Exalted and Distinguished Wine Club Members,
If you are reading this, congratulations, you are part of a very exclusive group invited to be members in the LS Wine Club for the 2015 vintage. The selection process was rigorous, with many people not making the cut. You really should be proud of yourself.
The initial plan is to do the same thing as last year. We have all the equipment from last year, so we really just need to get more grapes. We plan on getting another 1,000 pounds of crushed grapes (perhaps more if SWMBO will allow it) in late September. We will ferment them in vats, have a pressing party a week or so later, and have a similar bottling party a year later. All of this can be yours for the low cost of $100.
Please don’t take this decision lightly. Please only accept this invitation if the following apply to you:
– You plan on staying in the greater bay area for the next 12-15 months
– You have continued faith that Landon and Leah are good stewards of your wine
– You actually like the wine that has been made from the last vintage
– You enjoy attending the parties and gatherings throughout the year
– Your need interesting hobbies for your online dating profile
The pertinent question currently is what varietal to buy. To please most people, I’m limiting the option to red wine, and it has to be different from what we did in 2014 (Zinfandel). Beyond that, you get a vote. You can find the full list of available varietals from our wine source here:
Likely options include:
Syrah – Amador – $1.00/lbs
Cabernet Sauvignon – El Dorado – $0.95/lbs
Petite Sirah – Lodi – $0.95/lbs
Cabernet Franc – Lodi – $0.95/lbs
Malbec – Lodi – $0.95/lbs
Note that price went up about 5% from last year; we paid $0.90/lbs for the 2014 Zinfandel. What do you want? What do you hate? Please make your vote known to Leah and I and we’ll pick the winner. Also, If you’re interested in doing more, and want to partner with me for a small batch of something different, I’d be very open to that. Do you have a grape source?
Please formally let Leah or I know if you would like to accept your invitation to the LS Wine Club for the 2015 vintage.
Looking forward to another successful year …..
First time poster here, love the site. Quick question that I think some of the other blog readers might be wondering:
Is there a reduced buy in cost if we aren’t interested in actually having bottles for ourselves and just want to show up to the parties in order to take advantage of photo opportunities for our online dating profiles?
Sounds good to us, (although we are proceeding on the good faith assumption that there actually is a 2015 vintage and we actually are going to bottle it.)
Our grape of choice for the 2016 vintage would be Cabernet Sauvignon.
(If the truth be known, our primary reason for continuing with our membership is to enhance our respective online dating profiles.)
We are all in for another vintage. Cabernet is our choice. Looking forward to another year of drinking wine with old and new friends.