Thursday, December 03, 2009Posted by Bobat 4:29 pmin blog0 comments
Looking for a gift for the discriminating wine drinker? Look no farther than our Caramel Almond Gift Pack! For $40, send a bottle of Wait Cellars’ 2007 Russian River Pinot Noir and include a bag of gourmet Recchiuti Caramel Almonds. A great value, available this month only! Recchiuti (www.recchiuti.com) is a fantastic local maker of artisan confections, we’re very excited to partner with them on this holiday gift idea. Click here http://tinyurl.com/ydurhaw, or simply go to “Buy” on waitcellars.com and look for the holiday gift pack.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009Posted by Bobat 1:17 amin blog0 comments
The Wait Cellars 2006 and 2007 Russian River Pinot Noir will be poured this Saturday, November 21st from 1pm to 4pm at The Wine Club at 953 Harrison at 6th (thewineclub.com). Tastings are free! The Wine Club is a venerable (since 1985) SF wine shop and they’ll be highlighting San Francisco Wine Association wineries. If you don’t know this shop, you should, it’s a low-key gem!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009Posted by Bobat 1:09 amin blog0 comments
Our 2006 Russian River Pinot Noir is now available by the glass or bottle at Dosa on Fillmore, 1700 Fillmore Street at Post (dosasf.com). Dosa is one of the most exciting new restaurants to arrive on the San Francisco scene, and we’re pleased our wine is now a part of the attraction. If you haven’t yet, drop in for a snack at the bar (or tasty meal) and compliment them on their good taste in supporting a fine local wine! More praise for Dosa; you really must go if you haven’t yet: 2009, 2008, 2007 & 2006 Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants – SF Chronicle 2009, 2008 Best Indian, Bay Readers Poll – SF Bay Guardian 2009, 2008 & 2007 Best Indian, The Eat + Drink Awards – 7×7 Magazine 2009, 2007 Best Indian & Worth the Wait, Reader’s Poll Winners – SF Mag 2009 Best Indian Readers ‘ Poll Winner – SF Weekly 2009, 2007 Michelin Guide Recommended 2008 Best Eats in San Francisco, SF Examiner The Top 10 (New) Restaurants of 2009 -Michael Bauer, SF Chronicle 2008 Best Eats in San Francisco, SF Examiner The Top 10 (New) Restaurants of 2006 -Michael Bauer, SF Chronicle
Friday, November 06, 2009Posted by Bobat 12:33 amin blog0 comments
The San Francisco Wine Association’s Holiday Showcase is coming December 10th, and Wait Cellars will be pouring its 2007 Russian River Pinot Noir and perhaps offering a pre-release glimpse of its 2008. Tasting will be from 5-8pm at 2573 3rd St. (at 23rd St.) in San Francisco. With fine food and music, this event is always a blast — purchase tickets in advance here for just $25/head: SFWA Holiday Showcase
We brought the Devoto fruit out of the cold room last Monday in preparation for inoculation on 9/30. We added a small amount of tartaric acid (510g in 668kg of fruit) and water (13L) to balance it out to taste during the cold soak, though at 25 brix we’re looking at about 13.9% alcohol which is within range of where I want to be (would love to be at 13.5%). On Chris’ advice we also added a small amount (25g) of FCE enzyme during coldsoak, a pectinase that increases extraction of polyphenols (flavors, color) from the skins. So on Wednesday 9/30 I re-hydrated 140g of RC212 (a Burgundian yeast I have a fondness for) in about 1.4L water and 180g of Goferm (yeast nutrients for rehydration). The water was initially at 40C, then we let it cool down a bit to come more in line with the wine temp (about 15C). Here I set the yeast pail into the wine to help it acclimate. A few minutes later I added some juice to the yeast pail to further introduce the two. The Yeast Assimilable Nitrogen (YAN) in the must was measured at 201, low per Chris’ view (lots of folks […]