November 9, 2022


“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…

May 26, 2020

Grenache … I Love You!

Grenache … I Love You! For me, picking a favorite varietal is like picking a favorite kid – it’s not really possible. I love my children equally – yet for different reasons – and grape varieties are no different for me. Now, when I talk about my love for these grapes, it’s not really about what I like to drink the most. I do drink wine and love it, though…

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…

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