Charge Date: March 2019
Ship Date: March 2021
Because of the unique growing conditions we experienced at Monte Bello in 2018 and our strict selection process, the total volume of the final blend is our smallest since the cool 2011 harvest. A mild winter resulted in below-average rainfall with most of the rain arriving late, in March. With the vines beginning to show stress in August, because of the lack of rain, yields at Monte Bello were down.
In rare occasions like this where the production size is below normal, we look at each member’s tenure in the program to determine who is included in the offering. Unfortunately, we will not be able to extend a futures offer to the entire membership this year. We are hopeful that the 2019 vintage will return to a more typical production size and that we will be able to extend everyone in the program a futures offer with this upcoming vintage.
2018 Assemblage Update
2018 Monte Bello Harvest Report
375ml – $68
750ml – $132
1.5L – $267
3.0L – $589
6.0L – $1,196
Exclusive member pricing is approximately 40% off the current vintage price. Each year we will remind you of your standing reservation; you may change, confirm, or cancel. Due to limited production, allocation increases will not be accepted with this vintage. Please be aware that if you choose to reduce your 2018 order, that quantity becomes your new standing allocation with no guarantee that you will be able to increase it with future vintages.