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
This winery specializes in Rhone and Bordeaux varietals as well as Zinfandel. The vineyard is located four miles to the west of Paso Robles on 442 hilltop acres and extending for several miles towards the Pacific Ocean. The Pinot Noir is sourced from a cooler part of the vineyard in the York Mountain district. Established in 2000, the first Pinot Noir was produced in 2006.
Jason Joyce became the winemaker in 2010, following Damian Grindley. His initial career was in the bio-tech industry. Seeking a break after five years, he took on a job as a cellar rat in a Central Coast winery. He then worked three years as the assistant winemaker at Calcareous, before becoming the winemaker.
The wines are 100% estate grown. A second label, Twisted Sister, are value priced wines made from grapes sourced from other vineyards. The tasting room is open daily from 11:00 to 5:00 at 3430 Peachy Canyon Road in Paso Robles.
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