While we have offered futures on our Zinfandel since the 1991 vintage, last year we began offering futures on the other of our major-production wines: Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. We appreciate the delighted responses from people who had been asking for this for years and happy to add this to our program.
From the barrel, this is showing a nice bit of beets and earth at this early stage, there is also a hint of ginger. This youngster still needs about another 8 months in barrel to be done. More red fruit in the mouth than dark fruit it definitely reveals a peek at what the 2018 is showing at its own relatively early stage of development. Early on I thought this was an exciting vintage and still have that opinion today.
This wine will be available November 2021 for futures pickup while it is very young, a full year earlier than we would generally release it. You may drink or hold as you see fit as our wines have tremendous aging potential yet offer great pleasure for a wide range of years. Estimated release price: $50 per bottle. Futures price: $360 per case ($30/bottle). Full cases only. Offer available until December 31, 2020.