Our 2013 Holder Vineyard Pinot Noir and Sonoma Coast Chardonnay is now for sale at Bishops Cellar in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. They also have a handful of bottles of the 2012 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir left. Get them while you can!
Above, Chardonnay awaits harvest in August, 2013
"The 2013 vintage, was the second year in what is now a 4 year drought, was fairly uneventful with the exception of a rain shower in the middle of June. The timing of the rain occurred when the vines were starting to stop vegetative growth and focus their energy on ripening the large crop that set. Multiple thinning passes were made to obtain the desired crop load and remove any botrytis infected clusters. Because of this attention to detail the yields were much lower than they were in 2012, though still larger than normal.
The sun came out in July and we had optimum growing conditions through harvest, warm days and cool nights. We had the fortunate opportunity to work with some new vineyards; which we will discuss later. Some consider the 2013 vintage to be “classic”, the wines are exceptional and provided us a vintage to fairly evaluate these new vineyards we foresee becoming cornerstones for the brand. At this point the wines show great structure and focus. As you become familiar with these wines you will learn the characteristics of each vineyard and expect it to be a distinctive quality of our wines."
This week, we are the featured winery in James Knight's column in the North Bay Bohemian! Here's a link to the story: http://www.bohemian.com/northbay/little-wonder/Content?oid=2940011
Come taste with us in NYC on Feb 9th!
VIP LIBRARY TASTING $140
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Beat the crowds and meet the vintners, as they pour an exclusive
selection of library wines. Then stay for the in-depth consumer
tasting of current releases.
CONSUMER TASTING $100
6:00PM - 8:30PM
Taste through an unparalleled selection of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay,
and Syrah and experience why the West Sonoma Coast is quickly
gaining reputation as California’s Côte d’Or.
155 VARICK STREET, NEW YORK
PARTICIPATING WEST SONOMA COAST VINTNERS MEMBER WINERIES
Alma Fria • Banshee • Ceritas • Claypool Cellars • Cobb Wines • Emeritus • Ernest Vineyards •
Failla Wines • Flowers Vineyards & Winery • Fort Ross Vineyard & Winery • Freeman Vineyard
& Winery • Gregory James Wines • Gros Ventre Cellars • Hirsch Vineyards • Joseph Phelps
Vineyards • La Pitchoune Winery • Littorai Wines • MacPhail Family Wines • MacRostie
Winery & Vineyards • Martinelli Winery • Peay Vineyards • Red Car Wine • Senses Wines •
Siduri • Small Vines Wines • Sojourn Cellars • Soliste • Wayfarer • Wild Ridge Vineyards
more info and ticket info at www.westsonomacoast.com
- first of our vineyard designate releases
- only 120 cases produced
- drink now or cellar up to 10 years
- a fall 2015 Wine Club selection
92 points! - Prince of Pinot
92 points! - Isaac James Baker
Gold Medal - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Order yours today at http://www.lapitchounewinery.com/product/2013-pinot-noir-holder-vineyard
The 2016 world tour of La Pitchoune is shaping up to be our biggest and best yet. The first half of the year is getting packed and we'd love to see you at one of these events. Here's what it's looking like:
DATE TBA - Wine Club pick-up Party
16th – Pinot Days - Chicago, IL
19th – West of West Festival - SF, CA
DATE TBA - The 34th Annual Mill Valley Wine, Beer & Gourmet Food Tasting Festival. Mill Valley, CA
17-19 - Food & Wine Classic in Aspen - Aspen, CO
31st – West of West Festival - Sebastopol, CA
DATE TBD - Pinot on the River - Healdsburg, CA
DATE TBD - Fall Wine Club shipment