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November 18, 2018 | Cinde Dolphin

November Newsletter

UPCOMING EVENTS - Details Below
Month of November - Carneros Chardonnay & Creekside Zinfandel Sale
Winemakers Dinner at Imperial Hotel - Nov. 16
Thanksgiving Day Thurs. Nov. 22 - closed
Black Friday Sale - Nov. 23
FREE Shipping Nov. 23 thru Dec. 31
 
Dear Friends,
 
November is a month of patience for winemakers. Harvest is behind us and we eagerly await the end of malolactic fermentation. Why? So we can go on vacation! This is also the time when we realize the 2017 wines still in the barrel need racking. So while we wait, we empty all the barrels, give them a quick rinse, and put the wine back in (but not before a thorough taste). The Picnic Hill, Alitia, and Quartz Zinfandels along with the Syrah are still in barrel and will be bottled in February. Based on our early results, it's shaping up to be a stellar production. Winemaker Thomas Allan says, "The flavor is there. The balance is there." Sorry, that's all we can say - for now.
 
Meanwhile, we've already begun the 2019 vintage by discing the vineyard and planting winter cover crops. The nutrients provided by the barley, vetch, fava beans, sweat peas, rye and clover will become next year's fertilizer when it's plowed under in the spring. Below ground, the vines are hard at work sucking up nutrients into its hardwood for next year's explosive growth in spring. Soon the temperatures will drop precipitously, the leaves will fall and the vines will shut down for the winter.
 
Do your Thanksgiving holiday plans include a large gathering of family and friends? Or are you traveling to someone else's home for the feast and want to bring an impressive gift? During November, we're featuring our 2016 Carneros Chardonnay for just $25/bottle and our 2015 Creekside Zinfandel for just $22/bottle. Buy a couple of each and pair with any Autumn-time menu. Don't miss our Black Friday sale, right after Thanksgiving. Details below.
 
If you belong to our Wine Club, your next shipment will arrive in early December. Stay tuned - some exciting news is coming next month regarding Club benefits. Please contact us if you'd like to arrange for the pickup of your wine at our Tasting Room.
 
We look forward to your visit, and wish you a generous portion of turkey, dressing and pumpkin pie at your holiday table.
Cheers,
The Story Winery Family

There's more...
 
Month of November
An entire month to make your way to our property and purchase two extremely popular wines. 2016 Carneros Chardonnay priced at $25 and 2015 Creekside Zin priced at $22. No additional discounts apply. Remember that supplies are limited so it's best if you visit us sooner, rather than later.
 
Winemakers Dinner at Imperial Hotel - Friday Nov. 16
Join us for Imperial Hotel's Winemakers Dinner on Friday, Nov. 16th. A superb meal paired with Story's extraordinary wines in Amador City's beautifully restored historical landmark.
Reserve soon - limited seating.
 
Thanksgiving Day Thurs. Nov. 22 - Tasting Room closed
 
Nov. 23 - Black Friday Sale - On this date only, purchase 6 or more bottles and you receive the Industry Discount of 30%! Buy 3 to 5 bottles and get a 20% discount on your total purchase. Hours are 9am to 5pm. Skip the mess at the malls, and join us for wine tasting and wonderful conversation.
 
November & December Free Shipping - Yeah, you heard us right - free shipping! Starting Black Friday and continuing through December. Take advantage of this gift-giving idea - order a minimum of 3 bottles and your purchase will ship free to any domestic destination (ground only). Send those hard-to-buy for friends a lovely gift of Story Wine. We promise they'll thank you!

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