' Harvest 2010!


I am pleased to report that the ‘Harvest of 2010’ is officially over for Five Vintners! Luckily our fruit was deliciously ripe and in the cellar before the big October rains.

The Admiral’s Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc was harvested on September 10th, a full 2 weeks later than usual, due to the cooler than normal conditions this summer.

The reds all enjoyed the heat of September (finally) and without too much sunburn from our shockingly hot days, made their way to the picking bin in the middle of October. The Cabernet Sauvignon from both St. Helena vineyards is barrels with some help from my children!

The year 2010 brought so many things to be thankful for, and one of the standouts was celebrating the 10th harvest for Five Vintners - time really does fly when you are having fun! It has truly been a labor of love for me and an amazing opportunity to share a rich heritage of grape growing and winemaking with my children. They have already begun redesigning the label to reflect the 6th generation!

I am pleased to announce the pre-release of our 2007 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon to you, our greatest fans! The critics just adore the 2007 vintage and we don’t think that they are all wrong this time. We bottled only 526 cases of this wine, and it is a powerful blend of Cabernet Sauvignon from one of our favorite vineyards in St. Helena, with the addition of 5% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. The wine is loaded with ripe fruit and a rich earthiness, and is very round and supple on your palette. My advice is to give this wine a try now, before we move on to the 2008 vintage!

Thank you to everyone that has shared our passion during the last 10 years! To place your order, click on the link above or surf over to fivevintners.com. You will find our other wines there too: the last of our 2009 Sauvignon Blanc and 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2007 Zinfandel and just a few cases of the 2003 Syrah (a huge hit at my wine dinners this Fall!)

Orders of 6 bottles or more placed before December 17th will receive a 50% discount on shipping.  Just enter the code Dec17 when you check out!  Any orders received after the 17th will be sent in 2011.


P.S.  I will be at The Factory in Long Beach on 1/11/11 to help them celebrate their first anniversary and to pair my wines with their delicious food!  Join me if you can.

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