The 2000 vintage saw average rainfall, with warm springtime weather, early budbreak and no significant damage from frosts. Summer daytime temperatures were about normal while cooler than average summer nights helped extend the growing season. Harvest began two weeks later than normal, but warm harvest weather led to an earlier-than-normal conclusion to harvest. Both white and red wines had good intensity despite slightly higher than normal yields, and the reds have aged remarkably well.
Join founders Robert and Barbara Haas and Winemaker Neil Collins on an intimate river cruise up the Rhone Valley from Avignon to Lyon August 2-9, 2015. Daily shore tours include a behind-the-scenes visit to Chateau de Beaucastel. Details »
We are thrilled that both our 2013 Dianthus and 2013 Patelin de Tablas Rosé received 91 points from Wine Advocate, as well as recommendations from the Wine Spectator and from the New York Times. We expect both to be out of stock by August, so if you want some, act soon. Order » Browse recent press »
August 18, 2014
Last month I was surprised to read a headline on the industry portal Wine Industry Network titled Direct to Consumer Sales Fails to Lift the Wine Industry. As a winery whose business model works only because of direct sales, I was curious to learn more... Read More »