Damon and Dan became good friends while playing in Miami and Dan brought Damon along not only on the football field but also in regards to fine wine. Dan is a big wine collector and was at one time Wine Watch's largest $$ customer of wines and was the first to show Damon the potential of his home states wines like Quilceda Creek, Woodward Canyon and Leonetti Cellars- Damon was hooked and the rest is history.
When Damon went back home to visit he made it a point to visit some of these top producers and to learn more about Washington's great vineyards. He now has become an authority on these top vineyards and after making friends with a few of these growers Damon found out that it was the quality of the grapes that determines the quality of the wines.
This 2012 vintage is 15 years in the making and it was worth the wait because if this wine is any indication of things to come Passing Time will be an overnight success story.