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
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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