These wines will be released in Fall 2017. We released six new wines in April 2017 that can be found under the Current Release section.
These wines were part of the spring 2017 and fall 2016 releases and are available in the tasting room and online.
Library wines are the wines that we have been cellaring for long term aging. We recognize people enjoy comparing previous vintages to see how the wines age. Certain library wines are allocated solely to Cartograph Cirle member due to how few bottles we have left. If there is a wine that you are looking for that is not listed here, please email Serena.
One of the great things about crawling around in our stacks of library wine is that I almost always find a wine that makes me stop and think, "I wonder how that’s tasting at this point?" I saw a partial case of 2012 Russian River Valley Pinot in the tasting room wine locker the other day and had that thought. So when a new Cartograph Circle member asked about library wines later that day, I seized the opportunity to check out the 2012 RRV.
I'm thrilled with how this wine has come along. The nose and palate still have plenty of freshness with a supple, silky quality that comes with time in the bottle for Pinots from great sites. This is a blend of Pinot from the Leonardo Julio and Starscape (formerly Floodgate) vineyards.
Tasting Note: 7/12/16 This is one of those wines I love because it is hard to analyze. The nose is earthy with rich loam, dark plum and a little funk. On the palate it is quite complex. There are a number of dark fruits hiding just under that forest floor sensation and it is soooo soft and silky with a nice pop of acid stretching out the finish and inviting you back for another sip. In short this is what I think Pinot should be, hard to pin down but so compelling that you can't stop trying.
- Alan Baker, Winemaker