Spring Release 2014
The winegrowing process is a moving meditation requiring constant practice and attention to detail. As I begin my 25th vintage, Iím finding it imperative to not only continue to refine cellar and vineyard technique, but also build a solid team. Being surrounded by talented colleagues is essential for the wine process to evolve, especially as we integrate an agricultural component into our small company. From farming to bottling, punchdowns to customer service, pressing to shipping, we find it critical to track all details along the way. Stemming from this desire is the need for specialized resources, such as a skilled dedicated crew and the right tools. I am fortunate to work side-by-side with intelligent and motivated individuals. Together, as a team, we handcraft our wines.
We are proud of the spring line-up, all vintage 2012. Included are the Savoy Anderson Valley Chardonnay and the inaugural Platt Sonoma Coast Riesling, a new varietal in our portfolio. In addition, a quartet of Pinot Noir: La Neblina, Laguna, Alberigi, and Terra Neuma. Each exudes unique personality and nuance. The Las Colinas Syrah rounds out the offer, providing a counterpoint to the luxurious whites and ethereal Pinots.
Allotments and wine notes are available online for our mailing list clients. Weather permitting or otherwise arranged, orders will begin shipping in early March, if local and destination temperatures are safe for wine transport. California and warm states will ship sooner. Our winery pickup week is scheduled Monday, April 21st through Sunday, April 27th (weekdays 9-4, Saturday 11-4, Sunday 12-4).
California is currently in a drought state of emergency. While we struggle to understand the potential consequences for the upcoming growing season, we appreciate the power of Mother Nature. She was compassionate and loving in 2012. Please enjoy the vintage being offered. We certainly will.
Eric & Team Radio-Coteau