I had the pleasure of doing a vertical from 2004 to 2014 over the Holidays. I have to
say that the 2014 was one of the best wines. It could possibly be one of my best wines ever.
The crop level in 2014 was a little below normal. With a perfect growing season and smaller
cluster and berry size, the wine is much more concentrated and fruity than it has been for
years. Very much like the 2009 vintage. It has a PH of 3.44, giving the wine a strong structure
and perfect mouthfeel with a long lingering finish. The nose has very clean spicy tones with
dense dark fruit and mushrooms. The wine has all the characteristics that have made the Rochioli
Vineyards world renowned. It should age for at least ten years and won’t hit its prime for 4 to 7 years.
348 cases were produced.
You probably noticed that the price of the wine has gone up. It has been six years since my last
price increase and with a set production each year, the rising production costs put a lot of
pressure on me to raise the price. For three of the last six years production has been reduced
by at least 17%, adding even more pressure. I really tried to maintain my price point but couldn’t.
I hope you understand. The more people that order the wine from me allows me to hold my pricing longer.
So please tell a friend.
If you are shipping your wine outside California you need to contact Fitch Mtn.
Pkg. (707 433-1247) or any shipper of your choice and give them all your information
including credit card for shipping. I am sorry for the inconvenience but with
all the new State laws and tax regulations this is the only way for me to prevent
trouble. Please read the shipping rules on my website castaliawines.com to see
if you are in a reciprocal State, otherwise you must pay California sales tax.
I will email you when the wine is shipped. Shipping wine to a residence is expensive.
Have your wine shipped to a business address which is much cheaper.
I have retained the services of a wonderful man named Paul Bullard to place my wine
in the finest restaurants in California. Check out the listing of the many really
great restaurants that Castalia can now be enjoyed at on the website.
Please visit my website castaliawines.com where you can order the wine or send
me an email with any questions or problems.
Thank you for your support. Enjoy the wine and remember to tell a friend.