Operating a business during a pandemic is challenging; we had actually considered skipping our printed newsletter to conserve cash. During our morning walks, we usually pass our tasting room and witness empty picnic tables under the wisteria. It makes us feel lonely and we realize how much we miss chatting with and pouring wines for our friends. Our nostalgia prompted this summer update to be a bit different from prior ones—the photos include many personal favorites which we want to share. Even though the images may not directly sell wine, they offer a reminder of all that is special about wine from a family farm.
This summer brings the release of five Gold Medal-winning red wines. Two of these wines, Barbera and Petite Sirah, were produced from grapes grown in Al Tollini's vineyard; the other three, Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre, were produced entirely from biodynamically grown grapes at Dark Horse Vineyards. Three white wines, perfect for summertime enjoyment, are available now: Navarro's value-packed Cuvée Traditional Gewürztraminer, our Alsatian-inspired Edelzwicker with enticing citrus-pear flavors and a dazzling Late Harvest Gewürztraminer, our first since 2013. 2019 is the final vintage of Mendocino Rosé, produced from Grenache and Carignane grapes grown on vines planted decades ago. Cuvée Traditional Gewürztraminer, Edelzwicker and Rosé are offered with case specials for as little as $14.75 per bottle, a great way to celebrate family and balmy weather. Special pricing on samplers and value-wine case specials, as well as One-Cent ground shipping and reduced air freight for all 12-bottle orders, will be available until August 31.
Thanks for supporting our family farm during these difficult times,
Ted Bennett and Deborah Cahn
Aaron and Sarah Cahn Bennett