Carmen Policy was formerly the president and CEO for the 49ers, and played a key role in the team's Super Bowl victories in 1985, '89, '90 and '95. Though he now spends his time operating his Policy Vineyard at Casa Piena in Yountville, Policy made it clear in a company newsletter that he is banking on a 49ers win against the Seahawks this Sunday in the NFC Championship.
Policy joined Yahoo! SportsTalk Live last Monday, telling the program that he's "a Colin Kaepernick kind of guy." He futher supported for his claim on Friday, writing to "friends in beautiful Seattle," that when the 49ers beat the Seahawks on Sunday, he'll "be lifting a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon as a toast to your memorable but terminated season."
Below is the full letter:
Dear Friends In Beautiful Seattle,
All of us at Casa Piena wish to congratulate you, your Seahawks and my friend Coach Pete Carroll for providing the Nation with such an exciting 2013 season. Your fire and passion has created a marvelous rivalry with our San Francisco Forty Niners that has become the most intense, confrontational and “sound-bite-laden” match up in the NFL today. We are quite certain that your valiant efforts will be appreciated by fans throughout America as you fall just one game short of going to Super Bowl XLVIII in the Big Apple. Please note, that as the final whistle blows on Sunday January 19th and the Niners have become this year’s NFC Champions, that much of the Napa Valley and San Francisco Bay Area will be lifting a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon as a toast to your memorable but terminated season. Good luck next year and please consider visiting us this summer so that we can talk about the Forty Niners victory in New York and a sixth Lombardi Trophy on their shelf.
Submitted with love and respect,
Gail & Carmen
Carmen Policy and the team at Casa Piena
Policy confirmed to CSNBayArea.com that he was indeed the author, adding that he penned the letter before even a taste of his Casa Piena wine.