Spring Newsletter 2018

27th Apr 2018 @ 10:36 by Kristen

PINOT CUP RUNNER UP!

We are honored to announce that our 2015 Oehlman Vineyard Pinot Noir was chosen as Runner Up for this year’s Pinot Cup at Charlie Palmer’s Pigs & Pinot Event in March (http://www.pigsandpinot.com/). The Pinot Cup judges included Fred Dame - Master Sommelier, Bill Hayes - Wine Category Manager for BevMo, and Ray Isle - Executive Wine Editor for Food & Wine Magazine. Our wine was judged against 60 other world class Pinot Noirs and many were much larger producers than ourselves, so it was an unexpected surprise!

THE BROADWING HAS LANDED!

Introducing a new and rightful name for our award-winning Bordeaux-style blend! Broadwing is a term used in Falconry to describe the Buteos species, or larger birds of prey like red-tailed hawks and eagles, which effortlessly glide on the wind with their magnificent wingspan. Much like a Broadwing’s robust body and strong talons, our latest Meritage blend displays a strong backbone and unrivaled distinction. Only THREE barrels were made of this rare and extraordinary release! Displaying a myriad of sumptuous flavors, this beast is worth royalty!
This club exclusive wine will go fast! Click HERE (https://hawleywine.com/wine-club) to learn more about our awesome wine club!

DIAMONDS ON MY CORK!

Open up a properly aged Hawley Bordeaux-syle blend, or Petite Sirah and you'll likely see a dazzling, pigment-dyed cork like this! Sediment is often misunderstood and can actually signify a fine wine that has been properly aged in the bottle. The glittering crystals are actually made of potassium bitartrates, sometimes referred to as "wine crystals." In wine, potassium ions will bind with tartaric acid molecules resulting in potassium bitartrate, also know as cream of tartar. The tartrate crystals form on the cork when wine is bottle-aged. The other sediment is tannin and pigment molecules that combine during aging. They eventually fall from solution and deposit on the cork or side of the bottle, rendering the aged wine extremely smooth and well worth the wait!

KICKING BACK AT HAWLEY

Hawley Tasting Room & Gallery opened in 2010 in downtown Healdsburg and has been evolving ever since! This season we are proud to have established a new lounge in our very same space! Luxurious new seating is arranged amongst hand-made wooden tables by our own tasting room manager, Jordan Girkout! We are unveiling our whole new look along with extended hours on the weekends starting in mid May 2018. We invite you and your pals to spend Summer evenings on our front porch; sip our wines AND nibble on charcuterie from our newly-launched menu! Live a bit too far away? Let us know if you would like to send a friend in your place for VIP treatment! 36 North Street Healdsburg, CA 95448 (707)473-9500

HAWLEY IN THE PRESS!

2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Hopkins River Ranch
90 points - Wine Enthusiast
Retail $23 ~ Club $19.20

2017 Rose of Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley
90 points - Wine Enthusiast
Retail $23 ~ Club $19.20

2016 Viognier, Sonoma County
90 Points - CA Grapevine
Retail $28 ~ Club $22.40

2015 Pinot Noir, Oehlman Vineyard
Runner Up - Pigs and Pinot!
90 points - CA Grapevine
90 points- Wine Enthusiast
Retail $46 ~ Club $36.80

2015 Cabernet Franc, Dry Creek Valley
91 points - CA Grapevine
Retail $40 ~ Club $32

2015 Reserve Petite Sirah, Dry Creek Valley
93 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Retail $40 ~ Club 32