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
Barbed Oak Vineyard
The owners acquired vineyards in Bennett Valley, upgraded the vineyards, replaced half the vines with Pinot Noir and released their first Pinot Noir in the 2009 vintage. 40% of the estate grapes are kept for the Barbed Oak Vineyard label Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
The name is a combination of the owner's first names: Barbara and Ed. It also describes the ancient oaks that dot the property. The wines are produced at Vinify in Santa Rosa. The winemaker is John Raytek.
Limited distribution to Bay Area and Sonoma restaurants.
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