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2021 Winter Wine Releases

Posted: Feb 17, 2021

We release five new wines to our Wine Club mem­bers each quar­ter, four of which are pro­duced in extreme­ly lim­it­ed quan­ti­ties and are only avail­able direct­ly from our Los Olivos win­ery. One of the new wines is usu­al­ly pro­duced in larg­er quan­ti­ties and is avail­able in dis­tri­b­u­tion across the country. 

The five wines are first shared exclu­sive­ly with our Wine Club mem­bers and are then made avail­able to the gen­er­al pub­lic the fol­low­ing quar­ter. These excep­tion­al, small pro­duc­tion wines often sell out quick­ly, so join­ing our Wine Club will ensure your allotment. 

These are the five wines we released to our mem­bers in Feb­ru­ary 2021

2019 Purisima Mountain Vineyard Grenache Blanc

Green apple, cit­rus fruits, and lime zest aro­mas are rich and focused. The mouth is an inter­est­ing bal­ance of broad tex­ture and juicy acid­i­ty, with fla­vors of green apple, Asian pear, spice, and a pleas­ant herbal tone that fin­ish­es long on the palate. Best to drink the 2019 PMV Grenache Blanc on the young side over the next 3 – 5 years.

Drink: 2021 — 2026 | 150 Cas­es Pro­duced | Bal­lard Canyon AVA

Retail: $32


2019 Estate Grenache

A bit lighter in col­or than past vin­tages of this wine, the 2019 Estate Grenache does not lack in aro­ma, fla­vor, or struc­ture. The cool­er vin­tage in 2019 high­lights more of the spice ele­ment in Grenache, with aro­mas and fla­vors of white pep­per, bak­ers spice, pome­gran­ate, straw­ber­ry, and a hint of vanil­la. Tex­tured and round, the 2019 has good acid­i­ty that car­ries the fla­vors on a very long fin­ish. A won­der­ful­ly ele­gant vin­tage of this pow­er­ful wine, the 2019 Estate Grenache will age nice­ly over the next 12 – 15 years. 

Drink: 2021 — 2036 | 425 Cas­es Pro­duced | Los Olivos Dis­trict AVA

Retail: $56


2019 Cuvee le Bec

With a lit­tle more Syrah in the blend in the 2019 vin­tage – 51% Syrah, 38% Grenache, 6% Mourve­dre, 5% Counoise – the wine has a dark­er pro­file com­pared to the 2018 vin­tage. Black and blue fruits, licorice, vio­lets, and pep­per aro­mas lead the way in this out­stand­ing vin­tage of Cuvee le Bec. A cool­er vin­tage brings some fan­tas­tic struc­ture and acid­i­ty, where the black­ber­ry, dark cher­ry, licorice, pep­per, and roast­ed herbs are com­plex and long on the palate. A ter­rif­ic fol­low-up to the incred­i­ble 2018 vin­tage, the 2019 is in the same class and per­haps even a bit high­er in qual­i­ty. Drink­ing great now, the 2019 Cuvee le Bec will age beau­ti­ful­ly over the next 12 – 15 years. 

Drink: 2021 — 2036 | 5,000 Cas­es Pro­duced | San­ta Ynez Val­ley AVA

Retail: $27


2018 TLB

The 2018 TLB has com­plex, pow­er­ful, and rich aro­mas of black fruits, graphite, wild­flow­ers, savory herbs, laven­der, and blue fruits. Plush and round in the mouth, the TLB has amaz­ing depth, rich­ness, and length on the palette. Fla­vors of plum, black­ber­ry, licorice, tobac­co, and more savory herbs have amaz­ing per­sis­tence with a very long fin­ish that lasts well over one minute. Ful­ly inte­grat­ed and ready to drink now, the wine will age effort­less­ly for 25+ years. Per­haps the best TLB wine we have ever pro­duced (per­haps the finest wine we have ever bot­tled) from the now leg­endary 2018 vintage. 

Drink: 2021 — 2046 | 400 Cas­es Pro­duced | Los Olivos Dis­trict AVA

Retail: $75


2018 EXP Aggregate

A blend of every red wine bar­rel we made in the 2018 vin­tage; the 2018 Aggre­gate is a knock­out wine. Syrah, Caber­net Sauvi­gnon, and Grenache are the main vari­eties in the blend with Mourve­dre, Counoise, and Mer­lot mak­ing up a small per­cent­age. The wine has com­plex aro­mas and fla­vors of black and red fruits, pep­per, licorice, spice, and a cool flo­ral char­ac­ter show­ing great rich­ness and bal­ance for this unique blend. One of the most fun EXP wines we make every year, the 2018 Aggre­gate is a high­light of the EXP wine pro­gram. Drink it now and over the next decade. 

Drink: 2021 — 2031 | 100 Cas­es Pro­duced | San­ta Ynez Val­ley AVA

Retail: $34

This wine is only avail­able to our EXP Wine Club mem­bers. Please call 8056888664 ext. 210 to pur­chase or reg­is­ter for this Club.

Quarter 1 Options

We have two lev­els of Wine Club mem­ber­ship to choose from. These are the wines includ­ed in each lev­el’s Quar­ter 1 release: 

  • Inner Cir­cle: 3 bot­tles of 2019 Estate Grenache + 3 bot­tles of 2018 TLB
  • Purisi­ma Club: 1 bot­tle of 2019 PMV Grenache Blanc OR 1 bot­tle of 2019 Cuvee le Bec + 1 bot­tle 2019 Estate Grenache + 1 bot­tle of 2018 TLB

Click here to learn more about our Wine Club mem­ber­ship ben­e­fits and to join. You can also browse our full list of avail­able wines here.

Shar­ing our wines for the first time after years of hard work and ded­i­ca­tion to mak­ing them is excit­ing. We hope you enjoy drink­ing these wines as much as we enjoyed craft­ing them!

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