Ceritas - Save the date 8/8/19

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#51 Post by Brent S » October 7th, 2019, 8:18 pm

Tom, thanks for the intel
Believe Thursday is when the offer is live for me
I recall they want you to buy 3 of a kind which was why I was contemplating this purchase.
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#52 Post by mattcitrang » October 10th, 2019, 7:54 am

Offer for Cabs is live now.

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#53 Post by jeffruggels » October 10th, 2019, 10:51 am

i love these wines

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#54 Post by JohnP » October 10th, 2019, 8:29 pm

I picked up two. After reading AG's review, I couldn't resist..
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#55 Post by Brent S » October 10th, 2019, 9:25 pm

Also grabbed 2. Try one at 10 years of age and the other one maybe at 20
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#56 Post by AlexS » October 11th, 2019, 9:50 am

Don't worry about trying a bottle young, they're pretty delicious on release.
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#57 Post by jeffruggels » October 11th, 2019, 2:10 pm

had an 15 when it landed and it was very enjoyable, but my take away was the very special years were a ways down the road

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#58 Post by Steve Brickley » October 12th, 2019, 1:27 pm

I been buying Ceritas whites, mainly Porter Bass since inception. I haven’t been a red buyer, well, since now the cab. The notes are very telling. I am in for two 750’s.
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#59 Post by Adam Frisch » November 11th, 2019, 12:40 pm

They arrived! [cheers.gif]


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#60 Post by Hank Victor » November 11th, 2019, 2:24 pm

Adam Frisch wrote:
November 11th, 2019, 12:40 pm
They arrived! [cheers.gif]



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Nice! Pop upon the cab and give us some tasting notes. [berserker.gif]
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#61 Post by Steve Brickley » November 11th, 2019, 6:17 pm

Wine Searcher lit up for five of the 2007 Porter Bass chards at K&L at $60 per 750ml. Easy decision. All five in my cellar at 52 degrees. I hope to try one soon. As a side note I buy in France from a Italian seller Wine Tip. They have a handful of California amongst hundreds of Italian and one is Ceritas Pinot - on the other side of the world.
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#62 Post by Hank Victor » November 27th, 2019, 1:45 pm

The Cabernet is so aromatically beautiful right off the bat. So much green herbal notes like sage, menthol, pine. Elegant tannins.
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#63 Post by Hank Victor » January 21st, 2020, 3:16 pm

Anyone have reviews for the upcoming spring release next month?

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#64 Post by Douglas Breen » January 22nd, 2020, 4:10 pm

There seems to be a few additions and subtractions to their yearly releases. I’d love to know more about those also. Rivina is a new Pinot from Ceritas for this February release. Maybe it’s a different name for Hacienda or Coastalina (those are not shown for release this year). The 2014 Trout Gulch Chardonnay was amazing last month!

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#65 Post by Eric S n y d e r » January 22nd, 2020, 4:26 pm

For someone who has never tried Ceritas Pinot or Chard, what’s a representative bottling to try? Can I get away with a younger bottle, or should I try to find one with age?

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#66 Post by Douglas Breen » January 22nd, 2020, 4:52 pm

Most of them need a few years aging. The 2014 Trout Gulch was a bit too acidic at the start, but it’s just starting to hit its stride. Drank a 2010 Escarpa Pinot recently and it was great, but could go farther and improve. Their less expensive pinots and Chardonnay’s need less time. Their 2013 Heintz Chardonnay is my favorite of all time (been buying since the 2009 vintage). Their 2011 Peter Martin Ray Chardonnay is at its peak.

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#67 Post by Adam Frisch » January 22nd, 2020, 7:02 pm

Phil Restine wrote:
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Y’all can keep all of that Thomas Rovers Brown hot garbage that was just offered. I’ll be drinking my bottles of Ceritas through a straw right out of the bottle with a cheeseburger.
That's interesting. Most seem to be over the moon with those, but I do know super-extraction tends to get rewarded by critics.

I found my sampler Ceritas to be very restrained. I really liked them, but they're not flashy. And because of the pricing and how hard it is to get, I think I will only occasionally pursue it.
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#68 Post by SteveBrown » January 23rd, 2020, 2:52 pm

Douglas Breen wrote:
January 22nd, 2020, 4:10 pm
There seems to be a few additions and subtractions to their yearly releases. I’d love to know more about those also. Rivina is a new Pinot from Ceritas for this February release. Maybe it’s a different name for Hacienda or Coastalina (those are not shown for release this year). The 2014 Trout Gulch Chardonnay was amazing last month!
Looks like Ceritas trademarked the name "Rivina" as well as "Carex" (Fall Chard release) and "Senna" (Fall Pinot release) - maybe three new blends? Interesting to see they also have a Chard coming from Zephyr Vineyard (on Jonive Road near Bohemian Hwy). Red Car has been sourcing Chard and Pinot from Zephyr for a half-dozen years, IIRC it's recently been replanted/grafted to all Chard.
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#69 Post by Hank Victor » January 23rd, 2020, 2:57 pm

Eric S n y d e r wrote:
January 22nd, 2020, 4:26 pm
For someone who has never tried Ceritas Pinot or Chard, what’s a representative bottling to try? Can I get away with a younger bottle, or should I try to find one with age?
Try with age.
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#70 Post by Douglas Breen » January 23rd, 2020, 4:57 pm

SteveBrown wrote:
January 23rd, 2020, 2:52 pm
Douglas Breen wrote:
January 22nd, 2020, 4:10 pm
There seems to be a few additions and subtractions to their yearly releases. I’d love to know more about those also. Rivina is a new Pinot from Ceritas for this February release. Maybe it’s a different name for Hacienda or Coastalina (those are not shown for release this year). The 2014 Trout Gulch Chardonnay was amazing last month!
Looks like Ceritas trademarked the name "Rivina" as well as "Carex" (Fall Chard release) and "Senna" (Fall Pinot release) - maybe three new blends? Interesting to see they also have a Chard coming from Zephyr Vineyard (on Jonive Road near Bohemian Hwy). Red Car has been sourcing Chard and Pinot from Zephyr for a half-dozen years, IIRC it's recently been replanted/grafted to all Chard.
Thank you for the information. Especially excited for their new Chardonnay. The next release starts Monday (27th), we’ll find out about Rivina and maybe the other new ones.

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