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
A new winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains in 2010 started by winemaker Katy Lovell, a hands-on, do-everything winery owner who is also an attorney and educator at Santa Clara University by day. Lovell bottles, designs, and prints her own labels. She is one of only three female winemakers in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Her background is varied but she learned winemaking in the mid 1990s by studying at UC Davis.
She sources grapes from vineyards in the Santa Cruz Mountains (PInot Noir, Merlot and Chardonnay) as well as Mendocino and Livermore, where she established her first winery, Rios-Lovell nearly two decades ago. The winery is located on 36 acres in Soquel in the Santa Cruz Mountains
A 2008 Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir is the inaugural Pinot Noir release. Poetic Cellars wines are sold on the winery's website.
Sadly, Katy Lovell passed away at the age of 57 from pancreatic cancer on July 19, 2013.
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