Porter Family Vineyards "Premiere Napa Valley" lot, 10 cases of "Duet", a blend of our flagship varieties Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon from the 2007 vintage, was auctioned for $7000. Thank you to all the generous bidders! Proceeds from this auction go to support the Napa Valley Vintner's Association and it's efforts to promote and steward the wineries of Napa Valley.
Here's a really nice article from the Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, with some great recommendations for food pairings. [A few corrections, though - the vineyard was purchased in 2005; the Porter family includes a son, daughter, and son-in-law; and we're currently at about 1000 cases for the 2007 vintage, ramping up to 5000 over the next few years.]
Bob Hosmon's Wine Column: Porter Family Vineyards Owned by Snowbirds
Porter Family Vineyards raised $2100 for Napa Valley charities! Congratulations to the lucky bidder. The total amount raised during ANV came to $5.7 million this year. Many many thanks to all who donated and participated!
Auction Napa Valley's E-Auction begins May 22. Our first year participating in this world-class charity auction, Porter Family Vineyards is offering a two-night stay for four in their luxurious guest suites at the vineyard, a private tour and barrel tasting, smoked prime rib dinner with the family, six bottles each of the 2009 releases, and a collector’s etched magnum of each of the 2005 and 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon vintages to a lucky bidder. This lot is available on the online “e-auction”, and does not require attendance to the auction for bidding. Proceeds from the event support healthcare, family and youth development, and housing programs in Napa Valley.
"In one of the dirtiest jobs he's ever encountered, Mike operates an enormous 30,000 pound machine with a massive grinding device and discovers how to convert these tunnels into underground wine caverns. " - Dirty Jobs: Discovery Channel Fansite
Mike Rowe drives the roadheader and opens the cave portal, completing the main tunnel.
On October 4th, we will be offering our first release of 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2005 Syrah for purchase. We are currently taking pre-orders that will be shipped upon release.
2005 Cabernet Sauvignon – Exotic Coombsville hillside terroir notes of violet, cedar, Thai basil, and baking spices blanket a dense, rich core of fruit flavors – blackberry, deep plum, black currant – with a touch of vanilla bean and dark cocoa; deep, chewy tannins provide a voluptuous matrix. 250 cases.
2005 Syrah – Blackberry, rosewater, cinnamon bark, orange zest, and sage aromas open, then crescendo to a main theme of cassis, blackberry, chocolate, black tea, and cherry, with velvety, luxurious, fine-grained tannins weaving counterpoint. 40 cases.