November 9, 2022

THE HARVEST OF ’22 CAME IN HOT AND FAST


“This harvest (crush) could produce the best wines we’ve ever made….”– Winemaker Scott Stelzle on his 1st Cordant Crush By Alan Goldfarb The harvest of 2022 was winemaker Scott Stelzle’s first for Cordant, and in his 23-year winemaking career he’s never seen anything like what occurred during this year’s crush. “It was one of the most unique harvest seasons we’ve experienced,” he says. “We’re used to having heat waves for…

June 9, 2017

Vineyard Profile: Escolle Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands


Pinot Noir may be the best thing to ever happen in the Santa Lucia Highlands.  The vineyards are located at the bottom of the eastern side of the Santa Lucia Mountain Range in Monterey County, where the mountains are the only thing that separates this prestigious grape-growing region from the ocean. The weather is perfect – cool nights from the ocean air coupled with days that get hot enough (not…