At last, harvest is winding down, and the Class of 2012 has pretty much made its way into the cellar. Reds are being pressed and moved to barrels and our cellar space is rapidly filling up. An impressive 77.2 tons of grapes have hit the crush pad and Winemaker Dave is super impressed with all the flavors so far: looks like a very promising Class of 2012. It was a GIANT harvest, indeed!!
There are some new foreign exchange students at the school this year, including Malbec and Grenache from the Mann Vineyard in southeast Santa Clara Valley. Keep a look out for some interesting Rhone style blends in another 18 months. We’re still waiting for the Cabernet Franc on the estate property to come in. Hopefully with the warm weekend weather, this will finally come to pass.
Cheers to Vintage 2012 and our incredible crew who made it happen!!
Thursday, November 15, Yuletide Preview at Montalvo, 5:30pm til 8:30pm: Come sip Burrell School wines and enjoy a great selection of unique holiday gifts.
Saturday, November 17th, Fall Passport at Burrell School and participating wineries. It’s “Passport to Pinot” at all the Summit to Sea wineries. Passports are $45. Explore the incredible wines and wineries of our mountains. www.scmwa.com
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 23rd thru 25th, Cellar Alumni Sale. Join us to taste and evaluate some treasures from Winemaker Dave’s cellar. Take home some special wines for your holiday table and one-of-a-kind gifts for you and your wine-loving friends. $10 tasting fee; complimentary for Sippers Club members.
Friday, November 23, Holiday Tree Lighting and Wine Stroll in Saratoga. 4pm til 7pm.
Introducing Sunday School in November
Every Sunday in November, winemaker Dave will select a special wine from the cellar for tasting. It’s Burrell School’s version of Sunday School. Enjoy one of our older wines, evaluate and purchase at special Sunday School pricing.