Dear Wine Club Members,
It seems like the weather used to be much more predictable. But maybe not. There is a reason why it is called “weather forecasting,” as it can change at any moment, right? One thing is for sure, our vineyard is still here, and so are we! We continue to be living the dream by making fine wines that you get to enjoy – an excellent partnership!
The vineyard has benefited from days of rain, and then sunshine. Last fall we planted a cover crop of bell beans and oats. Along with the application of a dormant fertilizer. So, we’re hopeful that with a few more cycles of rain, pruning in late February early March; that the vines will be in good shape for bud-break in late March. But again, it’s difficult to forecast. But seeing that first bud is well worth the effort!
We are currently managing the barrels of the 2023 vintages. Soon we’ll be determining what we will keep as single vineyard selections, or for us to craft some amazing blends. It’s a group decision with all of us tasting, making tweaks, retasting, etc. It’s so enjoyable for us to work together with a common goal – to create the best Soquel Vineyards wines!
Your Club selection this month is our 2019 Regan Vineyards Pinot Noir. This wine has really wowed us lately. An incredible medley of flavors; ripe red cherry, raspberry, and black licorice. Let the wine sit in the glass for a moment and notice the aromas of orange-cranberry shortbread and a bit of spice.
This wine was awarded a Gold Medal at the 2021 San Francisco Wine Competition, and the Wine Enthusiast rated it at 93pts in their June/July 2021 issue. Sold out!
We hope you are enjoying the club, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Stay tuned for information regarding our upcoming annual Cellar Days.
Thank you once again for allowing us to produce wine on our hilltop winery overlooking Monterey Bay!
Peter Bargetto, Partner