VOLUME 10, ISSUE 18
September 29, 2015
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Willamette Valley’s 50th Anniversary: A New Look at the Old Guard Pinot Briefs
A partnership between Tuck Beckstoffer (whose father, Andrew Beckstoffer, is a well-known North Coast winegrower) and Kenneth Juhasz (the winemaker for Donum and Auteur). Pinot Noir is sourced from Ellenbach Vineyard (near Annapolis on the true Sonoma Coast) and Gold Ridge Vineyard located outside the town of Graton in the Green Valley of the Russian River Valley (owned by Emeritus's Brice Jones).
The wines are allocated through a mailing list.
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Articles About Semper Wines
2009 Semper Ellenbach Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
14.7% alc., $85. This vineyard is located just above the fog line just two miles in from the Pacific Ocean in the far northwestern corner of the Sonoma Coast AVA. · Dark purple color in the glass. The nose is appealing initially with aromas of dark berry jam, forest floor and oak. Over time, porto notes creep in. Full-bodied core of black plum, boysenberry and black currant fruit which veers to the far ripe side. The tannins are well-managed, the wine drinks effortlessly, and the finish is monstrous. Good. Reviewed February 27, 2013 ARTICLE »
2009 Semper Gold Ridge Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
14.4% alc., $85. This vineyard is named for a vein of gold loam soil running from the western edge of the Russian River towards the town of Annapolis on the Sonoma Coast. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Demure aromas of black cherries, dark chocolate, graham and wood shavings. Amazingly intense and sappy fruit presence which coats the mouth and fuels a big, long finish. Flavors of black plum, black cherry and blueberry with an earthy, mineral undertone. Tasted two days later from a previous opened and re-corked bottle, the nose had checked out and the wine was flat. Good. Reviewed February 27, 2013 ARTICLE »
2009 Semper Silver Eagle Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
14.2% alc., $85. Vineyard grower and owner is Ulises Valdez. Planted to Calera selection and a Vosne-Romanée selection. · Very dark purple color in the glass. Bright aromas of ripe plum and black raspberry with a hint of graham, losing some appeal over time in the glass. Soft and seductive on the palate with prodigious fruit expression, finishing with an intense peacock tail of fruit that lingers. Flavors of black cherries, black raspberries and dark chocolate are featured and the juicy acidity brings some vibrancy to the wine. Tasted two days later from a previously opened and re-corked bottle, the wine tasted of very ripe fruit, and was not as appealing. Made for consumption now. Good. Reviewed February 27, 2013 ARTICLE »
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