2014 started with worrisome, drought-like conditions, and many feared a parched, dry spring as in 2013. Refreshingly, spring rains came in February and into March providing water for the soils and filling reservoirs. The wine growing season will most be remembered for the August 24th Napa earthquake that occurred just as harvest was commencing in the Napa Valley. The vines were not affected and harvest finished early, bringing in beautiful, healthy fruit.
Each harvest Head Winemaker Bob Swain looks for a small number of lots that are remarkable representations of both a given varietal and Mendocino appellation. While he does not find these every year, when he does, they become a Parducci RESERVE wine, the best of the best. These wines are intended to be elegant today and age with grace.
2006 Quady Starboard Vintage Red Blend Dessert Wine 750 mL
Our newly released vintage 2006 has a deep ruby garnet color with an aroma of red plum. On the palate you will find brandied cherries, chocolate caramel cake, tar, burgundy cherry. Enjoy now and another to cellar for 20+ years.
The Heringer Estates Late Harvest Chardonnay and Chocolate Truffle Bundle contains a bottle of Heringer Estates Late Harvest Chardonnay paired with 4 assorted white and dark chocolate truffles. The delectable truffles are made by Capital Confections, a local, family owned business in the Sacramento area. The wine and truffles are packaged in a colored gift mesh bag and make a wonderful gift for friends, family, and coworkers.
NV Claar Cellars "Fouled Anchor" Columbia Valley Port 500 mL
Manufacturer: Claar Cellars
Brand: Claar Cellars
The term "Fouled Anchor" is when a ship's anchor snags or becomes "entangled" preventing one from leaving, or opening a port. This Non-Vintage Port is thus an entanglement of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot, a different grape each year. A ship doesn't want a fouled anchor, but you will enjoy untangling this delicious blend. The "Fouled Anchor" is the emblem worn by Chief Petty Officers in the US Navy. All Naval Officers know that their ultimate success revolves around the abilities of their Chief Petty Officers. This Fouled Anchor Port is therefore in celebration of all the Chief Petty Officers that owners, Bob and Crista Claar Whitelatch, have worked with (the Chiefs would say "for") in their combined 51 years of Naval Service. This Non-Vintage Port is the product of the last six harvests. It is a combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot, a different grape each year, depending on which one will add the most to the blend. Enjoy! "Fair Winds and Following Seas".