September is here and the crush has started!
We will be open on Labor day noon to 5pm.
First time for the Concerto to go on case special at 30% off.
Regularly at $336.00 this month only $235.20.
We are well into the Barbera fermentation and it is tasting very good.
Stop by the winery and find out what drives a lot of wine makers to make wine.
Spence is recovering from his L5-S1 disc issue and should be back next weekend.
Thanks to everyone for the concern and best wishes.
Tasting flight this weekend will be:
We have anew location to source our wines in the Summit Road area. The Summit store now carries our 2013 Pinot Noir, 2012 Concerto, 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012 Petite Sirah, 2013 Zinfandel.
This is the last weekend in July for club pick up where you still get to choose which award-winning wines you will take home.
Tasting room information:
tonight’s line up for the tasting room menu includes the Sparkling, Pinot Noir, Concerto, Cabernet Sauvignon, and last but not least the Zinfandel!
Sparkling on a hot day like this just seemed to me to be the perfect way to start the weekend!!
Come on in and celebrate Summer!!
Sunday is Mothers Day. Stop by the winery and pick up a bottle of Sparkling wine to make that Sunday brunch Mimosa.
What a great way to start the day. While you’re there pick up a bottle of wine for that special Mothers Day dinner.
We will be pouring over in Oakland at the Garagista event on May 19th.
The Milpitas BBQ Festival will be held on May 21 and 22. We will be pouring glasses of wine at the Community stage end of the street.
We did this event last year and it was a lot of fun.
We also have the Pinot Pathways event on the 21st and 22nd of May.
That’s all folks,
Please join us in helping Allison, Jill & Dennis raise some funding for a great cause!
Follow these links to purchase Tix:
Here is a list of some of the bigger raffle prizes we have for Saturday. Tickets are $5 a piece or 5 for $20 and winner does not need to be present to win.
1 pair Giants Tickets- April 9th Dodgers day game
1 pair Giants tickets- April 20th Diamondbacks night game
2 lawn seat tickets to see Heart, Joan Jett and Cheap Trick Aug 24 at Shoreline
10 $50 gift cards to Thai Time restaurant in San Carlos
1 Gina Matrone original handcrafted necklace
Shiki Bistro gift certificates (sushi restaurants)
2 bags of Shakeology (value $100/ each)
50/50 raffle ($10 ticket each)
Raffle for iPad Pro, Apple Watch, or Apple TV ($10 tickets each and drawing is held separately on March 11.)
We we have received the results from the S.F.Chronicle Wine Competition. We garnered five silvers and one bronze. This is the first year that we were awarded medals for every one of our entries. We will be pouring at the public tasting on Saturday Feb. 13th.
We have sold out of our SF Chronicle Gold Medal winning 2011 Concerto. We still have the 2012 Concerto but it now seems to be moving out of the tasting room fairly fast so……if you haven’t tasted this wine yet stop by and see why the 2012 Concerto received a Gold from SF International Wine Comp. This wine was recently reviewed by the Santa Cruz Mountains Wine Guild. It was rated with 4-92 points, 1-91 points, and 1-90 points by the six tasters on the panel for an average of 91.5 points.
The wines that we had evaluated by Santa Cruz Mountains Wine Tasters Guild with an average score are:
Wine Vintage Average Rating
Russian Ridge North Coast Sparkling NV 85
Russian Ridge Pinot Noir 2012 85
Russian Ridge Zinfandel 2013 91
Russian Ridge Syrah 2012 90
Russian Ridge Merlot 2012 90
Russian Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 89
Russian Ridge Petite Sirah 2012 88
Russian Ridge Concerto 2012 91.5
As we close in on our first full year I pause to reflect on our accomplishments. We opened our own facility at the end of August of 2014. In early December we doubled our space. We are still refining the logistics of equipment location. Part of that process has included the installation of our new bottling line. With the Corker not arriving until early September we were not able to bottle before the 2015 crush started. We had to scramble to get the 2013 vintage in the bottle as well as pick up and process the 2015 vintage. Fortunately our family came to the rescue. One comment that hit home to me was that they were not aware of all the work required to make the noble grape turn into such a grand libation. We crushed about 15 tons of fruit this year which is about what we have done every year since we started making wine to enjoy with everyone. This year we have added a North Coast Sparking Brut and a Port style, wine Forte. Best of all we have increased our circle of friends with our Wine Club members and new customers. We have participated in several Wine walks: Los Gatos twice, Mountain View twice, Los Altos, San Mateo, Belmont and Menlo Park. We also poured for the Mountain View Art & Wine Festival, Milpitas BBQ Festival, San Carlos Art & Wine Festival, Pinot Paradise at the Mountain Winery, and Wine with Heart at Thomas Fogarty Winery. I also poured for the San Diego County Fair and in Reno at the Pinot Shotout in the month of July.
We are sold out of our 2011 Pinot Grigio and almost sold out of the rest of our 2011 vintage.
As we edge into the new year we are excited to taste how the 2014 vintage has matured as well as the promise of the 2015 Vintage. Will it indeed turn out to be an exemplary vintage as most seem to imply? Only time will tell but we are certainly excited to see.
Joan, Spencer and I wish everybody A Very Happy Holiday Season.
Hello friends of Russian Ridge Winery,
We will still have the Santa Cruz Mnts. Syrah 2011 on sale by the case at $200.00. Augusts special case price will be on the 2011 Merlot. Same great price @ 1/3 off retail: $200.00.
Futures are still available on the 2013 Pinot Noir from Santa Cruz Mnts. @ $180.00/case and our Fiddletown Zinfandel @ $200.00. These wines will be released during the next club pickup month of October. We will evaluate whether the wine is still in bottle shock and give you recommendations on when it should be ready to drink. I would think based on the history of our wines that you should be able to enjoy them by Thanksgiving at the latest.
We will be pouring at the Mountain View Wine Walk on Thursday August 13th.
September gets a bit busy for us as we expect the 2015 Crush to start early September.
We will be pouring at the following events:
Mountain View Art and Wine Festival on Saturday and Sunday the 12th and 13th.
Los Altos Wine Walk on Friday the 18th.
Los Gatos Wine Walk on Saturday the 19th.
Hope to see you at the tasting room soon!
Russian Ridge Winery
S.F. International Competition
RUSSIAN RIDGE WINERY
Gold Medal 93 pts Russian Ridge Winery 2012 Premium Bordeaux Blend, Concerto, Santa Cruz Mountains, USA $28. www.russianridgewinery.com
Silver Medal Russian Ridge Winery 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Cruz Mountains, USA $32. www.russianridgewinery.com
Silver Medal Russian Ridge Winery 2012 Syrah, Santa Cruz Mountains, USA $25. www.russianridgewinery.com
Bronze Medal Russian Ridge Winery 2012 Merlot, Santa Clara, USA $25. www.russianridgewinery.com
Thanks for all your support!
Don’t forget to get your tickets to the Silicon Valley Wine Auction with food and wine pairing!
Russian Ridge Winery
Happy April, 2015
Well its already spring time with bud break in full force.
We would like to update our friends on what is happening at the winery this month & beyond.
This coming weekend is Wine Club pick up. We want to remind all of our club members of the additional 5% off every bottle purchased over their club pick up. Also when that happens your two lowest price wines become the club shipment. That way your higher priced wines get the additional 5% reduction in price.
Steve Jones will be playing some blues and jazz rifts on Friday night.
So stop by Friday get your free tasting, pick up your club shipment, and meet some of the other club members.
We think we have a very special group of people in our club!
Can’t make it Friday night? Not a problem. Just stop in on Saturday or Sunday. The 5% program is valid all weekend.
We will be doing barrel tasting & taking Futures case orders for our 2013 Fiddletown Zin and 2013 Santa Cruz Mnts. Pinot Noir
We will have some cheeses, charcuterie, baguettes, and chocolate for you to enjoy with your wine on Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday the 18th is Passport weekend.
Some of the events that we will be attending are:
Los Gatos Wine Walk Saturday the 25th. We will be pouring at: VILLAGE HOUSE OF BOOKS
from 1:30 to 5:30
Tickets sell out every year so get yours soon. More information in attachment.
We will be pouring at the Peninsula Jewish Community Center on Sunday, May 17th. from 5:30 to 9:30 pm.
We will be participating in the Silicon Valley Wine Auction. This event will be at Levi stadium on Saturday June 20th.
Milpitas International BBQ and Festival
This event runs Saturday and Sunday May 30 & 31 from 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
We may have to close the tasting room for this weekend. We will keep you posted.
The Third Annual Wine Walk Mountain View on Thursday, August 13th from 5:30 to 9;00 p.m.
More to come
We would like to remind everybody that this weekend is Santa Cruz Mountains Passport on Saturday as well as the January pick up weekend. Our tasting room hours our 5p to 9p on Friday and Noon to 5P on Saturday and Sunday. We would also like to remind our wine club members that any wines purchased over the club selection will be an additional 5% off. Our Club selections this month are the 2011 Santa Clara Valley Merlot as well as the 2011 Santa Cruz Mnts. Syrah. Change it up if you would like something else. See you this weekend!