VOLUME 10, ISSUE 2
December 22, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
2014 Pinot Noir All-Americans 2014 California Pinot Noir First Team All-Americans 2014 California Pinot Noir Second Team All-Americans 2014 California Pinot Noir Honorable Mention All-Americans 2014 California Value Priced Pinot Noir First Team All-Americans 2014 California Value Priced Honorable Mention All-Americans 2014 Oregon Pinot Noir First Team All-Americans 2014 Oregon Pinot Noir Second Team All-Americans 2014 Oregon Value Priced Pinot Noir First Team All-Americans 2014 Oregon Value Priced Pinot Noir Honorable Mention All-Americans 2014 California Chardonnay All-Americans 2014 California & Oregon Value Priced Chardonnay All-Americans First Encounters of Noteworthy Pinot Noir Producers in 2014 Winery of Year: White Rose Estate Best Wine Quotes of 2014 Happy Holidays!
Small production Chardonnay (400 cases), Pinot Noir (250 cases) and Cabernet Sauvignon (500 cases) from Napa Valley and Russian River Valley. Family owned and operated, the winery was established in the Oak Knoll District of napa Valley in 1983 as a Chardonnay estate known as Crichton Hall Vineyard. The estate was acquired in 2002 and 14 acres of the original Chardonnay vines were replaced by Bordeaux varieties.
The Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is sourced from the Dutton Ranch. The winemaker is Brian Mox.
The wines are sold on the website.
Articles About Darms Lane
2010 Darms Lane Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
14.8% alc., 250 cases, $39. Darms Lane Vineyard is located in the southwestern bench lands of the Napa Valley. The 14-acre vineyard was established 26 years ago as a Chardonnay estate, and the name changed from Crichton Estate Vineyard to Darms Lane Vineayrd and replanted in 2002 and 2003 to warm weather varieties including Cabernet Sauvignon. The winery is family owned and located in the Oak Knoll District of the Napa Valley. This is the inaugural release of a Russian River Valley Pinot Noir sourced from the Dutton Ranch Barron Vineyard in Green Valley De-stemmed fruit, lees stirring during the first 3 months of barrel aging. Total elevage 10 months in 50% new French oak barrels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. Winemaker is Brian Mox. · Medium reddish-purple color in the glass. Aromas of Bing cherries, oak and mocha java. Oak-kissed, full-on flavors of dark cherries, black plums, dark chocolate and cola. Soft and seamless on the palate. Less oak evident the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Give this wine more time in the bottle so it achieves better oak integration. For now, it is Good. Reviewed June 24, 2012 ARTICLE »
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