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Cote West Winery

Cote West Winery Côte West is a family-run urban winery based in Oakland, California. We seek out special vineyard sites and use minimal intervention in the winery to highlight the unique characteristics of our sources. The result is Old World-style yet undeniably Californian wines. Bret is the co-founder and winemaker. Growing up in Carmel Valley he developed an early appreciation for the natural beauty of the California landscape. He received a Masters degree in Viticulture & Enology from UC Davis and got his hands dirty interning at Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars in Napa and Domaine des Comtes Lafon in Meursault Burgundy. Upon returning from France, he set out to combine that tradition-steeped approach with his training at Davis in order to create Old World-style yet undeniably Californian wines. Bret's favorite pairing is Côte West Chardonnay with crab cakes. Kerrie is the co-founder and wears many hats as la femme d'affaires. She loves Côte West Pinot Noir with boeuf bourguignon.


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2102 Dennison Street, Oakland, CA, US, 94606 Email:
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  Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
80% of this Sonoma Coast blend is sourced from our closest vineyard to the Pacific ocean and is greatly influenced by cold fog. For added complexity and structure we used 20% of Carneros Pinot Noir fruit (Swan clone) in this Sonoma Coast blend. Harvested earlier than its Russian River counterpart, the Sonoma Coast blend expresses a cooler, brighter and more nervous version of Pinot Noir. On the nose, our 2004 offering is full of scents of raspberries, rose petals, cinnamon and tobacco. In spite of a voluptuous and viscous mouth feel, the wine does not lack balanced acidity and structured length.
  Syrah Columbia Valley
100% of this Columbia Valley is sourced from Boushey Vineyard, close to the town of Grandview in the mid-Yakima Valley, at 900-1200 feet elevation. Syrah grapes are grown on a particular south facing slope called “Grande Côte” characterized by good air drainage and cooler climate compared to other regions. The owner, Dick Boushey, is one of the most reputable grower in Washington state, serving for years as a leader in Washington’s budding wine industry. The long growing season (harvest in October) and the unique soil greatly enhance the wines complexity: blackcurrant, minerality and sustained acidity characterize this wines' s aromatic profile.


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