With an annual production of only 3,000 cases, Richard’s Reserve Club membership is the best way to ensure that you will receive these limited-production Amapola Creek wines and benefits. Membership is limited to 300.
Benefits of Membership
Here’s how it works
We will send you a mixed selection of wine to your home or office four times per year. Belonging to Richard’s Reserve Club guarantees you will receive a selection of these artisan wines. Regardless of which club option you choose, the cost of each shipment will reflect your preferred membership price and includes the price of shipping. The amount will be charged to your Visa, MasterCard, or American Express card at the time of shipment.
APRIL RRC CLUB SHIPMENT (Ships beginning April 29, 2019)
Circa early 1990’s Winemaker Richard Arrowood was offered a small lot of Viognier from friend and grower Saralee Kunde. It was a handshake deal with the caveat that if Richard liked the resulting wine, Saralee would plant and sell him all the future Rhône varietals he wanted. A couple of years later Richard released his first Saralee’s Vineyard Syrah. This marked the start of a love affair that continues today of all things Rhône.
The upcoming April shipment features two Amapola Creek red Rhône-style wines from our Estate Vineyard in the Moon Mountain District Sonoma County in of Sonoma Valley. The featured selection showcases wines of youth, whimsy, fruit, and assertive tannins with a long finish – which are drinkable now of course, but perfect for laying down in your cellar.
2017 Amapola Creek Grenache Estate Vineyard Wine RR Club Exclusive - $50
The color is an appealing bright red with a bit of purple core. The nose opens with a host of subtle aromas, graham cracker and anise, fresh rainier cherries, raspberry, and a hint of vanilla. The palate starts softly, with a hint of fresh red fruit and a wisp of spice. Wait a moment, and you will find that this wine opens grandly on the palate, a slow burn revealing gobs of bright red strawberries, supported by a subtle toast and balanced perfectly against an exquisite acidity. The finish is long and lingering, uncovering a trace of purple fruit and just the barest hint of the spice hinted at on the nose.
2015 Amapola Creek Cuvée Alis Estate Vineyard SRP $50 RRC Club Price - $42.50
Composed of 53% Grenache, 17% Syrah, 13% Mourvèdre, 16% Petite Sirah and 1% Viognier, the deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Cuvee Alis Estate Vineyard has quite a broody nose of coffee grounds, tilled soil and truffles over a core of preserved plums, blackberry pie and chocolate box with a touch of incense. Full-bodied, rich and opulent in the mouth, it displays tons of exotic spice and berry preserves layers with fantastic freshness, finishing long and spicy. - LPB
RRC members will receive a detailed email confirming the specifics of thier shipment and account prior to shipping.