For the first time in decades Navarro's irrigation ponds are full going into the New Year, a real blessing for a winegrower. Although the rain has made it more difficult for visitors to safely taste outside, a tent, space heaters and the good humor of long time Navarro friends has helped us keep our doors open. We continue to have curbside pickup and one-cent ground freight on full-case orders so you can enjoy our wines all year long.
Our most recent releases include six white wines. Three of the 2020 whites were aged sur lie in French oak ovals: Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris and Riesling. The other three whites were aged in barrels: Blanc de Noir, Chardonnay Table Wine and Grenache Blanc. Two recently released Gold Medal-winning reds are also available: Méthode à l'Ancienne Pinot Noir and Old Vine Zinfandel. We slipped in an early release of a 2021 Rosé of Sangiovese, a reminder that dry pink wines are not just for summer. A Cluster Select Riesling smacks of the “noble rot” which on lucky occasions blesses the vineyards of Anderson Valley. Three yummy varietal grape juices continue to be crowd pleasers, ever since we first started making them four decades ago.
The rain mixed with sunshine is creating some spectacular rainbows over Navarro. We hope that sipping our wines and juices from your own home will add color and beauty to your dinner table.
Ted Bennett and Deborah Cahn
Aaron and Sarah Cahn Bennett