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Welcome to our blog!  This is where we post the stories and pictures in greater detail than the nuggets on Twitter and Facebook.  Enjoy!  - Alan & Serena
 

Serena Lourie
 
November 19, 2019 | Serena Lourie

Celebrate the Holidays with Cartograph

For a little holiday table inspiration we’ve created a gift guide with a few of our favorite wines and recipe pairings.

2018 Starscape Vineyard Gewurztraminer

2018 Starscape Vineyard Gewurztraminer

The ultimate Thanksgiving wine! The 2018 Starscape Vineyard Gewurztraminer brightens the flavors of turkey while cutting through the richness of the meal.

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2017 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

2017 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

Our favorite holiday pairing: Roasted Butternut Salad with Warm Cider Vinaigrette. This salad will be coming with us this year to our Thanksgiving celebration!

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2017 Estate Pinot Noir

2017 Estate Pinot Noir

For those looking to serve an alternative to Turkey this holiday season, this wine pairs beautifully with Roasted Duck Breasts with Pomegranate Sauce. The sauce highlights the cranberry and cherry in the Pinot and the richness of the duck breast complements the earthy elements in the wine.

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2016 Starscape Vineyard Pinot Noir

2016 Starscape Vineyard Pinot Noir

Pairing with Pinot and especially this vintage of Starscape brings out the lovely earthy aromatics of this: Wild Mushroom Risotto

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2013 Leonardo Julio Vineyard Brut Rosé

2013 Leonardo Julio Vineyard Brut Rosé

Bubbles work in almost any holiday setting but if you’re looking for a food match try this: Crab Salad with Endive

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Holiday Shipping Deadlines

For guaranteed arrival by Thanksgiving, please place order by Sunday, November 24. For guaranteed arrival by Christmas, please place order by December 15 (Shipping is weather dependent and may require 2-day air shipping depending on location and temperatures)

Featured Wine Tasting: Sparklings for your Holidays

We’re Breaking Out the Bubbles!

Featured Wine Tasting: Sparklings for your Holidays

Join us for a special tasting of our 2013 Brut Zero and 2013 Brut Rosé sparkling wines.

Whether you are proposing a toast or wrapping up a meal with the perfect sweet treat, these sparklers will elevate your celebration and top off the perfect meal.

Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 12 - 4pm
Cartograph Tasting Room, 340 Center Street, Healdsburg, CA

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Serena Lourie
 
May 26, 2016 | Serena Lourie

Canes and wind damage

My learning lesson this week in the vineyard: wind damaged vines (grrr). So our new vineyard is in a particular part of Sonoma county that is notorious for it's afternoon winds. Every afternoon with the precision of a Swiss watch, the winds start to blow and then finish their wailing around dusk. The effect of that in May when the canes are growing is cane breakage.

So, I spent an afternoon going row by row (108 rows) to pull off the wind damaged canes (damaged canes breakdown which leads to rot and other potential issues).

Holy eye opening experience from an agricultural side (i.e. how do we prevent this loss in the future?) and from a financial perspective (i.e. how do we prevent this loss in the future?). ‪#‎vineyardlearning‬ ‪#‎livingthelife‬ - Serena

   

Time Posted: May 26, 2016 at 10:51 PM Permalink to Canes and wind damage Permalink
Serena Lourie
 
December 30, 2015 | Serena Lourie

Photo of the day - Dec. 30, 2015

Team Cartograph wishing you all a happy new year! - Serena

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Serena Lourie
 
December 28, 2015 | Serena Lourie

Photo of the day - Dec. 28, 2015

The rosemary is thriving with the rain we had. - Serena

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December 27, 2015 | Serena Lourie

Photo of the day - Dec. 27, 2015

One more holiday meal photo courtesy of Colleen. Going old school with Alan's 2006 Cellar Rat Pinot. Iif you have a bottle of the Cartograph Sangio, this 2006 Pinot label was inspiration for the Sangio label. - Serena

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December 25, 2015 | Serena Lourie

Photo of the day - Dec. 25, 2015

Merry Christmas! Wild boar ragu with the 2012 Cartograph Sangiovese. Not only does Alan make great wine, he's also a fabulous cook. - Serena

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December 24, 2015 | Serena Lourie

Photo of the day - Dec. 24, 2015

Brian and Cat's delicious Christmas Eve meal. Thanks for the photo! - Serena

Time Posted: Dec 24, 2015 at 10:57 PM Permalink to Photo of the day - Dec. 24, 2015 Permalink
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December 23, 2015 | Serena Lourie

Photo of the day - Dec. 23, 2015

'Tis the season for more holiday cheer. - Serena

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December 22, 2015 | Serena Lourie

Photo of the day - Dec. 22, 2015

We're in fabulous company and wishing we were with Steven to help enjoy these wines. Thank you for sharing this great photo, hope to see you soon! - Serena

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Serena Lourie
 
December 21, 2015 | Serena Lourie

Photo of the day - Dec. 21, 2015

Oh the weather outside is frightful,
But inside it's so delightful.
Since we're not headed to snow,
Let's have some pinot, pinot, pinot. 
My lyrics for you on this gray wet day.

Come have a glass with us. - Serena

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