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
Carmel Hills Winery
A small, artisan producer in the Carmel Hills. Vineyard manager is Paul Stokes and the winemaker is Lynn Sakasegawa Stokes. The estate six-acre Hidden Hills Vineyard is home to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and the Phoenix Vineyard is planted to Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Very small lots (<100 cases) of Pinot Noir are produced. The 2008 Carmel Hills Pinot Noir won a Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. A single-vineyard, Hidden Hills Vineyard Pinot Noir, was released for the first time in the 2009 vintage.
A tasting room in Carmel Valley Village is open daily 12:00-5:00 except Wednesdays. Wines are sold in case amounts on the winery's website.
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