VOLUME 9, ISSUE 44
July 28, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Anderson Valley: Newfound Perception of Quality 17th Annual Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival May 15-18, 2014 Anderson Valley, California Highlights of the Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival Technical Conference Press Tasting of Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Tastings with Winemakers: Drew, Balo, Bink, Knez and Signal Ridge Two AV Wineries of Special Mention: Maggy Hawk and Domaine Anderson More Sips of Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Pinot Briefs
A newer producer of Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir from Escarpa Vineyard and Chardonnay from Porter-Bass Vineyard. The owners are winemaker John Raytek and spouse Phoebe Bass. Raytek is also the assistant winemaker at Copain and helped plant some of the Rhys vineyards. The wines have received very favorable reviews from blog postings and I was very impressed by the Pinot Noir.
The wines are available primarily through a mailing list (not functional when I tried). Sign up now as production is tiny.
Articles About Ceritas
2007 Ceritas Escarpa Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
13.7% alc., 130 cases, $54, wax seal. The name Ceritas is Spanish for “mineral expression of soil.” My first experience with this newer label from winemaker John Raytek and his spouse Phoebe Bass. · Deeply colored in the glass. Bright cherry cola, wild berry, and sawed wood aromas come at you. Hard to resist. Dark red fruits sing on the palate. Rich, but with admirable finesse and a good cut of acidity. This wine really aims to please with a pillowy texture, fine tannins, and a lingering finish. You get well-structured fruit, lively acidity, and low alcohol to boot: any whiners? Order online at www.ceritaswines.com or www.klwines.com. Reviewed February 15, 2010 ARTICLE »
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