VOLUME 9, ISSUE 50
November 21, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Bouchaine Vineyards: A Winery Steeped in Carneros History On the Pinot Trail: Tasting at Bouchaine Vineyards Sips of Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir Sips of Recently Tasted Oregon Pinot Noir Heart & Hands Wine Company Sips of Recently Tasted California Chardonnays Pinot Briefs Kevin Zraly Windows on the World Complete Wine Course
A newer producer of Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir from Escarpa Vineyard and Chardonnay from Porter-Bass Vineyard. The owners are winemaker John Raytek and spouse Phoebe Bass. Raytek is also the assistant winemaker at Copain and helped plant some of the Rhys vineyards. The wines have received very favorable reviews from blog postings and I was very impressed by the Pinot Noir.
The wines are available primarily through a mailing list (not functional when I tried). Sign up now as production is tiny.
Articles About Ceritas
2007 Ceritas Escarpa Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
13.7% alc., 130 cases, $54, wax seal. The name Ceritas is Spanish for “mineral expression of soil.” My first experience with this newer label from winemaker John Raytek and his spouse Phoebe Bass. · Deeply colored in the glass. Bright cherry cola, wild berry, and sawed wood aromas come at you. Hard to resist. Dark red fruits sing on the palate. Rich, but with admirable finesse and a good cut of acidity. This wine really aims to please with a pillowy texture, fine tannins, and a lingering finish. You get well-structured fruit, lively acidity, and low alcohol to boot: any whiners? Order online at www.ceritaswines.com or www.klwines.com. Reviewed February 15, 2010 ARTICLE »
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