Friday, July 16th, 2010
Due to an unanticipated boon in sales, I regret to inform that our 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2008 Sauvignon Blanc are now sold out. Maybe all this hot weather is making people really thirsty.
To build a library of past vintages I’ve decided to hold back a few cases of each red wine that we produce. I intend to personally monitor the aging process of these wines to determine when they are drinking best. A relatively new wine region like ours has little knowledge of the long term aging potential of our reds. Wines are generally drunk young, and perhaps ahead of their best days. I hope to shed some light on this age-old conundrum.
A couple of weeks ago I decided to crack a bottle of our 2004 Cab Sauv at a dinner with family and friends. Upon nosing and tasting, I cooly expressed my pleasant surprise to the group (privately I was downright giddy) at the immense progress this wine had made since the last time I tried it 6 months ago. I would encourage those who still have a bottle of the ’04 in their cellar to give it a try sometime soon with a nice red meat dish. It’s also a goal of mine to keep our regular customers abreast of the development of these wines through invite-only vertical tastings. I’ve also held back some unfiltered versions of each vintage, which would be fun to try at these events as well. Stay tuned to the blog for details.
For a limited time it’s still possible to purchase the 2008 Sauv Blanc and 2005 Cab Sauv at our great stable of Licensees, which now includes Spencer’s at the Waterfront in Burlington, About Thyme Bistro in Vineland, and Langdon Hall in Cambridge.