Please join us this weekend for two of summer’s most delightful events: Pinot Days San Francisco, Saturday June 21st, from 12-5pm at the Metreon, is the largest gathering of Pinot Noir producers in the world! There is no better way to survey your favorite grape, and as a friend of Wait Cellars you may receive 33% off the current ticket price: just use the discount code WCLSF14 when buying tickets here. Stop by our table and say hello! On Sunday June 22nd, 6pm-9pm, come to CUESA’s annual summer harvest/solstice celebration and be prepared to sample some of the tastiest bites you’ll have all summer! At both of these events we’ll be pouring our 2012 Green Valley Pinot Noir, Devoto Garden Vineyard, due to be released in July. Club members have already had the opportunity to taste this vintage, now you can too prior to our July release sale. Wine Enthusiast has rated this wine a 93 (in the forthcoming September issue), and see what the Prince of Pinot has to say.
Put this massive tasting for the public and trade in your calendar, it is a unique opportunity to taste through hundreds of brilliant California wines, all under one roof. Tickets just went on sale here. Note the new location this year — the San Mateo Event Center.
Come celebrate summer’s pending arrival while mingling amongst eclectic artwork and collectibles and sipping our latest Chardonnay in Mill Valley on June 5th! This will be a great opportunity to taste the 2013 Russian River Chardonnay before it’s formally released and shipped to our Summer Whites club later in the summer — as well as to experience one of the most compelling open studio’s of the year! The 2013 Russian River Chardonnay We picked this Chardonnay early (21.5-22 brix) to retain acids and temper alcohol, in pursuit of a natural expression of the block. It was destemmed and cold-macerated for 24 hours, cool-fermented with wild, resident yeast in neutral oak, then conditioned sur lie for six months prior to bottling without fining or filtration. The result we think is a graceful Russian River Chardonnay, brimming with crisp, table-friendly acids, stone fruit aromas, and comforting apple, citrus and butterscotch flavors.
We’re pleased to mention that a bottle of our 2012 Green Valley Pinot Noir, Devoto Garden Vineyard, wound up in the hands of the Prince of Pinot, producer of the influential PinotFile report. What did he say? “Plenty of Pinot singing in this beautifully crafted wine” — The Prince of Pinot, May 2014 Click here for the Prince’s full review