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Cartograph Healdsburg, CA 95448
(707) 836-3732
Great wine takes you places. It takes you back to the region where it was born. It takes you to the time and place where you first encountered the bottle. Or perhaps, when the wine truly inspires, it brings you back to the place where you realized wine must be a part of your life.<br><br>For us, Cartograph is itself a destination, a roadmap and a journey. That journey is represented in the imagery that adorns the Cartograph label. Look closely and you’ll see where we’ve been, where our paths have crossed and the circumstances of several careers and meetings that defined who we are, how we think, how a passion for great wine was instilled within us and, finally, how Cartograph was created.
Winemaker Alan Baker
n 2005, Alan Baker quit his award-winning career in public radio, sold his home, loaded everything into a truck and moved from Minnesota to California. It was a well-developed passion for wine, the wine industry, its visionaries and that seemingly magical process of transforming grapes into great wine that led to this radical life change.In 2009 Alan, along with Serena, left Crushpad, moved to Healdsburg in the heart of the Sonoma County wine country and set about founding Cartograph. Today, Alan spends his days in the vineyards and in the cellar, overseeing that magical process of turning grapes into wine.

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2009 Floodgate Vineyard Gewürztraminer
  • Appellation: Russian River Valley
  • Gewurztraminer
  • Winemaker: Alan Baker
  • This elegant, crisp, refreshing Gewürztraminer is a style aside from the usually flamboyant Gewürztraminers that are produced in California. Its grace is first detected in the brilliant pale straw color of the wine that sparkles across the glass. For those familiar with the famed Alsatian Gewürztraminers, you will find a kindred spirit in this wine’s aromas. Aromas of orange blossom, stone fruits leaning toward white peach, honeysuckle, slate, a slight oily aroma, and distinctively high ton... more
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