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Corda Vineyards

Owner(s) Corda Family
Web site www.cordawine.com
 
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The Corda family is the largest grape grower in Marin County with 50 acres of vineyards and have been ranchers in Marin County since 1884. Brothers David and Hank Corda dissolved the family’s dairy business in 1987 and now concentrate on the vineyards. The 2001 vintage came from Devil’s Gulch Ranch, but the winery is now committed to retaining more of its estate grapes for the family’s namesake label and the 2004 is at least partly from the vineyard’s own grapes.

Reviewed Wines

2009 Poe “Nevermore” Corda Vineyards Marin County Pinot Noir

14.1% alc, 150 cases, $38. Winemaker Jonathan Keys worked in the cellar at Sine Qua Non and is now working with Thomas Rivers Brown at Outpost. This is his inaugural release. Back label says, “Ravens that dwell in Marin County inspired him to use the name after the poet who wrote, “The Raven,” in 1845. Very cool label. · This wine is definitely in the Sine Qua Non mode. Deeply colored in the glass. Hi-tone and intensely fruity nose displaying aromas of plum reduction sauce, black raspberries and vanilla wafer. Dense and concentrated flavors of fresh plums and black currants with a subtle note of oak vanillin. The silky smooth texture and fruitiness have seductive charm. The finish is clean and long but leaves a hint of heat in its wake. Syrah in drag. Not my favored style of Pinot Noir, but the saucy fruit will definitely have fans. Good. Reviewed April 11, 2011 ARTICLE »

2004 Corda Vineyards Marin County Pinot Noir

The Corda family is the largest grape grower in Marin County with 50 acres of vineyards and have been ranchers in Marin County since 1884. Brothers David and Hank Corda dissolved the family’s dairy business in 1987 and now concentrate on the vineyards. The 2001 vintage came from Devil’s Gulch Ranch, but the winery is now committed to retaining more of its estate grapes for the family’s namesake label and the 2004 is at least partly from the vineyard’s own grapes. · Both vintages are similar in style. Elegant, light in color and alcohol (13.9%), they feature a soft texture and nuances of spice and vanilla. Reviewed July 16, 2007 ARTICLE »

2002 Corda Marin County Pinot Noir

13.9% alc. · Both wines are made in a finesse style with a lot of charm. Good food Pinots. Reviewed November 26, 2006 ARTICLE »

2001 and 2004 Corda Vineyards Marin County Pinot Noir.

The Corda family is the largest grape grower in Marin County with 50 acres of vineyards and have been ranchers in Marin County since 1884. Brothers David and Hank Corda dissolved the family’s dairy business in 1987 and now concentrate on the vineyards. The 2001 vintage came from Devil’s Gulch Ranch, but the winery is now committed to retaining more of its estate grapes for the family’s namesake label and the 2004 is at least partly from the vineyard’s own grapes. The winery’s website, www.cordawine.com, is under construction. The winery is open by appointment and is located at 845 Chileno Valley Road in Petaluma. Phone 707-781-9310 to place orders for wine. · Both vintages are similar in style. Elegant, light in color and alcohol (13.9%), they feature a soft texture and nuances of spice and vanilla. Reviewed July 16, 2007 ARTICLE »

2001 Corda Marin County Pinot Noir

13.4% alc. · Reviewed November 26, 2006 ARTICLE »