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
Winemaker Mark Cargasacchi produces small lots of Pinot Noir and Syrah ( less than 420 cases total) from select vineyards throughout Santa Barbara County. The Pinot Noir is sourced from the Cargasacchi family vineyards.
Mark's family have been cattle ranchers and farmers in Lompoc for generations and resides at the Cargassachi Jalama Vineyard in the hills just south of Lompoc near Point Conception in the heart of Santa Barbara County. Mark pursued a career in chemistry initially, and later returned home to combine his farming and chemistry knowledge into winemaking and grape growing. His experience was gained through stints at Fess Parker and Rideau Vineyard. He has planned, planted and managed a number of vineyards in the area.
The wines are available in California retail distribution and online.
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