Just in case you did not spend enough yesterday, we are rolling the 15% discount and free shipping until Sunday. Thanks to all of those who bought!
Super happy to post an offer here as this Board has been an inspiration and a great source of knowledge, along with me being lucky enough to meet some terrific people!
See below for some details and you can always visit the website at http://www.riverainvineyards.com Yields were brutal in 2011. Thomas cut off 50% of our Cabernet crop at the end of August, but that allowed what was left to hang all the way until November 3 and properly ripen.
We would like to offer everyone a 15% discount on both wines, plus free ground shipping. Only small requirement is a three bottle minimum, but mix and match is fine. The Cabernet is normally $90, discounted to $76.50, while the Syrah is normally $45, discounted to $38.25, plus the free shipping. The promo code is up and working as of Monday morning.
Please go to http://www.riverainwines.com/mailinglist, sign up and when you receive your password to order please use the promo code superbowl and the discount and free shipping will kick in. Naturally, the offer will be open until Superbowl Sunday!
Thanks for your interest.
Proprietor, Riverain Vineyards
We are happy to announce the release of our 2011 Cabernet from the Tench vineyard in Oakville, along with our 2011 Syrah from the Cardiac Hill vineyard in Bennett Valley.
Rigorous farming left us with very low yields in 2011, but very fine quality. Our winemaker, Thomas Brown, noted the following on the wines:
2011 CABERNET SAUVIGNON OAKVILLE
From the Tench Vineyard in eastern Oakville (bordering Screaming Eagle & Rudd), the 2011 Riverain Cabernet is a classic expression of the vintage and vineyard.
2011 was a challenging year that required attention to the weather, the farming and everything in-between. Only the best sites in the best locations were able to shine under such conditions and we are extremely proud of the effort and wine we have made.
Long and cool, as one would expect, there is a site reflective balance and acidity that is common to this part of Oakville. The acidity, which frames the black and lifted red fruit notes through the mid-palate, provides a tremendous length that gives the perception of a limitless finish. In its youth, a healthy decant will be required to coax this wine out of its early reticence, however those with some patience will find themselves duly rewarded over the next 8-10+ years.
2011 SYRAH BENNETT VALLEY CARDIAC HILL
In 2011, the growing season was unseasonably cool, but fastidious farming and diligent sorting allowed us to produce a dense wine, with a deep violet purple color. We included 28% whole cluster for aromatic complexity. The wine was aged 15 months in one year and older French Oak barrels.
There is some youthful reticence upon opening and an hour or two in a decanter really allows the bouquet and flavors to develop.