VOLUME 9, ISSUE 38
February 22, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Williams Selyem Estate Vineyard: A Description & Vertical Tasting Tasting Aged Williams Selyem Pinot Noir: Bottled Surprises Pinot Noir “Clone 95”: Dick Erath Revives an Old Treasure Failla Wines Sips of Recently Tasted Wines Hearty Burgundy Celebrates 50 Years Tasting Rooms Threatening to Overtax Healdsburg and Sonoma Pinot Briefs
Chris and Lyn Demuth farmed 8 acres of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in the hills north of Boonville in the Anderson Valley. The vines, over 20 years old, are planted at a marginal site at 1,700 feet, on of the highest vineyards in the region. The Pinot Noir clones are Pommard and Wadenswil and the Chardonnay is old Wente. Small quantities of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay were made under the Demuth label, but most of the grapes were sold to boutique wineries such as Adrian Fog, Anthill Farms, Skewis and Whitethorn.
In 2011, the Demuths retired and sold the property to the Knez family. Winemaker Anthony Filiberti was brought on to manage the vineyard and produce the estate wines under the Knez label. The vineyard has been converted to organic and biodynamic farming.
Articles About Demuth Winery
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2005 Demuth Winery Anderson Valley Pinot Noir
13.2% alc., 200 cases, $40. Destemmed into t-bins. 5-6-day cold soak. Inoculated with Assmanhausen yeast and punched down several times a day through completion of fermentation. Aged in 33% new Francois Freres medium toast oak barrels. Sterile filtered. Aged in bottle for 7 months before release. · Moderately light garnet color. Aromas of berries, cherries, green tea and green grass. Light in weight and rather austere with green vegetal, tea leaf and tobacco notes underlying the red fruits.13.2% alc., 200 cases, $40. Destemmed into t-bins. 5-6-day cold soak. Inoculated with Assmanhausen yeast and punched down several times a day through completion of fermentation. Aged in 33% new Francois Freres medium toast oak barrels. Sterile filtered. Aged in bottle for 7 months before release. Reviewed May 26, 2009 ARTICLE »
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