Sean McBride
 
February 28, 2017 | Letters from Napa Valley | Sean McBride

Spring Fever 2017

Here in Northern California, the trees have started flowering and we’ve had more rain than we’ve seen in years.  The sun is brilliant, the sky an eggshell blue and the Kelly-green rolling hills look filtered they’re so bright, especially against the mustard and wildflowers that grow between the vines.  You guys, there are baby lambs….EVERYWHERE. A deep feeling of happiness sits in the base of my being, along with a lightness in my head, a giddiness in my limbs.  While we are still technically in winter until March 21, it really truly feels like Spring.

We must celebrate. We must take advantage of everything there is on offer at our local markets to eat. We must take a few moments each day to feel the sun on our skin and let the warmth penetrate.

And because it’s Spring, we’re going to throw a dinner party in its honor.  Here at the winery, with the amazing Sarah Pinkin.  Thursday, March 23rd 5:30pm.  Let us know if you want to join.  It’s going to be a Spring-themed menu of course, paired with some old and new wines, and a few surprises, as always.

And of course we want to offer you a taste of Spring to have all on your very own.  Just in case it rains (or snows) again and you want to remember that warmth on your skin.  Or if you just need desperately for Spring to arrive ASAP.  It’s Spring in a bottle.

This wine is not available in our store for sale, and will only be available here for a short time.  It has been sort of a special wine that we’ve served in the tasting room, or to our members.  And like most of our wines, we made less than a hundred cases of it.  It tastes incredible….there is citrus, there is apricot, there is a minerality and acidity to hold it all up.  It is Sauvignon Blanc from St. Helena, but a special fruit selection.  The grapes were just a little bit riper, but not too sweet. After all, we’re not talking summer (yet).

2013 Reserve Blanc White Wine Napa Valley 750ml $45.00

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