A great set of scores from The Wine Enthusiast May 2015 issue HERE
Here is a real nice recap by Alder Yarrow of the West of West Sebastopol Tasting from August 2014:
Our 2012 Devoto Pinot Noir gets special mention:
"Light garnet in the glass, this wine smells of zingy, tart raspberry fruit. In the mouth, fantastically bright raspberry fruit mixes with deep forest floor earthiness and dusty, fine-grained tannins. Phenomenal acidity makes the fruit and stone quality of this wine all but burst on the palate. Edgy and electrifying."
#THROWBACK article from back in the day! #FOGEATER
Funny article from a while back by Dave Carnie of Big Brother Magazine fame. He is a smart smart-ass. I have always been a fan of his writing, and it was rad to be the subject of one of his articles. This originally appeared in King Shit skateboard magazine out of Canada, but Dave reposted in his food blog, Food on Drunk.
What kind of wine does a skateboarder make? Wines that have grip and structure and age well. Wines with elegance. In short, fine wine, dude.
Ryan Zepaltas moved from Wisconsin to Sebastopol, California after college to skate. Instead, he landed a job at La Crema as a harvest cellar hand. “I cleaned everything, did pumpovers, punchdowns, ran Chardonnay presses, all the harvest basics. Moved up to forklift jockey during the offseason. Good times. Great place to learn the basics, and that is where I fell in love with the process,” says Zepaltas.
He spent two harvests in New Zealand and started in July 2000 as harvest help at Siduri. He was quickly hired on as cellar master, and then moved up to assistant winemaker, a title he still holds today. READ MORE