VOLUME 10, ISSUE 3
January 22, 2015
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Kutch Wines: 2013 Vintage Provided Compelling & Transparent Wines Alexana: Prescription for Pinot with Unlimited Refills En Garde: 2012 Pinots Very Promising Black Kite Cellars: Outstanding Pinot Noir in 2012 Dolin Estate: New Central Coast Pinots Offer Exceptional Value MacRostie Winery & Vineyards: Evolving to Embrace Quality Birichino: A Mischievous Pair Craft Unique Wines at Right Price Domaine de la Côte: Whole Cluster Goodness Skewis Wines: Pinot from Vineyards with a Pedigree DANCIN Vineyards: Rogue Valley Wines of Distinction Waxwing: Engaging Pinot from an Urban Winery MacPhail Proudly Releases First Estate Pinot Noir Sips of Recently Tasted Pinot Noir Sips of Recently Tasted White Wines Pinot Briefs
Bruce and Steve Cousins purchased controlling interest in Armida Winery from Robert Frugoli in 1994. Steve has been President of Buena Vista Winery and COO of Freemark Abbey Winery. The pair focus on hand crafted, single vineyard wines primarily from Dry Creek Valley, Russian River Valley and Alexander Valley. They produce ten different wines including Pinot Noirs from Durell Vineyard (Sonoma Mountain), Black Kite Vineyard (Anderson Valley), Bacigalupi Vineyard (Russian River Valley), Castelli-Knight Ranch (Russian River Valley), and Parmellee-Hill Vineyard (Sonoma Valley). Zinfandel and Chardonnay round out the portfolio.
The winemaker is Jessica Boone also known as a "vinophile, punk rock girl, workhorse, bacon lover and card shark."
The winery is located just outside Healdsburg in the western hills of Dry Creek Valley. The tasting room at 2201 Westside Road, is open 11:00 to 5:00 daily. The wines are available online.
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