We are offering for one last time wines that we made from Spring Ridge Vineyard.
As most of you know, we have spent most of our working lives at this vineyard. Bob and I first planted vines there in 1980. We cultivated Chardonnay and Pinot Noir for 34 great years that were a labor of both love and satisfaction. It has been a pleasure to champion the Santa Cruz Mountains and the non-interventionist, Burgundy-style winemaking that Bob put into every barrel of wine he made. As most of you also know by now, our goals diverged from that of Spring Ridge’s owner, Kirk Neely, so with the 2014 vintage, it was time to close that chapter of our lives.
To that closing we are offering the 2014 Varner Three Blocks Pinot Noir and the last of the 2013 Varner Hidden Block, Picnic Block and Upper Picnic Pinot Noirs. The 2013’s are showing beautifully right now, with the Hidden Block in particular standing out.
We’ll ship the end of October/first of November, weather depending. One note, please order by October 19th. After that we’ll open it up to those not on our mailing list.
Bob & Jim