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For Immediate Release: July 30, 2013

Clarbec Releases First Chardonnay

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Where to find CLARBEC™ wines in 2013

Annex Wine Bar, Sonoma CA

Bottle Barn, Santa Rosa CA

Glen Ellen Inn, Glen Ellen CA

Hot Box Grill, Boyes Hot Springs CA

Murphy's Irish Pub, Sonoma CA

Olde Sonoma Public House Boyes Hot Springs CA

Sonoma's Best, Sonoma CA

The Lodge at Sonoma, Sonoma CA

The Red Grape, Sonoma CA

Trattoria Cattaneo, Santa Rosa CA

Valley Wine Shack, Sonoma CA


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CLARBEC™ wines releases the 2008 Pinot Gris

Dear Clarbec winos, we have now released our 08' Pinot Gris, it is another amazing white with the same nice buttery notes an elegant body with a smooth long tangerine citrus finish. The perfect complement to your mid day relaxation or matches well with salads and sushi. Our '07 Cabernet Sauvignon was just bottled and it is a whole new level of ultra premium cabernet sauvignon. '07 futures are exclusively available through our wine club. Which offers a 20% discount and a free vineyard tours check it out. Also, Sonoma Wine Exchange is pouring Clarbec wine tastings on the plaza, come check it out!!!!!

Thank you.
Sincerely,
Isaac Jenkins
Clarbec Wines Inc
 
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CLARBEC™ wines have struck gold again!!!

Jenkins Family of CLARBEC Wines are proud to announce their wines are winners at the California State Fair

Hey everyone we have won a few more medals these last two months. We recently won the Orange County commercial wine competition, with receiving a gold medal for our 07’ Pinot Gris ($14.50). We also recently competed in the California State fair which we were very successful, we received two gold medals for each our 05’ Cabernet Sauvignon and 06’ Cabernet Sauvignon (both $35.00) which both received a respectful rating of a 94 out of a 100. We also received a Best of class and Gold medals for our 07’ Pinot Gris and 06’ Cabernet Sauvignon in the Sonoma Valley Wine Competition. Other news we have finally launched our Wine Club and now are taking sign ups. The club ensures up to a 30% discount and has many benefits including free vineyard tours. If you are interested email I at, Isaac@clarbecwines.com, with your name, phone number and email address and I will respond as soon as possible.

Thank you.
Sincerely,
Isaac Jenkins
Clarbec Wines Inc
 
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CLARBEC™ wins Gold and Silver Medals at Sonoma County Harvest Fair

Jenkins Family of CLARBEC Wines are proud to announce their wines are winners at Sonoma County Harvest Fair

(Santa Rosa, Calif. – Saturday, September 27, 2008) – Sonoma County Harvest Fair, the Bay Area's most prestigious wine & food industry event—announces the winners of the 2008 Harvest Fair Professional Wine & Food Competition. This year a record-setting 1051 wines, made solely from Sonoma County grapes, were poured all evening long and paired with thousands of sample hors d'oeuvres and desserts, created from the region's freshest seasonal ingredients by prominent local chefs who entered this year's professional food competition (Harvest Festival, 2008).

Amongst the winners, 2005 CLARBEC™ Cabernet Sauvignon won a silver and 2007 CLARBEC™ won a gold.

These outstanding wines are a direct result of winemaker and farmer working hand in hand to coax the maximum potential out of the grape. The 2005 CLARBEC™ Glen Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon costs $34 per bottle. Only 350 exceptional quality cases were produced. The 2007 CLARBEC™ Pinot Gris costs $13.50 per bottle. With 160 cases produced, and considering the quality of the wine, the limited bottling should ensure any investment potential. 


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Latest Addition to CLARBEC™ Wines:
CLARBEC™ Pinot Gris Launched Today!
Jenkins Family of Madrone Vineyard Management Releases Second Wine

(Glen Ellen, Calif. – Sept. 25th, 2008) –Becky Jenkins and Clarence Jenkins of CLARBEC™, Inc. are proud to announce their latest addition to their wine legacy, CLARBEC™ 2007 Pinot Gris.

Made by renowned winemaker Tom Montgomery, the 2007 vintage is a blend of grapes from two of Sonoma's best vineyards. This combination produces a wine that is ripe with bright lemon citrus and floral notes. It has aromas of apricot, honeydew melon, pear, honeysuckle and sweet cream. Crisp and clean on the palate with a lasting finish. 33% barrel fermented in new French oak for added complexity. Perfect with seafood and poultry or simply refreshing and luscious by itself.

These outstanding wines are a direct result of winemaker and farmer working hand in hand to coax the maximum potential out of the grape. The 2007 CLARBEC™ Pinot Gris costs $13.50 per bottle. With 160 cases produced, and considering the quality of the wine, the limited bottling should ensure any investment potential. 



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CLARBEC Cabernet Sauvignon Launched Today at New Insectary on Sonoma Valley’s Historic Glen Oaks Ranch
Jenkins Family of Madrone Vineyard Management Releases First Wine and Shows Off New Insectary and Certified Sustainable Vineyard

(Glen Ellen, Calif. – March 17, 2008) – In a stand of oaks that has overlooked a historic home on Glen Oaks Ranch since the mid-1800s, Becky Jenkins of Clarbec, Inc. took a group of local wine industry leaders on a tour of a new insectary today in celebration of the company’s premiere wine offering, an estate bottled CLARBEC™ 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon.

Made by renowned winemaker Tom Montgomery, the 2005 vintage is well extracted with aromas of plum, cherry and black currant. Surrounded by a complex bouquet of French oak, anise, mint and a hint of herb, CLARBEC 2005 Glen Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon was aged for 20 months in French oak barrels before the first public tasting held today. The Glen Oaks Ranch vineyard contains deep, alluvial soils that drain well and are capable of producing remarkable Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.

“After custom farming sustainable vineyards in Sonoma County for more than 30 years, Clarence and I decided it was time to use the grapes we planted in 2000 for Joan Cochran on Glen Oaks Ranch to make a wine the way we wanted it made —from vine to wine,” said Becky Jenkins, CFO of Clarbec, Inc., as well as a partner in her husband Clarence’s Madrone Vineyard Management. “Clarence knows how to manage a vineyard to its maximum potential, and has produced tons of high quality grapes in the Sonoma area. With CLARBEC, we just took the next logical step: making an exceptional wine from vineyards that have been farmed sustainably and responsibly by our family.”

The insectary, constructed this fall as part of an on-going sustainable farm development plan, starts at the top of the hill behind the old stone home and winds through a stand of oaks down a trail through the vineyard. The idea behind an insectary is to attract beneficial insects that will in turn discourage the kinds of pests that would harm the vineyard, thereby reducing the need for any type of chemical application for insects. Master Gardener Linda Hale, a long-time vineyard manager for Madrone Vineyard Management, designed the beautiful gardens. The insectary is just one of many reasons the Glen Oaks vineyard has been certified sustainable by the Stellar Certification Services, a division of Demeter USA.

The grapes for this wine represent the first Cabernet Sauvignon vintage from Glen Oaks Ranch, once owned by General Mariano Vallejo and later by Ellen Stuart, followed by Joan Cochran -- two of the area’s historically influential women. The 2005 Cabernet was presented to the local wine community on this site to emphasize the Sonoma County legacy, as well as the sustainable farming techniques that have reinvigorated a historic landmark.

Although records indicate that at least one vineyard was planted on Glen Oaks in its early history by Ellen Stuart’s husband, the existing vineyards were not planted until 2000 when Joan Cochran gave her friend Becky Jenkins the go-ahead for Madrone Vineyard Management to plant the vines. The property was left to the Sonoma Land Trust in 2002, but rights were given to Becky and Clarence to manage the vineyards for 29 years with the right to renew the agreement in perpetuity.

“Clarence and I were asked to plant these vineyards by Joan because she knew precisely how we felt about sustainability, as well as our personal integrity in land stewardship,” said Becky Jenkins. “We will work closely with the Sonoma Land Trust to protect and preserve this historic property for future generations, even as walking trails and other properties are developed around Glen Oaks.”

The outstanding wine is a direct result of winemaker and farmer working hand in hand to coax the maximum potential out of the grape. The 2005 CLARBEC Glen Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon costs $34 per bottle. Only 350 cases were produced, and considering the exceptional quality of the wine, the limited bottling should ensure any investment potential. Wine may only be ordered through the Web site at www.clarbecwines.com.

 


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