New Wine Releases

Martinelli Winery

Debbie Timm, 707-525-0570, debbietimm@martinelliwinery.com


2011 Chardonnay Lolita Ranch
The 2011 Lolita Chardonnay has aromas of toasty coconut, buttered popcorn, and casaba melon. The palate is delicate on entry with dry stone fruit, citrus, grapefruit, and honeydew melon. 92 pts. Antonio Galloni

deLorimier Winery

Kristine Peterson, 707-857-2000, kristine@delorimierwinery.com
www.delorimierwinery.com

2012 Zinfandel, Luigi
Alexander Valley
Tasting Notes: Refined aromatics of spices and oak notes mingle with a subtle dark berry essence. The palate offers bright raspberry and blackberry flavors threaded with spice, pepper and a buoyant acidity. Traces of mocha, caramel and cocoa appear mid-palate as they fuse with the vivid fruit and linger in the finish. Balanced and integrated, this wine shows the finesse and grace of an Alexander Valley Zinfandel. Enjoy with an artisan cheese platter of Manchego, Dry Jack and aged Gouda, or pork tenderloin with a sage and Marsala sauce.

Twomey Cellars

(707) 942-7122,


Single Vineyard Releases!
2010 Soda Canyon Vineyard Merlot 2012 Bien Nacido Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012 Monument Tree Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012 Soberanes Vineyard Pinot Noir

Lynmar Estate

Michael Cima, 707-829-3374 x 104, michael@lynmarestate.com
http://www.lynmarestate.com

2012 Quail Hill Pinot Noir
Summit
The Summit block at Quail Hill Vineyard is planted with the Calera clone. This vintage has a garnet color and bright aromatics of maraschino cherry, cola, and baking spice. Expansive mid-palate of ripe cranberry, rose petal, sage, and sarsaparilla. Elongated soft tannic finish with accents of brambly fruit.

Bacigalupi Vineyards

Katey Bacigalupi, 707-473-0115,


2012 Petite Sirah
225 cases made Winemaker Notes 2012 was as close to a perfect vintage as we have seen in the Russian River Valley. We started the year out with a warm, dry winter which was followed by a very wet spring. No one realized at the time what a large crop would set out of all of that! Summer was hot with cool evenings, allowing the grapes to ripen earlier than we had seen the past few years. Production Notes We harvested the grapes for our Petite Sirah in the early morning hours in mid-October. The grapes were hand sorted in the vineyard, then destemmed and 50% crushed and put into tank for a 3 day cold soak. The must was punched down by hand once per day during the cold soak, then twice per day during fermentation. The finished wine was drained off the skins, and the skins were gently pressed at very low pressures. The wine was racked twice in its lifetime. Tasting Notes This wine has a deep purple color with big, dark fruit flavors of blackberry, black cherry and hints of cola and spice on the nose. The palate is fruity and rich, with enormous silky tannins that seem to carry even more depth and fruit with them over the mid-palate. The finish has just a hint of acidity to balance it all out. Though this wine is big and bold, it will be tasting great upon its release date and will be the perfect wine to cellar for a long time too, if you prefer and can wait that long!

Pedroncelli Winery

Gary Gross, 800-836-3894, gary@pedroncelli.com
http://www.pedroncelli.com/media/26349/2013SSchardonnay.factsheet.pdf

2013 Signature Selection Chardonnay
Dry Creek Valley
Tasting Notes: Fermented in 80% stainless steel tanks and 20% American Oak barrels. Aromatic meyer lemon zest and honey notes lead to flavors of golden delicious apple with a bit of tropical fruit and hint of grassiness. The blend of the two Chardonnay lots adds both fruit forward qualities and toasted oak complexity. Highlighted by bright acidity, the wine finishes crisp with a long lingering finish. Drink now—no aging required.

Pedroncelli Winery

Gary Gross, 800-836-3894, gary@pedroncelli.com
www.pedroncelli.com

2012 Mother Clone Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel
Tasting notes: Fragrant aroma of raspberry and red plum with a touch of black pepper. Bing cherry and raspberry flavors framed by subtle black pepper spice. Well integrated flavors with round tannins and warm toasty oak are a hallmark of our style.

Bacigalupi Vineyards

Katey Bacigalupi, 707-473-0115,


2012 Zinfandel
Winemaker Notes 2012 was as close to a perfect vintage as we have seen in the Russian River Valley. We started the year out with a warm, dry winter which was followed by a very wet spring. No one realized at the time what a large crop would set out of all of that! Summer was hot with cool evenings, allowing the grapes to ripen earlier than we had seen the past few years. Production Notes We harvested the grapes for our Zinfandel in the middle of the night in early October. The grapes were hand sorted in the vineyard, then destemmed and 50% crushed and put into tank for a 4 day cold soak. The must was punched down by hand once per day during the cold soak, then twice per day during fermentation. The finished wine was drained off the skins, and the skins were gently pressed at very low pressures. The wine was racked twice in its lifetime. Tasting Notes The 2012 Bacigalupi Vineyard Zinfandel lives up to its rich heritage with bold blueberry, blackberry and cassis aromas that are followed by black pepper, spices, and hints of lavender and orange peel. The dark fruit continues onto the palate with tons of blackberry and black cherry flavors and subtle vanilla undertones. The tannins are plentiful but soft and smooth, and continue onto the finish in a delicate, lingering way. This wine is so intensely flavored that it may be hard to resist right now, but it will continue to age nicely for some time.

Pedroncelli Winery

Gary Gross, 800-836-3894, gary@pedroncelli.com
www.pedroncelli.com

2012 Block 007 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Tasting Notes: Aromas of plum, blueberry and toasty oak follow through on the palate with hints of eucalyptus, cocoa and black pepper. Solid tannins framing the wine lead to a long finish and the concentrated flavors and great structure point toward great aging potential.

deLorimier Winery

Kristine Peterson, 707-857-2000, kristine@delorimierwinery.com
www.delorimierwinery.com

2012 Chardonnay, Estate
Alexander Valley
Tasting Notes: Layers of delicate aromas fill the glass with fresh pear, pineapple, butterscotch and hints of lemon peel. The bright entry quickly flows into the creamy, rich texture. Smooth, integrated flavors of Meyer lemon, honeysuckle, Gravenstein apple and white peach encase the palate, while traces of vanilla, white floral notes and oak spice linger. This nicely balanced Chardonnay pairs well with an artisan cheese platter, Dover sole in a beurre blanc sauce or lobster bisque.
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