I’ve been a fan of Thirty-seven Winery for a number of years, so I was delighted when I saw them pouring at the San Francisco Vintners Market this past April. They do not have a tasting room, but you can buy their wines at a few small wine shops and directly from them online. They produce both red and white wines, but I only tasted their red wines on this occasion.
2015 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
This stunning Pinot Noir had a nose of floral strawberries but a taste that was all plum. I’d want to pair this with blackened salmon. 270 cases produced.
2015 Sonoma Coast Grenache
This grenache had a nose of pink peppercorns but a deep chocolate like taste. This would pair best with chicken mole. 68 cases produced.
2014 Hermit Blend
This Bordeaux style blend is made up of 50% Cabernet Franc and 50% Merlot. This blend had a jam filled peppery nose, but the taste was more pepper than fruit. Because of the pepper and fruit notes this would best served with a hearty and flavorful beef stew. 125 cases produced.
This Malbec is smoky, both in the aroma and on the palate, but the taste is more reminiscent of earthy boysenberries. With such complex flavors I’d pair it with a simple pan seared sirloin. 123 cases produced.
Thirty-seven Winery also offers two wine clubs, the Reserve and the Essential. Bottles in the Reserve Club range from $36 to $50 each and bottles in the Essential Club range from $22 to $30. Both clubs entitle you to a 20% discount on future purchases, invites to special events and advance notifications of new vintages and varietals.