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
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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