Berserker Day

Wine Berserker Day #12

We are back for our second participation in Berserker day. This year, we decided to offer different ways to study what we are doing with single-vineyard verticals of three different red varieties and a Pinot Noir site survey within the same vintage. Special Berserker Day pricing of 20% off on these select 3-packs.

For those who missed out last year, as well as those who picked up some of our vertical tasting three packs, these are different vintages and/or bottlings. So there’s something new for everyone. We have listed Vinous ratings, where possible, for consistency in rating criteria and because that is the one publication that actually tastes everything we make every vintage.

Pinot Noir is the main varietal we produce. Here is a study in vineyard sites we call the 2016 Sonoma Pinot Noir Grand Triple Play: Bottlings from three great but different corners of Sonoma County AVA’s: Platt from the Southern Sonoma Coast (Vinous 95 pt), Gunsalus from the Green Valley of Russian River Valley (Vinous 94 pt) and ‘High Slopes’ representing the southernmost tip of the Russian River Valley (Vinous 94 pt).

Syrah has been another focus of ours for many years-before it was in favor and after it grew out of favor in the general marketplace. Calypso is a fine site to see over different vintages. It is a tiny vineyard dedicated to exploring and adapting the plantings as we have been discovering which clone/ rootstock/ trellis-systems are best suited there. Between 2014 (Vinous 90 pt), 2015 (Vinous 92 pt) and 2016 (Vinous 93 pt), there are very different kinds of growing seasons. This is a great opportunity to see how the site shines under varied lighting. No new oak is necessary with this variety and the nuances deserve that space.

Scherrer Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon was first planted by my late father Ed Scherrer in the late 1980’s. These three vintages are the product of very different growing seasons: 2015 (Vinous 93 pt), 2016 (Vinous 94 pt) and 2017 (not yet reviewed). You can see the site consistency within the context of this. Our Cabernets typically shine most brightly after a decade in bottle. However, these show well at this early stage and are still available for reorder (should one fall in love with them) at release pricing rather than library re-release pricing when they hit that decade mark.

Zinfandel was where I started and had to include our ‘Old & Mature’ Vines bottling made from the Old Vines my grandfather planted in 1912 and ‘mature’ vines I helped my Father and Grandfather plant in the 1970s. I selected the newest vintages we have in a meaningful quantity in case someone is compelled to come back to the well: 2016 (Vinous 93 pt), 2017 (Vinous 93 pt), 2018 (Not Yet Reviewed)

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions at (707) 823-8980 or email

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