Partridge Cellars Blog
We're always left feeling like California is catching up to the rest of the country when it comes to changing seasons, but it would appear we're finally into the fall season now! Chilly mornings are warming up during the day, but there's a great crispness to the air, and the sunsets have been gorgeous each evening.
While not Napa, it's still a beautiful southern California sunset :)
Some good news and bad news for you Cabernet Sauvignon lovers - the bad news is, we're sold out of our 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon. The good news is, we're releasing our 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon on 11/16, just in time for the holidays!
*Shipping will begin 11/16, weather permitting*
2012 HARVEST REPORT...
The 2012 growing season was perfect in every way. A lengthy stretch of warm days and cool, foggy nights in the summer led to some perfectly timed rainfall in the fall. This vintage has a very rich and appealing profile, and we're seeing deep color, dark cherry and cassis flavors on the palate.
We're incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to share our 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon with you. This marks our 14th Cabernet vintage, and our 3rd 100% estate release, we've come a long way over the years, and your support has not gone unnoticed! THANK YOU!
The holidays will be here and gone before we know it. Let's make a pact now to enjoy every moment and cherish the time we get to spend with friends, family, and a great bottle of wine :)
National Sales Manager
October is off to a great start! We had an excellent time at the Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival, and we think this year was even better than last, which is saying a lot.
Saturday's events were bathed in sunshine, and the gorgeous coastal decor and fresh flowers were a great accompaniment to the gourmet restaurant offerings and rows of quality wineries.
A pleasant surprise was how many guests came through from last year who recognized myself and/or the wines (let's be honest, the real star here is the wine!), and our conversations picked up right where they left off. It's really the personalized feeling of the whole NBWFF that keeps us coming back each year.
On Sunday morning, I awoke a few hours before the event to pouring rain! Drought be darned, Mother Nature had a different plan in store for us. I made my way to Newport Beach and found that the vendors under the big white tents were unscathed (us included), so the show went on!Sunday turned out to be another great day, and rain free past 10 a.m.! I made a point to try more of the food vendors on Sunday, and the quality, the presentation, and the passion that goes into each of the vendor's offerings is something to be admired. I love having an arsenal of great local restaurants that I've tested and enjoyed, this will make for a fun year of dining out!Now that we are sufficiently hungry, we hope your October is moving along spooktacularly! Talk to you soon.
National Sales Manager
Richard Partridge Wines is donating 10% of every sale made during the month of October to the Breast Cancer Research Fund (bcrfcure.org). Join us in helping this wonderful organization. SHOP NOW
Hello! What's happening?
Join us on Oct 3 & 4 in beautiful Newport Beach for the 2nd annual Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival!
Use code WINE50 for $50 off General Admission.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Heads Up: Richard Partridge Wines will be donating 10% of every sale made during the month of October to the Breast Cancer Research Fund (bcrfcure.org). We'll be announcing this on a wider scale next week!
Where has the year gone?
"GAME ON!" - a frenzied announcement from our vineyard manager on Tuesday.
We have harvested! This week was such a whirlwind that we don't even have photos to share right now.
The 2015 harvest is about 3 weeks ahead of schedule for us, and this is due to a combination of heat and drought conditions. On Monday, temperatures reached 92 degrees, and in that kind of weather the grapes were getting ready to burn baby burn. No one wants raisin wine...
Next weekend is already the Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival! We've been sharing about this event on Facebook for a few weeks, and want to state again how excited we are to be a part of this event. It promises to be even bigger and better than last year!
If you're interested in attending, we would like to offer you a $50 discount on general admission entry using code WINE50 at check-out - visit www.newportwineandfood.com.
Hope to see many of you there on Oct 3 and 4!
Have a great weekend,
National Sales Manager