Posts tagged: “Cerise”

A 12% Alc Pinot Producer of the Year

Wine & Spirits magazine rated Lioco the Pinot Noir of the year after tasting over 1000 Pinot Noirs! This husband & wife venture was created in 2001 between two friends who set out to conquer the world.  Matt & Sara Lickleider are able to source from some of the best vineyards California has to offer […]

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A Must Have Pinot Noir!

This highly coveted vineyard sits high above the Anderson Valley floor – this rocky, wind and fog-swept source continues to impress. The warmer 2012 vintage created a more playful and approachable version than its colder 2011 counterpart (which is just now coming around). While each vintage is unique, there is a common style that is undeniably Cerise – a […]

Wednesday May 6th, 2015 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Gros Ventre 2012 Cerise Pinot Noir wins blind tasting

My tasting group reviewd a great selection of 2012 Pinot Noirs. The lineup included Rochioli “West Block” (94 AG) Pahlmeyer (94 AG) AP Vin Garys (95 RP) Purple Hands “Hosltein” (93 WS) Crystallum “Bona Fide” (93 RP) Siduri “Garys” (93 AG) Ceritas (92 AG) Littorai “Platt” (93 AG) Comptche Ridge (94 AG) Anthill “Tina Marie” […]

A wine so good it was Chronicled

A Sonoma Valley native, Mike Henghold (Owner) was introduced to grape growing at an early age by his father Jim, who established a 10-acre vineyard in the hills west of Sonoma. Mike parlayed that upbringing into a career in wine sales and distribution, fostering an ever-evolving appreciation for the unique terroirs of the world. That […]

Big Scoring Pinot Noir All Star

Peter Knez is a banker and wine-o-phile turned winery and vineyard owner.  He purchased the Cerise and Demuth vineyards some years ago.  The vineyard is planted to some of the best clonal selection in the industry (Martini, Pommard, David Bruce, Wädenswil, 777, etc.).  To this they add the beauty of science.  The vineyards are 100% […]

Limited allocation – 97 Point Chronicle Pinot Noir

A new Chapter has begun in the life of the Chronicle winery. This winery was put on the map under the great tutelage of Ace Winemaker Ted Lemon (Littorai) and has turned many heads since its inception in 2006. Having created a great following, these much sought after wines are in high demand. There is […]

A “Grand Cru” from the New World. Chronicle 2009 Pinot Noir

We are starting a new Chapter in the life of the Chronicle winery.  This winery was put on the map under the great tutelage of Ace Winemaker Ted Lemon (Littorai) and has turned many heads since its inception in 2006.  Having created a great following, I will shortly start allocating these much sought after wines. […]

Premier Cru quality at Bistro price!

I am excited to introduce the Knez Winery: An awesome new Pinot Noir producer. A new winery, but not that new… Peter Knez is a longtime friend and client of Golden Gate Wine Cellars.  Peter purchased two very much sought after vineyards Cerise (Chronicle/Littorai, Anthill Farms,  William Selyem, etc.) and Demuth (DK, Anthill Farms, etc.) […]

Chronicle 2007 Pinot Noir “Cerise” Anderson Valley

Ace winemaker Ted Lemon (Littorai) produced 240 cases of this amazing Pinot Noir! Cerise is a low-yielding property in the Anderson Valley at 800 – 1200 feet elevation. Those familiar with Ted’s winemaking and for that matter Cerise vineyard, know that he is “the” Pinot man! This wine aroma offers of a touch of barnyard […]