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2010 Mirassou California Sauvignon Blanc

Balancing intense fruit flavors with delicate aromas, Mirassou wines embody the optimism and pioneering spirit passed down through six generations of the Mirassou family. Featuring a bright, uniquely approachable style, these wines honor the Mirassou family’s heritage while appealing to a new generation of wine enthusiasts.

The Region
Our 2010 Mirassou California Sauvignon Blanc is made with carefully selected California fruit from several regions. The California appellation allowed the winemaker to choose the best fruit from each region, which acts as the foundation of this fruit forward style of Sauvignon Blanc.

The Harvest
California winemakers are enthusiastic about the quality of the grapes from the 2010 harvest.  The California harvest was challenging due to the wet spring followed by a late start and long, cool growing season ending with a summer heat spike.  The summer heat spike allowed grapes to reach maturity, and although yields were lower than normal, the resulting grapes display remarkable quality.

Winemaking Notes  
This wine includes 98% Sauvignon Blanc grapes and 2% other whites including Semillon, Riesling & Chardonnay.
The grapes in our 2010 Sauvignon Blanc were harvested from September to October at a brix level between 23-24. At the winery, the grapes were whole cluster pressed to minimize harsh phenolics. The must was first fermented in upright stainless steel tanks at temperatures between 55-62°F for 14-21 days before fermentation was complete.   After fermentation, the wine was fined and filtered and spent two months in bottle prior to release.
Wine Description

Displaying a soft mouthfeel and crisp flavors of tropical fruit and melon balanced with hints of grapefruit and pear, our Mirassou California Sauvignon Blanc is a bright expression of California’s most celebrated growing regions.

Finished Wine

Appellation: California

Alcohol Content: 13.39%

Titratable Acidity: 0.56 g/100mL  
pH: 3.29

Residual Sugar: 0.4 g/100mL

This versatile wine pairs beautifully with spicy dishes as well as grilled poultry or seafood, as well a chicken and creamy cheeses.

Finished Wine
Appellation: California
Label Alcohol Content: 13.1%
Titratable Acidity: 0. 56 g/100mL
pH: 3.31
Residual Sugar: 0.6 g/100mL
SRP: $12.00

Just a lovely example and so food friendly. Great with seafood, light cheese or quaffing.

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Rodney Strong Vineyards New Releases Shine

2010 Charlotte’s Home, Sauvignon Blanc, Estate Vineyards

2010 Charlotte's Home, Sauvignon Blanc, Estate Vineyards

Rod Strong established our heritage sauvignon blanc vineyard in 1971, naming it Charlotte’s Home in honor of his wife. Today that vineyard remains the core of our Charlotte’s Home sauvignon blanc, along with other select estate vineyards in the Alexander Valley as well as the Russian River Valley.

The 2010 vintage started with a cool and fairly wet spring that remained mostly frost free. The late rains generated a healthy canopy, but one that required careful management to attain desired ripeness. The cool spring evolved into an exceptionally cool summer, punctuated by a three day heat spike in august which reduced yields in many varieties. September started out warm and ended the same way, giving us the ripeness we were waiting for, and we harvested the last of our sauvignon blanc on October 6th.

Light, crisp, and highly aromatic, the warmer climate Alexander Valley fruit gives this wine ripe pear and melon character, while the ocean cooled Russian River Valley fruit offers citrus, mineral, and traditional herbaceous qualities. Together, the two valleys make a classic Northern Sonoma sauvignon blanc that is fresh, lively, and will drink beautifully over the next 1 to 2 years.

 

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2010 Chardonnay, Sonoma County

2010 Chardonnay, Sonoma County

Nearly four decades ago we discovered that Sonoma County’s west and southwestern regions are ideal for growing chardonnay grapes. The cool maritime influence of the Pacific Ocean brings us fog nearly every summer evening, maintaining the bright natural acidity that provides balance to any fine chardonnay. On the other hand, the warm summer afternoons here ensure plenty of ripe fruit character. We combined estate grown and locally farmed fruit grown in benchland and alluvial soils in the Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley, and Sonoma Coast appellations to make this wine.

The 2010 vintage started with a cool and fairly wet spring that remained mostly frost free. The late rains generated a healthy canopy, but one that required careful management to attain desired ripeness. The cool spring evolved into an exceptionally cool summer, punctuated by a three day heat spike in august which reduced yields in many varieties. September started out warm and ended the same way, giving us the ripeness we were waiting for, and we harvested the last of our chardonnay on October 3rd.

We barrel fermented about 60% of this wine, and sur-lies aged that portion in barrel for five months, offering the wine a touch of brown spice and vanilla. The remaining 40% was cold fermented to capture a fresh fruit-forward character, providing bright lemon and apple aromas that mingle with hints of the toasty barrel complexity. On the palate, pear and green apple with refreshing acidity will lure you back for another sip. Enjoy this lively chardonnay now and over the next couple of years.

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J Vineyards Does It Again. Lovely Wines

2009 J PINOT NOIR, RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY

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THE VINEYARDS

Fruit for our 2009 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir was harvested from three of our estate vineyards—Nicole’s, Robert Thomas, and Nonny’s— as well as grapes from selected growers within the Russian River Valley appellation. Our blending from multiple vineyards within this cool region is highlighted by the diversity of planted grape clones (Dijon 113, 115, 777, 667 and Rochioli 2A) and the soils (Goldridge, Zamora, Cortina, Arbuckle). This wine is truly an expression of the Russian River Valley.

PROCESSING

The fruit was harvested at night, providing a natural cooling to preserve freshness before delivery to the winery. The grapes were hand-sorted before de-stemming and placed into open- and closed-top fermenters. The must was cold soaked 3-10 days before going through a natural, extended fermentation. Nearing completion of fermentation, the wine is drained from the tank by gravity into 100% Burgundian oak barrels where malolactic fermentation takes place. This process allows us to craft an elegantly balanced wine that exhibits a layered complexity of flavors and aromas.

AGING

The wine was aged for 14 months in French oak barrels (30% new). Each lot was meticulously evaluated for blending. Once the final blends were created, the wine was returned to the barrel to allow a gentle integration. After bottling, the wine “rests” for another nine months.

TASTING NOTES

The 2009 J Vineyards Pinot Noir is a lush ruby-red wine that vibrantly showcases its cool-climate Russian River Valley pedigree. Aromas of rich chocolate and wild blackberry fill the glass. The wine delivers flavors of caramel, cinnamon and black spice. Traditional Pinot Noir fruit flavors of cherry and strawberry are also integrated in a subtle oak structure. Our Russian River Valley Pinot Noir pairs with many earthy foods, such as grilled Portobello mushrooms, smoked country ham, or savory duck confit braised in this wine.

APPELLATION:Russian River Valley

HARVEST DATE:September 4 – October 2, 2009

WINE ALCOHOL:14.3% by volume

WINE ACID:5.5 grams per liter

WINE pH:3.70

RESIDUAL SUGAR:0.25%

PRODUCTION:12,000 cases

BOTTLING DATE:February 11 – 18, 2011


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2009 J CHARDONNAY, RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY

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THE VINEYARDS

The grapes for our 2009 Russian River Valley Chardonnay were harvested from several J Estate Vineyards, including Nonny’s and River Road. We also source from a handful of select growers in the region who farm grapes exclusively for J Vineyards & Winery.

PROCESSING

Whole grape clusters were hand-harvested between 23 and 24 brix, and then pressed gently in our Coquard press to minimize the extraction of harsh components that are sometimes imparted from the grape skins. Free-run juice and press extractions were fermented separately using a combination of indigenous and unique custom yeast strains from Burgundy. A long, slow fermentation allowed the wine to develop slowly, maximizing the cool-climate expression of the Russian River Valley. Careful blending from more than 20 lots resulted in an elegantly beautiful Chardonnay that is both powerful and refined.

AGING

We went to great lengths to find just the right French oak cooper, selecting barrels made from two specific sites in France—the forests of Vosges and Limousin. The wine was aged in a mix of new (35%) and older oak barrels. A slow, six-month malolactic fermentation was undertaken, resulting in a wine with a distinctive creamy character. Nearly a year of rest after bottling created a fully integrated wine that honors the winemaking traditions of both Burgundy and the Russian River Valley.

TASTING NOTES

The 2009 J Vineyards Russian River Valley Chardonnay is a combination of old world minimalism and new world verve. Notes of Meyer lemon, peach, vanilla, toasted almond, and honey delight the nose and mouth. The weighty, seamless palate has a creamy texture reminiscent of crème brûlée. A long, luxurious finish exhibits hints of caramel, nutmeg, and cinnamon.

APPELLATION:Russian River Valley

HARVEST DATE:September 24 – October 3, 2009

WINE ALCOHOL:14.3% by volume

WINE ACID:6.5 grams per liter

WINE pH:3.47

RESIDUAL SUGAR:0.45%

PRODUCTION:8,000 cases

BOTTLING DATE:August 23-28, 2010

RELEASE DATE:December 2011

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William Hill Estate Winery: Modern Mastery of Napa Classics Like a Fetching 2009 Napa Valley Chardonnay

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2009 Napa Valley Chardonnay

William Hill Estate is renowned for crafting elegant Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot wines due to its exceptional location between Napa Valley’s Silverado Trail and Atlas Peak Road on the prestigious Silverado Bench.  Once classic in style, contemporary winemaker Ralf Holdenried has successfully transitioned our wines to a more refined and sophisticated style with fruit intensity and layers of complexity.  Ralf’s innovative and progressive approach to grape growing and winemaking enhances the unique style of our Napa Valley wines. 

The  2009 Napa Valley Chardonnay reflects a transition to a new contemporary style. The wine reveals elegant ripe tree fruit flavors and some toasty oak, brown spice and butter. The wine has a moderate mouthfeel and sweetness backed up by refined acidity. Impressive is the word for this smooth, beautifully balanced and refined wine.

Those of us ISO a Chardonnay to sip with dinner and find many California winemakers have lost contact with the grape and the game of dining, need look no further than William Hill Estate Winery. Loved it with chicken pot pie, steamed lobster, steak tartar,subtle cheeses and, of course, almonds. At a suggested retail price of $25, we can all go there. Bravo William Hill!

Viticulture Notes:

Spring of 2009 was warm and dry with an early bud break.  We had a moderate growing season causing slow ripening which led to the development of full flavors.   Although harvest was slow to start in the Napa Valley, warmer temperatures in August accelerated the last days of the maturation process.        

Winemaker Notes:

The Chardonnay grapes were hand harvested, and gently pressed as whole clusters. After the juice settled overnight, it was racked, and inoculated, and fermented in a combination of new and used oak barrels at approximately 65 degrees Fahrenheit. All wine lots underwent malolactic fermentation. Aging occurred in a combination of new and used oak. Some of the wine was racked off the lees after primary fermentation, while other lots were allowed lees contact during aging. Final blending occurred after the individual evaluation of each wine lot.

Varietal Origin: Napa Valley

Varietal Content: 100% Chardonnay

Alcohol Level: 14.75%

Titratable Acidity: 0.48 g/100ml

Residual Sugar: 0.67 g/100ml

pH: 3.58


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The Jewel In The Crown: 2008 Alexander’s Crown Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon. California Royalty

The 2008 Alexander’s Crown Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon completes the Single Vineyard Cabernet Offering of Rodney Strong Vineyards. (Along with Rockaway and Brothers Ridge).

2008 Alexander's Crown Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon*

Established in 1971 and recognized as the first vineyard in Sonoma County to produce a single vineyard cabernet sauvignon, Alexander’s Crown is perched on a hill in the south-center of the Alexander Valley just west of Jimtown. It rises to about 350 feet at its peak with a soil composition of predominantly well drained gravelly loam derived from both river sediments and volcanic activity. The top of the hill, block 1, is red in color, and tends to produce the most intensely flavored wine. The first part of the valley to feel ocean air in the afternoon, the Crown expresses cabernet in an almost Bordeaux-like style, with ripe flavors centered on red fruit, soft tannins, and balanced acidity.

For the second year in a row, the 2008 vintage started off with a very dry spring, which typically produces smaller clusters, smaller berries and less canopy overall. Frost visited many vineyards over several nights in April, further reducing potential to yield. Then a hot spell engulfed the region in the middle of May, while grape clusters were flowering, again threatening to lower yields. The main growing season, however, was without incident, with warm to hot days and cool nights the rule. This Alexander’s Crown vineyard cabernet harvest commenced on October 17th, and concluded on October 21st.

Established in 1971 and recognized as the first vineyard in Sonoma County to produce a single vineyard cabernet sauvignon, Alexander’s Crown is perched on a hill in the south-center of the Alexander Valley just west of Jimtown. It rises to about 350 feet at its peak with a soil composition of predominantly well drained gravelly loam derived from both river sediments and volcanic activity. The top of the hill, block 1, is red in color, and tends to produce the most intensely flavored wine.

The first part of the valley to feel ocean air in the afternoon, the Crown expresses cabernet in an almost Bordeaux-like style, with ripe flavors centered on red fruit, soft tannins, and balanced acidity. For the second year in a row, the 2008 vintage started off with a very dry spring, which typically produces smaller clusters, smaller berries, and less canopy overall. Frost visited many vineyards over several nights in April, further reducing potential yield. Then a hot spell engulfed the region in the middle of May, while grape clusters were flowering, again threatening to lower yields. The main growing season, however, was without incident, with warm to hot days and cool nights the rule. Our Alexander’s Crown vineyard cabernet harvest commenced on October 17th, and concluded on October 21st.

Some wine-writer friends recently brought several “Garage Wines” for us to taste with dinner. Not one of the reds (most costing more than double the price of this Alexander’s Crown) compared. So what’s in a name? A hell of a lot if that name happens to be Rodney Strong Vineyards, where the folks behind the product know what they are doing and quality is the name of the game!

At a Suggested Retail Price of $75, this wine is intense, full of tannins and a mouth-full of lush fruit with hints of berries, herbs and mint and sufficient acid for good aging potential. The structure is elegant, classic and royal. A few years of cellar aging be rewarded with a wine of greatness and superior quality. How great can a California be. Here lies the answer. A superb product, with a great future. Enjoy with roasts, game, fine cheeses or as an end of the meal reward.

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100% Cabernet Sauvignon
27.1˚ Brix
22 months in 100% French oak barrels, 47% new
15.5%
.61 g/100mL
3.59
Winemakers: Rick Sayre, David Ramey (consultant), Tom Klein (vintner)
Wine Growers: Doug McIlroy, Bob Steinhauer (consultant)
Release Date: May, 2011
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Cupra Ramato

Cupra Ramato continues a tradition of the Republic of Venice, since “ramato,” or coppery, was the term that referred to Pinot Grigio in contracts. A special vinification practice led to the use of this term: the must remains in contact with the skins for 36 hours and this practice gives the wine a very distinctive coppery hue. Attems Cupra Ramato boasts a rich, fruity bouquet, and opens full and weighty on the palate, with multi-faceted flavors. Spalla-Cupra-ramato-2010

It is perfect when paired with fatty fish, with delicate or vegetable-based antipasti, the ideal companion to summer dishes, and is delicious as well as an aperitif .

We loved the appealing color, sexy nose and balance fruit with hints of wild strawberry and sour cherry. Perfect for summer or anytime a food-friendly and delightful bottle of wine is the play of the day. Good value for around $19 the bottle.

A second tasting in September 2011 proved this to be a phenomenal wine and great value. Loved it with beef in wine with olives and carrots and a dessert of cheese and cookies.

UPRA RAMATO 2009
DENOMINATION: Venezia Giulia IGT Pinot Grigio
GENERAL  INFORMATION: Cupra  Ramato  continues  a  tradition  of  the  Republic  of  Venice,  since  “ramato,”  or  coppery,  was  the  term  that  referred  to  Pinot  Grigio  in  contracts.  A  special  vinification  practice  led  to  the  use  of  this  term:  the  must  remains  in  contact  with  the  skins  for  36  hours  and  this  practice  gives  the  wine  a  very  distinctive  coppery  hue.  Attems  Cupra  Ramato  boasts  a  rich,  fruity  bouquet,  and  opens  full  and  weighty  on  the  palate,  with  multi-faceted flavors.

VINTAGE  REPORT   The  first  months  of  2009  were  marked  by  successive  rainstorms  and  by  moderate  temperatures  over  the  final  months.  Fruit  set,  the  growth  stage  that  occurs  just  following  flowering,  and  a  very  important  precursor  for  the  quality  of  the  future  harvest,  resulted  in  well-balanced  clusters.  This  equilibrium  continued  through  veraison,  with  small-sized  berries,  rich  in  aromatic  components  and  with  good  acid  levels.  Day-night
temperature  ranges  brought  concentrated,  sweet  aromas.  The  year  was  an  excellent  one  overall;  the  grapes  brought  into  the  cellar  displayed  very  high  quality  and  are  yielding  wines with significant aromatic intensity and range.

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TASTING NOTES
YIELD/HECTARE: 75 quintals
HARVEST PERIOD: Third decade of September
VINEYARD PRACTICES: Manual
FERMENTATION VATS: Classical Stainless steel vats
FERMENTATION  TEMPERATURE: Controlled,  not  exceeding
18-20°C
LENGTH OF FERMENTATION: 7 days
LENGTH OF MACERATION ON THE SKINS: 12 hours
MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION: None
MATURATION METHOD: Stainless steel and barriques
LENGTH  OF  MATURATION: 4  months  in  barriques,  2  months  in
steel, and one month in bottles

Terroir

ESTATE  AND  VINEYARD  LOCATION: The  vineyards  are  located  in  the  Giasbana  area  of  the
Collio and in the alluvial plains of the Isonzo river (Mossa and Lucinico).
ALTITUDE: Vary between 50 and 130 metres sea level
EXPOSURE: South, Southeast
SOIL  TYPE: In  the  Collio,  Eocene  marls  and  sandstones  created  by  seabed  uplifting  50
million  years  ago.  The  Isonzo  displays  soils  rich  in  pebble  and  gravel  in  various  sizes,
down to silt.
5.000/6.250 vines per hectare
TRAINING SYSTEM: Vertically-trellised Guyot
VINEYARD AVERAGE AGE: on average 15 years

Ramato  offers  its  classic  coppery  hue  and  appealing
limpidity.  The  multi-layered  nose  is  impressively  rich,
with  floral  scents  of  lime  blossom  nicely  enriching  fruitier
notes  of  wild  strawberry  and  sour  cherry,  then  tapering  off
at  the  end  into  hints  of  fresh-picked  almond.  Although
firmly-structured,  the  palate  is  remarkably  smooth  and
rounded,  with  a  lengthy  progression  that  concludes  in  a
leisurely, well-fruited finale.

SERVING  SUGGESTIONS It  is  perfect  when  paired  with
fatty  fish,  with  delicate  or  vegetable-based  antipasti,  the
ideal  companion  to  summer  dishes,  and  is  delicious  as
well as an aperitif.

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Dry Creek 2010 FUMÉ BLANC and 2010 DRY CHENIN BLANC – CLARKSBURG Excel

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Here is the ideal Fume style wine for summer drinking. Only $12, it has a real Loire character and just the right balance of acid and fruit. Seafood of course is made for its companion, as is cold meat, hard cheese and a cozy terrace and good friends.

HISTORY
Since 1972, we have produced Fumé Blanc – a wine at the heart and soul of our family winery.Modeled after the classic wines from the Loire Valley in France, our stainless steel fermented, no oak style Fumé Blanc is crisp, balanced and immediately drinkable. Winery founder David Stare was the first vintner to plant Sauvignon Blanc in the Dry Creek Valley, and we are proud to carry his legacy forward in producing this classic, dry white wine.

GROWING SEASON
The 2010 vintage may go down as one of the more difficult, challenging vintages of the last decade. With varied growing conditions, it was incredibly important to stay on top of the vineyard ensuring that the canopy was well managed. Late spring rains, a cool summer and then several heat spikes before and during harvest added to the challenge. However, our winemaking and vineyard team really came through, keeping a cool head and bringing in fruit that achieved full ripeness, flavor and balance.

WINEMAKER COMMENTS
This new vintage harkens back to the early days of Fumé Blanc at Dry Creek Vineyard. At first swirl, pungent grassy aromas framed by keffir limes leap from the glass. On the palate, the wine displays racy citrus characters along with granny smith apples, Meyer lemon and orange zest. The grassy elements repeat on the finish with acidity that is both refreshing and brisk.Dave Stare pioneered this style back in 1972 and this wine certainly carries forward all of those old school elements. Simply delicious!
2010 FUMÉ BLANC – SONOMA COUNTY
DRY CREEK VINEYARD 3770 LAMBERT BRIDGE RD HEALDSBURG, CA 95448 707.433.1000 FX 707.433.5329 DRYCREEKVINEYARD.COM
SUGGESTED CALIFORNIA $12/bottle
RETAIL PRICE : $12
PRODUCTION 28,000 cases
RELEASE DATE June 2011
BLEND 100% Sauvignon Blanc
APPELLATION Sonoma County
HARVEST DATES October 4, 2010
ALCOHOL 13.5%
BRIX 22.5
FERMENTATION Stainless steel fermented at an average of 52˚F for about 30 days.
pH 3.36
TA .64g/100mL
SOILS A combination of sand and clay soils, mostly valley floor vineyards
VINE AGE 15 years on average
YIELDS About 5 tons per acre
RESIDUAL SUGAR Dry

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Don’t be narrow minded. This 2010 Chenin Blanc from the Clarksburg appellation is vinified dry, crispy with subtle fruit and a charming (but gentle) spritz at the finish. It is adorable and a steal for just $12 retail. Perfect for summer dining and great with cold chicken, poached salmon, Asian cuisine and a zesty manchego cheese.

Since the mid-1980’s, we have sourced fruit from the Clarksburg appellation in the Sacramento delta. The Wilson Ranch has provided us with delicious Chenin Blanc grapes that express our Loire Valley roots. For us, Chenin Blanc is a passion – one we take seriously. Most California vintners have given up on Chenin Blanc. We believe that Chenin Blanc has a rightful place at the table. It is the perfect aperitif wine, extremely versatile and food friendly, making it one of our most well loved wines.

GROWING SEASON
The 2010 vintage may go down as one of the more difficult, challenging vintages of the last decade. With varied growing conditions, it was incredibly important to stay on top of the vineyard ensuring that the canopy was well managed. Late spring rains, a cool summer and then several heat spikes before and during harvest added to the challenge. However, our winemaking and vineyard team really came through, keeping a cool head and bringing in fruit that achieved full ripeness, flavor and balance.

WINEMAKER COMMENTS
Our winery is widely considered the North American expert of this wonderfully expressive grape. The 2010 Chenin Blanc is summertime in the bottle with whispers of honeysuckle, pineapple, white peach and honeydew melon. On the palate, the wine expresses soft apple notes, cantaloupe, and pineapple, happily mingling with underlying chalky minerality and freshly grated lemon zest that keeps this wine fresh and crisp. Completely delicious, the 2010 Chenin Blanc is just begging to be your summertime favorite!

2010 DRY CHENIN BLANC – CLARKSBURG
DRY CREEK VINEYARD 3770 LAMBERT BRIDGE RD HEALDSBURG, CA 95448 707.433.1000 FX 707.433.5329 DRYCREEKVINEYARD.COM
SUGGESTED CALIFORNIA $12/bottle
RETAIL PRICE  $12
PRODUCTION 9.259 cases
RELEASE DATE June 2011
BLEND 100% Chenin Blanc
APPELLATION Clarksburg
HARVEST DATES September 18 – October 2, 2010
ALCOHOL 13.2%
RESIDUAL SUGAR 0.65% (Dry)
FERMENTATION Stainless steel fermented at an average of 55˚F for
approximately 35 days
pH 3.57
TA .68g/100mL
SOILS Flat, sandy delta soil
VINE AGE 20 years on average
YIELDS 6-7 tons per acre

Summertime and the Livin’ is Easy … J Style

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Summer Shipping Offer: Complimentary Shipping on All Orders of $500 or more!

J Vineyards & Winery has teamed-up with Fed-Ex to offer our customers in select zip codes a refrigerated summer shipping solution that guarantees your wine will arrive in pristine condition no matter the weather. Contact for all the details on summer shipping or take advantage now by responding to our special summer shipping offer below.

For a limited time, you will receive complimentary refrigerated shipping on all orders of $500 or more. Simply give us a call at (707) 431-5479, email or visit their secure web site and enter the coupon code Summer11 at checkout. Beat the heat with our refrigerated summer shipping solution and stock up on our all your favorite J wines!


Celebrate Summer on the J Terrace

The J Terrace in Summer

This summer, enjoy the creekside Terrace for a plate of delicacies and a glass of J’s award winning varietal or sparkling wines.

The Terrace Platter is offered at $35 per couple ($25 per couple for Club J members) and reservations are required. Please contact Jackie Friend per email or at (707) 431-5430. Visit the website for all the details and to see the current menu.

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