July Special Tasting: The Wines of 2009
Join us on Saturday July 18, 2020, 2pm for a one-of-a-kind opportunity to revisit the wines from vintage 2009. Limited to 24 guests.
2019 Pinot Gris Coelho Vineyard
2009 Chardonnay Apreciação*
2009 Pinot Noir Paciência*
2009 Portuguese Red Blend Tradição
2009 Petite Sirah Antecipação
2009 Maréchal Foch Espontaneo
*Traditionally, Chardonnay from Coelho Vineyard was named Apreciação, Portuguese for “appreciation.” Likewise, Pinot Noir from Coelho Vineyard was named Paciência, Portuguese for “patience.” Starting in 2016, when all three of our vineyards came online, we started naming our wines by the name of the vineyards from which they came.
Coelho Vineyard, about 35 acres of Missoula Flood sedimentary soil in the gently rolling hills south of Amity in the Van Duzer Corridor AVA, produces high acid wines with generous fruit. Planted to 13 rows of Dijon 76 Chardonnay, 5 rows of Pinot Gris, and the balance to 50/50 Pommard and Dijon 777 clones of Pinot Noir. Pinot Noir from this vineyard displays notes of red fruit and earth. Chardonnay reveals a lemon core while Pinot Gris always has a wonderful balance of lemon-lime acid and expressive fruit.
Silvaspoons Vineyard is a 300+ acre vineyard in the Alta Mesa sub-AVA of Lodi AVA. Located near Galt, CA between Lodi and Sacramento, this vineyard sees some of the hottest and driest weather in California, perfect for ripening grapes that need heat to mature. Grower Ron Silva supplies us with the Portuguese varietals that make up our Port-style dessert wines and our Douro-style Tradição red blend, as well as Petite Sirah and from time-to-time, Barbera.