We just completed a library tasting of all the chardonnays and pinot noirs we produced between 2006 and 2009. A few weeks ago, we tasted everything from 2005 back. These tastings are among my favorite things to do because I really enjoy revisiting our wines after a few years of age. In addition, it’s fun to share wines and perspectives with the people I work with. Our tasting yesterday included people like Devon King and Patrick Sigler who joined us after any of the wines they tasted were produced. On the other hand, our Controller Michele Good has been with us for more than 20 years and has distinct memories associated with specific vintages.
One of the surprising things to everyone is how well our chardonnays age. This is because the cool climate of Coastal San Luis Obispo County yields wines of high natural acidity, excellent balance and good concentration, all important components of age worthy wine. Highlights of the tastings included our chardonnays from 1996 and 1997, which we currently have for sale on our website We have a more extensive selection available in the tasting room. I encourage you to visit and explore these wines. Not only are they enjoyable in their own right, they’re fun to share with friends while you reminisce about what you were doing when they were produced.