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Spring is right around the corner at Flambeaux Vineyards, with quite a few of the Pinot Noir vineyards reporting budbreak. It is wonderful to see everything turning green around us, and we are excited to watch this vintage develop.
This Spring brings a new wine for Flambeaux: the 2017 Flambeaux Sonoma County Rosé – our Spring shipment’s featured wine! Light and bright with juicy tastes of strawberries, lemon zest, and a Bing cherry core, our Rosé is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel—each sourced from spectacular Sonoma County hillside sites. This small production (66 cases) club exclusive item is the perfect wine for the warm spring and summer days ahead. Based on current demand, it will not last long!
"Light and bright with juicy tastes of strawberries, lemon zest, and a Bing cherry core, our Rosé is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel—each sourced from spectacular Sonoma County hillside sites."
As has become a Flambeaux tradition, we’ve enclosed a small gift to thank you for your support and appreciation of our wines. This “Capabunga” cap is special for two reasons. First, it has the #SonomaSTRONG hashtag because 100% of the proceeds from our purchase have been dedicated to fire relief. No one should forget that this area still needs our full support, and the hashtag serves as a nice reminder. Second, this little device happens to be pretty useful. If you are like us, you might open your Rosé, drink a couple of glasses, and then put it in the fridge to either keep it cool or drink it the next day. Sticking the cork back in the bottle can make the wine too tall for most refrigerators, and you can’t lay it on its side for fear of leakage. This cap, however, fits snugly and holds your wine in. You can simply lay the Rosé flat on its side, taking up less space in your fridge (while still maintaining an air tight seal). It will also come in handy when you get your Flambeaux Chardonnay in early 2019!
In the coming months, we will be sharing plenty of updates on our new releases. In the meantime, we want our club members to know that our supply of the 2014 vintage is running low, and we will soon be putting those wines into our library. Library wines will only be offered to the Founders Club, and then on a first come, first served basis. Once a wine is gone…well, it’s gone! So, we encourage you to order this 90+ point rated vintage while you can.
On that note, we had a very light olive harvest this year and produced only 28 bottles of the Flambeaux Olive Oil that so many of you have come to love. This is another club exclusive item. We are down to just 16 bottles. Contact us by email if you would like to order some before it is gone.
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ABOUT FLAMBEAUX WINE We have named our wine after Flambeaux, the dancing torchbearers of New Orleans Carnivald. This time-honored symbol of our native New Orleans, as the Flambeaux best represents all that we love about wine - light flickering in a glass, complex flavors dancing across the palate, and celebration of life. With three generations of our family making wine together, the Flambeaux have a further meaning for us, a torch to be passed on from one generation to another. We hope you will taste the spirit of the Flambeaux in this wine: the tradition, the light, the dance, and the joy. -The Murray Family