Over the past several years, we have been working very hard to increase the amounts and types of wines we produce because 1) it is hard to turn down an interesting vineyard, 2) we need to produce enough wine to entirely support our family, and 3) we have looked forward to holding back a small proportion of some of the wines, if possible, to offer at a later date with at least some bottle development (just like the ‘good old days’). These were hard to do during the ‘90’s when uncommitted grapes were generally scarce and cash-flow demands of a new enterprise were unavoidable. Over the last few years, we have made some progress by delaying release dates on some small lot wines and holding back a few cases of Zinfandel, Cabernet and Chardonnay throughout the year for people new to us. We hope to expand this into holding back small amounts of Pinot Noir in the future as well. Our wines age uncommonly well, and we are proud to illustrate this.
During this past recession we have seen many restaurants and related businesses having had a difficult time. Fortunately, we have seen an overall increase in demand each year for our wines direct from the winery. At the open houses and on the telephone, many of you have related the reasons for this: value, consistency, age worthiness, etc. We appreciate the feedback as much as your interest in and support of our wines and hope to continue to earn a place in your cellar and table for many years.
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