Summer Celebration

Thoughts on some of my favorite vintages that I want to share with you

2017 Sonoma Coast Riddle Vineyard Pinot Noir

2013 Buena Tierra Vineyard Chardonnay

2015 Buena Tierra Vineyard Chardonnay


June 10, 2021

Dear Friends of Shibumi Knoll Vineyards,

The idea for this offer came about because these are such wonderful wines.  I go back into the cellar and periodically try older vintages to see what they have become. It truly is a labor of fun, memories, and love. Some are over the hill, others have aged and continue to age so well.  As I sit here writing this, I opened a bottle of the 2007 Chardonnay and it is delicious.  It has great age on it and though I don’t know how long it will last, it is meant to be enjoyed.

Summer is here with great promise of enjoying celebrations, big hugs and toasting to life. I picked the 2017 Pinot Noir because not only is it a perfect accompaniment to any meal,  it’s also lighter, refreshing, and has enough body and taste to give you that excellent, bold wine experience. I also picked it because it is so outstanding. This small production of wine is so lovely. If you haven’t already tried it- please do as I don’t want you to miss out on the last of this vintage.

My next picks are all Chardonnay. A traditional summer favorite but for me- an anytime favorite.

The 2013 and 2015 are two stand out years for me. They are limited in supply but as with all wines, are meant to be enjoyed. The Buena Tierra Vineyard yield for these two vintages was large and they have both been popular among our customers. I’ve held on to some and would love to share with you all.
Both vintages really tell the Shibumi tale through their appearance, aroma, and taste. They are golden in the glass with warm, beautiful citrus notes and a smooth, elegant taste. They will simply blow you away. If you say you are not a chardonnay drinker, I say give it a try as you will not be disappointed.  This chardonnay is for all wine drinkers looking for that special experience.

Please note that ice packs will be included in all shipments when applicable.  However, If you choose to hold any orders for future shipment, please indicate that when placing your order.

A toast to all of my Shibumi Friends.

Hugs and Love,

Joann Serafini Ross
Proprietor, Shibumi Knoll Vineyards