Monday, August 31, 2009

Chard in Court

2008 Prime Cellars Chardonnay, Napa Valley is now available in our online store.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Dude Abides

Okay, I just really like The Big Lebowski and I couldn't resist. I'm referring to a different Dude, Joe Roberts at the 1WineDude blog. PRIME was able to provide a bit of inspiration for his most recent post. Basically boiling down to "does anyone care about small production wines" (with the assumption that most people won't be able to get their hands on them).

Well, you do right? If you're reading this I'm pretty sure the answer is yes. And please read Joe's blog. And see The Big Lebowski if for some reason you have missed one of the greatest films ever.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

PRIME - update from the cellar

The 2005 "D4*" Cabernet is all but sold out (I believe we have 8 or so cases left so please feel free to re-order if you like the '05 as much as I do).

Right now were are preparing to release the 2006 D4 Cabernet as well as the (much anticipated by a certain Davis resident) 2008 PRIME Chardonnay. We are excited to have our second vintage out there and are thankful to all who supported the launch of PRIME over the last year.

The "funny thing" (read: expensive) about this business is as we sell out the 2005 and move on to the 2006 (and 2008 Chardonnay) we just had the pleasure of successfully bottling the 2007 Cabernets. After a short break its time to get ready to harvest the 2009 grapes. That's dealing with five years worth of products all at once!

That's it for now. Here's a couple shots of last week's bottling, these are iPhone versions, high quality to follow... First one is a a couple of '07 D4 Cabs going down the bottling line right after getting labeled. The last is what the whole vintage of '07 looks like in cases.

*Lingo update: D4 = District 4