VOLUME 9, ISSUE 50
November 21, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Bouchaine Vineyards: A Winery Steeped in Carneros History On the Pinot Trail: Tasting at Bouchaine Vineyards Sips of Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir Sips of Recently Tasted Oregon Pinot Noir Heart & Hands Wine Company Sips of Recently Tasted California Chardonnays Pinot Briefs Kevin Zraly Windows on the World Complete Wine Course
William James Cellars
Despite the label, a woman, Robin Bogue, owns and operates this boutique winery using long-term contracts from vineyards in Santa Barbara County and Santa Maria Valley to create premium varietals. She is assisted in the day to day business by her father, Bill, who is also a viticulturist.
The first Pinot Noir was produced in 2005. There are two offered in the 2007 vintage: Pinot Noir "Persuasive," and Gary RAnch Vineyard "Influential." Prices are modest and available online.
Articles About William James Cellars
2007 William James Cellars Garey Ranch Vineyard Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir
14.5% alc.. · Aromas of barnyard and oak carry over on the palate. The fruit is very bashful and overwhelmed by oak which dominates the acidic finish. The oak may integrate over time but this wine will always be oaky. Unsatisfactory. Reviewed April 8, 2010 ARTICLE »
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