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
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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