July 2018 wine special and vineyard update

Summer Wine Special $89

3 Michaud Vineyard wines, plus free shipping in CA (discounted out-of-state)
You will intrigue and entertain your next dinner or BBQ guests with a mini vertical of Syrah, or a pair of stunning Pinot Noirs and a white wine charmer from vines hailing from Hermitage.


2013, 2014 and 2015 Syrah
2013 and 2015 Pinot Noir, and 2015 Marsanne

Hello Michaud Vineyard fans a wine update is overdue! The vines are doing well notwithstanding a much drier rain season than last year with less than 7 “ : the weather during bloom and set while a bit erratic none the less managed to set an abundant crop. It was necessary to remove clusters (cluster thinning) in almost all blocks. This balances the crop load and ensures optimum ripening. Too bad the extra can’t be saved for a year with poor set!
In the winery we are getting ready to bottle the 2016 vintage reds and 2017 white wines. In the cellar the 2013 and 2015 Pinot noirs are drinking very nicely and the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Syrah are an enticing trio. The 2014 Pinot noir should be laid down for another 6 months to continue its development.
The Chalone Viticultural Area in which Michaud Vineyard is located has exceedingly unique characteristics. Iconic minerality, complex aromas and flavors bringing old world wines to mind and the ability (and necessity) of bottle aging to bring further complexity and suppleness to the wine experience.

(Place your order at Prices valid through July 31, 2018)