Thirty-Seven Winery

Owner(s) Al Brayton
Web site www.thirty-sevenwinery.com
 
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Thirty-Seven Winery

The winery's icon is thirty-seven interlocking circles creating the Flower of Life, an ancient representation of the inter-connectivity between all living things and the inherent balance of nature. The winery's wines are linked to all that surrounds us.

Proprietor Al Brayton found and planted Paradise Vineyard in the Sonoma Coast appellation at the intersection of Highways 37 and 121. Future plans call for a winery to be built on the site. The winemakers are May-Britt and Denis Malbec.

See Paradise View wines.

Reviewed Wines

2015 Thirty-Seven Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

14.2% alc., 270 cases, $24. Aged 10 months in 33% concrete egg and 66% neutral French oak barrels. · Moderate golden yellow color in the glass. Intriguing aromas of lemon peel, pineapple, yellow applesauce, vanilla creme and spice. Expressive on the palate, with flavors of lemon, pineapple and banana. Slightly oily in texture, with a pleasing acid vibe and a tight, lemon zest finish. A terrific everyday Chardonnay priced right. Score: 90. Reviewed September 28, 2018 ARTICLE »

2015 Thirty-Seven Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., 270 cases, $26. 5-day cold soak, 14- day skin contact, aged 15 months in French oak barrels, 30% new. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Inviting aromas of cherry, baking spice, sandalwood, earthy flora and a hint of tobacco. The flavor profile replicates the aromas in a mid weight style that has decent depth and excellent balance. Forward drinking with reserved tannins, a silky mouthfeel and a juicy red cherry finish. Score: 91. Reviewed September 28, 2018 ARTICLE »

2015 Thirty-Seven Sonoma Coast Reserve Chardonnay

14.6% alc., 195 cases, $36. 30-day primary fermentation in barrel, 100% malolactic fermentation. Lees stirred twice a month for 4 months after completion of primary fermentation. Aged 15 months on the lees in French oak barrels, 100% new. · Moderate golden yellow color in the glass. The nose opens slowly to reveal hitone aromas of lemon pudding, melon, nutty caramel and a hint of flint. Bigger, riper and creamier than the regular bottling, yet not as vibrant. Still, the boisterous flavors of pear, tropical fruits, citrus, caramel and honey satisfy. The 100% new oak is evident and there is a slight alcohol burn on the finish. For lovers of big, fruity, oaky Chardonnays that will not please those who prefer lean, aciddriven Chardonnays. Score: 89. Reviewed September 28, 2018 ARTICLE »

2015 Thirty-Seven Sonoma Coast Reserve Pinot Noir

14.6% alc., 275 cases, $40. 100% 667 clone. 5-day cold soak, 14-day skin contact, aged 15 months in French oak barrels, 80% new. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. More oak, tea and earth notes than fruit on the nose with a floral aspect as well. A mouth filling array of darker red and purple stone and berry fruits with a spice and floral tone in a mid weight plus style. Quite approachable for a reserve bottling, with modest tannins and a long and tangy finish. There is considerably more oak overlay than in the regular bottling and a hint of alcoholic warmth shows up on the finish. Score: 90. Reviewed September 28, 2018 ARTICLE »

2013 Thirty-Seven Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 420 cases, $26. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. A little volatile acidity initially blows off over time. Hi flying aromas of boysenberry, black raspberry and spice. A forward drinking and expressive middleweight wine featuring a core of purple berries and spice with complimentary toasty oak in the background. Very soft on the palate with balanced tannins and some finishing verve. A flashy wine that would show well in competition. Score: 88. Reviewed December 11, 2014 ARTICLE »

2009 Thirty-Seven Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

14.0% alc., 150 cases, $36. Label logo shows 37 interlocking circles that create the Flower of Life. · Very light straw color in the glass. Slight reduction upon opening, improving over time in the glass to reveal aromas of pear, citrus peel, and petrichor. A light, reserved style (no butter or oak here), with green apple and pear flavors, lively acidity and a steely finish. Good. Reviewed June 24, 2012 ARTICLE »

2008 Thirty-Seven Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.8% alc., 150 cases, $40. 100% de-stemmed, intensively sorted, extended maceration, aged 11 months in 50% new French oak barrels. Crafted by Denis and May-Britt Malbec. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Strong elements of smoke and ash on the nose and in the mouth with fruit flavors of black cherry and blackberries, wrapped in soft, supple tannins. Seems smoke-tainted, but may be strong oak-driven, heavily toast characters. Either way, I find the wine rather unpleasant to drink. That said, my experience has been that there are a number of wine drinkers who welcome smoky Pinots that I find disagreeable. To each his own. Decent. Reviewed June 24, 2012 ARTICLE »



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