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Event Alert: Easkoot at L’Appart Resto Thursday Nov.17th

15/11/16

emily

We’ve always considered our Pinot Noir to be of the “Old World” style, so we feel like we’ll fit right in at what looks to be a great night at  L’Appart Resto, a lovely French restaurant in downtown San Anselmo, this Thursday (Nov.17th) from 5:30-9:00.
It is officially a Beaujolais Nouveau* party, but along with those wines there will also be Champagne flowing as well as about a dozen other French wines and a few selected domestic wines (like ours) that can stroll with those hand in hand.
But what’s a party without fantastic food? They’ll be serving up cheese, charcuterie, salads, beef bourguignon and raclette all night. So this is really a wine tasting dinner, not just a wine tasting with snacks, but done in a relaxed way (think cozy atmosphere, community tables and great live music.)
Bonus? You can get some holiday shopping done! Every wine in the tasting will be offered for sale. Who doesn’t like having plenty of wine around this time of year?
Get your tickets in advance here or just come on by and join the fun. See you there!
*Beaujolais nouveau is a red wine made from Gamay grapes produced in the Beaujolais region of France. This wine region has long crafted a vin de l’année, fermented for just a few short weeks before being released for sale on the third Thursday of November, to signify the end of the harvest.

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94 Points for our Rosé – Sorry, it’s all gone.

16/04/15

stephan

When we decided to make a Rosé from our Chileno Valley vineyard we had no idea that the whole world was waiting for this wine. Because of this success, it sold out to restaurants and wine shops in a matter of weeks. However, if you’ve read this far, it’s because you’re an Easkoot fan and we secretly have a few bottles available (as of right now) on the Winemonger.com online retail website.

Part of this wine’s success must be due to the fact that we actually harvested grapes to make a rosé, instead of using another wine’s bleed-off (also known by the French word for bleeding, saignée) that is a natural byproduct of red wine production.

Despite the lack of availability and certainly not to taunt those that would have liked to buy this wine, but because we want to send a bit of a shout-out to Douglas Wilder whose Purely Domestic Wine Report deserves all the readership it can garner, we wanted to quickly post the review of our Chileno Valley Rosé.

Rose Review

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Easkoot makes the San Francisco Chronicle’s Top 100

16/04/15

stephan

A few months ago the Easkoot Marin County Pinot Noir 2013 was named as one of the Top 100 Wines of the Year by the San Francisco Chronicle.

Now, with almost ten months in the bottle the wine has developed beautifully, but we recommend to put a few bottles away and let them age for another 3-5 years or beyond.

As of this writing the wine is available for purchase in our online store.

San Francisco Chronicle Easkoot Review

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Easkoot Cellars in good company at the 2013 Marin County Wine Celebration

16/05/13

emily

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9th Annual Marin County Wine Celebration – May 11th, 2013

12/04/13

emily

Easkoot and Foggy Bottom Pinot Noir will be flowing at the historic Escalle Winery in Larkspur, along with other select Marin County wines:

Join us at this special opportunity to taste a rare collection of newly-released Marin-grown wines, and some library selections, poured by the vintner/growers at the historic Escalle Winery in Larkspur. From celebrated Pinot Noir to Cabernet Sauvignon and dry Riesling, these critically acclaimed “small lot” wines are truly hand-made and reflect the unique bounty of Marin County agriculture and its vintners’ and growers’ entrepreneurial spirit. Proceeds benefit MALT (Marin Agricultural Land Trust) and Devils Gulch Educational Services.

Participating Wineries
Bailiwick Wines • Burning Bench Cellars • Couloir WinesDeLoach Vineyards • Dept C Wines • Dutton-Goldfield Winery • Easkoot Cellars • Kendric Vineyards • Cynthia Klock • McEvoy Ranch • Pacheco Ranch Winery • Pey-Marin Vineyards • Point Reyes Vineyards • Sean Thackrey • Skywalker

* Highlighted wineries use grapes grown on MALT-protected properties

Date: Saturday, May 11
Time: 3-7 p.m.
Where to Meet: Escalle Winery, 771 Magnolia Avenue, Larkspur.
Cost: $55.  Price includes valet parking, wine and cheese tastings and wine glass.
Notes: Ages 21 and older.

Registration: Pre-registration recommended, but tickets may also be available at the door.  Click here to register.

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Last of the Foggy Bottom Chileno Valley Marin 2011

11/02/13

emily

The last of the Marin County/Chileno Valley bottling of our Foggy Bottom Pinot Noir 2011 can be had (by the glass, no less) as San Francisco’s Presidio Social Club. But it won’t last long!

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San Anselmo Sighting – Ludwigs Fine Wines

06/02/13

emily

A Marin County wine on the shelf at a Marin County wine shop. Works for us. Ludwigs Fine Wines in San Anselmo!

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Duffy at Desmond

30/01/13

emily

Winemaker Matt Duffy talking grape management at the Desmond Vineyard for our first Russian River Valley bottling (2012)

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Retail Shop Sightings

29/01/13

emily

For you brick-and-mortar folks, here are some of the retail shops all over the Bay Area where you can buy Easkoot and/or Foggy Bottom Pinot Noir:

Weimax
Main Street Wine Bar & Bottle Shop
Good Earth Natural Foods
Draeger’s (Blackhawk location)
Petaluma Market
Marina Supermarket
Other Avenues
Vine & Barrel
Bottle Barn
Haight Street Market

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Easkoot on the list at Trattoria Neapolis

28/01/13

emily

Add another Los Angeles locale to drink the 2011 Easkoot Pinot Noir:  Trattoria Neapolis in Pasadena.

Named by Zagat’s as one of LA’s “12 Hottest New Restaurants”, it’s pretty easy to see why when you look at their menu and wine list. Oh, and the joint looks pretty amazing as well-  just take a gander at their wine room: