Exciting to be back on Casemates. This time I’m replying to the forum from Budapest. I’m setting on an AMA Waterways river cruise ship on the Danube early in the morning while my computer is still showing me it is 10:30 the evening before there. So, with the time difference I hope I’ll be able to get back often enough to answer all the questions. We’ll be going from Budapest through the Austrian wine regions to the part of southern Germany were I was born. I’m giving a number of lectures on board about Hungarian, Austrian and Franken wines. So far the wines have been fabulous.
@ScottHarveyWine Enjoy Scott!
Any chance to take a detour to Burgenland? We had an excellent babymoon trip over there, and spent a half day at Kracher, enjoying the myriad dessert wines.
We also found some good wines in Bratislava.
@klezman We won’t be leaving the Danube to go over to Burgenland, but I will be presenting one red Zweigelt wine from Burgenland as we are floating by Bratislava on today’s lecture. Jana’s grandmother was from Bratislava.
Unfortunately, not CT. The licensing fees to sell in CT are the highest of all 50 states. So, the CT citizen is unfairly not allowed to purchase many of America’s high quality small winery wines. I thought America was based on free trade between the States?
We recently changed out our compliance at the winery and found out we had a mess on our hands. Many states we thought we were in, the old compliance person had let lapse. So send us your name to Jana@scottharveywines.com and as we clean this all up we will contact you and see if you still want the shipment.
2016 Scott Harvey Mountain Selection Barbera, Amador County
Produced in the Italian old world, food friendly style. Blueberry and raspberry blend into a bright center of cola, and red liquorish flowing into a flavorful lingering finish.
Appellation: Amador County
Vineyard/Vintage Notes: Grown on steep mountainous terrain in the higher elevations of the Shenandoah Valley of Amador County, California.
Vineyard Sources: 100% 2016 Amador County Barbera. 43% Manby Vineyard, 37% Wilderotter Vineyard and 20% Toy Vineyard.
Cooperage: 21 months in French Oak
Bottling Date: 8/27/18
Alcohol: Labeled @ 14.5%
RS: Dry <.2%
2017 Scott Harvey J&S Reserve Barbera, Amador County
Fruit forward and floral with light French oak in a wine that expresses both the varietal and the Amador Terroir. This extractive wine has notes of dark currents with a rich full center.
Blend: 86% 2017, 14% 2016, 100% Amador County Barbera
Appellation: Amador County
Vineyard Sources: 65% Manby Vineyard, 21% Linsteadt Vineyard, 14% a blend of our 2016 Barbera.
Cooperage: 20 months in French Oak
RS: dry @ .2%
Cases Produced: 571 cases
Vintage and Winemaker Notes
From two of the best Barbera vineyards we work with. Both bud out earlier and ripen later than Zinfandel producing grapes at lower pH with full bright varietal fruit. Amador County is rapidly becoming known as the best wine growing region in the world for Barbera
Both the Manby and Linsteadt vineyards produce small bunches of high extraction, perfect pH and flavors to produce world class Barbera.
Included in the Box
2x 2016 Scott Harvey Mountain Selection Barbera, Amador County
2x 2017 Scott Harvey J&S Reserve Barbera, Amador County
6x 2016 Scott Harvey Mountain Selection Barbera, Amador County
6x 2017 Scott Harvey J&S Reserve Barbera, Amador County
Winery: Scott Harvey Wines
Owners: Scott & Jana Harvey
Location: St. Helena, CA
After decades of creating and crafting premium wines for wineries like Santino and Folie a Deux – and putting Amador County on the map as a world-class appellation – Scott Harvey launched his own winery in 2004. With decades of winemaking experience on two continents, it’s no wonder his wines became an immediate sensation. overnight success 35 years in the making. (Oh, and Scott’s not too shabby with a pen, either. Scott’s not too shabby with a pen, either.)
AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, ID, IL, IA, KS, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, MT, NV, NH, NM, NY, NC, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI, WY
@Nel250@sdenicola If you live close to PA or NY you can ship to a Walgreens that has a FedEx presence and pick up there. I just did this recently and it worked well. You should also subscribe to the NJ thread for case splits (like the recent Tercero deal which is still an option if there is interest).
I know it’s several typos (or is it?), but FWIW it’s funny.
"This extractive wine has notes of dark currents with a rich full center.”
As we drink this wine we may get closer to understanding dark matter! Cheers!