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July 8, 2013 | Cuvaison Estate Wines

It's Summertime, so Chill Out!

Chill Out with our Chardonnay Sale

Club Cuvaison members save up to 30% on a mixed case of Chardonnay!

Choose from either our Estate Chardonnay or our Kite Tail Chardonnay from
our Single Block Series.

Mix and match and beat the heat with savings!
Buy a case and save 25% off retail,
Buy 2 or more cases and save 30% off retail.

Use code CHILLOUT25 to save on a case, or
CHILLOUT30 to save 30% on 2 or more cases!



  Estate Chardonnay Kite Tail Chardonnay
Retail Case Price 300.00 504.00
25% Savings 225.00 378.00
30% Savings 210.00 352.80


Time Posted: Jul 8, 2013 at 11:12 AM
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July 2, 2013 | Cuvaison Estate Wines

Bottling the 2012 Cuvaison Estate Chardonnay

Bottling Begins at Cuvaison!

Today the bottling line is very busy with the 2012 Estate Chardonnay.

Check out more pics here!

















Time Posted: Jul 2, 2013 at 11:58 AM
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May 21, 2013 | Cuvaison Estate Wines

A Perfect Pairing...

The 2010 Brandlin Estate Cabernet Sauvignon pairs beautifully with a nice grilled steak and al fresco dining. We are so grateful for gorgeous weather...and wine!

Brandlin Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Time Posted: May 21, 2013 at 12:59 PM
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May 14, 2013 | Cuvaison Estate Wines

New Labels & New Releases!

Many Club Cuvaison members have already seen our new labels and logo, but we want to share the new design with our many friends and fans who have not. We've kept the iconic Cuvaison arch, but updated it with an artistic display of the word Cuvaison. The new design also features new font to represent the dynamic and modern evolution of the Cuvaison brand.

We are excited to unveil our new Cuvaison label design. The new label reflects a true expression of our elegant wines while representing the modern, artful, and authentic vision displayed in our tasting rooms.


The Cuvaison Estate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are 100% estate grown wines that represent the unique and certified sustainable vineyard site which is our home in the heart of Carneros. Each wine is meticulously hand-crafted from vineyard blocks that have been vinified separately, chosen by Winemaker Steve Rogstad for the distinct characteristics each brings to the final blend. Complex, multi-layered, and highly nuanced, our estate wines represent uncompromised farming and winemaking from vine to bottle.

Our Single Block wines are sourced from distinct blocks within the Cuvaison estate vineyard that have the rare combination of climate, soil and aspect to yield fruit that is consistently outstanding year after year. These individual blocks produce “stand alone” wines that need no blending. Limited in production, they represent the highest and most complete expression of fruit from our Carneros estate.

Visit our Tasting Rooms to check out the new look and taste our delicious wines!


Time Posted: May 14, 2013 at 1:45 PM
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May 7, 2013 | Cuvaison Estate Wines

May Club Cuvaison Sampler!




2012 Cuvaison Solitaire Sauvignon Blanc

Limited Production
Single Block Series

Our Sauvignon Blanc all comes from a singular, diamond-shaped block in our Carneros Estate. We ferment the wine in stainless steel at a cool temperature to capture and retain all the bright gooseberry, lemongrass and fresh citrus tones of this variety. Although aged on its lees to soften and enrobe the wine, it doesn’t go through malo-lactic fermentation as we want to retain the crisp minerality and vibrant acidity that is the focus of this "solitaire" wine.

 - Winemaker Steven Rogstad

Retail Sampler Reorder  
Bottle 25% Off ORDER
$23.00 $17.25  

2011 Cuvaison Estate Syrah

New Release
Estate Series

The hills of our Carneros Estate Vineyard are marked by shallow clay soils, barren land that restricts vigor and restrains energetic varieties like Syrah from their naturally, over productive tendencies. This is critical for two reasons; it allows Syrah to ripen in the chill of Carneros and it gives concentration and character to the ensuing wines. Our 2011 Syrah is just such an example. Smokey, peppery, jammy nose, with black cherry, blackberry and lavender notes. On the palate the wine is silky with spice and round tannins supporting the dense fruit and lively finish.

- Winemaker Steven Rogstad

Retail Sampler Reorder   
Bottle 25% Off ORDER
$38.00 $28.50  

2011 Brandlin Zinfandel Bald Mountain Vineyard

Limited Production, New Release
Estate Series

A shy vintage the 2011 Bald Mountain Zinfandel exhibits a complex mix of floral, fruit and earthy tones. Despite some fall rains, the sheer slopes of this mountain site effectively concentrate each berry. The general rich, jammy texture of this Zinfandel is accentuated with violets and rose petals, loganberry, boysenberry and a hint of soy and forest floor.

- Winemaker Steven Rogstad

Retail Sampler Reorder   
Bottle 25% Off ORDER
$38.00 $28.50  


Time Posted: May 7, 2013 at 12:15 PM
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March 11, 2013 | Cuvaison Estate Wines

March Club Cuvaison Wines


2011 ATS Chardonnay


2011 ATS Chardonnay

Our 2011 ATS Chardonnay boasts the taut, sinewy structure of Chardonnay from our Old Wente blocks, blended with a soupçon of the floral dominated Dijon 809 clone. The Inviting aromas of nutmeg, almond and Brioche with shimmering honeysuckle and apricot tones invite you in, but it’s the supple, rich mouth feel of the wine that hooks you. A full-bodied, richly textured wine the ATS Chardonnay blends stone fruit freshness with crisp acidity, creating a long-lived impression that will keep you coming back for more.



2011 Cuvaison Estate Pinot Noir

Another cool vintage coupled with a late season engendered this seductive, elegantly-styled Pinot Noir. Raspberry, wild strawberry, pomegranate, and lilac notes, gently spiced with aniseed, sassafras, and a touch of juniper berry. On the palate the wine showcases structure over bombast -- bright acidity, clean fruit, and graceful tannins linger in the memory.


Time Posted: Mar 11, 2013 at 2:22 PM
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October 12, 2012 | Cuvaison Estate Wines

2010 Carneros Pinot Noir Receives 90pt Rating from Wine Enthusiast Magazine!



"One of Cuvaison's best basic Pinots in years,
this is charming with its dry, crisp structure,
silky elegance and fine flavors of raspberries,
cherries and toasty oak...”

-- Steve Heimoff, Wine Enthusiast

Winemaker Notes by Steven Rogstad
A tremendous year for Pinot Noir in Carneros, La Nina conditions set up a long cool growing season with just a few bumps on the way. Our 2010 possesses vibrant notes of cherry, raspberry, and pomegranate with hints of allspice and sassafras. On the palate the wine is quite dense with both red and black fruits, especially cherry and boysenberry coming to the fore. The coolness of the wine really forges the finish with fine tannins and bright minerality to the long aftertaste.

Time Posted: Oct 12, 2012 at 8:46 AM
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September 12, 2012 | Cuvaison Estate Wines

Harvest 2012 at Cuvaison! Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are the first to be picked!

At 10 pm on September 11, 2012, several crews began harvesting Pinot Noir and Chardonnay  grapes from our estate vineyards in Carneros. Crews worked tirelessly until 4 am, bringing in 31 tons of Pinot Noir and 32 tons of Chardonnay! The grapes look fantastic and we are all very excited about this year's crop!

Watch as the team sorts and processes the Pinot Noir grapes


Check out the photo album on Facebook!


Time Posted: Sep 12, 2012 at 10:59 AM
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February 17, 2012 | Cuvaison Estate Wines

Great Reviews by Wine & Spirits on our ’09 Pinot Noir and ’08 Cab!

We have our own opinions about Steve’s wines and are pleased
these highly regarded publications agree!

2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder

“A sleek, soft cabernet, this hints at its mountain origins in scents of green peppercorn, black mushroom and beefy tannins. For now, the plum skin flavors and round, fruity richness lend those tannins sweetness, turning them toward dark chocolate. Give this a few years in the cellar and it should grow more expressive.”


Wine & Spirits   |   February 2012

Retail:  45.00
Club:  36.00 


2009 Carneros Pinot Noir

“Lush scents of kirsch emerge from the initial dark and juicy flavors. This is sleek and soft, its tannins layering mineral detail over the velvet texture. A rich pinot to serve with roast squab.”


Wine & Spirits    |    February 2012

“Stars of a great vintage”

4 out of 5 stars, the highest rating awarded for Napa Valley
Featured in Decanter magazine   |   March 2012

“Special Pinot Noir Edition
“Where to find the world’s best Pinots”

Retail: 35.00
Club: 28.00



Time Posted: Feb 17, 2012 at 3:57 PM
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January 23, 2012 | Cuvaison Estate Wines

Wine Advocate | 2009 Brandlin Cabernet Sauvignon | 92+ Points

We are proud to share this glowing 92+ point review awarded by the Wine Advocate, to our 2009 Brandlin Cabernet Sauvignon. Nice job Steve!

Read Antonio Galloni’s elegant review on this vintage:

"'The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon is a very pretty wine, but it needs time in the glass to open up. Dark cherries, plums, licorice, flowers and grilled herbs are some of the nuances that emerge from this mid-weight, gracious Cabernet Sauvignon. This isn’t a blockbuster, but rather a wine built along more classic lines. I really like the balance here. It appears there is significant upside, as the wine keeps getting better and better with time in the glass. In 2009 the blend includes 14% Malbec, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2024. Telephone (800) 253-9463 and (707) 942-2460."

The '09 vintage will not be released until Spring 2012.

Time Posted: Jan 23, 2012 at 3:27 PM
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December 29, 2011 | Cuvaison Estate Wines

2009 ATS Chardonnay - 90 Points - Wine Spectator, December 2011



“Young, tight and concentrated, this is slow to show its creamy vanilla-laced oak, ripe pear, apricot, fig and melon flavors. Full-bodied, ending with an enticing aftertaste of smoky oak and roasted marshmallow. Drink now through 2017.”

- James Laube

Wine Spectator, December 2011

Retail Bottle   |   $54.00

Time Posted: Dec 29, 2011 at 4:11 PM
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November 16, 2011 | Cuvaison Estate Wines

Club Cuvaison Holiday Celebration In the Cave!

This past Sunday wrapped up another exciting Club Cuvaison Holiday Gathering in the Calistoga Wine Cave.

We were graced by the presence of over 80 club members from all over the country, including the congenial Bruce and Lupe (pictured below), who visit us every year from Chicago, and are some of our biggest fans on Facebook!

(Thanks for being a part of our event Bruce and Lupe!)

Winemaker Steven Rogstad and wife Virginia were also present.

Steve always makes a point to mingle and carouse with club members.

(Wine Club Members and Steve at right)

(Steve and wine club members)

What about the wines? Tell us about the wines!

Well, since you asked …

According to Christina, the at-times esoteric 2009 ATS Chardonnay was the true show stopper! This particular club exclusive wine is produced in very limited quantities, and scarecly available for tasting. In fact, it’s only available in the Collector’s Selection hoilday gift pack right now.

Trying our ATS Chardonnay can be a unique opportunity; like viewing a mountain lion in the wild – it doesn’t happen very often, and when it does … you have to seize the moment!

(Christina w/ Two Estates, ATS Chardonnay and Diablo Syrah)

One of the many benefits of being a club Cuvaison member is having access to our more limited and exclusive wines, like the Two Estates, Diablo Syrah and the ATS Chardonnay. In addition, you get to enjoy special pricing on these wines.

More news is that Jamie Glidewell has returned to the Club Cuvaison as Wine Club Sales Manager. We are so excited, and know the wine club is in good hands with Jamie at the helm. The entire team; Danette, Laurie and Christina – are at your ready for placing orders and answering any club or Cuvaison related questions you have.

(Wine Club Rock Stars Christina, Jamie, Laurie and Danette)

In conclusion, a BIG THANKS to everyone who was able to join us for the Holiday Celebration
in the Cave. We hope to see you again at our club event in February!

The entire photo album is available for viewing on our Facebook page. Click here!


Tasting in the Cave
 Sunday  |  February 12th, 2012  |  1pm – 3pm

Time Posted: Nov 16, 2011 at 1:28 PM
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August 9, 2011 | Cuvaison Estate Wines

Wine Spectator Review - 91 POINTS - BRANDLIN Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2008 Brandlin Cabernet Sauvignon Is one of ...

"18 Outstanding Napa Cabernets!"

"This well-structured red is marked by a tight, flinty, minerally edge, yet nonetheless offers a complex core of dried berry, roasted herb, sage and cedar. Ends with the tannins giving the flavors traction. Best from 2012 through 2022."

James Laube, Wine Spectator, August 1, 2011


Retail Bottle   $90

Time Posted: Aug 9, 2011 at 3:27 PM
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June 18, 2010 | Cuvaison Estate Wines

Cuvaison's Gone Mobile!

Phone calls are so 2005 - and snail mail, what’s that? Everyday our world is communicating less through traditional mail and phone calls, and more through text messaging and emails.

People are ditching their perfectly serviceable cell phones to upgrade to “smart phones” that do everything short of bringing you breakfast in bed. (Think iphone, Droid and Blackberry)

Why are we bringing this up? Good question. Cuvaison has recently developed a special site that makes navigating from a smart phone easier.

The next time you visit our website from a smart phone, you will enjoy your experience and won’t have to scroll a million times in order to see the breadth of a specific page.

Say you’re on a Princess cruise or flying Singapore Airlines and happenchance upon a Cuvaison wine you like. All you have to do is visit our mobile site and buy wine remotely. Tell us that’s not cool!

We are convinced the smart phone users of the universe will find our new mobile site friendly to navigate and easy to shop on. We’ll see you on the World Wide Web!

Time Posted: Jun 18, 2010 at 4:52 PM
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June 18, 2010 | Cuvaison Estate Wines

Que Syrah Syrah - June Promotion!

Take home a 6-pack and save 30%
Retail Bottle   |    30
Retail 6-Bottle set    |   180
Promo 6-Bottle set    |   126

Time Posted: Jun 18, 2010 at 4:46 PM
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April 26, 2010 | Cuvaison Estate Wines

May Wine Club Sampler - Video Notes

Get your taste buds ramped up for Club Cuvaison's May Sampler which includes the 2007 Block F5 Pinot Noir and the 2007 Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon. Here's what Cuvaison Winemaker Steven Rogstad has to say about these wines.


Time Posted: Apr 26, 2010 at 4:13 PM
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March 31, 2010 | Cuvaison Estate Wines

Spring with Sauvignon Blanc

Passion fruit, kiwi, lemongrass, and lime,
the bright fruit and crisp finish come together to
create a wine that is - in a word - refreshing.

Special Club Offer!  The 2009 Sauvignon Blanc
at $180 for a case, or $95 for 6 bottles.
(full retail $20/bottle)

Time Posted: Mar 31, 2010 at 2:29 PM
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March 10, 2010 | Cuvaison Estate Wines

New Release - 2007 Brandlin Cabernet Sauvignon

Watch what winemaker, Steven Rogstad has to say about the
2007 Brandlin Cabernet Sauvignon - a New Release!

«Click here to learn about a special offer on this new release!»


Time Posted: Mar 10, 2010 at 8:50 AM
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February 2, 2010 | Cuvaison Estate Wines



Three Bottles or More of Selected RED Wines at 25% Off:  mix & match!

2007 Block F5 Pinot Noir
Just awarded the Double Gold Medal from 2010 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Limited Availability!

2007 Diablo Syrah
19 cases of this club favorite remaining!

2006 Zinfandel Brandlin Vineyard Mount Veeder
27 cases of this end of vintage winery exclusive release remaining!

3 Red Wines @ a Rocking Deal!
click here to learn more>>


Time Posted: Feb 2, 2010 at 2:15 PM
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January 26, 2010 | Cuvaison Estate Wines

Four Scores for Cuvaison!



2006 BRANDLIN Cabernet Sauvignon  |  Mount Veeder, Napa Valley

The 2006 BRANDLIN Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder (86% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot) is one of the finest wines of the vintage. Its dense ruby/purple color is accompanied by aromas of creme de cassis, licorice, forest floor, and floral undertones. The wine possesses layers of fruit in addition to full-bodied power, and plenty of well-integrated, velvety tannin. Drink this beauty over the next 10-15 years. – Robert Parker's Wine Advocate – December 2009 –– 93 POINTS


2007 ATS Chardonnay  |  Carneros, Napa Valley

A brilliant offering, the light green/gold-colored 2007 Chardonnay ATS Selection boasts honeysuckle, orange blossom, citrus oil, and white peach aromas along with terrific acidity, medium to full body, no noticeable oak, and superb fruit as well as length. Drink it over the next 2-3 years. – Robert Parker's Wine Advocate – December 2009 –– 92 POINTS


2007 Carneros Syrah  |  Carneros, Napa Valley

A heck-of-a bargain, the outstanding 2007 Syrah offers smoky, gamy, meaty, lard, and bacon fat notes intermixed with blackberry and currant fruit aromas. This spicy, dense, richly fruity, supple Syrah is ideal for drinking over the next 3-4 years. – Robert Parker's Wine Advocate – December 2009 –– 90 POINTS


2007 S Bock Chardonnay  |  Carneros, Napa Valley

The 2007 Chardonnay S Block reveals similar citrus oil, white peach, and wet steel-like characteristics in its crisp, medium-bodied, fresh, lively personality. It should drink well for 1-2 years. – Robert Parker's Wine Advocate – December 2009 –– 89 POINTS

Time Posted: Jan 26, 2010 at 1:45 PM

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