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2013 Blue Cape Cellars Pinot Noir CA/Sta. Rita Hills CA
SRP: $40 Bottle / $480 case of 12
1-27 Cases Landed Profit Margin: 34.45%
28+ Cases Landed Profit Margin: 39.04%
FOB Profit Margin: 47.29%
In 1980, Blue Cape Cellars’ winemaker Kim Hartleroad traveled to Napa Valley in what proved to be an eye-opening experience into the world of great premium wine. Kim quickly made the study of winemaking his full-time hobby. He began working weekends at nearby Gemello Winery and participated in a harvest at Adler Fels Winery in Santa Rosa. After moving to Phoenix, Arizona in the mid 1980’s, Kim Hartleroad continued his passion for wine, developing relationships with chefs, winemakers and other wine professionals he met in the area, including a member of the Faiveley family whose winery makes world class Pinot Noir in Burgundy France. Over the next few years, Kim involved himself in as many areas of the wine industry as possible, including stints as a monthly wine columnist and running promotional events for Washington State’s Hedges Winery and Robert Mondavi’s Woodbridge Winery. Kim also enrolled in UC Davis’ Winemaking for Distance Learners program and was one of the first Arizona graduates in 2006. Once finished at UC Davis, Kim interned for the Santa Barbara based Summerland Winery, helping in the production of several Gold Medal Pinot Noir single vineyard wines. It was Summerland’s head winemaker, Etienne Terlinden, who helped orchestrate Blue Cape Cellars’ home at the custom crush winemaking facility, High Life Wines, in Santa Barbara in 2012. Blue Cape Cellars was founded by Kim Hartleroad and business partner James Peck, finally achieving a long-time dream of establishing premium winery. The label was changed to Kim Hartleroad's Blue Cape Cellars to avoid confusion with another wine on the international market.
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Region/AVA: CA/Sta. Rita Hills
Annual Production: 200 cases
Country Of Origin: USA
Bottle Size: 750
Bottles Per Case: 12
Closure Type: Cork
Scores: Silver medal in the 2015 San Francisco International Wine Competition, Silver Medal in the 2018 WSWA Taste of the Industry Competition, Las Vegas, NV