Jennifer, Owner/Winemaker
February 29, 2016 | Wine Club | Jennifer, Owner/Winemaker

Spring 2016 Wine Club Shipment

Getting Back to our Roots

We can hardly believe it, but we are turning 20 this year. And even crazier that that? Our first vineyard, the Riverside Vineyard, was planted 25 years ago. Looking back on our first quarter century, we have made some wines that we would humbly proclaim as great (ask us about our favorites!). A mild winter, warm summer, and perfect weather in 2015 worked together to help us produce some even more great wines to add to that list. Our biggest production year ever at just over 9,000 cases, we are excited to share some of the best of the 2015 vintage with you starting with this shipment. All three of the wines in this shipment were produced from grapes planted in the Riverside Vineyard- Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. Now 20 to 25 years old, these vines have weathered the snowiest year since their planting (2015), near hurricane force wind gusts (every Spring/Fall), and bears (2002, 2014), and we are excited to imagine the great wines still to come over the next 25 years and beyond. 

In this shipment, Cliffside and Riverside members will be receiving the second vintage of our hugely popular barrel fermented and aged 2015 Reserve Chardonnay; the very limited production and just bottled 2015 Cabernet Franc; and the 2014 Petit Verdot in all of its big, brooding glory. Aeolian and Riverside members will be receiving our first ever barrel fermented and oak aged rosé, the 2015 Eos, named for the goddess of the dawn and the 2014 Apeliotes- both recent recipients of 90 points from the Beverage Testing Institute!

As always, please feel free to email us at with any questions, concerns, or ideas. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest for news, events, and pictures!

Jay & Jennifer Christianson, Owners / Winemakers
and Finley, The Fine Wine Canine


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