Posts Tagged ‘Two Brothers Pinot Noir’
Lately we have spent much of the mid-winter checking in on wines we made several years ago. At times we are impatient to see how our Pinot Noir or Syrah or whatever develop because that information can inform what we do in the upcoming vintage (which is why we often taste verticals as harvest approaches). It […]
With the impending release and bottling of the 2011 Two Brothers Pinot Noir, I (Tyler) recently dipped into my allocation to enjoy our inaugural vintage: 2009. The context was perfect: on a ski trip with a bunch of colleagues I have known since my genesis in this industry. The perfect crowd for constructive critique […]
The 2012 Harvest is here! We are beginning to harvest our first Pinot Noir of the season. In this video our winemaker Tyler Thomas describes the approach behind our Two Brothers Pinot Noir. Enjoy! Find out more about Donelan Wines.
I once heard it said that if you want your heartbroken make Pinot Noir. I think the wine’s delicacy is a thin veil over vineyard quality and skilled management. Winemakers repeatedly give people the impression that Pinot Noir is one of the hardest grapes to grow and produce. How true is this? Is Pinot […]
Posted In: General Musings Winemaking | Tags: Chardonnay Pinot Noir, Donelan Wines, Pinot Noir, Pinot Noir Wine, Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, Sonoma County, Two Brothers Pinot Noir, Wine Harvest, Winemaking
One of the best parts of our job is that we are required to drive to beautiful places and meet interesting people in order to produce incredible wine. At Donelan, we are primarily concerned with finding a tremendous site, period. We will worry afterward whether it is in a convenient AVA, easy to get […]
How is it that we know that a vineyard will produce exceptional grapes and terrific wine? Our winemaker Tyler Thomas provides some principles that we utilize when scouring Sonoma County for the best new terroirs.
Risotto is like winemaking. I love preparing dishes that provide flexibility and freedom within a standard framework. Cooking is not unlike winemaking, where principles are applied similarly to each variety and vintage. But within each vintage or variety, there is plenty of room for creativity and nuances based on the producer’s choices. Risotto is such […]
In this series we will track the whereabouts of our intrepid traveler Tripp Donelan. Based in Healdsburg, CA Tripp’s office is really his suitcase + laptop + Blackberry. Think the life romantic? Follow Tripp’s adventures, dining, tastings, and sightings. While the production team was busy with harvest in October and November, Tripp was on […]
Posted In: Traveling with Tripp | Tags: American Seasons Restaurant, Galley Beach Restaurant, Nancie Chardonnay, The Perfect Wife, Traveling with Tripp, Tripp Donelan, Two Brothers Pinot Noir, Vermont