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Dave's Wine Club Newsletter
Harvest 2016
By Catalina Perez & Jesse Malvesti
bottlesWell, another harvest season is officially upon us… The leaves in the vineyard have begun to change from deep greens to vibrant golden hues. This can only mean one thing, that it is time for your October Dave’s Club shipment!
Passion is how you make wine. It is Dave’s passion that drives him to explore all that this 20 acre estate vineyard has to offer and to bring forth wines that reflect that passion. Our unique Dry Creek Valley soil and climate impacts each of our 30+ different varietal’s flavor in a very unique way and we are driven to capture that flavor in every single bottle. Each growing season is distinctively different, thus challenging Catarino, Martha and their vineyard crew to understand those variances and adapt- that’s a part of the excitement and challenge of winemaking. And as many of you probably know, Dave loves a challenge!
Exclusive Events and Specials
? Mystery Library Wine Case Sale ? Be on the look-out in the paper newsletter you'll soon be receiving in your wine club package for a special sale on wines that showcase some of the best of our 2012 vintage.

New Sparkling Wines Just Released!

$20.40 a bottle for members (regularly $34)
2013 Sparkling Pinot Noir
2013 Sparkling Resurrection
 
Order 6 bottles of Sparkling by Nov 30th & pay only $10 shipping just in time for the holidays! Locals: Stop by and pick up 6 before the end of the year and we'll cover the sales tax! 

New Release Date for 2015 ZP2C Futures!
ZP2C is officially a red cap! The new 16 month version will be available beginning of Feb 2017
Futures still available online or at the winery

Upcoming Events

Wine Club Pick-up Party
Saturday, Nov 5th 11:00 - 4:00
Enjoy food, wine & pick-ups
 
Annual Coffaro Holiday Open House
Saturday, Dec 10th
Festivities & holiday fun from
11:00 - 4:00
 
Winter WineLand
January 14th – 15th 2017
40th Annual Wine Road Barrel Tasting
March 3rd – 5th & 10th – 12th
October 2016 Featured Wines

2014 Terre Melange  Retail: $30 – Club: $18
DATA: 30% Syrah / 25% Mourvedre / 20% Grenache / 13% Peloursin / 12% Carignan
This extremely earthy wine has aromas of herbs de Provence, its musky & fruity with a dark, rich color.
Pairs with: Dijon crusted roasted rack of lamb.

2013 Estate Cuvee (16 month) Retail: $32 – Club: $19.20
DATA: 33% Cabernet / 31% Zinfandel / 22% Carignan / 14% Petite Sirah
Dave’s flagship wine from the 2013 vintage is absolutely heavenly! It smells like Dry Creek Valley- Red raspberries very well balanced flavors great structure. Drink now!!!
Pairs with: Rosemary and garlic studded tri-tip covered in caramelized Vidalia onions

2014 Aca Modot   Retail: $35 – Club: $21
DATA: 37% Merlot / 24% Petit Verdot / 24% Cab Franc / 15% Cabernet Sauvignon
This Bordeaux style blend is ripe, but nowhere near sweet. It has nicely integrated tannins, but the tannins are DEFINITELY there. Not too oaky which lets each varietal shine through.
Pairs with: A big, juicy bacon & Gruyere cheese burger and truffle fries

2014 Block 4 (16 month) Retail: $38 – Club: $22.80
DATA: 50% Zinfandel / 25% Petite Sirah / 9% Carignan / 8% Peloursin / 8% Syrah
If any wine here has a perfect mouthfeel and texture, this is it. The character portrait of an old vine field blend- the oak is there, the richness and the ripe juicy flavors. Enjoy this wine now, or in 2026…it will only get better! Pairs with: Eggplant parmesan with lots of fresh basil


Here's your chance to taste, side by side, the exact same two Zinfandels, one aged 10 months in the barrel and the other 16 months. When we tasted these two wines, we found them surprisingly distinct and picked up on subtle variances which evoked the following tasting notes and recipe ideas:

2014 Zinfandel  Retail: $30 – Club: $18
DATA: 100% Zinfandel
A lively medium bodied Zin from our 100 year old vines. This wine is perfumy on the nose and is laced with savory herbs like thyme & rosemary yet finishes with hints of milk chocolate.
Pairs with: Grilled sausages & onions on a soft bun with sweet-hot mustard

2014 Zinfandel (16 month) Retail: $32 – Club: $19.20
DATA: 100% Zinfandel 
This Zinfandel has flavors of black cherries, toasted marshmallows and sweet, spicy oak. A delicate, almost understated old vine Zin that was made as much for everyday sipping as it was for enjoying with your favorite foods.
Pairs with: Your Thanksgiving turkey and all the trimmings. Definitely do not forget the cranberries.


For recipes and food pairing ideas contact jesse@coffaro.com