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December, 2017

Over the last month, we racked all of the 2015 and 2016 wines as well as completing the first racking of the 2017 wines. Racking is our way of clarifying the wine which takes the clear juice out of the barrel leaving the sediment, cleaning the barrel, and refilling the barrel with clear juice. It is a painstaking process but we think it is well worth it in terms of the mouth feel and that we do not add fining agents or filter LDV wines.

Just in time for the holidays, the long-awaited Rhone red blend - 2014 R.E.D. is available for sale. Stop by the Wine Gallery for the release open house on Sunday, December 10 from 1:00 to 5:00 PM. The R.E.D. retails for $32.00 per bottle. We are open Wednesday through Sunday up until Christmas Eve for holiday purchases.

The 100% estate-grown 2014 R.E.D. is dedicated to Curt's dad Robert Ervin Dunham (his initials) and our mom's whose nicknames were Red. R.E.D. is 36% Grenache, 32% Syrah, and 32% Petite Sirah barrel aged for 31 months. It is a full-bodied fruit bomb with a kiss of new French oak.

Look for LDV wine releases on a monthly basis until spring 2018. Mark your calendar - January 14, 2018 for the 2015 Sky Island Viognier release open house at the Wine Gallery.

Other wines on the horizon include: 2014 Sky Island Syrah (LDV's first neutral oak barrel aged Syrah), 2014 Building Block Petite Sirah (LDV's first block specific wine from our newest plantings), 2014 Sky Island Petite Sirah (unoaked Petite Sirah), 2014 Signature Petite Sirah, and 2014 Grenache.
LDV Winery Update for December 2017





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