New Offerings

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Happy April!!

Below are some of the best new offerings I’ve been able to bring into our wine cellar. There were other wines I acquired that didn’t make it onto our website because we already sold out. Email me at wine@deandeluca.com to be included on the release offering list so you know what’s arriving before we sell out.

The Vineyardist Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Mark Herold is back making Cabernet and The Vineyardist is his debut back to Cab since his days of making Merus as vintner. From the Calistoga estate owned by Dirk Fulton and Beck Kukkola, Mark Herold and vineyard manager Jim Barbour have combined their extensive winemaking and winegrowing expertise to bring this UNBELIEVABLE Cab to market. The ’09 Vineyardist comes from Diamond Mountain and is 100% Cabernet. Full-bodied with incredible depth and long length on the palate, this is one of the most exciting new projects of the year. 392 cases were produced and to be honest, working with them early last fall is what helped to secure this allocation. It also didn’t hurt that I bid and won their 5 case, 2010 production of a special barrel lot a few weeks ago.

Harris Estate Jake’s Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
I’m happy to bring Harris Estate back into our cellar. Now under the winemaking leadership of Thomas Rivers Brown, this ’09 Cab comes from their 2.5 acre vineyard called Jake’s Creek Vineyard. Of their three vineyards, this is the one that matures later in the season and showcases rich, dark fruit and firm tannin. We tasted this offering with Harris Estate and think it will show better if decanted for an hour or two before drinking. Ideally, you will want to let this rest in the cellar for another year or two.

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