VOLUME 9, ISSUE 38
February 22, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Williams Selyem Estate Vineyard: A Description & Vertical Tasting Tasting Aged Williams Selyem Pinot Noir: Bottled Surprises Pinot Noir “Clone 95”: Dick Erath Revives an Old Treasure Failla Wines Sips of Recently Tasted Wines Hearty Burgundy Celebrates 50 Years Tasting Rooms Threatening to Overtax Healdsburg and Sonoma Pinot Briefs
Stickybeak is Australian slang for a busybody or nosy neighbor and fits this winery which calls itself "An inquisitive bunch of vintners from Napa." The principals started importing Australian wines some 15 years ago. Veteran winemaker Wayne Donaldson (30 vintages at well known estates such as Brokenwood in Australia and Domaine Chandon in Napa) was brought on board to produce the wines under the Stickybeak label.
Several varietals are produced including Pinot Noir from the Sonoma Coast (80% from Stage Gulch Vineyard in the Petaluma Gap).
Cool website. Wines can be purchased through the winery's online store.
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