VOLUME 9, ISSUE 48
October 6, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Grapevine Red Blotch Disease Threatens Pinot Noir & Other Grapes Recent Sips of Pinot Noir Beerification of Pinot Noir Recent Sips of Chardonnay Comparative Wine Scores Revealed Orange Coast Magazine Presents West of West Orange County Pinot Briefs The Science of Wine Book Review
Harry "Red" Coturri started Coturri Winery in 1979 with sons Tony and Phil. He learned winemaking during Prohibition and the great depression from his father Enrico. Tony is a third generation winemaker and Phil is considered Sonoma Valley's foremost organic viticulturist, with over 400 acres of vines certified with the CCOF. Pinot Noir is sourced from Kate and Barry Roach's Jewell Vineyards on Sonoma Mountain and newer plantings at Lost Creek Vineyard. The vines at the 16-acre Jewell Vineyards are 37 years old and are dry farmed. The clone is Wente 13 on St. George rootstock.
No additives whatsoever are used in winemaking. Fermentations are by natural yeast, light pressing is done with a basket press, French oak cooperage is used, the wines are unfined and unfiltered, and the wines are hand bottled, hand corked and hand labeled.
About 5,000 cases a year are produced. The wines may be order using a form on the website or by phoning 866-268-8774,
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