Dear EC Founding Member,
As an early supporter of Eifrig Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, I wanted to make sure you had the first opportunity to purchase our special release: The Alexander Valley 2017 Eifrig Cabernet Sauvignon.
We’ve sold out of our first five vintages: and our 6th, the 2016 is 2/3rds sold out.
I hope you’ve grown to appreciate the difference in each vintage, but also the similarities. It’s because the product is alive; between the grape, the weather, the soil nutrients, and even the French oak and coopers that toast the barrels, it’s been fun for me to watch each year take form.
The folks helping me craft these small batch wines (so far we’ve made 90 to 190 cases each time) bring decades of grape growing, winemaking, barrel crafting and plain old enthusiasm to the undertaking.
One of the things I’m most proud of is that we actively refuse to use fruit flavorings, preservatives, and strange chemicals with long frightening names. This is something not so true with several of the big name Cabs these days. I hope I never sacrifice my desire to use just great grapes, yeast, wood, and fire.
If you’re getting this email, you’ve bought one of the first 6 vintages and with that, as promised, your price is good for the first decade (at least!).
The latest vintage came to us by chance and was fortuitous.
Two weeks before the 2017 fires, a friend of mine offered some extra Cabernet from the world renowned Alexander Valley. I bought enough to make about 50 cases...
But then the fires came... and we decided to NOT pick our own 2017 Dry Creek Valley fruit because of smoke taint.
The 2017 is still in barrel and every bit as good... but it's so limited in quantity that I'm offering it up to Founding members only, and as a future... which means you'll have to trust me that within the next year we'll bottle it and send you a rare and fantastic Eifrig Cab but one from a different piece of land...
I'm expecting to sell out our entire production before next year, so don't delay if you wish to be allocated some of the 2016.
Also, please send me a return email, simply earmarking the amounts you’d like, so you don’t get left off the RESERVE list. This stuff could go quickly as I’ve made only 50 cases in 2017.
And again, thank you for making this possible…
Here's to your health, wealth, and a great retirement,