It is with the utmost excitement we present to you the 2020 Fall Release! Full of winemaking firsts, backed by acclaimed critic reviews, this assortment is one for the books. Before diving into notes for the vintage, on behalf of the entire team, we hope you continue to be healthy and well during these turbulent times. We truly appreciate your continued support of our brand - it allows my team to keep working hard each day crafting delicious wines to share with you. 2018 was an incredible year to join the Ram’s Gate team! The steadiness of the season allowed us to really understand the soul of the vintage long before harvest even began. With a cooler than average August and a mild September, we were able to capture the personality of our vineyards while maintaining wonderful balance and freshness.
After over two years as the Director of Winemaking for Ram’s Gate, I am overly joyed to introduce my first two single-vineyard Chardonnays. Built around five clones picked between the second and third week of September, the Estate Chardonnay is incredibly layered, dynamic, and engaging. I really love the salinity in this wine and have enjoyed watching it evolve over the past year in bottle. In addition to our Estate Chardonnay, we have selected the ethereal El Diablo Chardonnay and vibrant Sonoma Coast Chardonnay to debut this Fall.
Rounding out our wine club release and concluding the 2017 vintage: a delicious El Diablo Pinot Noir, an indulgent Gap’s Crown Pinot Noir, an elegant Hyde Syrah, and the second vintage of Berler Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. A wine that has literally traveled with me, I’m so pleased to continue sharing it with Ram’s Gates’ fans and club members. This bottling comes from a small, mountain-grown Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard on the western side of Spring Mountain. With only 138 cases produced, it should not be missed!
Finally, as we prepare for another fast-paced harvest, Orrin and I wanted to take a moment to express our gratitude for our loyal supporters with a quick video. CLICK HERE TO WATCH!We hope you enjoy this incredible release as much as we enjoyed making the wine!