|Owner(s)||Blake Everett, Lisa Everett, Nicole Kosta, Ted Weisser|
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Satyre (“suh-tir”) Wines is the creation of the winemaker (aka the “goat,” Ted Weisser) and the sommelier (aka “the girl,” Nicole Kosta), in love with their life in West Sonoma County, and inspired by the wines of the world. The Satyr is a mythical woodland creature, half man and half goat, who indulged in the great vices of the world, namely wine, dancing and music. Satyrs were companions to Dionysius, God of Wine.
2015 was the winery’s first official vintage. Consulting winemaker is Jeff Restel. Partners in the venture are Blake and Lisa Everett.
2015 Satrye Wines “Seilenos” Dutton Ranch-Mill Station Green Valley of Russian River Valley Chardonnay
14.3% alc., 40 cases, $45. Seilenos was the Greek god of winemaking and drunkenness and the father of satyrs. Old vines that struggle in deep sandy soil. Barrel fermented with partial malolactic fermentation and aging for 17 months in French oak barrels, 50% new. · Moderately light golden yellow color in the glass. This wine was much more appealing when tasted from a previously opened bottle on the following day. Inviting aromas of lemon custard, spiced pear and yellow stone fruits. Richly appointed with robust flavors of Limoncello, grapefruit, pineapple, pear, vanilla and caramel. Slightly creamy in texture, with embedded acidity and a very generous finish that leaves quite an impression. Score: 93. Reviewed April 14, 2018 ARTICLE »
2015 Satyre Wines “Aristaeus” Green Valley of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
14.0% alc., 74 cases, $54. Aristaeus means “the best” and this wine is the producer’s favorite red wine expression of the vintage. Sourced from Dutton Ranch-Morelli Lane and Dutton Ranch-Manzana. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Aromas of black cherry, blueberry and a hint of oak arrive slowly in the glass. Sleek in the mouth, with mid weight flavors of black cherry, black raspberry, blueberry and spice framed by lacy tannins and agreeable acidity. Considerably more expressive when tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Score: 92. Reviewed April 14, 2018 ARTICLE »