ZAP Simply Summer Celebration 2017

ZAP Simply Summer Celebration

This Sunday, August 13th, we will be pouring current release David Clinton zinfandel at the annual Simply Summer Celebration in Geyserville, put on by ZAP (Zinfandel Advocates and Producers). This fantastic event is a great opportunity to meet fellow zinfandel lovers, top notch producers, and – last but not least – sample some of the best zinfandels in the world all in one location!

We would love to see you there as well! Use promo code “WineClub17” at checkout here and get 20% off your tickets!

Here are more details from the Simply Summer Celebration event page:

 

DATE

Sunday, Aug 13, 2017

HOURS

Tasting Time: Sunday 12:30PM – 3:30PM

LOCATION

19170 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville, CA 95441, USA

Where Zinfandel Passions Gather

Zinfandel is known for its versatility—pairing the widest range of foods, while showcasing the unlimited expressions of taste. Come explore the qualities of Zinfandel and delight in the tastes of summer with us! 

This year’s event is being held at Trentadue Winery in Geyserville, where a touch of Tuscany greets you in their air-conditioned indoor pavilion. Outdoors, a comfortable and romantic area creates an old world Italian ambiance surrounded by lush vineyards, picturesque mountains, vine covered arbors, shaded gardens, mature redwoods and expansive lawns.

What to Expect

  • A wine and food tasting featuring Zinfandel wines and blends
  • Beautiful location nestled among the vineyards and rolling hills of Geyserville
  • More than 60 wineries from all over California 
  • A chance to meet celebrity winemakers
  • ZAP Heritage Club members are invited to a special feature 

 

Food Offerings

Cochon Volant  – serving classic American barbecue—smoked over almond wood.  All meats are naturally raised and hormone-free – locally sourced and organic produce. Market Menu items for purchase will include:

  • Baby Back Ribs
  • BBQ Pork Sandwich
  • Painted Hills Natural 14 hour Beef Brisket Sandwich
  • Dino Kale Salad with Roasted Beets
  • Sonoma BBQ Sauce by the jar – available for purchase

 

Sonoma Cake Creations offering dessert samplings-specialty cake and dessert boutique.  Dessert items include:

  • Mini Cheesecake with Sauce Toppings
  • Mini Cupcakes
  • Zinfandel Gummy Bears
  • Double-Gold Winner Dark Cherry Zinfandel Sauce available for purchase

Lodging at The Geyserville Inn

  • 20% Discount for Friends of ZAP 
  • Contact the Inn – 707.857.4343 and mention “ZAP” to receive discount.  Discounts available week of the event.

Release Announcement – 2013 Mounts, 2013 Teldeschi, & 2012 Forté

Dear Friends and Family of David Clinton Wines,

Today is National Zinfandel Day and it’s that time of year when we announce what’s new with David Clinton Wines, and we do have a lot of exciting news to share. Unlike our new-release announcements in previous years when we announced a single new wine, this year we’re excited to announce that we’re releasing three new wines today, including two new Zinfandel wines and a new port-style dessert wine that we call Forté. More details on these new wines are below.

First, some background: you might be aware that our previous wines were sourced from the Unti Vineyard in Dry Creek Valley northwest of Napa. We’re sorry to say that that vineyard was replanted after the 2012 harvest, so we were no longer able to get grapes from that wonderful vineyard after 2012. But, as the old saying goes, when one door closes, another opens. Actually, in this case two amazing doors opened. When we went looking for new grape growers to work with we found two outstanding vineyards, also in Dry Creek Valley. These two vineyards—one named for the Mounts family and the other named for the Teldeschi family—have been owned and farmed by these families for multiple generations. Learn more about these vineyards at our website (www.davidclintonwines.com) under the “ Vineyard Info” tab. The Mounts and Teldeschi vineyards are located very nearby the Unti vineyard and offer us fruit that suits our preferred style of Zinfandel, as described below.Bottle Line up

ABOUT THE WINES

2013 Mounts Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel: Sourced from a southwest facing vineyard on the west side of Dry Creek, this wine carries on our trademark style of approachable Zinfandel with red/black fruit flavors, balanced with crisp acidity and a layered, elegant finish. The most flexible of our wines, the Mounts Vineyard wine’s well-proportioned and balanced structure allows it to pair nicely with a broad range of food styles, as well as to be enjoyed on its own.

2013 Teldeschi Vineyard Ancient Vines Zinfandel: The term “ Ancient Vines” refers to the fact that the vines in this vineyard are120 years old! Vines of this age and pedigree offer extraordinary concentration of flavors, aromas, and structure in this wine, while still achieving excellent overall balance. The result is a bold, complex wine that is a remarkable expression of Zinfandel.

2012 Forté Zinfandel (Dessert Wine)(375ml): This wine is made in the style of traditional port wines, combining the rich red/dark fruit flavors of the highly-rated 2012 Unti Vineyard Zinfandel with luscious natural grape sugars, fortified with the warmth and depth of grape brandy. This wine’s rich structure and pleasant sweetness allow it to pair wonderfully with cheeses, nuts, and chocolates, or simply to be sipped alone. Forté is packaged in a 375ml bottle.

For detailed tasting notes on these wines please click on the “ Wines” tab.

AVAILABLE NOW!

Celebrate National Zinfandel Day by ordering some David Clinton Zinfandels! With our small production level, each of our previous vintages has sold out. Don’t miss the opportunity to buy this year’s new wines while we have inventory available. With the holidays fast approaching, remember that David Clinton Zinfandel makes a wonderful and unique gift for your own family and friends. In fact, as you begin planning your holiday meals and entertainment, you’ll find that these wines are an excellent accompaniment to traditional holiday menus. Aside from ordering on-line, you’ll also find that our wines are now available in a growing list of restaurants and fine wine stores (visit our website for a complete listing).

ORDERING

Purchasing our wines is easiest online. To buy our wines you can submit a shopping cart by clicking this link: www.wineweb.com/scripts/secure/order.cfm/davidclinton(also linked on our website www.davidclintonwines.com under the “ Order Now” tab).

FRIENDS AND FAMILY DISCOUNTS

If you’re receiving this email we are also extending to you our Friends and Family discount on our wines! Ordering 1-11 bottles? Get a 10% discountoff the normal retail price. If ordering online enter “ FFCode” in the promotion/coupon code box in the shopping cart. Ordering 12 or more bottles? Get a 15% discount off the normal retail price by entering “ FFCase” in the promotion/coupon code box in the shopping cart.

THANK YOU!

Thank you all again for your interest and support in David Clinton Wines. To learn more about our wines, our story, and the people behind David Clinton Wines, please visit our website at www.davidclintonwines.com. Follow and interact with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/davidclintonwines where you will certainly see some familiar faces.

Lastly, please call or write if you have any questions about ordering our wines.

Cheers!

Clint & David

PS: We’ll be pouring our wines at Back Room Wines in downtown Napa on Friday,November 20th from 5-8pm. We hope to see you there!

Release Announcement – 2012 David Clinton Old Vine Zinfandel Now Available

 

 

Dear Friends and Family of David Clinton Wines,

We certainly have an exciting update for you: today, on NATIONAL ZINFANDEL DAY, we are releasing the 2012 vintage of our Dry Creek Valley Old Vine Zinfandel, available for purchase immediately! This new wine, described below, only improves upon our last two vintages. Don’t miss the opportunity to buy this year’s wine while we have inventory available! And, with the holidays fast approaching, remember that David Clinton Zinfandel makes a wonderful and unique gift for your own family and friends. Aside from ordering on-line, you’ll also find that our wines are now available in a growing list of restaurants and fine wine stores (visit our website for a complete listing).2012-DC-Announcement

Since our last release, Wine Spectator named us one of “9 Racy Sonoma Zinfandels” in an on-line article in March 2014. Tim Fish, the Wine Spectator zinfandel reviewer noted, “DavidClinton puts the first-rate Unti Vineyard to fine use with his 2011 bottling.” His review can also be found in the June 30, 2014 print issue of Wine Spectator. His tasting notes were, “Crisp and lively, with appealing raspberry, roasted herb and spice flavors. Drink now through 2018.”

ABOUT THE WINE

The result of an ideal growing season, our third vintage, the 2012 Old Vine Zinfandel, sourced again from the Unti Vineyard in Dry Creek Valley, builds beautifully upon the style and quality we established with the 2010 and 2011 vintages. It is a very approachable Zinfandel with rich red/black fruit flavors, balanced with crisp acidity and a layered, lingering finish. If you enjoyed our 2010 and 2011 vintages, the 2012 brings the same balanced approach to wine making with even richer color, fruit and flavor concentration, with vibrant aromas and fresh flavors of black cherry, raspberry, blackberry, and currant, and a hint of spiciness and black pepper on the finish. The wine’s well-proportioned and balanced structure allows it to pair nicely with a broad range of food styles. In fact, as you begin planning your holiday meals and entertainment, we think you’ll find that this wine is an excellent accompaniment to traditional holiday menus.

ORDERING

It is easiest to purchase our wine online. To buy the wine you can submit a shopping cart by clicking this link: https://www.wineweb.com/scripts/secure/order.cfm/davidclinton (also linked on our website www.davidclintonwines.com under the “Order Now” tab). You will note we are now able to ship to a couple more states and for some areas we were able to cut our shipping costs to you significantly.

REFER US and GET WINE!

As our Friends and Family, you are our best ambassadors for our wine. We encourage you to share our wine with your friends and family through our referral program.

If your referrals enter your name in the comments section of the order form, you get credit for the referral. For every 12 bottles of orders you refer, we will give you a gift of 1 bottle of our wine! We had several customer referrals last year, and look forward to rewarding more bottles of wine this year as you introduce more people to David Clinton. We like to think of it as a win-win-win opportunity!

We’d like to thank you all again for your interest and support in David Clinton Wines. To learn more about our wines, our story, and the people behind David Clinton Wines, please visit our website at www.davidclintonwines.com. Follow and interact with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DavidClintonWines where you will certainly see some familiar faces.

Lastly, please call or write if you have any questions about ordering the wine.

Cheers!

David & Clint

 

 

 

Tasting Event: Back Room Wines, Napa, 10/17/14

Zinfandel Tasting at Back Room Wines

Back Room Wines pours six delicious, artisan Zinfandels from around California on this Friday evening.
We break out some of California’s best Zins for you, including Zins from Turley Wine Cellars, Outpost and Biale. Six Zin line-up in all.

Here’s the Zinfandel line-up:

DAVID CLINTON Zinfandel “Unti Vineyard” Dry Creek Valley 2011 $29
GREEN & RED Zinfandel “Chiles Mill” Napa Valley 2012 $28
BIALE Zinfandel “Black Chicken” Napa Valley 2012 $47
OUTPOST Zinfandel Howell Mountain, Napa Valley 2012 $50 Net
TURLEY Zinfandel “Juvenile” California 2012 $45 Net
TURLEY Zinfandel “Rattlesnake Ridge” Howell Mountain, Napa Valley 2012 $65 Net

Additional Information: 
Back Room Wines’ Zinfandel tasting is on Friday, October 17 from 5 to 8 P.M.
This is a drop-in tasting. Come anytime between 5 & 8 P.M. and enjoy.
No reservation necessary.
$20/tasting.
Wines poured on sale for 10% off during the event.

Tasting Event: Back Room Wines, Napa, 1/31/14

Friends and Family of David Clinton Wines:

Greetings and best wishes for a Happy New Year!

We are excited to announce our first tasting event, featuring David Clinton Wines, on Friday, January 31st from 5-8 pm at the Back Room Wines store at the intersection of First and Main Streets in downtown Napa. One of Northern California’s premier wine shops, Back Room Wines will host this event, dubbed the “Back Room Blowout,” which will feature four small producers, including David Clinton, pouring their wines. You might recall that we announced this past November that Back Room Wines is now selling David Clinton Wines for retail customers.

This tasting event, the 55th Blow Out hosted by Back Room Wines, will be a great opportunity to sample some excellent wines (especially David Clinton!) and meet the winemakers. You’ll also get to know the expert team at Back Room and check out their phenomenal inventory of wines and spirits. In addition to the tasting, all the wines being poured are available for purchase at Back Room Wines. You can find more details about Back Room Wines and the Blowout event at this link: www.backroomwines.com/Blowout #55.

Speaking of wine for sale, thanks to many of you, sales of the David Clinton 2011 vintage have been excellent. We still have inventory of the 2011 vintage wine available for sale, which you can order online by clicking this link: https://www.wineweb.com/scripts/secure/order.cfm?w=46177.

Lastly, an area of increased focus for us in 2014 is to expand access to our wine by marketing it through retail outlets—wine shops and restaurants—particularly throughout the Napa, Sonoma, and north Tahoe areas, where we have recently added several new locations. We’ll be communicating more details about these locations soon.

If you have a local restaurant or wine shop you think would be a great match with us, please let us know. Meanwhile, to see a full listing of wine shops and restaurants where you can now purchase and enjoy David Clinton Wines, please visit our website at www.davidclintonwines.com and click on the tab “Find Our Wines”.

We hope to see you at the Back Room Blow Out on January 31st!

Cheers,

Clint & David