VOLUME 9, ISSUE 24
May 5, 2013
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Cork Dork Etude: Inspired Wines of the Carneros the Gardener: Got Organic Grapes? Bravium: Relish the Acidity Rivers-Marie: 2010 & 2011 Reflect the Challenges of Farming on the Edge Dunstan Wines from Durell Vineyard Foursight Wines: Family Excels with Pinot COBB Wines: No Wine Before Its Time Sips of Pinot: Wines Tasted Recently Rosé and Chardonnay: Recently Sampled Wines Pinot Briefs
Harry "Red" Coturri started Coturri Winery in 1979 with sons Tony and Phil. He learned winemaking during Prohibition and the great depression from his father Enrico. Tony is a third generation winemaker and Phil is considered Sonoma Valley's foremost organic viticulturist, with over 400 acres of vines certified with the CCOF. Pinot Noir is sourced from Kate and Barry Roach's Jewell Vineyards on Sonoma Mountain and newer plantings at Lost Creek Vineyard. The vines at the 16-acre Jewell Vineyards are 37 years old and are dry farmed. The clone is Wente 13 on St. George rootstock.
No additives whatsoever are used in winemaking. Fermentations are by natural yeast, light pressing is done with a basket press, French oak cooperage is used, the wines are unfined and unfiltered, and the wines are hand bottled, hand corked and hand labeled.
About 5,000 cases a year are produced. The wines may be order using a form on the website or by phoning 866-268-8774,
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