Offerings

 2024 Shibumi Knoll Vineyards Spring Offer

2021 Buena Tierra Vineyard Chardonnay
2021 Corazon Del Rio Chardonnay
2021 Riddle Vineyard Pinot Noir

 

March 4, 2024

This offer year is different than years past because of our new Chardonnay and early Pinot release. I sent out an earlier letter telling you all about the new Chardonnay, but this is the official offer.  The wines are now available to ship.

Introducing a new Chardonnay is special and exciting.  I wonder what my late husband and founder would say, I know he’d be proud.  The Buena Tierra Vineyard is a gem in the Russian River region. It produces such beautiful vines, grapes and wine. My Buena Tierra Chardonnay is my first love and is holding strong and better than ever. Thomas Brown, my winemaker, picked the new block and it’s a wonderful Chardonnay as well. As with any farming endeavor you don’t know how the fruit will taste, or if the wine will be what you hope. This Corazon is not only delicious but is a Shibumi.

The 2020 Pinot did not make it through the fires so I’m releasing the 2021. This pinot is a stunner. It will be one of the best and favorites of the year.

Additionally, we were honored to receive amazing wine reviews and scores from esteemed wine critics, Lisa Perrotti Brown as well as Jeb Dunnuck. To receive such wonderful reviews from both Lisa and Jeb is a testament to how magical Shibumi Knoll is.   Both set of reviews, can be found below.

 

2021 Shibumi Knoll Buena Tierra Chardonnay, Russian River Valley

 Jeb Dunnuck-95 points
“The 2021 Chardonnay Corazon Del Rio Vineyard is another brilliant Chardonnay (these are all made by Thomas Rivers Brown) from the Russian River Valley. Bright citrus, honeyed flowers, and subtle toasty oak notes define the aromatics, and it’s medium-bodied, has a fresh, focused mouthfeel, terrific balance, and a great finish. I’d be thrilled with bottles in the cellar.”
Lisa Perrotti Brown – 96 points
“The 2021 Chardonnay Buena Tierra Vineyard features notes of juicy pears, yellow apples, and honeydew melon leading to underlying hints of baking bread, marzipan, and powdered ginger. The medium to full-bodied palate is satin textured with layers of apple and spiced pear flavors and plenty of freshness, finishing long and savory.”

 

2021 Shibumi Knoll Corazon del Rio Chardonnay, Russian River Valley 
 Jeb Dunnuck-95 points
“The 2021 Chardonnay Corazon Del Rio Vineyard is another brilliant Chardonnay (these are all made by Thomas Rivers Brown) from the Russian River Valley. Bright citrus, honeyed flowers, and subtle toasty oak notes define the aromatics, and it’s medium-bodied, has a fresh, focused mouthfeel, terrific balance, and a great finish. I’d be thrilled with bottles in the cellar.”
Lisa Perrotti Brown- 95 points
“The 2021 Chardonnay Corazon del Rio Vineyard is a little closed to start. Notes of pear tart and lemon curd slowly emerge, opening out to an undercurrent of beeswax, allspice, and toasted almonds. The medium-bodied palate delivers chalky apple and pear flavors with a lively backbone and silky texture, finishing with a spicy kick.”

 

2021 Shibumi Knoll Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
Jeb Dunnuck- 96 points
“Moving to the reds, the 2021 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast comes from the Riddle Vineyard in Sonoma and spent 10 months in 20% new French oak. Black raspberries, sappy herbs, spring flowers, and some black tea notes all give way to a medium-bodied, elegant, vibrant Sonoma Pinot Noir with supple, fine-grained tannins and a great finish. It will age, but it’s too good to resist today.”
Lisa Perrotti Brown- 95 points
“Medium ruby-purple in color, the 2021 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast prances out with showy notes of pomegranate, raspberry preserves, and lilacs plus nuances of Sichuan pepper and forest floor. The medium-bodied palate is soft and lively, with vibrant red berry and earthy flavors and a long-lifted finish.
 
2020 Shibumi Knoll Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Jeb Dunnuck- 94 points
“Lastly, the 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon Shibumi Knoll Vineyard is all varietal and spent 22 months in 75% new barrels. It’s another beautifully balanced and impeccably made wine from this team that has tons to love, and in this case, it certainly represents a relative value as well. Cassis, darker chocolate, scorched earth, and graphite are just some of its aromatics, and it’s concentrated and has full-bodied richness, fine tannins, and the pure, layered, impressive style of the vintage front and center.”
 
Lisa Perrotti Brown-94 points
“The single-varietal 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is deep garnet-purple in color. Notes of baked blackcurrants, plum preserves, and chargrill give way to suggestions of bay leaves and tobacco leaf. The full-bodied palate is lightly chewy, with soft-spoken black fruit flavors and a savory finish.”

 

 

Additionally, a select few of our favorite library vintages are currently being offered on the website. They can be found on the main menu once you click on the order wine tab. There are some amazing stunners listed, so be sure to take a peek!

Cheers,

Joann Serafini
Proprietor

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