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Fathers & Daughters Cellars – Handcrafted Wines from the Anderson Valley’s Ferrington Vineyard – Announces Release of Its 2015 Whites


2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer to Be Released on Father’s Day, June 19

Fathers & Daughters CellarsPHILO, CA – (June 14, 2016) – Fathers & Daughters Cellars, a micro- boutique winery in California’s Anderson Valley, announced today its June 19th release of their 2015 Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Gewurztraminer.

With all of their fruit sourced from the Anderson Valley’s legendary Ferrington Vineyard, the 3rd vintage of these wines is truly a tale of love and collaboration. While the reputation of the vineyard is rooted in Pinot Noir, with vineyard-designate Pinots produced from Ferrington fruit consistently receiving 90+ points by wine reviewers, less well-known is the fact that the vineyard also contains blocks of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer, each extraordinary in its own right.

Celebrating the birth of their daughter, Ella, in July of 2012, Sarah Schoeneman and Guy Pacurar approached Sarah’s dad, Kurt and proposed creating a label that featured the fruit from their family vineyard. Soon, Guy’s older daughter, Taylor, joined the group and Fathers & Daughters was born. That first vintage in 2012 saw 1-month old Ella being toted around in a back pack at 4:00 a.m. as the family helped harvest the Pinot for what was to become Ella’s Reserve.

“Although we have no tasting room, we have found that the word-of-mouth has spread from the various events where we have poured and our mailing list has been growing,” said father Guy Pacurar. “It has been gratifying to see that we have begun to build a reputation for Ferrington whites to compliment that of its storied Pinots.”
With just 100 cases of each varietal produced, the crafting of these scarce wines is overseen by Phillip Baxter, a winemaker known in the industry for his light touch and extraordinary wines. Together with Sarah, Guy and the rest of the family, Fathers & Daughters is dedicated to creating a legacy business that can be passed down through the generations.

About the three new releases

2015 Sauvignon Blanc

Pale straw in color, the nose of this Sauvignon Blanc is wild and exotic evoking memories of a spring meadow in full bloom. Fresh honeydew melons, rose petal, pink grapefruit and anise round out the aromas. This wine comes from 41-year-old vines and is both earthy and fruity with the palate revealing a blend of spices, green fruits and herbs. Cinnamon and fresh marjoram counterbalance lemon curd, kumquat and crab apple to evoke an exotic result. The mouth feel is vibrant and marked by texture, with elements of rose petal, jalapeño and pine nuts found in the long finish.

2015 Chardonnay

Classic in style, this wine’s bright personality begins on the nose with pineapple and lychee complimented by delicate florals of orange blossom and split cedar. A smooth yet vibrant mouth feel and notes of fresh-cut white peaches set this sophisticated and invigorating Chardonnay apart from the crowd. On the palate, lively citrus and fruit tones of lemon, grapefruit guava and green apple are moderated in weight and texture by accents of caramel and pistachio. This wine is both focused and nuanced, with a smooth body and a mouthwatering Champagne finish.

2015 Gewurztraminer

Living up to the name, this wine is both spicy and floral, revealing elements of Turkish delight, cardamom, honeydew melon, fresh pear, and sea spray on the nose. Big tropical fruits arrive in the mouth as starfruit, loquats, lychee, fresh strawberries and lime zest. The briny and earthy texture of this dry Gewürztraminer evokes carpaccio as the palate transitions with the fruit leaving a finish akin to a top-shelf margarita.

About Fathers & Daughters Cellars

Fathers & Daughters Cellars is one family’s labor of love to produce artisanal wines from the Anderson Valley’s Ferrington Vineyard. Small batches, carefully crafted and fermented using old-world techniques, yield wines that are truly reflective of their terroir. Like the relationship between a father and daughter, these wines will continue to evolve as they mature.

For further information on Fathers & Daughters Cellars, please visit www.FandDCellars.com. Like F&D Cellars on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fathersanddaughterscellars.



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