VOLUME 9, ISSUE 24
May 5, 2013
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Cork Dork Etude: Inspired Wines of the Carneros the Gardener: Got Organic Grapes? Bravium: Relish the Acidity Rivers-Marie: 2010 & 2011 Reflect the Challenges of Farming on the Edge Dunstan Wines from Durell Vineyard Foursight Wines: Family Excels with Pinot COBB Wines: No Wine Before Its Time Sips of Pinot: Wines Tasted Recently Rosé and Chardonnay: Recently Sampled Wines Pinot Briefs
The Crimson Wine Group released three new wines christened ForeFront during the 2009 harvest consisting of sister wineries Pine Ridge Vineyards, Chamisal Vineyards and Archery Summit. The wines are inspired by the spirit of wine industry pioneer Gary Andrus, who along with his wife Nancy, established Pine Ridge Vineyards in 1978 in the Stags Leap region of Napa Valley, as well as Archery Summit Vineyards in the Willamette Valley in 1993. The Andruses were among the first to encourage tight vine spacing in the vineyard, implement gravity flow in the cellar, and hire a female winemaker in the 1970s.
The three wines include a 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from the 225 estate acres of Pine Ridge in Napa blended with Syrah from El Dorado and Edna Valley. The 2008 Sauvignon Blanc is blend of fruit from the Dry Creek Valley and Napa. The 2008 Pinot Noir is sourced from the Willamette Valley, primarily the Dundee Hills.
The winemaker is Michael Beaulac, who is at the home vineyard of Pinot Ridge. The wines were released in October, 2009 nationally. For more information and a video overview visit the website.
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