The Dark side (and lighter side) of Joseph Swan Vineyards. 6 pack sampler of our “other (non-pinot noir) wines + free shipping!
Some know us only for pinot noir but in fact we make some other cool wines as well. While Joe Swan was waiting for his pinot noir vines to produce (pre-1972) he made not only zinfandel but gamay, cabernet sauvignon, French columbard and reisling. The tradition continues with some regulars and some occasional guests. We have put together two sample packs, one of our various chardonnays and one of our “other red wines”. We are offering a discount on each as well as free shipping to those places where it is allowed. You will need to contact Cody either by phone at 707.573.3747 or email @email@example.com as our website is too antiquated for us to put the deal there.
The Lighter Side:
One bottle each of 2011 chardonnay from Hawk Hill, Saralee’s, Ritchie along with 2011 Cuvée de Trois and Kent the Younger. Also one bottle of 2012 Trenton Estate Faux Pax. T
The Hawk Hill Vineyard is located in the southwest corner of the RRV AVA, very near the town of Freestone. This is a very cool, late ripening (Halloween in 2011) vineyard known for its great acidity and aromas of lime blossom and oyster shell. Ritchie, located just north of our winery supplies fruit to some of the hottest names out there. We make two wines from it. The Ritchie, from old vines, is a classic example of the vineyard. It is big and rich but with an understated elegance. The Kent the Younger is also from this vineyard but is made from younger Wente selection vines located on a very rocky, shallow soil hillside. It matures earlier and at a lower sugar level than the old vines and, while it carries much of the hallmark Ritchie vineyard aromatics and richness, it shows more nerve and higher acidity. (The name comes from the owner’s name, Kent Ritchie, and was initially just a barrel designation within the winery). The Saralee’s is made from the entirety of the only block of clone 809 in the vineyard. 808 is an earlier ripening musqée clone. It has all of the body and richness of chardonnay but with a beautifully apricot-ty almost viognier like character to it. The Cuvée de Trois is, like our pinot noir C3, a blend of the various vineyards and is meant to show the character of the RRV rather than the idiosyncrasies of the individual vineyards. Last is the 2012 Trenton Estate Faux Pas. (to be relased next month). A miscommunication during harvest resulted in our Estate vigonier and chardonnay being picked and brought into the winery at the same time. Rather than having to taste every FYB of grapes to sort them out, we decided to make just go with the flow and make one wine. Although predominately chardonnay, the vigonier makes a big statement. It is fun to try it next to the pure chardonnay Saralee’s and guess which one actually has viognier in it! There was only two barrels total (not a lot of white grapes in our vineyard) and will be released next month. The normal price for these would be $207+tax. Berserker special $175 (+tax where applicable) and FREE SHIPPING!