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Most of our wines are vineyard-designate wines, where each accentuates the beauty of a single vineyard. Our reserve cuvée wines are made from these very same vineyards, usually blended at the same time as our vineyard-designate wines but across vineyards. These are wines with their own distinction, at an exceptional price. Our 2018 RRV Reserve Cuvée Blanche is our first of its kind made from 66% Grenache Blanc, 20% Viognier, and 14% Roussanne. These components work in perfect harmony to create a complex wine of subtle fruit with notes of spiced pear, an earthy coziness of green tea, teak wood, and a hint of allspice.
Viognier is a very perfumed grape, which means that we have to watch it especially closely in the vineyard to keep flavors from becoming too opulent. We produce this wine from Catie's Corner, a vineyard farmed for us by Steve Dutton, one of the most revered winegrowers of the Russian River Valley. Each year, we look for the perfect point at harvest when this vineyard gives us everything pretty and floral that we love in this wine while maintaining excellent structure and balance. The 2019 vintage has fragrant notes of elderflower, orange marmalade, jasmine tea, and delicately creamy vanilla, with a spicy hint of pink peppercorn as a savory complement.
The Pinot Noir at Hartmann Vineyard has a particular finesse and elegance. Its delicate color belies its flavorful profile, which makes the wine playful and provocative. Hartmann Vineyard is farmed for us by Jim Schultze, whose wines from the vineyard next door at Windy Oaks we have admired for years. This is our coolest site for Pinot Noir, high above the Monterey Bay at the southern end of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Ripening is slow, extending well into October. We make this wine from Pommard 4 and 777 cuttings. The 2018 vintage has delicious notes of red cherry, spicebox, and garrigue complemented by a sumptuous texture.
The Pinot Noir at Tondre Grapefield is often our darkest with deeply satisfying fruit and complex savory attributes. Tondre Grapefield is farmed by multi-generational winegrower Joe Alarid. It is just down the road from Kirk Williams Ranch, so comparisons between the two are provocative. We make this wine from Pommard 4, 667, and 943 cuttings planted in the mid-1990s, among our oldest vines. While Pommard 4 and 667 are well known to the area, 943 is a less common cutting with extremely small, flavorful clusters. The 2018 vintage is full of dark raspberry complemented by baking spice, woodsy hints of forest floor, and a satin finish.
Most Syrah in California is planted in vineyards that grow other varietals as well. At Las Madres Vineyard, growers John Painter and Jean Gadiot had a different idea: they planted a vineyard dedicated entirely to Syrah, except for a few interspersed Viognier vines. This is cool-climate Syrah, with many dimensions beyond just dark, rich fruit. We usually co-ferment a small amount of the Viognier in the style of Côte Rôtie. We make this wine from 174 and 300 cuttings. The 2019 vintage is vibrant, featuring layered notes of blue fruits, lilac, and smoked meat, with traces of black olive and anise. It was co-fermented with 4% Viognier.
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Since 2007, Coterie has produced wines from tiny parcels within acclaimed vineyards that express the distinction of their place. We make every wine berry to bottle by hand with exceptional care in the vineyard and non-interventional practices at the winery. The winery is nestled in a cozy neighborhood near downtown San Jose, where it transformed an old warehouse into a beautiful place for wine.