shipping included on your order of 12+ bottles of these wines, either all of one or mix and matched. Get yours while they last!

2020 Shop Block Pinot Blanc
Our "porchable" fan favorite, with white peach,

lily of the valley, honeydew melon, and pink grapefruit.

2018 Chileno Valley Vineyard Riesling

A focused core of citrus wrapped with a creamy embrace.
93 points & Editors' Choice, Wine Enthusiast



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We hope everyone is having a great summer, and enjoying getting together with family and friends!


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