Dear friends of the Vineyards,
Thanks to all who took the time to fill out our short survey last month! One feature you mentioned wanting to see is recommended wine products. Well Tyler has been playing with the Vivino app and recommends all wine fans/smartphone users to do the same! Review wines, follow wine experts, learn about different wines from around the world, build your own 'cellar' and centralize all your wine notes to one, easy-to-access location.
I received exciting news recently and wanted to share it with you to ring in the New Year. Our 2012 Reserve Pinot Noir was chosen for the Wine Press Northwest Platinum Judging competition and received a Double Platinum! This contest is limited to gold-medal-winning wines from Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Idaho. Of the 698 entries, only 27 wines (appox. 4%) were given a Double Platinum, so we are very pleased to be in the upper echelon. Furthermore, we were one of two Pinot Noirs in the category, among many Cabernet Sauvignons, Syrahs and bigger reds, so we are feeling very validated that Elkton is producing some of the Northwest's finest Pinots.
I'm placing a two-bottle limit on purchases of the 2012 Reserve to preserve some inventory and allow more of our fans to experience it.
I had a lovely Christmas with family, but December sure came and went in a hurry! Next up on the calendar is pruning, which will begin later this month.
Happy New Year to you and yours. I look forward to seeing you sometime in 2016.