At CAW our vision is to create exceptional wines that are tempting, tantalizing, and satisfying to anyone who values the enjoyment of wine with food.
The RavenCAW, an acronym for Coats and Whitney, is symbolized by the Raven. According to Northwest native legend, the Raven was the creator of the world. Although small, he was powerful enough to lay the foundation for something impressive.
The VineyardThe Coats and Whitney Vineyard is a family-owned, sustainably-farmed, 10 acre site nestled in the low hills of the Yamhill Carlton Viticulture District midway between the townships of Carlton and Yamhill. The vineyard has just been named as a LIVE Certified. Established in 2003, the vineyard sits at 500 feet and is planted exclusively to Pinot Noir with clones of Pommard and Wadenswil. The soils are Willakenzie, which are characteristically coarse-grained, ancient marine sediments that drain quickly establishing a natural moisture deficit that promotes early ripening. These soils on gently sloping Eastern, Western and Southern exposures give the vineyard its distinctive character producing wines of complexity and minerality.
2008 CAW Pinot Noir Wins "Best In Show" at
The 8th Annual Key Biscayne International Wine Competition
The 8th Annual Key Biscayne International Wine Competition at The Links at Key Biscayne featured an array of tables brimming with food delicacies created at 15 prominent South Florida restaurants.
Chefs paired their specialties with 13 varietal wines from the Old World and 13 wines from the New World supplied by Strategic Imports.
“The food tastings are diverse and designed to fit every palate. It includes taquitos al pastor, paella, roasted pig, Chinese cuisine, seafood, beef roast, bistro delicacies and an array of Spanish, Italian and Continental dishes to name a few,” Ruben Weisson, event chairman, said.
Participating restaurants included the Ritz Carlton in Key Biscayne, Novecento, The Island Café, Old Lisbon, Crepemaker, Xixon, Baklava, Chinois Chinois, La Moon, Tuto Mare, Puntino, Rusty Pelican, Archie’s, Doggi’s & More Café and The Links.
Eight guests were invited as “consumer judges” to taste both wines in each category. The participants decided which wines were the best from each varietal. Their results were compared to those of the professional judges. Consumer judges provided a charitable donation of $50 towards the event’s fundraising goals. Charities benefiting from the event are ARC of South Florida and Fundacion Manos del Sur.
The Best Pinot Noir was the 2008 CAW Pinot Noir and “Best in Show” was also the 2008 CAW Pinot Noir.Owners: Jack & Norma Coats
2009 Pinot Noir Estate
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