WHAT ARE LIBRARY WINES?
While the term seems to have a sort of fancy ring to it, library wines can mean any wine that is currently unopened in your library or cellar. This can be everything from a current favorite rosé to a fifteen-year-old pinot noir from your wedding day, a 30-year-old wine given to you by your grandfather and everything in between. The fun part about a library of wines is that it is your own unique collection of memories from different parts of your life – every bottle has a story behind it.
For this reason, in 2017 we decided to start doing an annual library wine dinner in our cellar. It is so fun for us to be able to gather an intimate group together to share a blend of old and new vintages, tell stories about the harvest and how characteristics of the wines reflect the specific growing season and pair everything with local, farm-to-table cuisine.
Last year was our year of “firsts” where we brought out our first vintages of different varietals and from different vineyards. The highlight of the night was bringing out our very first pinot noir vintage – 2001! It is crazy to think that 17 years ago we made our first pinot noir vintage (I was only 7 years old!). Our initial winemaker, Dan Cederquist, was in attendance along with Anthony Beckman, our current winemaker, and they got to talk about this vintage together.
It was truly a special night.
If you would like to join us at our next library wines winemaker dinner, mark your calendar for Saturday, May 5th, 2018. We will be sharing special sold-out older vintages paired with the wonderful award-winning food by chef Tim Valley of Peloton Catering in our barrel room.
You can purchase tickets here.