Hello everyone. Growing grapes on the edge of the wilderness in deep northern CA has been extremely challenging in recent years. Weve been experiencing serious forest fires that have caused varying degrees of smoke taint in the wines from our estate vineyards in 2013,14, and 15. Each vintage was either declassified or dumped. We had to make some brutal decisions regarding these wines, but we made the best choices for our consumers and our brand. So you won't see any Syrahs or Zinfandels from those years.
Fortunately, in 2015, we signed contracts with two of the finest vineyards in the Southwest Humboldt region. These vineyards were far from the fires in 15 and there was no impact.
Located in the Fruitland ridge area in the west side of Humboldt County, Elk Prairie vineyard, was planted in 1998 to Pinot Noir, with a mix of Dijon clones, Pommard, and the old Martini clone. This vineyard has been dry farmed using strict organic methods. It has historically produced Pinot Noirs with great elegance, balance, and purity.
Just over the hill from Elk Prairie and situated just 3 miles off the Pacific, is Lost Coast vineyard, also planted in 1998. This 7 acre vineyard is planted to various Dijon clones of Pinot Noir and a mix of Chardonnay, Viognier, and Sauvignon Blanc. Lost Coast is a cold, wind swept site that produces tiny yields with great natural acidity and elegance of fruit. We obtained a contract for all 7 acres of fruit and are excited to release the new wines from this amazing site.
The 2 new Pinot Noirs from Anderson Valley are from the upper slope of the Day Ranch vineyard, in the deep, Western end of the Anderson Valley and are farmed by our own, tallented, Casey Hartlip.
In addition to our aged wines we have included our new set of Pinot Noirs in this offer. These wines have not been released to the public yet so you get the first chance at them. Please go to www.cabotvineyards.com to place your order. We have buttons setup with pay pal for your convenience. or tasting comments on our aged wines there are 1000+ tasting notes and scores from consumers like you on Cellartracker.
New Release Pinot Pack- $200
- 2 2015 Pinot Noir- Humboldt County- blend of Elk Prairie and Lost Coast vineyards
- 1 2015 Pinot Noir- Elk Prairie, Humboldt
- 1 2015 Pinot Noir- Lost Coast, Humboldt
- 1 2014 Pinot Noir- Anderson Valley
- 1 2016 Pinot Noir- Anderson Valley
Arnold Caplan wrote: Cabot Lost Coast was my WOTD
Mike Grammar wrote:2015 Cabot Humboldt County Pinot Noir
These are John's first PNs and he made an impression with everyone today. Elevated cherry and bits of nutmeg for me here. On palate, it's not shy but it is controlled with some cedar and sarsaparilla beside cherry fruit. Solid.
2015 Cabot Lost Coast Pinot Noir
I like the bouquet a bit more here--strawberry, cherry and mocha-woodsy all combining. I like the taste a little less, kind of striated and on the lean side, though raspberry and strawberry are in play.
2015 Cabot Elk Prairie Pinot Noir
Very evocative, both in the bouquet and on the taste. So much perfume and pure red fruit. Has some zip and shows its youth but promises a long life with plenty of verve and carry. Give 4 years, this has a ton of potential.
Aged Pinot pack- $200
- 1 2010 PN Anderson Valley
- 1 2011 PN Nash Mill, Anderson Valley
- 1 2011 PN Anderson Valley
- 2 2013 PN Anderson Valley
- 1 2013 PN Nash Mill, Anderson Valley
Aged Cab and Confluence- $180
- 2 2009 Confluence 40% Merlot, 30% Malbec, 15% Cabernet, 15% Syrah
- 2 2004 Confluence 50% Cabernet, 50% Merlot
- 1 2007 Confluence 50% Cabernet, 25% Merlot, 25% Syrah
- 1 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon
Aged AFWE Syrah Pack- $160
- 2 2010 Syrah- Humboldt County
- 2 2010 Syrah- Klamath Cuvee
- 2 2011 Syrah- Humboldt County
For those of you in California, we are offering a flat rate of $10 for 6 packs and $20 for a case.
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