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V3 is Baehner Fournier Estate Vineyards in a Bordeaux Bottle! We had a smaller crop of Cabernet Sauvignon harvested in 2011 due to weather conditions at bud break but the fruit we brought in at harvest was concentrated and delicious.The Merlot and Petit Verdot vines achieved a wonderful outcome in quantity and quality. Couple this with a natural fermentation of single berries devoid of stems, a slow malolactate spontaneous second fermentation, eighteen months ageing in 35% new French oak barrels under cool temperature controlled conditions in the cellar then carefully bottled last March, our new winemaker Steve Clifton gave us the ” release command” last week in time for its presentation at the Celebration of the Harvest Festival. The response put smiles on Vickie and my face. The 2011 V3 Bordeaux Blend is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 25% Petit Verdot and is ready for the long run! Drink it now or along the way as it reaches full maturity over the next five years.
We invite all VISA holders to visit The Good Life 1672 Mission Drive Solvang CA. during the Santa Barbara County Vintners Association’s Celebration of the Harvest weekend for free tastings of all of our current offerings. Start off with our 2012 Sauvignon Blanc Vogelzang Vineyards, next our 2010 Merlot Estate Grown, then our 2010 Solus Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Grown and finish with our 2010 Petit Verdot Estate Grown. Stop by our booth at Rancho Sisquac October 12th. We would love to see you!
This has been our most productive harvest ever! On September 10th we picked our cool valley Misty Vineyard for our Rose’ wine ( 30 cases ). On September 24th, our east facing terraced Rainbow Vineyards gave us 1.5 ton of Merlot & this morning we brought in our bumper crop of Cabernet Sauvignon, 3.5 ton of clone 341 from our south Sunshine Vineyard & our steep Moonglow Vineyard and 2.0 ton of clone 191 from North Star Vineyard. The Petit Verdot is still hanging and should be ready in another week or so. Thanks to our Winemaker Steve Clifton and Vineyard Manager John Krska and Crew Chief Jose Vasquez.
We will be one of the Santa Barbara County Vintners Association wineries participating in this Sunset Magazine Annual Food & Wine Extravaganza at Rancho Margarita, San Luis Obispo Sept 27-29, 2013.
BFV is one of the 15 Santa Barbara County Vintners participating in a wine reception & goumet edibles which precedes the Screening of RED OBSESSION, a wine documentary narrated by Russell Crowe.
The event will take place August 24th afterno…on at the Bacara Resort & Spa. The pre-release screening event starts at 4 PM inside Bacara’s luxe 211-seat screening room which features digital screen technology and a surround sound audio system. Post screening, the film maker & vintner Warwick Ross & co-Director David Roach will join a Q & A session with the audience live from Australia via Skype. Tickets are $45. Go to www.Newspress.com for Gabe Saglie’s front page article published August 15, 2013
The Patrons of the Solvang Festival Theater www.solvangfestivaltheater.org will enjoy a complimentary glass of our 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon “Solus” in the newly renovated Patron’s Garden prior to each of the four Patrons Night summer performances by the Pacific Coast Performing Arts Theater Group.
(PCPA) www.PCPA.org Our 2012 Sauvignon Blanc will be available for the Sunday afternoon Jazz in the Garden ” Under The Oaks” series throughout the summer. For details www.solvangfestivaltheater.org
We will be one of 6 Santa Barbara wineries participating with twelve wine bloggers nationally on July 17 in a wine tasting of two Chardonnay, two Sauvignon Blanc and one Viognier wines. Comments and questions will be posed by the bloggers and answered bythe wineries using Twitter. Our 2012
Sauvignon Blanc will be one of the 6 white wines featured.
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