It feels like crush was just yesterday, we can't believe it's almost summer and budbreak is beginning in the vineyards! The 2009 red wines are all in Barrel and we've been busy testing earlier vintages to get them ready to bottle. The 2008 Syrah, 2008 Sangiovese and 2009 Riesling are all nestled in our cellar and bottle aging.
Last year's 2008 Riesling was extraordinarily well received, and long since sold out. The 2008 Riesling was dry by style; it had about 1% residual sugar which was balanced by high acidity and low pH in such a way that one's palate perceived the wine as dry. Although a style we prefer, we weren't sure how well the wine would be received given so many of the commonly available Rieslings are very noticeably sweet. This year we've gone a step further and produced a Riesling that is dry by residual sugar as well, and to maintain balance the wine has a bit lower acidity yet maintains a round mouth feel.
In addition, coming this summer watch for the release of our 2008 Sangiovese, 2008 Syrah, and two 2008 Cabernet Sauvignons that were produced from two different vineyards (both from Palisade, one upon the Mesa and one from the Valley floor near the mouth of the canyon). Like all of our wines these are produced with 100% Colorado grown grapes: Colorado Grapes, Boulder Wine.
We have recently expanded our bicycle delivery zone to include most of Boulder in addition to an updated bicycle delivery pricing which includes free bicycle delivery for qualifying orders. If you're right near the winery, you can get a single bottle delivered for free. For those of you who prefer, or are outside of our bicycle delivery zone, we also ship via FedEx to Colorado, California, and North Dakota. If you have a state you'd like to see us ship to, let us know!
To address the requests of those who expressed interest in purchasing our next vintage of Sangiovese & Riesling, both of which previously sold out quickly, we are offering the option to purchase these bottles before they release. Not only will you be assured you won't miss out, you'll also receive 5% off the release price. Check out our on-line store and place your futures orders for the: 2009 Riesling , 2008 Sangiovese , and 2008 Syrah . All futures purchases will be shipped the week following release.
One of the great attributes of Boulder is the multitude of very good restaurants. If you're going out to dine in Boulder, you can now ask for Settembre Cellars wine at two of our favorite Boulder restaurants Black Cat & Trattoria on Pearl. If you missed out on our 2008 Chardonnay , you can find the last remaining bottles for sale at the Black Cat .
For those of you who were part of our Crush Crew, and now members of our Friends and Family club, we'll have a Thank You party this summer. Watch for the invitation! Want to be a member of our Friends & Family club? It's easy, simply sign-up today for the Crush Crew. When you receive the invitation for a volunteer day at the winery, RSVP, spend a morning or afternoon sipping wine and sorting grapes and you're in: folks who participate in one of these volunteer work days become members of our Friends and Family club. Register for a website account and then choose the Dashboard from your user account to add the Crush Crew to your groups.
Wondering how to get your hands on our extremely limited über local red wine, 80304, which is grown in our tiny North Boulder backyard? Here's your chance! This summer Settembre Cellars, in partnership with 63rd Street Farm, introduces a Wine Share, and while supplies last, a bottle of the 2008 80304 will be included in the mezza, dozzina, and venti wine shares.
We are offering 3 share sizes: mezza (6 bottles) , dozzina (12 bottles) , and venti (20 bottles) . All wine shares purchased will come with case-discount pricing (10%) on additional bottles purchased during the upcoming 20-week CSW season. In addition, the venti share will include not only Settembre Cellars wines, but also wines from other Colorado wineries that we have hand selected to showcase some of the finest wines being produced in Colorado. You'll be able to pick up your wines Thursdays at the 63rd Street Farm along with farm fresh veggies from their Community Supported Agriculture CSA share.
If you'd like to sign up for a share check out our online WineShop . For those of you in our Bicycle Delivery Zone and zipcode 80304, if you prefer we will offer bicycle delivery of your wine share at no charge.