No email yet, yields are definitely down though. I’m wondering if that’s why they moved the SV chards back into this release.
Personally I’ve had an 06 and an 08 Summa OV in the last year and I thought the 06 was in it’s drinking window, but wish I would have waited longer on the 08. Both were surprisingly fresh given their age and the 06 had just started to soften and the spice and orange peel characteristics were more pronounced.
Rivers-Marie, Carlisle, Loring and Navarro are pretty much the only “lists” I still buy from (since I can get Novy/Siduri now at reasonable prices at NorCal Raley’s supermarkets).
My consumption of RM the last two years…been buying since 2007. The 2007 Occidental PN was great and most of the PN’s really held up well and the Chard was really good too. The 2004 -2006 cabs really didn’t hold on though and I think I should have drank them much much sooner. I think the key here is I need to drink more.
Super excited, but eesh, I am screwed budget wise. I know allocations will be down, but if I get a couple bottles of most of these and a few of the SC chard/Pinot, I’m gonna have to make some tough decisions. Buying all at once this year vs having a 6 month window between 2 buys is rough. That being said, I understand why it’s happening and have even prepared myself for higher than usual pricing due to less quantity.
Not to rain on any parades but if the offering is like past years there is no “going deep” on SC. You’ll get allocated the same as everyone else (no reward for longevity) and wish lists in a year like 2015 will probably be non existent. Just a guess though.