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Harvest Report from our friends Daniel Moore and Jeff Morgan at Peter Paul Wines

Harvest Report 2013

Great Weather, Great Wines!

We thought it couldn’t get any better than it did in 2012, when plentiful sunshine and perfect temperatures ripened northern California’s grape crop to perfection. Against all odds, vintage 2013 might surpass 2012! In any case, both vintages will surely go down in the history books as back-to-back phenomenons.

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Direct To Consumer Wine Sales Growing in Volume and Value According to Nielsen

At ShipCompliant’s annual Direct Sales Seminar today, Kent Nowlin of ShipCompliant and Danny Brager of The Nielsen Co. presented data developed by Wines & Vines and ShipCompliant with Nielsen research about direct-to-consumer sales. The survey confirmed that DtC sales are a robust and growing trade.
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Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 from the Napa Valley

coombsville cabernet vineyards Southern Napa Valley Cabernet is juicy, rich and structured

Coombsville Cabernet Vineyards

I received a sample of a small-production Cabernet Sauvignon from a new boutique winery.  This winery has estate vineyards in Sonoma and also sources fruit from prime Napa Valley vineyards.  One of their sources is in Coombsville, in the sourthern Napa Valley.

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Zinfandel with a touch of Syrah Available for Your Private Label Wine

'06 Zinfandel California

Zinfandel 2006 Available For Private Label

I recently received a sample of 2006 California Zinfandel from a Napa winery friend of mine.  The wine is youthful and dense, with dusty tannins on the palate and a focused core of cranberry spice and bright acidity.
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Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2008 available for your Private Label Wine

Small Production Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

A few days ago I received a couple of samples of 2008 Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands from a small, passionate producer of hand-made wines.  Last night I tasted this wine and was quite impressed.  The color is deep and dark, with a lot of density for a pinot noir.  Aromas of black cherries, cranberries and a bit of sous-bois on the nose.  On the palate the wine is mouth-filling, with juicy fruits balanced by acidity and tea tannins, and a long, smooth finish.

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Napa Cab '08 available for private label

I have found a small source of 2008 Napa Cabernet for my quick-on-the-draw private label clients (this will go fast!).  There are only 3-4 pallets available.  The wine is juicy, rich and full-bodied.  It is already bottled in a nice Bordeaux bottle with shoulders and a taper.  Just waiting for your label and it is ready to go!

Please contact me if you are interested in buying some of this wine!


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The Wine Curmudgeon Writes about Private Label Wines

Here is a nice article explaining why retailers like private label wines. Click here for the article
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Lerman Law Blogs about Lipstick on a Pig Wines

Here is a nice mention of our marketing speed and creativity in relation to the Lipstick on a Pig Wines:

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Olive Oil's Wine Dinner #2 a great success!

Much fun was had by everyone last night at the second Olive Oil's wine dinner.  Shrimp bruschetta was accompanied by the Northwest  Wines Pinot Gris 2006, a favorite from the last dinner.  Then came antipasto, and then a lovely butternut squash and apple soup.  For the main course, a choice of Pumpkin Gnocchi, Long Island Duckling or a salad with gorgonzola, walnuts and steak.  And for dessert, a puff pastry stuffed with gooey chocolate sauce.

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Winecase Blogs about Lipstick On A Pig Wines

A mention of Lipstick On A Pig Wines in a Canadian blogger's political/wine blurb:

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