VOLUME 9, ISSUE 38
February 22, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Williams Selyem Estate Vineyard: A Description & Vertical Tasting Tasting Aged Williams Selyem Pinot Noir: Bottled Surprises Pinot Noir “Clone 95”: Dick Erath Revives an Old Treasure Failla Wines Sips of Recently Tasted Wines Hearty Burgundy Celebrates 50 Years Tasting Rooms Threatening to Overtax Healdsburg and Sonoma Pinot Briefs
This label is a project of Bill Vyenielo, who as General Manager, helped develop Peter Michael Winery into the respected giant of the industry it is today. The word "Baton" refers to a simple hand tool traditionally used in modern quality winemaking. A Pinot Noir is offered from a small vineyard near Graton on the ridge overlooking the Laguna de Santa Rosa, and a Chardonnay from Charles Heintz Vineyard. Jeff Pisoni is the winemaker.
The wines are sold through a private mailing list.
Articles About Baton
2006 Baton Laguna Ridge Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
14.9% alc., $35. Project of Bill Vyenielo, who as General Manager, helped develop Peter Michael Winery into the respected position it is today. Jeff Pisoni is the winemaker. · Moderately light in color. Delicate aromas of ripe black cherries and oak. Rich flavors of black cherries and dark berries with a hint of cola and oak. Smoothly textured with well-proportioned dry tannins and some interest and persistence on the fruit-driven finish. A solid, well-priced wine. Very good. Reviewed February 15, 2010 ARTICLE »
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