Summer Winery Notes 2011
WINERY NOTES SUMMER 2011
Jarvis is now certified "Green"
Dear Wine Friends
Green has not yet replaced red or white as the most important color
in deciding which wines to buy, but our wine friends have started to
think about the color green. Words like biodynamic, natural and
sustainable are increasingly resonating with consumers, not just because
they are only concerned about health and the enviroment, but because
they believe these green methods make better wine.
logical to look for producers who make wine with as little technological
intervention as possible. In the vineyard they avoid chemical
pesticides and herbicides, plow the fields and pick by hand. They don't
add sugar to increase the alcohol content or add enzymes or acid to make
up for what's lacking, they use as little sulfur dioxide as possible as
a stabilizer and shun the high-tech tools of modern winemaking that
essentially give more control to winemakers when nature's course is not
to their liking.
It is also best to be certified by an outside agency. We worked hard to
obtain the right to use this neat Green logo. The Jarvis program is
administered by the California Land Stewardship Institute. We have the
right to use the logos of both "Napa Green Certified" and "Fish Friendly
Farming Environmental Certification". (Both shown at right) Overall our
certification program took nearly a year. In this time all the
vineyards, roads, creeks, streams and reservoirs were carefully mapped
and inspected. Our vineyard practices such as spraying, frost
protection, cover crops, tractor work, chemical storage, etc. were also
scrutinized to make sure we are not using too much water or harmful
See below for marriage proposals and new releases!
Wedding Proposals abound at Jarvis!
aren't always allowed in Napa wineries, but engagements? They are fine
if they don't involve a party.Last Sunday's engagement makes the fourth
one this year at Jarvis, at least the fourth one that we are aware
of. The Jarvis cave environment seems just right for men to "pop the
question" during a tour of the winery.The latest couple chose the
waterfall as an attractive site for the proposal. The men come prepared,
with their engagement rings, ready if she says yes. And luckily so far -
they've all said YES!
and Melissa, both from Florida, got engaged while visiting Jarvis in
October 2010. They posed outside of the winery just after Melissa said
to Tyler and Melissa Jarvis (same name as the winery!) who are now
married. What a cute couple. Much happiness to all of these couples .
Jarvis Lake William 2007
Follows the 2006 vintage which was the Winning Wine from World Tasting, October 2010
2007 Lake William, follows in the footsteps of the 2006 Lake William,
the winner of the famous World Tasting Event. Surely the 2007 with its
sensational mouth feel could also win such an event. Those of you that
missed out on the 2006 winning vintage due to its short sales life can
now fully enjoy its replacement on our wine list.|
$115 - 750ml Bottle
Jarvis Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
is the latest in a series of outstanding Reserve Cabernet Sauvignons
from Jarvis. Our wine Consultant Dimitri Tchelistcheff and Winemaker Ted
Henry designate a wine as "Reserve" only when there is an exceptional
harvest. We are most fortunate to have several outstanding harvests in a
2005 vintage is a wine of amazing style and elegance and meets their
criterion as a Reserve. This wine has gone through extended aging and
released when our winemaker felt it was ready for you and your friends
$195 - 750ml Bottle
Inner Circle members can still get tickets for the Emerald Masquerade Ball on
October 8th, 2011 from 6:00 - 11:00 pm. It will be a magical masked
evening in our candlelit winery cave with dining, dancing and
entertainment. Black tie with an emerald theme optional. Inner
Circle members and guests may purchase tickets by calling 1-800-255-5280
ext. 155 or at visiting www.jarviswines.com .To order wine, click on the "BUY NOW" buttons, call 1-800-255-5280or visit us at www.jarviswines.com .