VOLUME 9, ISSUE 33
November 9, 2013
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Winemaker Ken Brown: Veteran Still On His Game Littorai: Balance & Harmony is Theme Dijon Clone 943: Early Reports Hahn Estates: Consistently Top Notch Mueller: Over 20 Years of Excellence in the Russian River Valley Sips of Recently Tasted Pinot Noir A Life Worth Living: Russian River Valley Original Charles Bacigalupi 1924-2013 Pinot Briefs Why You Like The Wines You Like
Chris and Cathy Weidemann met in 1994 while studying Viticulture and Enology at University of California at Davis. Following school and experience working in the Napa Valley and Monterey, they founded a small artisan winery called Pelerin. Pelerin is the French word for pilgrim. The motif refers to an old world traveler on his journey and is emblematic of the owner's quest to produce fine wines from the Santa Lucia Highlands appellation.
Chris worked as assistant winemaker for Newton Vineyard and later at Morgan Winery, honing his craft along side winemakers John Kongsgaard and Dean DeKorth. Cathy brings the business expertise to the brand, possessing an MBA and has worked as marketing director for Paraiso Vineyard. The pair have forged relationships with growers Gary Franscioni and Rich and Claudia Smith of Pariaso Vineyards, insuring access to very high quality Pinot Noir and Syrah for the Pelerin wines.
The wines are available through the winery's online store.
Articles About Pelerin Wines
2006 Pelerin Cuvee St. Vincent Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir
14.1% alc., $36. Sourced from several top vineyards including Rosella’s, Paraiso, Fairview Road Ranch, and Tondre Grapefield. · Moderately dark reddish-purple robe. Fruity aromas backed by floral, wet oak and green notes. Oak-kissed dark red fruits are tasty but lack conviction. Supple tannins, bright acidity and overall a decent drink. Has a spark, but doesn’t reach excellence because of a detracting green note most evident on the finish. Decent. Reviewed February 15, 2010 ARTICLE »
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