Friday, January 8, 2010

What is Lineage? Is it Worth Caring About?

Ever since I started in the wine business, I have had as my chief goal the creation of a single wine from the Livermore Valley that eventually could take its place among the world's best. After years of effort, I am very excited to introduce you to a new brand and a new wine - LINEAGE.

Handcrafted from the five classic Bordeaux varieties, all of which were harvested from the Ghielmetti Vineyard, Lineage highlights the elegance, complexity, and age-worthiness that the best of these wines contain. 2007 - one of the finest growing seasons in memory - marks the inaugural vintage of Lineage. After tasting hundreds of barrels only five were considered great enough to be included in this first offering.

If you are a lover of great wine, someone truly devoted to drinking wine that is a product of a vision, of great farming, of meticulous barrel choices, then Lineage is worth caring about. It doesn't hurt, either, that this is the first wine of its kind from the Livermore Valley: it is consciously crafted with the knowledge that it must and can compete on the world-stage.

A partnership between the sixth generation of America's oldest winemaking family and the world-class growing area that is the Livermore Valley, Lineage represents a mission and a promise to spare no effort to handcraft one of the world's great wines.

We look forward to sharing Lineage with you. 

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