VOLUME 9, ISSUE 24
May 5, 2013
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Cork Dork Etude: Inspired Wines of the Carneros the Gardener: Got Organic Grapes? Bravium: Relish the Acidity Rivers-Marie: 2010 & 2011 Reflect the Challenges of Farming on the Edge Dunstan Wines from Durell Vineyard Foursight Wines: Family Excels with Pinot COBB Wines: No Wine Before Its Time Sips of Pinot: Wines Tasted Recently Rosé and Chardonnay: Recently Sampled Wines Pinot Briefs
Ledson Winery & Vineyards
A family winery founded in 1994 that is located in Sonoma Valley featuring a 16,000 square foot French Normandy wine facility and hospitality center known as "The Ledson Castle." Over 70 wines are produced and sold at the winery in Kenwood, through the winery's online store, and at the Ledson Hotel & Harmony Lounge in Sonoma. The owner and winemaker is Steve Noble Ledson, a winemaker with over 20 harvests to his credit.
Estate vineyards include Castle Estate Vineyard planted mostly to Merlot, a 21-acre old vine Zinfandel vineyard in the town of Sonoma, 5.5 acres planted to Cabernet Sauvignon in Alexander Valley, and small plantings of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay on a 5,500 acre ranch in Anderson Valley.
Appellation Pinot Noir bottlings (both a regular and reserve) are available from the Russian River Valley and Anderson Valley. David Ramey and Andrew Bilenkij are winemaking consultants who joined Ledson in 2012.
The winery is open for tasting daily at 7335 Sonoma Hwy (Hwy 12) in Kenwood.
Articles About Ledson Winery & Vineyards
2009 Ledson Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
14.5% alc., pH 3.95, 693 cases, $60. Aged 10 months in65% new French oak barrels. · Very dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Lovely aromas of fresh ripe, crushed strawberries, dried cherries and spice box. Attacks the palate with a load of Pinot extract, offering a plush drinking experience with subtle oak highlights, but lacking in acid backbone. Plenty of velvety flesh on the bones and fruit-lovers will adore this Caliesque wine, but I don’t think it has enough tannin and acid to go the distance and is best consumed young. Good (+). Reviewed March 2, 2011 ARTICLE »
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