It is incredible to me that this is our fifth vintage in Los Angeles. For the first few years, the task seemed to be simply surviving. Now, with your support, the order of the day is flourishing.
This is also our fourth year of offering futures. It has been a tremendous success each year-- the offering sells out in hours and allows us to fund the harvest itself. I am so grateful to you for the support that you have shown over the years, and the interest you are showing this year.
These are the wines that we intend to make this year. Some of them have already finished fermentation and have begun aging. We will begin bottling around Christmas and complete most of the bottling in the Spring, when we will ship you your wines.
These are the wines:
We also hope to bottle a Cucumonga Grenache for our 12th bottle; if not, we will include two bottles of our Lopez Palomino.
There will be only about 240 bottles of the Chiara Reserve, and only about 60 of the Maglite Blanc de Noir. Consequently, we will offer only 60 of these futures packages in total. The Chiara Reserve will be available only via this offer and subsequently to members of the wine club.
We are offering the wines at about a 26% discount; their full retail value is $810.