With the holidays right around the corner, we want to introduce you to our never-before-seen Hertelendy Verticals (or "Hert-icals" as we like to call them). With a busy year causing many of our wines to sell out, we have decided to resurrect some of our sold out wines.
Owner Ralph Hertelendy has generously made a VERY, VERY limited quantity of his own personal library wines available from his cellar, and we are offering them to you! Now is your chance to purchase and re-taste Hertelendy's blasts from the past in these rare 3-pack verticals. We would love nothing more than to share some of these rare gems with you before they are gone forever!
ONLY TWO CASES (24 BOTTLES) OF EACH WINE are offered on a first come, first serve basis. These 24 holiday packs will be around while supplies last for a limited time only. Happy holidays and cheers!
2014 Russian River Valley
94 Points in Wine Enthusiast – Best of Year 2017:
"...this wine opens with an enchanting nose of floral beauty and freshness. Its sophistication follows through on the rich, balanced palate of caramel, papaya and crème brûlée, the lushness countered by a stony grit." — Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast
"Ripe notes of tropical fruits, pink guava, pineapple, lemon cake, apricot, papaya, and honeysuckle. While the wine goes through 100% MLA, the palate is not over-oaked by and has is dominant of sweet tropical fruits and a gentle creaminess. The intensity of the fruit is outstanding and persists throughout all the way to a lengthy finish. This is a full throttle Chardonnay, and not for the faint of heart. Unapologetically a California style, but in no ways a butter bomb, just intense and bold fruit. A Cabernet lover’s Chardonnay." —The Wine Guys, 94 points
2015 Ritchie Vineyard, Russian River Valley
"A matchstick tone rules the nose of this tremendously powerful white, which evolves to show toasted oak and salty notes. The robust palate unravels in layers of Gravenstein apple, fig and crushed rock, with plenty of length on the nutmeg-laden finish." — Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast, 95 Points
2016 Ritchie Vineyard, Russian River Valley
"This vineyard-designate is ample, soft and rounded in style, from a site planted to old Wente and known for its outstanding quality and richness. Oak, butterscotch and melted butter ride along a robustly tropical palate of fleshy lushness and ongoing opulence that will appeal." —Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast, 92 Points