FINE PRINT DEPARTMENT

1.  There is a 2 bottle minimum order for shipping.  
BUSINESS ADDRESSES ARE PREFERRED AS THE PACKAGE WILL NEED TO BE SIGNED
FOR BY SOMEONE AT LEAST 21 YEARS OF AGE.


2.  FREIGHT RATE
It depends on how many bottles delivered to what location.
As a guideline, expect the freight cost to run between $2.00 to $4.00 per bottle.  
We will work that out before the order is finalized.

Our normal method is ground but if you need the wine delivered via 2 or 3 day
express, the rates are significantly higher.  

HOME DELIVERY SURCHARGE $5.00
per package.


3.  DISCOUNTS (wines may assorted):
6 - 11 bottles = 5%
12+ bottles = 10%


4.  Orders can also be picked up at Counter Punch World Headquarters
(3636 Dartmouth Dr., Napa, CA 94558) by prior arrangement.


5.  All sales are classified as a California sale and subjected to California Sales Tax.


6.  No shopping cart means no chance of hackers getting your personal information.


GOVERNMENT WARNING:
(1) According to the Surgeon General, women should not drink alcoholic beverages
during pregnancy  because of the risk of birth defects.  
(2) Consumption of alcoholic beverages impairs your ability to drive a car or operate
machinery, and may cause health problems.

2012  MERLOT - Carneros Napa Valley
Library Offering - $45.00 per bottle (3 bottle limit)

The goal of this particular bottling was to try and emulate some of my favorite wines
from France - those produced in the commune of Saint-Emilion.  We started with
Merlot grapes from a choice vineyard in the Carneros District of Napa Valley.  

We decided to use brand new American oak barrels from trees grown in Minnesota for
this wine.  The reason was to combine the distinctive cherry flavors from the Merlot
grape with the chocolate/coconut qualities that were contributed by the barrels .
A polish filtration was employed prior to bottling.  

This wine is soft and silky - ready to drink now or it can be laid away for several
additional years for development.  2012 was a great year  for California wines and now
that they are 4 years old, they are starting to enter their prime.

2013 PETITE SIRAH - Paso Robles
SOLD OUT

The 2013 vintage is being callled a "Generational Vintage" - one that is considered as
the finest in the history of California wine.   Produced from a superb vineyard located in
the Estrella District of Paso Robles, this wonderful Petite Sirah was aged in a
combination of brand new and one-year old French and American oak barrels for 15
months.  The influence from the French oak is distinctive with a rich, almost chocolate-
like flavor.  In order to retain the bold mid-palate texture, we avoided fining and filtering.  
 


90 Points - The Wine Enthusiast (2/2016)
" Black as night in the glass, this wine shows black cherries, lava
rocks and espresso beans on the dense nose. It’s thick and chewy once sipped, with
zesty acidity that sizzles across the palate, showing blackberry and coffee flavors. It’s all
power, with very little finesse. Sales of the wine benefit multiple sclerosis research."


89 Points - Connoisseurs' Guide to Cal. Wine (3/2016)
"Gruff, gutsy and not in the least sparing in sinewy tannins yet concentrated, very deep
and long on extract, this burly, tooth-staining youngster hits on all of the classic varietal
marks and does so with plenty of fruit in reserve.  It throws its weight around in an entirely
commanding way and makes no claim to finesse, but it is a Petite Sirah that knows what
it is and is guaranteed to please unrepentant Petite Sirah lovers."

Counter Punch Wines are sold primarily direct to the
consumer.

TO PLACE AN ORDER, PLEASE CONTACT US AT:

steveh@counterpunchwines.com

or call 707-815-7267

Why no shopping cart?  See the Fine Print Department below.
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2014 PETITE SIRAH - Sierra Foothills
$34.00 per bottle  

The grapes were hand-harvested at 26.5 Brix on September 10, 2014 from the Sierra
Moon Vineyard, El Dorado County, Sierra Foothills AVA.  The 2014 vintage was starting to
show the effects of the drought conditions that were prevalent in the state and the fruit
achieved full ripeness a couple of weeks ahead of schedule.  To combat the draught,
approximately 25% of the grapes were removed from the vines a month prior to harvest,
allowing the vines to focus on fewer grapes.  
While there is a sense of classical balance
between the acidity, tannins and fruit, the 2014 vintage seemsto offer a somewhat earlier
accessibilty than the preceding vintage.


The fruit arrived at the winery in ½ ton bins where destemming and hand-sorting
occurred.  Fermentation proceeded in a small tank for five days.  The free-run was
transferred directly into neutral barrels for settling.  The young wine was racked to a
combination of new and one-year old French and American oak barrels where it aged for
an additional year.  The wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered in January 2016.  This
vintage is abit closer to the 2012 "fruit forward" style as opposed to the profound power of
the 2013's .  
 70 cases were produced.

If you love small lot, hand-made wines with plenty of power, the Counter Punch
Petite Sirah is right up your alley.  It's a great alternative
to wines that can cost 2 to 3 times more.  
 
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2013 Late Bottled PETITE SIRAH - Paso Robles
VERY LIMITED AVAILABILITY
$75.00 per bottle-2 bottle limit

We took the same wine that we bottled below (2013 Paso Robles Petite Sirah) and gave it
an additional 8 months aging in a new French oak barrel.  The extra time provides a deep
richness and intensity that one rarely comes across in this varietal.  

Aromas and flavors of rich milk chocolate dominate while the massive, powerful structure
will remind you this is Petite Sirah.  We'd recommend a hearty stew or some blue-veined
stinky cheese with this baby.

This is one for the cellar (10 + years would work just fine!).   If you do not have that kind of
patience (not many do), decant it the
morning you plan on enjoying it.  We produced a
single barrel of this nectar (24 cases) so don't wait long to order.