VOLUME 9, ISSUE 39
March 29, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Adventures on the Pinot Trail: World of Pinot Noir - The Seminars Adventures on the Pinot Trail: World of Pinot Noir: The Tastings Talisman: 2010 Pinots are a Giant Step Up from the Ordinary Pfendler Vineyards: Exceptional Wines in 2012 Honor Peter Pfendler Bernardus Winery: Pinot Noir Transcends the Ordinary Winter Games: Taste of International Pinot Noir Sips of Recently Tasted California Wines Sips of Recently Tasted Oregon Wines Pinot Briefs On The Pinot Trail: Rocking K Vineyard Cottages
Russian River Valley Chardonnay (The Bombardier, Dutton Ranch Rued Vineyard) and Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (The Wrangler and Romanini Vineyard) crafted by winemaker Kent Humphrey (Eric Kent Wines).
Todd Gottula is co-owner and a lover of the wines of Burgundy. He has been in the wine business since 2008 and has developed relationships with winegrowers and wine producers. The other co-owner and chief proprietor of Ernest Vineyards is Erin Brooks whose background is in sales and marketing.
The brand is named after Ernest Gottula, Todd's paternal grandfather. Ernest and his maternal grandfather, Ray Chute, are Air Force and SeaBee veterans respectively. To honor them, a percentage of every sale is given to the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
The wines are offered through a mailing list.
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