This harvest season is presenting unique challenges. We are still figuring out exactly how we are going to pick and vinify Navarro's grapes wearing masks and maintaining social distancing. In the past our winery and vineyard crews have gathered around picnic tables for a group meal each day but that cannot happen safely in 2020. We know many of you at home are adjusting how you will share meals and celebrations and we are especially appreciative to how you have taken advantage of Navarro's curbside pickup and home delivery. Even our five year old grandchildren have learned to Zoom and have given tips to their grandparents.
Autumn is a great time to enjoy the wines for which Navarro is best known. The aromatic whites include a spicy 2018 Gewürztraminer, Estate Bottled (Dry) as well at an amazingly dry 2017 Muscat Blanc, both of which are perfect to accompany charcuterie. Navarro's 2018 Chardonnay, Première Reserve is rich and buttery with a tart finish that is as brisk as the early morning Fall weather. Pinot Noir is perhaps the grapes for which Anderson Valley has become best known. The 2017 Pinot Noir, Méthode à l'Ancienne is a perfect match for the wild mushrooms that will pop up in Mendocino with the first rain and the 2017 Pinot Noir, Deep End is rich and luscious and a good way to celebrate just surviving 2020. Don't forget a sweet kiss of a sip of 2019 Gewürztraminer, Late Harvest or some non-alcoholic Gewürztraminer or Pinot Noir Grape Juice. Special pricing on Introduction to Navarro samplers is a great way to economize and you might consider joining Navarro's Pre-Release Program for One-Cent ground shipping and reduced air-freight on all case orders all year long.
Thanks for supporting our family farm during these tough times,
Ted Bennett and Deborah Cahn
Aaron and Sarah Cahn Bennett