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Happy Holidays!
Time to stock the cellar.  
 
Shipments should arrive between
 Dec. 3rd and 11th.         

  If you need to change the arrival date please
click to email or call us at 707-282-9343 by DEC. 2.
 To visit our web site click here.    

We've got some beautiful Winter wines for Club Members.  
Add 3 Bottles to your shipment 
and receive an extra 5% Off

The holidays are a great time of year to s hare 
wine with family & friends.  Stock up with your
December Wine Club Shipment

Your Club Shipment will contain one bottle each of:
Chardonnay, Gustafsson Estate 2014
Zinfandel 2013
Lake Family Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 - New 
(Cost: $76.50, plus applicable shipping & tax)

If you would like to take advantage of our offer or make changes to your  shipment, please email David or
call us  at 707-282-9143 by 12/2/2018. 

S uggestions are (with Club prices):
 DOUBLE YOUR SHIPMENT to 2 bottles of each wine above.
or: MORE Zinfandel 2013, rated 90 Points $24.00
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cross Creek Vyds. 2014 $52.00
The Powerlifter 2014, rated 91 points $29.60
Cabernet Franc 2016 $31.20  
Petit Verdot 2014 $35.20

Your order should arrive between Dec 3 & 11.  If you need to change the arrival date please email or call us by Dec. 2nd.
Once your order has been shipped you will receive an email with the tracking information.

Increase to 12 bottles and get ANOTHER 5% OFF
For a list of all our available wine click here

If your credit card information has changed recently please contact us with your update .  

Cheers!   -Peter & Betsy Spann, David and Aryn 
EVENTS:
Havre de Grace, MD
142 N. Washington St.
Thurs., Nov. 29th
6:30 - 8:30pm
Tasting w/Peter Spann
Info:  443-502-2551

 Gaithersburg, MD
20 Grand Corner Ave. A
Sat., Dec. 1st 1-4pm
Tasting w/Peter Spann
Info: 301-987-5933

 Tasting Room at:
8910 Sonoma Hwy.
Kenwood, CA
Wine Club Party Sun. Dec 9, 1 -3 pm
Join us for a tasting of Cabernet Franc and two of its offspring, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenere.  We'll also debut some of our new Lake Family wines .

Sonoma Valley
Barrel Tasting
March 15 & 16
 11am-4pm
Taste at 4 Wineries in Kenwood:
Spann Vineyards
Paradise Ridge
Muscardini
Landmark
Plus 4 others  TBA

France:
BORDEAUX WINE CRUISE 2019
April 25 - May 2  
Click Here for more info 


Pichon Lalande
DECEMBER 2018  WINE CLUB SELECTIONS 
 1 bottle of each of the wines listed below at 20% off our regular prices.
Upgrades to 12 bottles or more will increase your discount to 25%.    
 
Chardonnay, Gustafsson Estate 2014, Carneros
From a ¾ acre vineyard in Carneros, these hand-tended vines sit on a former seabed rich in calcium, much the same as the best sites in Burgundy.  These grapes are organically farmed and picked at perfect ripeness, barrel fermented in French oak and aged for nine months before bottling.  Lemony, crisp & delicious! only 70 cases produced
 
 
Zinfandel 2013, Sonoma Valley
84% Zinfandel, 8% Syrah, 8% Petite Sirah      14.8% alc.      
". . .red cherry and berry flavors with a hint of cola berry sweetness. It is medium weight with good concentration and a lingering finish". Rated 90 points -International Wine Review  
 
LAKE FAMILY Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Clarksburg
76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Petit Verdot & 7% Malbec                    
Clarksburg is in the Sacramento River Delta, just east of Napa Valley.  It's warm days tempered by cool air venting up the river from the San Francisco Bay make this a great area for ripening a wide variety of grapes. The Petit Verdot adds a black currant taste and rich mouth-feel while Malbec smooths out the tannins.  This is a great value!!    
Only 425 cases produced

Dec. 4th is #CABFRANC DAY
Cabernet Franc is the head of the world's most important family of grapes. It has mated with other grape varieties to father many famous offspring including Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, the two most widely planted wine grapes in the world, and Carmenere, now known as the iconic grape of Chile.
 
Although it was once the dominant red grape in Bordeaux Cabernet Franc is now used in this region to blend into wines dominated by two of it's children, the more powerfully-flavored Cabernet Sauvignon on Bordeaux's "Left Bank", and the fruitier Merlot on the "Right Bank".  It is a vital blending grape, adding floral aromatics and rich mouth-feel to all wines it's in and also softening the tannins in Cabernet Sauvignon-based blends. 
 
Cardinal Richelieu was a 17th Century French clergyman, nobleman and winegrower. Originally holding his family's title of the Duke of Fronsac (village on Bordeaux's Right Bank), he later established a residence in the wine growing city of Chinon in the Loire Valley.  He is credited with transplanting Cabernet Franc vines from Bordeaux to the Loire Valley, thus the first to spread the fame of this grape variety.  December 4th, the anniversary of his death is now celebrated as #CABFRANC Day so we've chosen to make this the official release date of our new vintage.
 
If you want to taste French wines made from 100% Cabernet Franc, try one from Chinon or from the neighboring village of Bourguiel. There are also many dry Rose and pink sparkling wines made from Cabernet Franc in the Loire.
 
We use Cab Franc to soften the tannins in our Cabernet Sauvignon Mayacamas Range and The Classic Four blends.  We normally bottle about 150 cases of 100% pure Cabernet Franc each year, which quickly sells out.  In 2016 the wine was a little lighter than usual so we blended in 9% Petit Verdot, the darkest of the Bordeaux grapes, to beef it up.