In My Mind, One of the Most Significant, Anticipated Releases of the Year
2012 Vintage + Thomas Pinot Noir = Nirvana!
Most of you have heard my spiel on John Thomas. Suffice to say I think his wine is among the great wines of the world. If you’ve ever had a perfectly aged Thomas of 15 years or so you know what I’m saying. Some of you have told me that John’s wine was in blind tastings where it beat the competion of many of the top wines from Burgundy
Most wines are made for immediate consumption and the window for drinkability is not an issue. The Thomas wine is, like great Burgundy, different each and every vintage. For vintages like 2010 & 2011 you MUST leave the wines alone for a few more years. But there are those vintges that are more forward and you can enjoy while waitng on others. 2012 will be a keeper but it won’t be a crime to enjoy on the early side. Drink 2009, 2006 and 2003 but wait on 2007, 2008 and 10 & 11, as mentioned.
This is as natural a wine as there is. It’s made in the vineyard. Johns real forte is as a wine grower. Once the grapes are crushed the wine is left alone to allow it to express the place and individual microclimate where it’s grown.
The few things that I list here are very important to pay attention to:
The wine won’t be available for pick up or shipping until the end of November.
When this offer goes out there is huge response so it may take me a few days to respond to you.
This is not a first come, first served offer. This wine gives me a chance to thank my customers that support the shop and participate in some of the other fantastic offers. If I hear from you once a year it may be tough to get an allocation. For new customers I will do what I can to help you but there’s only so much wine and demand is intense.
2012 J Thomas, Pinot Noir/ Dundee Hills
Case: $605 ($50.41/ bottle)
SixPack: $315 ($52.50/ bottle)