Newly Bottled, Unreleased Wine
You may have heard the term “bottle shock”. It occurs after bottling, or even if a wine travels a long distance over a few days. The wine tightens up and the aromas and flavor are muted. It takes a few weeks, or even many months for the wine to open up. There is no scientific explanation or a quick fix, it just takes time.
After bottling, we usually taste the wines to determine when each is ready for sale. For example, our 2021 Chardonnay had plenty of minerality upon its release in January, but the fruit aromas and taste were muted. A few weeks ago, we opened a bottle with the staff and the lemon zest, green apple aromas, and flavor made their appearance!
We recently bottled several of our white and red wines. We are going to have 35 seats available for a bi-monthly tasting series to taste five of the unreleased wines. Each participant will taste the wines and take notes for discussion and comparison. We will work together to determine when each wine should be released. We anticipate this to be a yearlong series. As a thank you for anyone participating in all six sessions, you will have the option to purchase up to 6 bottles at a 35% discount.
The cost is $30 per person for each session and should take about 60 minutes, led by Winegrower and Owner, Dave Drillock. Dave will bring experienced wine professionals to further your knowledge and answer questions. Of course, it may be work, but someone has to do it!
Dates for the Tasting Series:
Sunday, July 30th
Sunday, September 24th
Sunday, December 3rd
Sunday, February 25th
Sunday, April 28th
Sunday, June 30th
If you are interested in learning more about our offerings, please fill out the request form and we will contact you to discuss details.Request information