2022 Spring Wine Release
We are releasing five new wines to our winery members this quarter, three of which are produced in extremely limited quantities and are only available directly from our Los Olivos winery. Two 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 members and are then made available to the general public the following quarter. These exceptional, small production wines often sell out quickly, so joining will ensure your allotment.
These are the five wines we released to our members in May 2022:
2021 Santa Ynez Valley Sauvignon Blanc
Intense and lifted aromas of lemon-lime, grapefruit, passionfruit, and green apple highlight the 2021 SYV Sauvignon Blanc. The cool conditions during the growing season in 2021 created an energetic wine with bright, zippy acidity. Expressive candied lemon, pink grapefruit, and passionfruit flavors lead to a chalky mineral finish. This is one of our favorite releases of this wine in recent memory. It should be consumed over the next 5 – 7 years.
Drink: 2022 — 2029 | 1,700 Cases Produced | Santa Ynez Valley AVA
2020 Purisima Mountain Vineyard Syrah
Classic PMV Syrah aromas and flavors of black fruits, chocolate, game, pepper, and smoke are ripe and intense in the 2020 wine. Very ripe fine tannins frame the bold flavors and rounded texture. Somehow through all the heat, our fruit retained beautiful acidity which balances out the bold and rich flavors creating an awesome vintage of Purisima Mountain Vineyard Syrah with classic texture and structure. Drinking great now, the wine will age gracefully for the next 12 – 15+ years.
Drink: 2022 — 2037 | 1,590 Cases Produced | Ballard Canyon AVA
2020 Purisima Mountain Vineyard Syrah OWN
PMV Syrah made from our 12 – 15-year-old own-rooted vines, planted on no rootstock, just Syrah rooted in place within the blocks. The wine is serious, dark, rich, layered, and savory with black fruits, pepper, game, roasted espresso, and chocolate flavors and aromas that are bold and intense. This wine has a strong tannic backbone that provides ample structure for the weighty flavors and carries them on the incredibly long finish. The inaugural release of this Syrah, the 2020 OWN is epic. Still in its youth (decanting recommended in the short term), the wine will age beautifully for the next 18 – 20 years.
Drink: 2022 — 2042 | 430 Cases Produced | Ballard Canyon AVA
2020 Purisima Mountain Vineyard Grenache
A WOW vintage of this wine that harkens back to some of the greatest ever (2001, 2003, 2008, 2012). The 2020 PMV Grenache is explosive, rich, textural with massive structure (tannins and acid) and amazing potential for long term ageing. Bright yet jammy aromas and flavors of raspberry, kirsch, pomegranate, and cherry build a layered palate of fruit with roasted herbs, mineral and, white pepper notes in the background adding even more depth and complexity. This wine is stunning and will go down as one of the finest we have ever bottled. Youthful right now (decanting is suggested in the short term), the wine will age effortlessly for the next 20+ years.
Drink: 2022 — 2042+ | 390 Cases Produced | Ballard Canyon AVA
2020 EXP Purisima Mountain Vineyard Grenache
A unique blend of Block Three Grenache from Purisima, the 2020 EXP is loaded with fruit and spice flavors and aromas. Grenache is the highlight of the vintage, and it shows in this special bottling. Rich and bold with silky texture, the EXP Grenache is wonderfully complex and shows just how special 2020 is for the variety. Drink this now and over the next decade.
Drink: 2022 — 2032 | 100 Cases Produced | Ballard Canyon AVA
This wine is only available to our EXP members. Please call 805−688−8664 ext. 210 to purchase or register for this upgrade.
Options for Quarter 2’s Delivery
We have two levels of membership to choose from. These are the wines included in each level’s Quarter 2 (Spring) release:
- Inner Circle: 3 bottles of 2020 PMV Grenache + 3 bottles of 2020 PMV Own Syrah
- Purisima Club: 1 bottle of 2021 SYV Sauvignon Blanc OR 1 bottle of 2020 PMV Syrah + 1 bottle 2020 PMV Grenache + 1 bottle of 2020 Own Syrah
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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!