Spring Winery Notes 2011
WINERY NOTES SPRING 2011
Jarvis Estate "eco-friendly"
Dear Wine Friends,
underground winery is getting quite a play now with its "Into the
Earth" slogan. According to Smartplanet, underground is the place to be
from an ecology point of view.,
been thinking that our constant underground temperature of 62° was
right for making and aging our several hundred barrels of wine. But it
turns out that in a cave, energy used up in the air conditioning is
"zero". Our offices are brought up to a comfortable temperature by the
normal heat from computers!
You can get a 2½ minute video that shows some neat scenes of the winery from Smartplanet by going to .jarviswines.com.
have come up with a new more appropriate name for our Wine Clubs. The
"Inner Circle Shipment" members receive the three annual shipments
direct from the winery. The "Inner Circle Select" are those members who
choose their own wines of $1000 or more per year.
week formal invitations go out to all Inner Circle Members for the
Masquerade Ball this October, the big event of the year for the Inner
Circle Members. See you there!
Solar Panels Run the Winery
Cave Entrance, "Into the Earth"
Lake William 2006 - $105 / 750ml Bottle
Winning Wine from World Tasting, October 2010
Lake William 2006 won 1st place topping the following French 2006 wines,
Chateau Margaux ($550), Chateau Haut Brion ($550) and Chateau Mouton Rothschild ($600).
Jarvis made the mistake of his career in 1993 during midnight
pump-overs, when he accidentally pumped a third of a tank of Cabernet
Franc into a tank of Cabernet Sauvignon. The experience was devastating,
but after the fermentation completed the winemaker, Dimitri
Tchelistcheff, who had not had much to say to William since the
"accident", said "this new Bordeaux blend" turned out "not that bad". In
fact, it kept getting better with age! It was enjoyed so much in the
tasting room it became a sold-out product and this blend has been made
every year since.
Tempranillo 2009 - $60 / 750ml Bottle
"Easily the greatest California Tempranillo I have ever reviewed",
Steve Heimoff, West Coast Editor - Wine Enthusiast Magazine
varietal name means "early" from the Spanish word "temprano", a
reference to the fact that it ripens several weeks earlier than most
other red grapes. It is our first red varietal to harvest each year and
it tells us when it is time to net all of our vineyards against the
birds! Ruby red in color this wine has aromas and flavors of berries and
Petit Verdot 2007 - $44 / 375ml Bottle, $80 / 750ml Bottle
GOLD MEDAL, 91 Points - Beverage Testing Institute
91 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Verdot is a finicky little grape packed with a lot of power. As usual,
it was the last to ripen during the 2007 harvest. This Petit Verdot has a
rich eggplant color. Aging it for 23 months in new French oak
contributes to its smooth and long finish. This wine has been cave aged
and was released when our winemaker felt it was ready for full
Meet the New Jarvis Estate Sales Managers
David Crane, Sales Manager - East and Dan Heim, Sales Manager - West
Sales Manager - East
707-255-5280 ext. 100
Sales Manager - West
707-255-5280 ext. 108
a real pleasure to announce that David Crane has joined Jarvis as Sales
Manager - East. He will assist our distributors from Minnesota to the
east. Dave Crane brings with him over thirty years of experience in the
wine business most recently as Assistant National Sales Manager for Heck
Estates (Kenwood Vineyards, etc.)
It is an equal pleasure that
Dan Heim takes over as Sales Manager - West. He will work with our
distributors from Texas to the west. Dan Heim has over eight years
experience in winery sales manager positions. He was previously Director
of National Sales & Marketing for Roessler Cellars in Sonoma.
Join me in welcoming Dave and Dan to Jarvis Estate!
Inner Circle members save the date for the
October 8th, 2011
6:00 - 11:00 pm
Join us for an evening of entertainment, dinner and dancing. Enjoy music by Los Ramblers
and Performance Dancers by Julie Lowe.
Visit us at www.jarviswinescom or call 800-255-5280 to order wine.
Watch the short video of Jarvis Estate's "eco-friendly" solutions
by clicking "Into the Earth" button below.