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
Porter-Bass Vineyard is located at the top of Mays Canyon, between Guerneville and Forestville in the hills of western Sonoma County, nine miles from the Pacific Ocean. The vineyard is farmed biodynamically and owned by Dirck and Sue Bass who found this century-old vineyard in 1980. Through dedicated work, the couple have revived this historical treasure into a magical site. Grapes are sold to several wineries including Bjornstad Cellars, Tandem Winery, Wild Hog Vineyard and DeLoach.
Luke Bass learned his winemaking at the arm of Greg LaFollette at Flowers Winery. Later he worked in South Africa and Chile, returning to the United States to work at Tandem Winery and Hirsch Winery in Sonoma County. He produces Pinot Noir, Zinfandel and Chardonnay from the estate vineyard under the Porter-Bass label.
Littorai wines are made from Porter-Bass Estate grapes and bottled under the Mays Canyon designation.
Porter-Bass Vineyard and Winery is located at 11750 Mays Canyon Road in Guerneville. Tastings by appointment (707-869-1475).
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