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
Gann Family Cellars
Gretchen and Michael Gann, who met at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, had a dream of making wine some day. In late 2001 they began researching properties in Napa and Sonoma and finally found a suitable vineyard in Healdsburg. The Gann Family Vineyard is a 110-acre estate which lies partly in the Russian River Valley and partly in the Alexander Valley appellations. The vineyard, originally planted in 1978, has been a top source of Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah and Zinfandel.
The consulting winemaker is Jonathan "Dan" Barwick who has well over ten years of winemaking experience in Northern California wineries. A Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is offered.
The wines may be sampled at Cellars of Sonoma, a multi-winery Tasting Room in the Railroad Square district of Santa Rosa (open daily).
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