Our spring shipment will go out to members next week, just in time to ease the tax-day blues! We’re delighted to send out two Devoto Garden Pinot Noirs, the 2011 and 2012. We think the 2011 is drinking beautifully right now. The 2012 we’re offering to club members ‘pre-release’ – while still young and improving, we think this wild-ferment Pinot Noir is an exceptional expression of a remarkable vintage. Both benefit from air time after opening and before serving, the 2012 up to an hour if you can wait! If you’d like to join our club and receive these singular, limited production wines while they last, please click here.
We’re bottling our 2013 Chardonnay next week in San Francisco, here’s the Wait Cellars delivery truck loaded with empty glass to take down 🙂 This early-pick wild ferment Chardonnay looks great so far: a nice mouth-watering, acid-driven Chardonnay with round green apple/mango flavors. Sign up for our Summer Whites club and be the first to taste this when it’s released this August!
Tickets are still available to the San Francisco Vintner’s this weekend in Fort Mason! We’ll be there with our 2011 Pinots and 2012 Chardonnay. This is always a fun, energetic affair where you can find new wines as well as visit old friends. Hope to see you there!
I’ll be pouring all of my current releases tonight (including our wine-club only double-gold 2011 Russian River Pinot Noir), 5pm-9pm, at Ruby Wine in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill neighborhood, 1419 18th Street. Come taste, and if you haven’t browsed Ruby’s thoughtful, eclectic selections before you are in for a treat!
Wine writer and industry veteran Mick Cameron tasted a bottle of our 2011 Green Valley Pinot Noir, and was even spotted at our holiday party kicking the tires on the 2012s and 2013s. Check out his thoughtful, SF-based Slave to the Grape column for wine insights both local and abroad. And then there is a very nice shout out on our Pinot, cheers Mick!