Friday, December 31, 2010

Find us on the Vin Organica app

You can find Coates Vineyards on Vin Organica, a new app (available at the Apple Store). It's a handy guide to organic, no-sulfites wines and vineyards in California. It includes slide shows, tasting room hours, nearby restaurants and lodging, prices, maps and directions.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

2010 Harvest and Crush

Luckily Coates Vineyards had some wonderful help from our local bears in cleaning off all the grapes that we hadn't harvested ourselves this season. Rain came the 3rd weekend in September just before we started the pick. We left hanging the rain damaged Syrah, Zinfandel and Sangiovese grapes to be pruned off later with the canes. The bear in the photo had decided that the grapes were fine enough for fresh eating and is systematically working down the row, enjoying a lovely, peaceful Syrah afternoon.

The Merlot, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Trebbiano ripened well and their thicker skins withstood splitting and subsequent molding. We finished the harvest and crush with 70 new barrels of 2010 wines.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Why am I so special?

Good question, why am I so special? Let's see.

Organic 2004 Merlot wine, from very rich and flavorful certified organic, estate grown, hand picked grapes for a starter.
Fermented with tender loving care without the addition of sulfites, and thus capturing all the delicate flavor essences developed from the long summer season of ripening the merlot grapes.
The 3 years of aging in beautiful Nadalie French and American oak barrels.
Unfiltered, unfined, delivering its true, natural flavors and silky texture. Certified Vegan.
A perfect wine to celebrate the end of a Great 2007. Happy New Year from all of us at Coates Vineyards!

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Red Cap Reserve

The Red Cap Red label has finally been revived but as the Reserve. Long live the freedom fighters! Try drinking a bottle of the Red Cap Reserve and see what kind of freedom fighting expression you may exhibit. With 20% alcohol and being a Port style wine, there is nothing reserved about the bouquet of flavors and gorgeous ruby glow.

70 Cases of 750ml bottles produced
Release Date- July 2007

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

2003 Zinfandel Release

175 cases produced
Total SO2-none detected, Vinquiry-TTB Certified Laboratory

The 2003 Zinfandel hits the glass a fiery red and settles to a deep garnet. Initial nose is of big, purple baking cherries with undertones of driftwood. It is dry and very spicey from the new American oak. The spiciness is liken to a bit of clove. A wine perfectly suited to popular American taste. What rounds the wine out best is the unique terroir of the Klamath River bottom, rich with minerals imparting an almost flinty dryness to the finish.

Monday, January 29, 2007

2003 Merlot Release

We are very pleased to present our next series of Organic Wines, barrel aged for more than 3 years to perfection.
150 cases produced
Total SO2-none detected-Vinquiry,Inc.-TTB Certified Laboratory

2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Release

250 cases produced
Total SO2- none detected-Vinquiry-TTB Certified Laboratory