Gehricke

Owner(s) Kendrick Coakley, August Sebastiani
Web site www.togwines.com
 
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Gehricke

A new in 2014 premium wine label from The Other guys (TOG) headed by August Sebastiani. This is the first prestige label for TOG and came about because of the bountiful harvest of 2012 and incredibly good Carneros Pinot Noir grapes became available.

Gehricke Road is located just outside the town of Sonoma a road that passes by some of the old vineyards that August Sebastiani's grandfather and father made famous.

Sebastiani initially worked with his winemaker brother-in-law Kendrick Coakley. When he moved on to focus on August's sister Mia's Kitchen project, the winemaker became Alex Beloz.

The team is focused on selecting fruit from top vineyards throughout Sonoma County. Gehricke is also set to release a Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, a Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon from a vineyard the Sebastianis once owned, and a Sonoma Zinfandel in 2015. The first release was a 2012 Los Carneros Pinot Noir. Single vineyard wines are planned for the future.

The wines are highly allocated under the TOG umbrella.

Reviewed Wines

2014 Gehricke Los Carneros Sonoma Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., 1,556 cases, $39. Small lot fermentations, aged 9 months in French oak barrels. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. The nose exudes aromas of earth, mushroom, cigar, cherry, raspberry and cake spice. Modest in weight, with a black cherry and blackberry fruits theme overlain with generous tarry oak. The modest tannins make for easy drinking, but the oak is unduly intrusive, at least at this early stage. Score: 86. Reviewed June 5, 2015 ARTICLE »

2014 Gehricke Sonoma Los Carneros Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., 1,556 cases, $39. Small lot ferments. Aged 9 months in French oak barrels. Vinted and bottled by The Other Guys, Sonoma. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Very giving fruit aromas of strawberry and cherry. Discreetly concentrated flavors of oakkissed black cherry with added accents of cola, sassafras and tobacco. Satiny in the mouth, with good balance and some finishing goodness. A little more oak-infused character than I prefer, but will please many especially at this modest price. Score: 88. Reviewed February 13, 2017 ARTICLE »

2014 Gehricke Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., 948 cases, $45. Produced and bottled by The Other Guys in Sonoma. August Sebastiano is the proprietor and Kendrick Coakley is the winemaker. Aged 9 months in French oak barrels. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Nicely perfumed with aromas of Bing cherry, cranberry relish and sandalwood. A mid-weight styled wine with an oak-kissed cherry core that has a confected tone. True to its Russian River Valley roots with caressing tannins and a sweet cherry finish. Score: 88. Reviewed June 5, 2015 ARTICLE »

2014 Gehricke Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., 948 cases, $45. Small lot ferments. Aged 9 months in French oak barrels. Vinted and bottled by The Other Guys, Sonoma. · Light cherry red color in the glass. Demure aromas of slightly confected red cherry, baking spice and forest floor. Cherry driven, with added flavors of raspberry and cranberry, simple and easy going in a light to mid weight style, with a silky texture and very modest oak contribution. Score: 87. Reviewed February 13, 2017 ARTICLE »

2013 Gehricke Los Carneros Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., 1,600 cases, RS 2.5 g/L, $40. Aged 9 months in French oak barrels. · Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. Toasty oak enhances the aromas of cherry, raspberry, spice and grilled beef. Bright and very sleek, with modest tannins and juicy acidity, featuring aromas of oak-kissed red stone fruits and berries. A polished, well-crafted wine with a pleasant, but modest finish. Score: 89. Reviewed April 20, 2015 ARTICLE »

2013 Gehricke Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., 660 cases, $45. Fermented in small lots and aged for 9 months in French oak barrels. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Deep aromas of Bing cherry, spice, underbrush and marzipan. Plush on the palate, with welcoming flavors of black cherry, pomegranate, spice and graceful oak, finishing with some persistence. Score: 88. Reviewed April 20, 2015 ARTICLE »



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