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Meet The Faces Behind The Story, Smith Story Wines!

February 29, 2020, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Founded by Eric and Ali Story in 2013, Smith Story is truly a wine of the people! The first step into building a sustainability driven family winery was in order to be a grape grower partner with Smith Story, the vineyard must be family or independently owned.  In fact, their Kickstarter Campaign was “Farmers First” so their story would start with family owned farms from the very beginning. Now in 2018 they are actively working with 12 family vineyards throughout Anderson Valley and Sonoma County. Eric Story is the full-time winemaker and Katy Wilson is their consulting winemaker who has a pedigree from Flowers, Joseph Phelps, Craggy Range, Kamen and her own eponymous label LaRue Wines. Largely in part to their art of storytelling online before a single drop of wine was bottled, their story resonated with thousands of wine consumers across the nation and internationally. These consumers are best described as “Smith Story Supporters” helping to grow their supply channel through their local haunts and favorite wine shops. Their love of Smith Story has made them reach the success they’ve achieved to this very day and the quality of the wines keep them asking for more. We invite you to meet the owners of Smith Story Wines and you too will become a believer!

 

2016 Smith Story "Lakota’s View" Semillon
Sonoma Mountain, California
Primary aroma and flavor clusters of lemon and lime citrus fruits, as well as pear, and peach stone fruit.  Notes of bittersweet young herbs are evident on the nose, as well as wet stone on the palate.  Aged five months in neutral French Oak.  The Semillon grapes were hand-harvested from "Alta Ridge Vineyard" on September 29, 2016 and produced just three barrels!  Sonoma Mountain was officially designated an AVA in 1985.
Regular Price: $34.99 per bottle, $419.88 per case
Sale Price: $29.99 per bottle, $359.88 per case

2017 Smith Story "Lord Sandwich" Blanc
Russian River Valley, California
A blend of Russian River Valley varietals of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay (Dutton Ranch - cool foggy climate) and a generous splash of refreshing Verdelho (Contra Costa AVA).  Primary aroma and flavor clusters of key lime and tangerine, as well as kiwi, with notes of lychee and passionfruit.  The acidity in the wine produces a fresh, cleansing feel on the palate right through to a pleasant medium finish.  
Regular Price: $24.99 per bottle, $299.88 per case
Sale Price: $19.99 per bottle, $239.88 per case

2015 Smith Story "Thorn Ridge Vineyard" Pinot Noir

Sonoma Coast, California
Light ruby color with primary red fruit aroma and flavor clusters of red cherries, wild raspberries, strawberries and red apple peel.  Floral aromas consist of rose bush and potpourri, as well as sweet incense with a touch of sage.  Post-fermentation, the wine was aged 16 months in French Oak.
Regular Price: $59.99 per bottle, $719.88 per case
Sale Price: $49.99 per bottle, $599.88 per case

NV Smith Story "Lord Sandwich" Red Blend
Sonoma, California
This varietal blend of Zinfandel, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Carignan, Grenache and Petite Sirah are grown in the Dry Creek AVA.  Primary aroma and flavor clusters of blackberry fruit and red fruits of raspberry and cherry, with notes of black pepper and spice box.  Secondary aroma and flavor clusters from post-fermentation winemaking show toasted coconut and hints of spice.  This wine has fine tannins that create a silky smoothness you will love.  A perfect Sandwich wine that is ready to drink now!  
Regular Price: $24.99 per bottle, $299.88 per case
Sale Price: $19.99 per bottle, $239.88 per case

2016 Smith Story Cabernet Franc
Sonoma Valley, California
A delicate red wine full of elegance and finesse. Primary aroma and flavor clusters of black and red fruit that produce a pungent complex wine with notes of black pepper and dark spices, which include tobacco, cedar and leather.  Cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks followed by 22 months aging in used French Oak barrels produces a Cabernet Franc with complex fruit flavors and soft tannins.  Enjoy the delightful medium finish on this Cab Franc!  
Regular Price: $44.99 per bottle, $539.88 per case
Sale Price: $39.99 per bottle, $479.88 per case

2015 Smith Story Pickberry Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Sonoma Mountain, California
Primary aroma and flavor clusters of cassis, black cherry, black current, black plum and blackberry bramble, with herbal notes of lavender, sage and menthol.  This vintage is of exceptional quality, due to our Pickberry Cabernet Sauvignon's enormous intensity, complexity and concentration.  This is a highly rated wine that is ready to drink now and powerful enough to be cellared for continued red bottle aging.   The wine is supremely generous and approachable in its youth; however, its elegance and power make a strong argument for cellaring over the next 10 years.  Only 300 cases produced!
Regular Price: $69.99 per bottle, 839.88 per case
Sale Price: $59.99 per bottle, $719.88 per case