Our 2016 Russian River Chardonnay will go out this week to all of our Summer Whites club members. One of our most popular wines, this vintage will likely go quickly. As some of you may recall, the winter of 2016-2017 was wet and chilly. Our secondary ferment (aka, the MLF or malo-lactic fermentation, where malic acid is converted into lactic acid by a lactobacillus bacteria) stopped about 85% of the way through due to colder temperatures in the cellar. After tasting we chose not to restart it — the remaining malic acid, we think, gives the wine a pleasing hint of green apple electricity. The wine conditions sur lie in old/neutral oak until bottled, and our diligent battonage through winter rounds out the angles. The result is a graceful Chardonnay showing us the best of its Russian River provenance: bursting with stone fruit and biscuit aromas, apple and citrus flavors, integrated over a backbone of crisp, table-friendly acids. Not a member? Just click here to sign up, or send an email to email@example.com, and receive a fantastic deal on a fantastic wine.
On Sunday June 4th, please join us at one of the most entertaining events of the year: Mill Valley’s annual Wine, Beer and Gourmet Food tasting, in the charming Mill Valley downtown plaza. Bring the kids! We’ll be showing our just-released 2015 Russian River Cabernet Franc and 2016 Russian River Chardonnay, as well as our 2014 Pinots.
If you are lucky enough to be a member of San Francisco’s teacher-initiated University Club, please join us Wednesday 5/31 for a tasting of Wait Cellars’ current vintages before dinner! We’ll be showing our just-released 2015 Russian River Cabernet Franc and 2016 Russian River Chardonnay, as well as our 2014 Pinots. If not, come on out to one of the most entertaining events of the year: Mill Valley’s annual Wine, Beer and Gourmet Food tasting on Sunday, June 4th, in the charming Mill Valley downtown plaza!
Please join us in one of San Francisco’s neighborhood jewels, 3rd Cousin in Bernal Heights, for a delicious spring menu by executive chef Greg Lutes paired with Wait Cellars wines. Menu below (hungry yet?), hope to see you there! Seating: 7pm, Thursday, April 27th Tickets: $98, includes all wine pairings Reservations: Please call or email, seats very limited! 3RD COUSIN 919 CORTLAND AVE SAN FRANCISCO CA 94110 UNITED STATES 415-814-3709 firstname.lastname@example.org Menu: course: Hamachi crudo – celery root, green strawberry, black garlic wine: Wait Cellars 2016 Russian River Chardonnay – just released! course: Duck ham & mousse gougeres – kumquat, pickled ramps, port wine: Wait Cellars 2013 Green Valley Pinot Noir, Devoto Garden Vineyard course: Pork belly, turnip, guava, espresso wine: Wait Cellars 2015 Russian River Cabernet Franc, Los Amigos Vineyard – just released! course: Wagyu bavette, butternut squash gratin, rapini, morels wine: Wait Cellars 2014 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir course: Angel food cake, strawberries, fernet, chocolate wine: Charles Heintz 2006 late harvest Chardonnay
Monday, April 03, 2017Posted by Bobat 12:31 pmin blog0 comments
Club Members, your spring shipments will go out next week, containing an exclusive early-release for club members: two bottles of our new 2014 Green Valley Pinot Noir from the Devoto Garden vineyard. This wine just received gold at the 2017 SF Chronicle Wine Competition. You may judge for yourself: 2014 was a warm, even, early-ripening year with smaller berries, low yields, and fine skin-to-juice ratios. While we didn’t make much of it, what we did make is showing up beautifully in the glass. Slightly richer than our 2013 and conditioned with a touch more new oak, but with all the focus and balance you expect from Wait Cellars, this is a gorgeous Pinot Noir you’ll want more of! Look for our club email soon where you may take advantage of several special offers