VOLUME 9, ISSUE 40
April 17, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Winemaker & Winegrower Ted Lemon Celebrates 20 Years of Littorai, 30 Years of Winemaking Clos de la Tech Ceja Vineyards: Inspiring Preserverance Leads to Success Newest Bacigalupi Wines Truly Honor a Legacy Adventures on the Pinot Trail: In Pursuit of Balance 2014 Rivers Marie: Back on Track in 2012 E16 Pinot Noir: A Pleasant Surprise Recent Sips of Chardonnay Recent Sips of Other Interesting Whites Recent Sips of Pinot Noir Pinot Briefs Alquimie: “The Drinks Are On Us” Harvest Down Under
Ray Franscioni Wines
Ray Franscioni is the third generation of Monterey County farmers who began growing wine grapes in 1990. Franscioni estates supplies grapes to many noted vintners including Kendall-Jackson, Mer Soleil, Morgan, Cru and Joullian.
The winery has three labels: Puma Road Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris, Pedregal Bordeaux varietals, and Lilia Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The winemaker is Joel Burnstein. First vintage was 2006.
A tasting room is located within the winery and barrel room in the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA and nestled against the original Silvio Franscioni home. The tasting room is open by appointment and for private parties, weddings and business affairs. Located at 32720 River Road in Soledad. 831-455-1096.
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