See you this weekend at San Francisco’s Fort Mason for the alway’s entertaining San Francisco Vintner’s Market! The great thing about this event is if you find something you like, you can buy it on the spot. Tickets are still available online, use the promo code “winery” to get 50% off. In addition to our award winning 2012 Green Valley Pinot Noir, we’ll be pouring sneak peaks of three new very small production wines due to be released this summer, details below. Hope to see you there! 2014 Green Valley Rosé of Pinot Noir, Devoto Garden Vineyard – Release May, 2015 (wine club only, really; possible 5 cases if interesting) – Produced de saignée from Devoto Garden Pinot, neutral oak, native ferment; partially arrested secondary ferment to preserve some malic acid — berry aromas, very crisp, electric (tart?), food friendly – $18/btl retail – 25 cases produced 2014 Russian River Chardonnay – Release June, 2015 – 13% ABV, neutral oak, native ferment, unfiltered, unfined — balanced, crisp, elegant (what CA chard *should* be!) – $24/btl retail – 100 cases produced 2013 Russian River Pinot Noir – Release Fall 2015 – Blend of Devoto with warmer climate ‘skikos’ vineyard west of Santa […]
Introducing our intrepid new man on the bottling line — seen here in early March, riding a high of strawberry yoghurt and cheese sticks, packing our 2014 Russian River Chardonnay. We’ll formally release this Chardonnay mid-summer, sending it to our ‘Summer Whites’ club members. We’ll also be showing it ‘pre-release’ at the SF Vintner’s Market in April and at SF Pinot Days in June. For fans of our previous vintages of Chardonnay, the 2014 will not disappoint: another cool native ferment in neutral oak, no additions, bottled unfiltered. This Chardonnay, we think, is a real homage to what Chardonnay from Russian River can be. It was a warm growing season, and we picked just after Labor Day at 22.4 brix; the alcohol finished a hair higher than in 2013 at 13.2%. Initial tastes of this wine show fantastic aromas, and perhaps more concentration than 2013. I attribute this mainly to smaller, more concentrated berries in this vineyard in 2014, as well as better nutrient levels leading to a less stressful wild ferment. Another shot of Dean Wait below packing our 2014 Green Valley Rosé. Rosé?! Yes indeed, our first, more on that soon!
Our 2012 Green Valley, Devoto Garden Vineyard, Pinot Noir received a gold medal at this month’s San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. With over 6400 wines submitted for tasting and evaluation, The Chronicle competition is the largest competition of American wines in the world. We think over the holidays our 2012 began showing beautifully, and it’s gratifying that the professionals at the SF Chronicle competition think so as well, particularly in such a crowd of other excellent producers. Looking for a taste? The 2015 public tasting of winners will take place at Fort Mason in SF on February 14, 2015. Buy tickets ASAP as the event generally sells out. Look for us at the competition table being poured alongside other gold medal wines.
Our 2012 Green Valley Pinot Noir gets a nice mention and excellent rating (93) in December’s Wine Enthusiast magazine, as one of twelve Pinot Noirs selected for their top 2012 Pinot Noirs from Napa & Sonoma counties. Join our wine club and see for yourself! You’ll also like our old school pricing, evident when compared against the rest of the wines in this article!
Come to our annual holiday party on Thursday, December 4th, 6pm-9pm, at the Bluxome St. Winery in San Francisco’s SOMA district. Click here to RSVP! Those who do RSVP will be on our list for a complimentary tasting of our current and pre-release vintages, plus something special still in barre. Enjoy live music, art, and local gourmands previewing tasty stuff for the holidays, click here for more detail: Wait Cellars Holiday Party 2014 A limited number of attendees may also purchase seats for an exclusive three-course holiday pairing menu put together by Chef Eric Tucker from Millenium Restaurant! There will be two seatings at a community table at the party, at 6:30pm and 7:45pm, and these small plates will each be paired with a glass of Wait Cellars wine. A preview of the courses is below. Click here to reserve your seat! Course One: Wait Cellars 2013 Russian River Chardonnay w/ Sesame – Arborio Rice Crusted King Trumpet Mushrooms, over sea vegetable – Asian pear salad with a yuzu vinaigrette, Sesame – Ginger Aioli, and crisp Edamame Course Two: Wait Cellars 2012 Green Valley Pinot Noir w/ Black Rice Onigiri, Mirin Glazed Matzutake, smoked black tea dashi broth, root vegetable […]