Thanks to a warm spring the 2012 harvest arrived a month early. We typically crush Sangiovese near Halloween and press in December; this year, the Sangiovese was crushed at the end of September and has already been pressed (11/7). We crushed a total of 10.4 Tons in 2012, making it our largest production to date. Our growers produced fruit that was in fantastic condition this year and the fermentations completed smoothly.
Meanwhile we've just released our 2009 vintage reds and 2010 vintage whites which include: Sangiovese, Syrah, Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Mesa Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling and Chardonnay. The 2009 Sangiovese was one of our most limited productions with less than 19 cases produced; for fans of the 2008 vintage the 2009 won't disappoint - get yours before it's gone.
We've begun placing our cellar reports on the Wines section of our website. The cellar report provides our most recent tastings of past releases and cellaring recommendations. For those of you, who like us, are fascinated with cellaring wines check it out for insights on when it's the right time for you to pull the cork!
For those looking for gifts for your wine lovers this Holiday Season, but can't decide, we now offer Gift Certificates which can be applied towards purchase of Wine or Wine Club Memberships. Easy for you and a gift wine lovers will truly appreciate!
We've scheduled several new events over the next few months. Of immediate interest, we will be at 63rd Street Farm Tuesday November 20. This is a great opportunity for you to order wine online and choose free delivery to 63rd Street Farm.
Saturday December 8th we'll be joining our friends at Nova Monda for their Holiday Party. Wine will be available by the glass, bottle, and taste.
Saturday December 15th we'll be at Oliverde Oil in Downtown Boulder. Wine will be available by the glass, bottle, and taste. We'll be offering online orders the opportunity to deliver to Oliverde for no charge on the 15th.
We hosted an Evening of Wine, Cacao, and Chocolate this past summer with Nova Monda. The event was so much fun, educational, and surprising we had to do it again. We'll be holding the event Saturday January 12 and again on Valentines Day, February 14th.
See our website for more information on these and announcements of future Events as they are announced.
In The News
If you missed it, Settembre Cellars Bottles graced the front page of the Denver Post's Food Section this summer in an article on CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture) and our collaboration with 63rd Street Farm (and our CSW Wine Shares): wine, wood fired pizza with farm fresh veggies, and even live music on select dates. Hope to see you there next year!
Denver Life's July Issue listed three of Colorado's top white wines which included our Chardonnay: "Local Wines Make Colorado Proud".