VOLUME 9, ISSUE 46
August 25, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Charles Heintz Vineyards: Getting to Know Winegrower Charlie Heintz and the Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah from His Very Special Vineyard Lucienne: Very Special Pinot Noir from the Santa Lucia Highlands Formaglini Vineyards Sips of Recently Tasted Wines A New Wave of Outstanding Print Wine Magazines Pinot Briefs Winemaker Up Close & Personal Paul Clifton, Director of Winemaking, Hahn Estates
MacRostie Winery & Vineyards
A boutique producer of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Merlot from Carneros and Sonoma Coast fruit. Estate grown Pinot Noir comes from the Wildcat Mountain Vineyard and a second Pinot Noir is offered from Carneros vineyards.
Steve MacRostie has had a winemaking career spanning over 35 years and is one of California's most respected veteran winemakers. He left University of California at Davis to become the inaugural winemaker at Hacienda Winery in Sonoma County where he spent twelve years. He founded MacRostie Winery and Vineyards in 1987, mastered the Carneros region, and developed a strong following. A winery was created in 1998. The winemaker since 2004 has been Kevin Holt, with MacRostie still engaged in blending decisions.
Wildcat Mountain Vineyard, bought by MacRostie and his partners, Nancy and Tom Lilly in 1997, straddles the Carneros and Sonoma Coast appellations. It produces his most distinctive Pinot Noir, Syrah, Merlot and Chardonnay.
Tastings at the winery at 21481 8th Street East #25 in Sonoma are available Saturdays from 11:00 to 4:30 and by appointment. Private estate tours and tastings are also offered by appointment.
Articles About MacRostie Winery & Vineyards
2007 MacRostie Wildcat Mountain Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
14.2% alc., 1,000 cases, $30. Steve MacRostie owner, Kevin W. Holt winemaker. · Blackberry and plum aromas arrive over time in the glass with interesting nuances of underbrush, oak and Asian 5-spice. A husky, rugged wine featuring black raspberry and blackberry flavors backed by a good grip of citric acidity and complimented by an earthy, stem accent. The silky texture adds to the appeal. Very good. Reviewed November 24, 2010 ARTICLE »
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