| 2013 ~ DOUBLE OAK VINEYARDS & WINERY
|| The 28th harvest for Double Oak Vineyards
The 17th vintage for Double Oak Winery
| Mountain Grown Fine Wine
DOUBLE OAK Fine Wines ~ May 2013
Special May Wine Sale
About Double Oak Fine Wines
Tasting Notes & Cellar Data ~ May 2013
Ordering Double Oak Fine Wine
Double Oak Wine Club
Markets & Other Venues Where You Can Find Double Oak Fine Wines
| DOUBLE OAK SPECIAL WINE SALE
Double Oak ~ CELEBRATING SPRING ~ Special Wine Sale
SPRING'S TURN ~ Lasting the entire month of May!
SALE PRICE: $9.99 / bottle
Price Before Sale or Quantity Discounts: $13
Additional Quantity & Wine Club Discounts Apply:
1-5 bottles: WINE CLUB 10%
Half case: 5% discount /WINE CLUB 15%
Full-case: 10% discount / WINE CLUB 20%
Available at the winery or by phone or fax order.
DELICIOUS WINE! GREAT PRICE! HAPPY SPRINGTIME!
ABOUT DOUBLE OAK FINE WINES
Double Oak Vineyards & Winery is located 15 miles north of Nevada City in Nevada County, California. We are in the Sierra Nevada mountains at an elevation of 2500 feet. We are in the higher elevation range of the "Sierra Foothills" appellation.
Double Oak fine wines display the intensity of mountain grown fruit, full-bodied yet well balanced and complex. Our wines complement any occasion for fine wine. They are a food that creates a synergy with other foods and promotes conviviality. Double Oak wines are accessible when first released, and their well-structured tannins allow them to bottle age with grace and finesse. Our red wines have been barrel aged for 23 months and bottle aged for six months before release, making them the ultimate slow food.
The high quality of Double Oak wine stems from many elements, including location (terroir) and our sustainable wine farming and winemaking practices. We have been growing wine grapes since 1982 on nine acres of mountain vineyards. With the maturing of our vineyards, the vines have deepened their roots and gained more complex flavors. We believe it’s all about balance and harmony with nature. The song of the birds and the flight of the dragonfly inspire us as we grow our grapes and make our wine. Double Oak is dedicated to sustainable and nature-friendly practices from the vineyard to the winery.
Double Oak's handcrafted wines are made from estate grown, fully ripened, handpicked fruit. An ideal sugar/acid balance is produced by the long ripening time. Growing in granitic loam soil through warm autumn days and cool nights, our fruit ripens to a marvelous intensity with full flavors. Our climate, with its mountain influence (the cool night air in summertime flows down to us from the higher elevations) and its Pacific maritime influence (weather patterns moving through the Golden Gate and continuing northeasterly toward the northern Sierras), gives us a long slow ripening season.
When the sugars and flavors are just right, our grapes are harvested by hand early in the day. The red grape varietals are first destemmed and then moved to small open-top fermenters. During fermentation the cap of the fermenting grapes is punched down twice daily by hand to extract the colors and flavors. After two to three weeks of fermentation and maceration, the young wine is pressed out and moved to small oak barrels for 22 months in order to complete fermentation and barrel age. We use Minnesota oak barrels, chosen for the tight grain of the northern latitude oak. Our chardonnay grapes are pressed immediately after being destemmed and the juice is fermented sur lie in a mix of oak and stainless steel barrels to achieve more complex flavors.
For Double Oak winemaker, Bob Hilsman, expressing Double Oak’s mountain terroir is elemental. Bob’s winemaking style is to guide but not control, to manage but not manipulate.
| TASTING NOTES AND CELLAR DATA ~ May 2013
Available at the Winery & by Order
Aromas of pepper & coffee. Dark berry & cherry flavors with a strawberry finish. Well balanced & subtle; assertive yet also a good food partner. Aged in oak barrels for 20 months. Alc.15.5%byVol.
Bronze Medals (CA State Fair & Riverside International).
A Bordeaux blend of 90% merlot & 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Double Gold (New World International); Silver (El Dorado).
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
A Bordeaux blend of 92% Cab Sauv, 7% Merlot & 1% Cab Franc.
Flavors of olives with hints of chocolate and tobacco. Smooth and balanced with well integrated tannins. Aged in oak barrels for 23 months. Alc. 13.6% by Vol.. Silver (New World International, El Dorado & Calaveras); Bronze (State Fair).
CURRENT RELEASE WINES
Available at the Winery & by Order
Classic dry rosé. Excellent as an aperitif and with food. Lively, crisp, refreshing. Fruity flavors of apples, peaches & strawberries. Created by the true rosé method: gently pressing whole bunches of zinfandel followed by a long, cool fermentation, preserving fruity flavors & floral aromas. An especially refreshing summertime wine! Alc. 14% by Vol.
Golden color. Smooth & well-balanced. Wonderful mouthfeel. Good acid balance. Flavors of pears, burnt toast with light citrus. Fermented & aged sur lie in a mix of oak and stainless barrels, then blended to achieve complex flavors. Alc. 14.5% by Vol.
Deep, dark garnet color. Aromas of stone fruit.
Flavors of dark cherries and raspberries with a hint of black pepper.
Full bodied yet smooth with well integrated tannins. Long, deep finish. Aged for 23 months in oak barrels. Alc. 15% by Vol.
Silver Medal (California State Fair).
Bordeaux blend of 88% merlot & 10% cabernet sauvignon.
Rich, deep color. Aromas of chocolate and violets.
Flavors of boysenberries and cherries with a hint of olives.
Smooth tannins with a lingering fruit finish.
This versatile wine complements a wide variety of foods.
Aged in oak barrels for 23 months. Alc.13.5% by Vol..
2008 Cabernet Sauvignon
A classic Bordeaux blend: 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot & 1% Cabernet Franc. Earthy & bramble fruit flavors with traces of olives & cocoa. Rich & full-bodied wine with well balanced tannins. Aged in oak barrels for 23 months. Alc.13.5% by Vol.
Bronze medals (CA State Fair & El Dorado County Fair).
LIBRARY ~ RESERVE WINES
Available at the Winery, Select Restaurants & by Order
Deep, dark garnet color. Aromas of stone fruit & black pepper.
Full bodied wine. Flavors of cherries and plums with a hint of
black pepper. Well integrated tannins. Long, deep fruit finish.
Aged for 23 months in oak barrels. Alc. 15.5% by Vol.
Bronze Medals (Amador & Calaveras County Fairs).
Deep ruby color. Nose of cherries and dark berry fruit. Smooth mouthfeel. Cherry and dark berry fruit flavors with a hint of chocolate and black pepper. Well integrated tannins. Long, deep fruit finish. Aged for 21 months in oak barrels. Alc. 15.5% by Vol.
Gold Medal (El Dorado County Fair).
Almost sold out _ February 2013
A Bordeaux blend of 88% merlot and 12% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Rich, dark color. Nose & flavors of olives, black currants & chocolate. Good structure with well balanced acids & tannins
with a long finish. Aged for 23 months in oak barrels. 13.5% by Vol.
Gold Medal (El Dorado County Fair); Bronze Medal (CA State Fair).
2007 Cabernet Sauvignon
A classic Bordeaux blend: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot
& 1% Cabernet Franc. Rich, deep garnet color. Aromas of bramble fruit & earth. Well integrated flavors of black currants and dark cherries. Well structured and smooth, with supple tannins and a long finish. Aged for 26 months in oak barrels. 12.5% by Vol.
Judged Best of Class (CA State Fair) & Silver Medal (CA State Fair).
1/2 case (6 bottles)
Full case (12 bottles)
Full case (12 bottles)
Double Oak wine is easy to order and delivery is fast and efficient.
Double Oak wine makes a fine gift for friends, family, business associates and customers.
We can include a personal note from you in the package if you wish.
Option #1: Print out our Tasting Notes & Order Form and fax it (call first: 530-292-3235) or mail to: Double Oak, 14510 Blind Shady Rd., Nevada City, CA 95959.
Option #2: Give us a call at the winery, 530-292-3235, and place your order.
Option #3: Visit us at the winery. Come taste our delicious wine and tour our
beautiful Sierra ridge top vineyard and winery. Picnic on the patio or under the grandfather oak.
Buy our wine directly and take it home with you. We're open Saturdays,
11-5, February through December; by appointment January through December.
Currently we ship to: AZ, CA, CO, FL, IA, ID, IL, MI, MN, MO, NM, NV, OH, OR, TX, WA, & WI. This list is subject to change. Contact us to find the latest information about where we ship.
There is FAST SHIPPING by UPS Ground
CA, AZ, NV, OR & WA: 1-2 days
CO,IA,ID, IL, MO, NM,WI : 3-4 days
MN, OH & TX: 5 days
FL: 7 days
DECEMBER SHIPPING DATES for wine to reach the lucky recipient by Dec. 25.
All listed states: Monday, 12/3 _12/10
CA, ID, NV, OR & WA: Monday, 12/3_12/10_12/17; Wednesday: 12/5_12/12
Place your order two days or more before the listed dates.
Oftentimes placing it the day before is fine.
Shipping Rates ~ UPS
2 bottles /3-4 b /6pack /cs12
CA, NV, OR & WA $12 $15 $18 $23
AZ, CO, ID & NM $13 $16 $20 $27
IA, IL, MI, MN, MO, WI & TX $14 $18 $22 $37
FL, OH $15 $19 $25 $42
Shipping charges are also listed on the Tasting Notes & Order Form.
Join the Double Oak Wine Club and receive special discounts
for delicious Double Oak wine and delightful winery events.
Wine Club member privileges include being able to extend their Wine Club discounts to their friends and family when the friends and family accompany them to Double Oak Winery. Enjoy good wine, good welcome and good company.
To join the Double Oak Wine Club:
Option #1: Print out the Wine Club form, fill it out, and fax (call first) or mail it to us.
Option #2: Call us at the winery and sign up for the club.
Option #3: Visit us at the winery and join then.
|MARKETS & VENUES WHERE YOU CAN FIND DOUBLE OAK WINES
To Sample Double Oak Wines in Nevada City, Grass Valley or Auburn,
visit these wine tasting venues, restaurants and markets:
151 Union Square on Mill St. in downtown Grass Valley is a tasting room which features Double Oak and three other local wineries including Double Oak. You can buy a taste, a glass or a bottle of some of Double Oak's fine wines at 151 Union Square.
In Nevada City: visit New Moon, Ike's Quarter Café & Friar Tucks.
In Grass Valley: visit 151 Union Square, Diegos, Gold Country Burgers & Barbecue, Smiley Guys SmokeHouse, and Alta Sierra CC.
In Auburn: Dark Horse Golf Club
Auburn: Save Mart
Colfax: Sierra Market
Cool: Holiday Market
Downieville: Downieville Market
Grass Valley: Briarpatch, Raley’s, SaveMart, SPD, 151 Union Square
Lake of the Pines: Holiday Market
Lake Wildwood: Holiday Market
Meadow Vista: Holiday Market
Nevada City: Bonanza Market, Harmony Ridge Downtown, Rainbow Market, SPD
Newcastle: Newcastle Produce
Portola: Sierra SuperStop
San Juan Ridge: Double Oak Winery, Mother Truckers Market, Sierra SuperStop
Yuba City: New Earth Market
|WINE STORAGE IN TRANSIT & IN PLACE ~ Useful Information
How wine is stored in transit and in place very important in preserving its quality. Yes, wine can improve with age, but improper storage and handlling can ruin it. Wine is a living food. Think proper wine storage from day one. How was the wine stored where you purchased it? How did you care for it on the way home? (All it takes is being in a hot car for a short time for wine to “cook”. Bring along an insulated container for transporting your wine.)
Fall is a very good time to have wine shipped, because the temperatures are so moderate. November and early December is one of the best times of the year to have Double Oak wine shipped to you. In autumn, the daytime and nighttime temperatures are relatively mild and moderate, neither too high nor too low, thus avoiding dramatic temperature swings. Temperatures that are too hot or too cold lead to deterioration of wine quality.
How will you store your wine at home? You will need a dark place, since exposure to light leads to deterioration. Avoid dramatic temperature swings. Temperatures too hot lead to rapid deterioration. Too cold, with freezing and expanding, pushes out the cork. For long-term storage, try for even temperatures in the 50’s and low 60’s. If you’re not storing your wine in a place with temperature controls, be sure the wine storage area is well insulated. If at all possible, the storage area shouldn’t exceed 70 degrees in summer or drop below 50 degrees in winter. (For short-term storage, the maximum temperature reached by the wine should be 77 degrees.) Also, if the wine is to be stored for more than a few weeks, place the bottles of wine on their side or upside down, ensuring that the cork will not dry out. Too much oxygen can get through a dry cork and harm the quality of the wine. (On the other hand, the very small amounts of oxygen which comes through the natural cork helps wine to age well.)
Wine stored at Double Oak: Given the excellent storage conditions of our winery, Double Oak wine is kept in conditions that allow it to mature and age well, awaiting your enjoyment.