In January 2015 the SF Chronicle wine writer Jon Bonné named Scott Schultz as one of ten winemakers to watch."After Schultz worked both the front and back of the house at restaurants in Chicago and Las Vegas, a job at the Vegas outpost of Bouchon pushed him to a job as wine director for the Yountville flagship of Thomas Keller’s bistro. In Napa, he began apprenticing in cellars, and in 2010 wound up interning for Wind Gap’s Pax Mahle, who let him make a bit of wine for himself using the obscure Trousseau Gris grape. A motorcycle accident sidelined him, but after he recovered he took a job as Mahle’s assistant, which remains his day job."
Old Vine Valdiguie (circa 1940’s) organically grown in the ‘Redvine Series’ sandly clay loam soils of the Buddha Dharma Vineyard, City of 10,000 Buddhas in Ukiah. Picked early to preserve acidity and whole cluster pressed to a combination of stainless, concrete and neutral oak for spontaneous fermentation and subsequent six month elevage.Bright bitter orange and grapefruit citrus, strawberry, fennel with a Campari like quinine appeal.