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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 17, 2013 | Cuvaison Estate Wines

Happy #SauvBlanc Day!

Time Posted: May 17, 2013 at 1:03 PM
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May 15, 2013 | Cuvaison Estate Wines

Vineyard Update - May 2013


The Carneros Vineyard is in full bloom and early stages of fruit set, where the fertilized flowers turn into grape berries. Bloom this year has been running about 2 weeks to 18 days ahead of last year which portends an early start to harvest. In other words, the cellar crew should not be planning any labor day festivities. The Brandlin Vineyard on Mount Veeder has just begun bloom in some of the blocks, but is typically 3 weeks or so behind our Carneros Estate. Otherwise it’s been a stress-free year so far with no frost or strong disease pressure. The biggest worries have been the relative dryness of the year and the strong presence of gophers, voles, and deer wanting to munch on our vines.

Time Posted: May 15, 2013 at 12:44 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!

Cheers!

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

     
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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

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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

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Time Posted: May 7, 2013 at 12:15 PM

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