We release five new wines to our wine 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 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 February 2022:
2020 Purisima Mountain Vineyard Grenache Blanc
Lime zest, green apple, and a floral note jump from the glass of the 2020 PMV Grenache Blanc. Rich texture and juicy acidity highlight the mouth where more lime zest, green apple, Asian pear, and mineral flavors unfold on a very long finish. Drink this wine over the next 3 – 5 years.
Drink: 2022 — 2027 | 200 Cases Produced | Ballard Canyon AVA
2020 Cuvee le Bec
Our namesake red wine blend is back with another remarkable vintage! The 2020 Cuvee le Bec is a blend of 51% Syrah, 38% Grenache, 6% Mourvedre, and 5% Counoise, with stunning and dense aromas of ripe red and black fruits, spices, and floral notes. The mouth is filled with more dark fruits and spices which brighten on the back end as the Grenache and Counoise express themselves on the lifted finish. Another very special vintage of the Cuvee le Bec, as balanced and delicious as ever! Drink this now and over the next 12 years.
Drink: 2022 — 2034 | 3,950 Cases Produced | Santa Ynez Valley AVA
2020 Estate Grenache
Ripe and generous, the 2020 Estate Grenache is filled with aromas and flavors of holiday spices, kirsch, white pepper, pomegranate, strawberries, and milk chocolate. The 2020 vintage was hot and our Grenache vines and fruit loved it, producing a gorgeous crop of epic fruit. Full, lush, and downright sexy on the palate, this wine is a knockout!
Drink: 2022 — 2032 | 380 Cases Produced | Los Olivos District AVA
Dense, penetrating aromas of blackberry, dark cherry, mocha, earth, and chocolate are complex and layered in the 2019 TLB. The mouth is dark and dense as the 85% Cabernet fruit mixes with the 15% Syrah, showing rich notes of plum, blackberry, chocolate, menthol, and a hint of spice. The fine tannins frame the bold flavors across a long finish where the flavors continue to deliver. Drink this now and over the next 20+ years!
Drink: 2022 — 2042 | 450 Cases Produced | Los Olivos District AVA
2019 EXP Aggregate
Dark and deep aromas and flavors of black and blue fruits, spice, and mocha highlight this seamless blend of all our barrels produced in 2019; a blend of 39% Grenache, 38% Syrah, 20% Cabernet, 1% Mourvedre, 1% Counoise, and 1% Merlot. Open, round, and elegant, this delicious blend is ready to consume now and over the next decade. One of the most fun EXP wines we make every year; drink this now and over the next 7 – 10 years!
Drink: 2022 — 2032 | 250 Cases Produced | Santa Ynez Valley AVA
This wine is only available to our EXP members. Please call 805−688−8664 ext. 210 to purchase or register.
Quarter 1 Options
We have two levels of wine membership to choose from. These are the wines included in each level’s Quarter 1 release:
- Inner Circle: 3 bottles of 2020 Estate Grenache + 3 bottles of 2019 TLB
- Purisima: 1 bottle of 2020 PMV Grenache Blanc OR 1 bottle of 2020 Cuvee le Bec + 1 bottle 2020 Estate Grenache + 1 bottle of 2019 TLB
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!