Shibumi Knoll Vineyards Fall Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir Offer
October 10, 2023
Dear friends of Shibumi Knoll,
This year has been a wonderful year meeting so many of you for the first time and seeing returning friends. So many fun and heartfelt stories were shared. Wine was toasted and talked about, but it’s so much more at Shibumi. It’s a place of relaxation, reflection and joy. It’s a few hours to forget about some of life’s duties and responsibilities as a smile comes to your face and a calm feeling embraces you.
This 2023 offer is traditionally a time to introduce our 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir. 2020 was a year with devastating fires in the Napa Valley. The Pinot Noir was lost to smoke taint, but the Cabernet was picked before the big fire that year and is a beautiful wine.
Because of the Pinot Noir loss, I’m offering two library vintages. The 2014 and the 2016 will be offered at a three-bottle allocation per person. The age on these wines adds a rare gift of a hint of what a true burgundy has to say. They are simply delicious.
I hope you enjoy these wines and have a wonderful fall and holiday season. Make every minute count.
All our best from Shibumi Knoll,
Balthlazar (A.K.A. Bali the dog)
Maggie ( Mags the cat)
2020 Shibumi Knoll Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2020 Cabernet is a shining example of how delicious, elegant and beautiful our Cabernet can be. The aromas of ripe plum, black cherry and stone fruits entice the nose. The wine is beautifully structured with a soft, velvety feel on the palate. The soft, subtle tannins make it seem that you are drinking a more mature wine. The hint of spice integrated with dark stone fruits segue into a long, lingering and enticing mouthfeel. This vintage is not one to miss, it’s approachable now and destined to be off the charts in years to come.
2016 Shibumi Knoll Buena Tierra Vineyard Pinot Noir
The color of our 2016 Shibumi Pinot Noir is still intense and rich with softness and beauty and the aroma pulls you in with ripe bing cherries on the nose. On the palate, the presence of black berries offers delicate intensity with bright red strawberries and raspberries. The taste has a smooth and velvety structure. The finish is beautiful and lingering.
2014 Shibumi Knoll Buena Tierra Vineyard Pinot Noir
The 2014 is a true testament of how complex and sensuous a Pinot Noir should be. Delicious fruits including red currants, plum and raspberries are evident on the nose as well as the palate. The red fruits, intertwined with a hint of wonderful minerality, are beautifully balanced with a smooth silky texture. The finish is long and satisfying.