We're proud to announce our association with Kermit Lynch Wines. They'll be distributing Scaggs Vineyard nationwide, with the exception of California where we will continue to be represented by Paul Bullard Associates in St. Helena. Below is a copy of KLWM's release:
You probably already know Boz Scaggs as a musician, one who did much to define music in San Francisco over the past four decades. Kermit and I know him as a wine lover and grape grower, however, and have established a friendship with him over the past several years on that level. Boz’ love of agriculture, his interest in food and wine, and his search for solitude away from the endless demands of the music business all seemed to come together 15 or so years ago when he and his wife Dominique found a dream parcel in the hills of Mt. Veeder. It didn’t take long before they planted a vineyard. Over the past several years, that vineyard became certified organic, world-class wine was produced, the name ‘Montage’ was decided upon for the wine, and a package was developed that expresses the mood conveyed by both Boz and Dominique that theirs is a world where small details are important. It seems as if as much soul and personal attention went into the wine side of their lives as the musical side of Boz’ life. It’s with an enormous sense of enthusiasm that I report that we at Kermit Lynch have been selected by Boz and Dominique to distribute their wines in the US.
The 2.5-acre Scaggs Vineyard is planted to Rhône varieties – Mourvèdre, Grenache, Syrah and Counoise. Budwood was obtained from ‘Selection Massale’ sources. The vineyards lie at 1100 to 1400 feet elevation in a terraced cleft of Mt. Veeder, and they face to the southeast. The farming is done completely by hand and is certified organic. Yields are kept low and the winemaking – overseen by Ken Bernards – is natural and minimally interventional. These are old world wines that Boz and Dominique wanted to make, and they have succeeded. One of the world’s most gifted musicians has chosen to produce wine that provided him with the same degree of satisfaction he enjoys from his other career.
In the 40 years that Kermit has been in business, he has chosen to represent only three wines from California: Chalone, Joseph Swan and now Scaggs Vineyard. He disappointed no one with the first two. I can’t imagine the reaction here will be any different. Bruce Neyers, Director of Kermit Lynch National Sales
From The Daily Meal, Fall 2011 by Colman Andrews
“One night a few weeks back I heard Boz Scaggs performing at the Beacon Theater in Manhattan. The night after that, I drank 2008 Scaggs Vineyard Mt. Veeder Montage at my dining room table in Connecticut. Neither Scaggs nor his wine was what you'd call flashy, but both were polished and strong at the core; both were the real thing.”