Thursday, March 31, 2016Posted by Bobat 3:08 pmin blog1 comments
We have long admired the starkly gorgeous landscape of Sonoma County’s Petaluma Gap, even moreso since purchasing land there in 2012. In 2014 I had an opportunity to buy a small amount of Pinot Noir from a tiny vineyard 7 miles away, on Liberty Road in Petaluma. Meticulously farmed by Deb Mayo of Petite Abielle, I jumped at the chance — an opportunity to make our first Petaluma Gap wine, to begin the journey of understanding this windy, foggy land just 20 minutes from the Pacific Ocean. This spring we are releasing that wine, our 2014 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, to club members. A warmer than average year in the gap, this wine is lip-smacking, expansive, and inviting. There are hints of forest floor and mushroom within the cherry aromas that remind me of the scents coming off the land as the fog lifts in the morning. There is an electricity to the finish not unlike the snap in the air as the marine layer resettles toward evening. On the label is a majestic coastal oak which lives on our land and serves as inspiration and monkey bars for our family. We can think of no more fitting ambassador for […]
We’re pleased to share that our 2013 Green Valley Pinot Noir, Devoto Garden Vineyard, was awarded a gold medal at this years American Fine Wines Competition in South Florida. Our 2013 Russian River Pinot Noir and our 2014 Russian River Cabernet Franc were recognized with silver.
Three of our current releases were recognized with silver in December’s 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2014 Wait Cellars Cabernet Franc, Russian River Valley, Los Amigos Vineyard 2013 Wait Cellars Pinot Noir, Green Valley of Russian River Valley, Devoto Garden Vineyard 2013 Wait Cellars Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley It is a huge competition, 7100 wines! See how their selections stack up against your palate:
Lovely to see everyone who made it out to the Holiday Party on December 2nd, a smashing good time! Please send us your photos, or post them to our event page! And apologies for running out of certain wines. To make good, we’d like extend the holiday pricing, and offer free shipping, on six-packs through the end of the year! Click here to place a holiday order. Mix and match OK too, just send an email. Happy Holidays! 6pk 2012 Green Valley Pinot Noir: $150 Limited to just a few cases in our library! 6pk 2013 Green Valley Pinot Noir: $150 6pk 2013 Russian River Pinot Noir: $150 6pk 2014 Russian River Cabernet Franc: $85
Please join us in San Francisco for our annual Holiday Party on December 2nd! There is no better time to sample our current releases. Plus enjoy the best local food and music you’ll find anywhere — and do your holiday shopping while you’re at it, for all the foodies on your list! Click here for details, and to RSVP for your complimentary tasting But that’s not all — at 6pm and 8pm, 20 lucky folks will sit down enjoy a small-plate menu specially prepared by former Mission Chinese chef Jesse Koide to pair with our wines! Tickets for the pairings are limited, click here to reserve your seat today! Course One Crudo of scallop, burnt and creamed parsnip, savory granola Wait Cellars 2014 Russian River Chardonnay Course Two Glazed Anago, ‘mysterious and delicious’ carrots, smoked-misozuke baby daikon Wait Cellars 2014 Green Valley Rosé of Pinot Noir, Devoto Garden Vineyard Course Three Ginger and cherry braised beef cheek, persimmon, chestnuts Wait Cellars 2014 Russian River Cabernet Franc, Los Amigos Vineyard Embrace the spirit of the season, knowing that 10% of ticket proceeds will go to the Edible Schoolyard Project. Happy Holidays!