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Coyne newsletter (with Open House info)

Thomas Coyne Winery Historical Tasting Room
51 East Vallecitos Rd.
Livermore, CA, USA 94550
925.373.6541
Open Saturday and Sundays from Noon to 5 pm.
http://thomascoynewinery.com
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Please join us for our Fall Open House on Nov 25, 26 and 27, 2005. We will be open from noon to 5 pm at the historical tasting room 51 East Vallecitos Rd., Livermore. We will release six new wines. We will serve a selection of fine fruits and cheeses. 10% off of any six bottles of wine and 15% off of any 12 or more bottles of wine. Except already discounted wine. The weather should still be nice, bring a picnic!

We have a winner from the last newsletter question. Congratulations to: Jeff Repine of Livermore. He was the first one with the correct answer 3500lbs. Please come to the historical tasting room for your award.

Forward this to your wine loving friends!
To subscribe to this quarterly newsletter please send email to salutethelion-subscribe@thomascoynewinery.com New quiz question!!! See details at the end of the news letter.

~NEW RELEASES~
2001 Quest, California Red Table Wine - $11.00
The wine is a blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mouvédre and Cinsault and Petite Sirah in a French Rhone style. This fruity wine was aged for sixteen months in French and American oak barrels. 2002 Grenache, Lodi Old Vines - $12.50 Silver Medal - SF Wine Comp One of the major grapes grown in the Rhone Valley of Southern France. These are from old vine vineyard in Lodi. The wine was barrel-aged in French oak barrels for eighteen months and exhibits intense strawberry with a hint of oak.

2001 Syrah, California - $10.00
The grapes for this wine are from a small head-pruned vineyard on the banks of the Mokelumne River in Northern California. The wine was blended with a small amount of Viognier and barrel-aged for eighteen months in French and American oak. The wine is full-bodied with berry, black cherry and plum flavors.

2003 Malbec, Lodi - $18.00
This is a minor Bordeaux Varietal normally used for blending. The grapes came from a vineyard near Lodi. The wine was aged in small barrels for eighteen months. The wine is light-bodied in character with big fruity flavors and a light touch of oak.

2003 Petit Verdot, Lodi - $18.00
(Bronze Medals; El Dorado and Calif. State Fair)
This little-known Bordeaux Varietal is normally reserved for blending to enhance color and body of the major varietals. The grapes came from a vineyard near Lodi in Northern California. After crush and fermentation, the wine was aged in American and French oak barrels for eighteen months. The wine is full-bodied in character with intense herbal flavors and rich oak finish.

2001 Cabernet Sauvignon - $18.00
50% San Luis Obispo County and 50% Sonoma County The grapes for this wine came from Dry Creek Valley of Sonoma County and the Paso Robles area of San Luis Obispo County. The wine was aged in French and American oak for eighteen months.

~CURRENT RELEASES~
2004 Viognier, California - $15.00
2003 Mourvédre, Contra Costa County - $16.00
2000 Syrah, Livermore Valley Detjens Farms - $12.50
2004 Pinot Blanc, Livermore Valley, Detjens Farms - $15.00
2000 Merlot, El Dorado - $12.50
2001 Merlot, Livermore, Detjens Farms - $20.00
2001 Merlot, Napa Valley - $20.00
2001 Confluence, Livermore Valley Red Table Wine - $20.00
2003 Petite Sirah, Livermore Valley - $20.00
2003 Petite Sirah, El Dorado - $22.00
2003 Zinfandel - Late Harvest - Lodi - $20.00
2004 Chardonnay Port “Sweet Emilie”, Livermore Valley - $10.50
2002 Port California - $10.50

~WINERY NEWS~
Army, Navy, Air Force,
Marines, Coast Guard
We support our troops!
Active military who present valid ID
can get a deep discount.
Save the date. Joins us for Holidays in the
Vineyard Dec. 3 & 4. 12-5PM.
Hot Apple Cider, Christmas Carolers,
Michelle Bucket's Jewelry Box, Leonida's Belgian
Chocolates. Will be there to bring in the
spirit of the season.


Quiz Rules:
1. The first entry received with the correct answer will win.
2. If the Winner is in California they must pick up the award at the winery.
3. If the winner is in one on of the thirteen reciprocal shipping states the award will be shipped to you.
To submit your answer please provide the following:
1. Name as it will appear printed in the next Electronic Newsletter. Your address for shipping purposes only (no P.O. Boxes).
2. The answer.
3. Send this to contest@thomascoynewinery.com

Have fun and good luck!
Q. When was the first time Thomas Coyne made
Late Harvest Viognier? When was the last time
Thomas Coyne made Late Harvest Viognier?
A.???????

Our favorite sites on the Web.
http://www.rhonerangers.com
http://www.livermorewine.com
http://www.psu.edu
http://kron4.com/Global/story.asp?s=%20%20547693

DIRECTIONS
From East Bay / Contra Costa
Take 580 East to Livermore
Exit Portola Avenue
Right at stop light onto Murrieta Blvd.
Follow into town.
Right onto Holmes Avenue
Continue south on Holmes Avenue
Holmes Avenue becomes East Vallecitos Road
Cross Vineyard Avenue and look for entrance lane
on left just past vineyard.

From South Bay / Fremont
Take 680 North to Route 84 / Livermore Exit
Route 84 is Vallecitos Road
Proceed East
Fenestra Winery will be on the left.
Look for the entrance lane on right just before the
vineyards.

From Central Valley / Tracy
Take 580 West.
Exit First Street
Follow First Street into town.
First Street becomes Holmes Avenue and then
Vallecitos Road.
Cross Vineyard Avenue and look for entrance lane
on left just past the vineyard.