Thursday, July 1, 2010

Stefania Wines Release Alert - Futures for Top Mailing List Customers!

If there is one release that is an absolute must buy, it comes from Stefania, located at  You have read us rant and rave about Paul and Stefa's wines for years now, with good reason.  They are by far the number one producer in our cellar, and I am guessing that they are going to hold that title for a long time.

We are fortunate enough to fall into the top 10% of their mailing list, so we get to take advantage of their futures program.  Sure, we pay for the wines 6 months in advance, but we also receive a hefty 20% discount in doing so.  This works out great for everyone, and we are truly grateful.  As if their wines were no brainers at release price, receiving them at 20% off makes it such a bonus.

As an added bonus, Paul and Stef will be visiting NJ in September, and we are going to host a tasting for them somewhere.  We truly look forward to seeing them, and tasting through their lineup with them, so if you are interested, drop us an e-mail fro details.  At this point, we are unsure where we are going to host this tasting, but it will be somewhere great with good cuisine!  We hope to see you!

See their letter below regarding the upcoming release!  We were allocated a case of each, and will be taking it all!  Cheers!

Dear Friends,

We've had a busy spring this year with cool and rainy weather. We will have more work than normal through the summer and fall adjusting the vineyards to insure we get a ripe crop of grapes. We are hopeful that this will be a good year for us.

It is now time for our Summer Futures Program offer. For those of you new to the program, the Futures Program will only be available to our top mailing list customers. Today those of you receiving this announcement represent just over 5% of our total list and we do not plan to expand this program beyond that level. This really is our way of thanking you for your continued support and recognizing the role you have played in our success.

Futures Program Features:

* Program is limited to top tier of our mailing list.
* 20% off of release prices on all futures orders.
* You receive guaranteed access to our lowest production wines.
* Secure allocations on limited releases.

There is no commitment needed on your part, no purchase necessary, and you do not need to sign up. You may choose to continue to wait for the standard offer letters that we send to the entire mailing list. We hope you will take advantage of the program and you have our sincere thanks for your support.

This offering will include three wines that will be offered to our general list in September 2010. This is your opportunity to secure them before they become available to our general list. In an effort to shorten this email we have provide links to our website which contain detailed winemaking information and tasting notes on each wine. We have also included a recap of the 2008 growing season.

2008 Stefania Pinot Noir Santa Cruz Mountains
Mailing List Price: $45 per bottle. Total Production 52 cases.
Futures Price: $36 per bottle.
Allocation (2) Six-Packs @ $216.00 each

2008 Stefania Syrah Eaglepoint Ranch Mendocino County
Mailing List Price: $33 per bottle. Total production 63 cases.
Futures Price: $26 per bottle
Allocation (2) Six-Pack @ $156.00 each

2008 Stefania Haut Tubee California
Mailing List Price: $20 per bottle. Total production 108 cases
Futures Price: $16 per bottle
Allocation (2) Six-Pack @ $96.00 each

The following are available in magnum format:
2008 Stefania Pinot Noir Santa Cruz Mountains
Bottles available: 12 Regular Price $108 per bottle. Futures Price $86 per bottle.

2008 Stefania Syrah Eaglepoint Ranch Mendocino County
Bottles available: 9 Regular Price $80 per bottle. Futures Price $64 per bottle.

Magnums will be available on a first come first serve basis with a maximum of one of each wine per person.

We also still have the following 2007's available and will extend the futures price of 20% off on any reorders:
2007 Stefania Syrah Eaglepoint Ranch $32 / $25
2007 Stefania Cabernet Sauvignon Uvas Creek Vineyard Santa Clara Valley $38 / $30
2007 Stefania Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Cruz Mountains $40 / $32

Allocation Details:

Your allocation expires on 7/16/2010. We will send out one reminder after the Fourth of July.

Futures are offered in 6 bottle lots. You do not need to purchase your full allocation you may select any combination of 6 bottles each. Shipping is $15 on 6 bottles and free on orders of 12 bottles or more. CA residents and those shipping to CA addresses will be charged CA State Sales Tax.

Our normal conditions on shipping, terms and guarantees apply. We will use your credit card on file for all orders. Please contact us if you would like us to use another card, or you would like to send a check. Your wine will be shipped to you when the wine is officially released for sale in November of 2010. To order please reply to this email with your order, or contact us at 408-242-8598.

Winemaking Notes

Tasting Notes

2008 Growing Season Notes:

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