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
Truckee River Winery
Owner and winemaker Russ Jones as been making wine for more than twenty years. Russ is the child of two snow ski instructors and grew up with skis on his feet. He left the snow and obtained an enology degree from University of California at Davis in 1983 and received his winemaking training in Paso Robles and Oregon. Inspired by Williamette Valley Pinot Noir, he decided to focus on that varietal.
Truckee River Winery was opened in 1989 and is the highest and coldest winery in California. The climate naturally cools fermentation and slows down the barrel aging process. The signature Pinot Noir is sourced from Garys' Vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands.
The family winery is housed in a bright red barn and duties are shared by his wife Joan and their young daughter Katy. Not a bad life: ski powder in the morning and make wine in the afternoon.
A tasting room is open Weds through Monday from 12:00 to 7:00 at 11467 Brockway Rd in Truckee. The wines are featured at many local restaurants and retail stores around Lake Tahoe and Truckee.
See also Vol 4, Issue 12 (November 15, 2004) of the PinotFile.
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