Savage Juliet is the result of our efforts with a long time favorite vineyard site, Hein Vineyard, in the Anderson Valley, Mendocino County. We are fortunate and grateful to be able to work with this fruit and I am confident you will find this wine to be a proud representative of this most worthy appellation. In 2006 and 2007 our Savage Juliet will be a 50/50 blend of Hein and Wentzel Vineyards from Anderson Valley. 200 cases produced in 2006, our 2007 vintage will likely produce a "reserve" wine as we believe our 2007 wine from these sites is very special. 250 cases total for 2007.
She was the captain and center for her high school basketball team. When she and my grandfather married, she wanted a woman minister to perform the ceremony. She was a teacher of literature to her students and a pioneer of organic agriculture and biodynamic farming (I found pamphlets of Pfeiffer's early work in her library). Today these accomplishments would be commendable; in 1932 they were ground breaking. When Zelda Loeta Estes Smith passed on a few years ago, my family eventually got to the task of cleaning out the relics of the ancestral home of my grandparents. In the attic, my daughters and I found a stack of hat boxes filled with hats from a past era (she loved hats!). Bringing back very early memories for me, as I recall seeing Loeta (she hated the name Zelda) wearing some of these years ago.