February 2020 Club Notes
Red and Red/White Club Shipments:
2015 Oat Hill Estate Zinfandel – 331 cases, $45/bottle, Club Price $36/bottle
The estate produced a terrific vintage in 2015. Juicy fruit and concentrated tannins dominate the palate. Brown sugar notes on the nose along with pleasant spices are framed by sweet caramel from American oak barrel ageing. Enjoy by 2023.
2016 Oat Hill Estate Zinfandel – 358 cases, $45/bottle, Club Price is $36/bottle
In true to our vineyard fashion, light caramel shows up on the nose along with ripe cherry and red fruits. A nice hint of black pepper shows up on the palate along with warm spices. Medium tannins give way to a lingering finish. A well balanced wine which pairs nicely with lamb, mushroom and heavier fare. Drink by 2024.
2015 Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon “Barlow Vineyards” – 446 cases produced, $52/bottle , Club Price $42
The color profile is a deep ruby red while the nose is dominated by dark cherry and a touch of spice. Cherry also shows up on the palate along with some subtle oak. Full bodied with rich, chewy tannins that will open up with decanting to drink now or will age well in your cellar. Decant now or drink by 2035
Cab Only Shipments:
2015 Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon and
2015 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon – 170 cases, $65/bottle, Club Price $52/bottle
Our Rutherford Cabernet comes from a beautiful site on the western hills of Napa Valley, in the heart of the Rutherford Bench. Dusty characteristics predominate on the palate, with supple tannins framing the bold style of this wine. Red fruit bursts from the glass offering a subtle vanilla note from the French Oak barrels used to age the wine. Decant if you plan to drink in the next few years, or cellar to soften the structure and drink by 2035.
Zin Only Shipments:
2015 and 2016 Oat Hill Estate Zinfandel
Winter pruning of the vineyard is set for the beginning of March! We’ve had a mild winter and not enough rain. Michael is preparing the property for our annual vegetable garden and is in full on training mode for our new pup: Herschel. Herschel came to us in July as a foster pup along with his brother, Harrison. After 14 weeks of fostering, we opted to keep Herschel and add him permanently to our clan. Now, with 12 paws, we have a very active pack!
Party dates for 2020 have been announced: Saturday May 2, 11am to 3pm is our annual release and pick up party! Saturday, September 12th is our annual Lobster Fest and Harvest Celebration. Tickets are available on our website under the EVENTS tab. We hope to see you this year!
Laura and Michael