Quest, Premier Cru
A quest implies unknown horizons. The Pinot Noir grape, as you already know, is as demanding as any other noble varietal. It takes constant care and nurturing in the vineyard combined with patience and attention to detail in the winery. At the same time, Pinot Noir can choose to reward our dedication at unexpected times and in unforeseeable ways. A bountiful harvest might allow us to hold back grapes from a special block for separate bottling. A particular barrel might just be aging to a unique perfection, that begs to be bottled alone. Or we might obtain fruit from a vineyard site that we have been longing to work with.
A Premier Cru membership to The Quest offers:
- 2 Shipments of wine each year. One in April and a second in October.
- Each shipment will contain 6 bottles of wine. These will include new releases plus selection of limited release, allocated wines and late-vintage wines from our cellar.
- A 15% members discount on all purchases.
- A personalized and private winery visit for six.
A Recent Premier Cru Selection with Pricing
1 bottle of 2006 Sonoma Mountain "Red Dog Vineyard" Pinot Noir
(209 cases produced. $40.80)
1 bottle of 2006 Santa Rita Hills "Fiddlestix Vineyard" Pinot Noir
(172 cases produced. $40.80)
1 bottle of 2006 Carneros Chardonnay
(602 cases produced. $28.90)
1 bottle of 2006 Napa Valley "Mink Vineyard" Pinot Noir
(165 cases produced. $38.25)
1 bottle of 2006 Napa Valley "Haynes Vineyard" Pinot Noir
(65 cases produced. $40.80)
1 bottle of 2000 Sonoma Mountain "Steiner Vineyard" Pinot Noir
( cases produced. A mere handful left. $46.75)
Total price: $236.30 (plus shipping)
We work closely with the vineyards, never over-manipulating the fruit, always allowing the terroir to express itself fully, and in this we leave the door open for the vines to reward us with these special treats. The cru levels of the Quest present us with the opportunity to share these changing, rare, and always distinctive bottlings with the people who love our wines.