Our wines are extremely limited releases from tiny parcels that we have selected within our acclaimed vineyards.
An early spring, mild summer, and warm harvest led to smaller, flavorful berries and low yields. More coming soon.
Although Grenache Blanc is an unfamiliar grape to some, this is one of our most popular whites. We produce it from Catie's Corner, a vineyard farmed for us by Steve Dutton, one of the most revered winegrowers of the Russian River Valley. Grenache Blanc was a "wakeup" wine for us, when we first tasted it with the Perrin family of Château de Beaucastel among components of their Châteauneuf du Pape. It's been a few years without this wine at the winery, and in 2022 we made just a tiny amount. The 2022 vintage is fresh and inviting, showing a delicate straw color, with notes of white peach, lemon curd, and biscuit. A hint of tarragon arises in the finish.
Winemakers love rosé. At Coterie, we've always made a little behind the scenes. Now it's a regular part of our lineup. We don't make much, but whatever we do produce comes decidely from Catie's Corner (aside from our members-only rosé). This vineyard is farmed for us by Steve Dutton, one of the most revered winegrowers of the Russian River Valley. Each year, we select the juiciest, brightest parts of this vineyard the same vineyard as our single-vineyard Pinot Noir, and give this fruit just a few hours on the skins. The 2022 vintage has a delicate salmon color with fruity, slightly savory notes of blush cherry, peach tisane, rose hips, and melon.
Winemakers love rosé. At Coterie, we've always made a little behind the scenes, but 2022 is the first year for this wine. Because most of the Pinot Noir from Las Nietas Vineyard goes into our vineyard-designate Pinot Noir, we made just a tiny amount of this wine, which is available only to winery members. Las Nietas Vineyard is our coolest site for Pinot Noir, high above the Monterey Bay at the southern end of the Santa Cruz Mountains. With just a few hours on the skins, this wine has a beautiful faint salmon color with just the right amount of pink. It is vivacious and juicy, with notes of vibrant red strawberry, fresh flowers, green papaya, and melon.
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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.