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
Rick Hutchinson balances his winemaking skills with the potters wheel, crafting amphorae similar to those used by the ancient Greeks and Romans to store wine. An amphora (Latin for the Greek amphoreus) is the word for a two-handled vessel that holds wine. His winemaking experience is varied, having spent apprenticeships with Doug Nalle, Grady Wann, John Kongsgaard and Mike Duffy.
Amphora Winery was born in the Dry Creek Valley appellation in 1997 in the basement of a prune barn with Petite Sirah and Zinfandel. Over time, Rick has expanded his lineup to include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese, Syrah, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
The tasting room at 4791 Dry Creek Rd in Healdsburg is open daily from 11:00 to 4:30.
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