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January 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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As the curtain comes down on 2012, we would like to extend our warmest gratitude to everyone for your support over the years.
We value your membership in the Picchetti Wine Club, and look forward to seeing or hearing from you in the New Year. Here’s wishing health, happiness and prosperity to you and your loved ones in 2013.

THE YEAR AHEAD AT PICCHETTI

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Having survived Mayan prophecies and a walk along the "fiscal cliff", this is the time for making resolutions and setting goals for the year ahead. In addition to all of your Picchetti favorites, we expect to be releasing a number of new varietals to our extensive tasting list in 2013 (including Petite Sirah, Viognier, Pinot Grigio, Sangiovese and a red sparkling wine). The latest vintage of our Estate Chardonnay plus an award-winning 2001 vintage Lagrein (from the Picchetti Library) will be added to the tasting list in January, and we will be offering a 40% discount on case purchases of our Red Pavone/Tahoe Red. And, in response to popular demand, we will continue to bring you live musical entertainment on weekend days, as well as gourmet food trucks on special occasions (such as the upcoming Passport Day). We will also be scheduling a number of exclusive "member-only" events during the course of the year. Stay tuned for details. If you would like to receive up-to-the-minute details and updates on the various activities here at the Winery, you are more than welcome to become a friend of Picchetti Winery on our Facebook page.

NEW RELEASE

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2010 CHARDONNAY
Leslie’s Estate, Montebello Road
295-cases produced
This hedonistic golden-hued Chardonnay from our Estate vineyards on Montebello Road has been described as a "white wine for the red wine connoisseur". It was barrel-fermented and aged in French oak (30% new barrels) for 24-months, and underwent 100% secondary malolactic fermentation sur lies, with lees stirring every 2-weeks for the first 10-months. For this vintage, we reduced the quantity of new oak barrels from previous years, creating a more fruit-forward rendition of this smooth, multi-layered wine. The long fermentation process was conducted under temperature-controlled conditions to preserve the aroma nuance, and the presence of the lees generated a velvety roundness in the texture of the wine. Complex aromas of vanilla, spice, honey and apricot open to a luscious mouth-feel. It has nice weight on the mid palate, with buoyant acidity and a prolonged finish of tropical fruit and spice. Enjoy this sophisticated wine with creamy seafood pasta, grilled shrimp, Alaskan King Crab or a soft brie cheese. And now that the Northern California crab season is in full swing, this is the perfect accompaniment to cracked Dungeness crab with drawn butter. Ooh la la!
Club Price: $31.41
Case Discount Price: $25.13

LIBRARY SPECIAL

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2001 LAGREIN
Paso Robles
4-cases only
For a limited time only (while supplies last), we are releasing a few cases of our award-winning 2001 vintage Lagrein (pronounced lah-GRINE) that has been maturing at a controlled temperature in the vaults of the Picchetti Library for the last decade. A very rare varietal from the Alto Adige region of Northern Italy, these grapes were sourced exclusively fom Paso Robles. With its brilliant deep purple color and enticing raspberry, plum and cigar box aromas, this mineral-edged wine opens up to sour cherry flavors, with hints of leather and baking spices (cinnamon, nutmeg & clove). For those of you fortunate enough to still have bottles of this vintage in your personal cellar, we feel that it is is ready for drinking now. Drop by the Winery while supplies last, and get a first-hand look at how it has aged over time. The delicate tannins have mellowed substantially, and the wine has gained complexity with good acidity and a balanced mouth feel. Uncork it for that next "special" occasion, and decant at room temperature to fully appreciate its sophistication. This rustic Old World wine is best appreciated with food. Enjoy it with roasted vegetables, braised meats, smoked pork and spicy pasta dishes. For an "after dinner" treat, try it with bitter chocolate or Roquefort cheese. Because of the anticipated demand for this unique wine, we are limiting sales to only 2-bottles per customer.Undeniably unique!
Club Price: $59.46
Mixed Case Discount: $47.57

$208 CASE SPECIAL

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2010 RED PAVONE/TAHOE RED
Paso Robles
957 Cases Produced
In celebration of the New Year, we are offering our signature red wine at a discounted case price of $208 ($17.33 per bottle). This offer is for case sales of Red Pavone & Tahoe Red only, and is not valid for "mixed" case purchases. This rich Bordeaux style cuvée is comprised of 50% Cabernet Franc and 50% Merlot. It was barrel-aged for 24-months (with 30% French Oak barrels), and is deliciously approachable now. The Cab Franc provides a delicate acidity along the edges of the tongue, which is balanced by the mid-palate weight of the Merlot. Brimming with vibrant flavors of cherry and plum, and fragrant highlights of pepper and tobacco, this robust wine will pair wonderfully with grilled vegetables and any red meat dish. At the Winery in Cupertino, it is available in our signature "Pavone" bottle (Pavone translates from Italian to Peacock in English) and at our South Lake Tahoe tasting room we sell it in our beautiful "Tahoe" bottle, both of which make a perfect gift. Enjoy now!
Club Price: $24.61
Mixed Case Discount: $19.69

Case Special: $208 ($17.33 per bottle)

LIVE ACOUSTIC ROCK – JAN-6

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We start the year off with a bang this coming Sunday (Jan-6), as we welcome singer/songwriter, Kit Bragg to the Picchetti stage. Frontman for local bands, "My Older Brother" and "Redwood", Kit will be performing a solo unplugged set of classic rock & folk tunes for your listening pleasure. Join us for wine-tasting between 1 & 4pm on Sunday, and enjoy the free entertainment!

WINTER WINE PASSPORT – JAN-19

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The Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers’ Association Passport Days occur only 4 times per year, so take advantage of the upcoming Winter event on Saturday Jan-19. Purchase your SCMWA Passport at Picchetti ($45 each), and enjoy the numerous Wineries of this extraordinary appellation (some of which are only open on Passport Days). Each Winery will stamp your passport, and, once it is filled, return it to the Winegrower’s Association for a reward. The passport never expires, remaining valid long enough for you to visit every Winery. During Passport Days, you can also enjoy discounts and waived corkage fees on Picchetti wines at local participating restaurants (listed at the back of the passport). On Jan-19, we will also be open for regular wine-tasting, and will have live musical entertainment courtesy of local guitar virtuoso, Mason Razavi. Gourmet food will be provided by Home Plate Catering.

DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR

The Winery in Cupertino is open for tasting and sales daily (from 11-5) including New Year’s Day. And, if you would like to work-off some of those extra lbs from the holiday excess, our hiking trails will be open daily from sunrise until sunset. During the winter months, our tasting room in South Lake Tahoe is open (from 12-5) on Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays.
Sun Jan-6 – Kit Bragg (Singer/Songwriter)
Sat Jan-12 – My Older Brother (Acoustic Rock)
Sun Jan-13 – Mighty Mississippi (Delta Blues)
Sat Jan-19 – SCMWA Passport Day w/ Mason Razavi (Solo Guitar)
Sun Jan-20 – Brendan Delumpa (Acoustic Rock)
Sun Jan-27 – Margie Wong (Singer/Songwriter)
Sat Feb-2 – Bill Walker & Roger Steen (Jazz)
Sun Feb-3 – Real Time (Jazz)

Thank for your continued support from all of us at Picchetti!
We hope to see you soon.

The Picchetti Winery in Cupertino is leased under a cooperative agreement from the
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District.

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Picchetti Winery
13100 Montebello Road
Cupertino, California | 95014
Tel. (408) 741-1310
Fax. (408) 741-5213
www.picchetti.com

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