Our First-Ever EnRoute Russian River Pinot Noir Salon

by on February 8, 2017

EnRoute Russian River Pinot Noir

Although 2007 was our first vintage for EnRoute, we’ve been enchanted by Russian River Pinot Noir for nearly three decades. We’re clearly passionate about our wines. So, when our Napa Valley sister winery, Nickel & Nickel, invited us to hop over the county line and introduce our new single-vineyard Pinot Noirs during their annual Open House, the entire EnRoute winemaking team (yes, those gents pictured below) showed up to pour and talk about our passion for Pinot.

EnRoute Winemaking Team

In addition to our new single-vineyard collection, we brought the newest release of our flagship Russian River Pinot, the EnRoute “Les Pommiers,” to the Salon. This was the very first time we’ve poured all four of our EnRoute Pinots together at one event, and it was very exciting to taste them all side by side. The single-vineyard wines showcased the pedigree of their individual site, yet ultimately they underscored the greatness of our “Les Pommiers” blend.

For those who missed this year’s Open House event, we put together a quick and easy recap of the tasting notes from the day. (more…)

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Introducing Our New EnRoute Website!

by on November 4, 2016

Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Single Vineyard, WineAnd Access to Our Single-Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noirs!

One of the things we most often hear from those who love our Russian River Valley Pinot Noir and Chardonnay is, “We’d love to visit your winery!” And then we have to tell them that we don’t, in fact, have a tasting room—that for now, the best way to experience EnRoute is through our wines—or by visiting our brand new website.

The new EnRoute website features our Russian River Valley wines and the vineyards where they are grown. You are likely familiar with our flagship Pinot Noir, “Les Pommiers,” which began with the 2007 vintage. But you may not know we produce a Chardonnay, “Brumaire,” and limited-release Single-Vineyard Pinot Noirs.

Join the Club or sign up for the List to access (more…)

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Winemaker Q&A: 2016 Russian River Valley Harvest

by on October 21, 2016

EnRoute Russian River ValleyRussian River Valley harvest. “The picking starts at midnight and continues until sunrise. The fruit comes into the winery in waves, where it’s hand-sorted, destemmed and moved into open top tanks. Punchdowns happen around the clock. There is coffee, so much strong coffee. There’s that moment when your shoes are still soaked from processing fruit the morning prior (or was it the day before that?), and you start to wonder if it’s possible to sleep on a forklift,” says EnRoute Winemaker Andrew Delos. Grinning, he adds, “And on top of it all, we have to miss the first four weekends of college football.”

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The Vintage Trifecta: A Look at the 2014 EnRoute Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

by on May 11, 2016

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With the release of our 2014 EnRoute Pinot Noir Russian River Valley, “Les Pommiers this month, we can’t help but flash back to August, 2014, when one of the earliest, most intensely-paced harvests in EnRoute history kicked off.  Below, Winemaker Andrew Delos recounts: (more…)

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Introducing EnRoute Single-Vineyard Pinot Noir

by on November 23, 2015

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This month, we unveiled the debut vintage of our EnRoute Russian River Valley Single-Vineyard Pinot Noir: the 2013 EnRoute Amber Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir and the 2013 EnRoute Northern Spy Vineyard Pinot Noir! These two vineyards comprise the backbone of our flagship Russian River Valley wine, the EnRoute Pinot Noir Les Pommiers, but they also make exceptional stand-alone wines.

Club members were the first to be offered these exciting new wines (we invite you to read more about our EnRoute Pinot Noir Club, here).To learn more about the inspiration behind their creation, read on! (more…)

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