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
Six Sigma Ranch and Winery
The Six Sigma Ranch consists of 4,300 acres, a property that dates to 1859 and is currently owned and farmed by Kaj and Else Ahlmann. The Ahlmanns acquired the cattle ranch in 2000. It is located south of Lower Lake in Lake County, California.
The ranch encompasses 40 acres of high-altitude vineyards located between 1,400 and 1,700 feet. The vineyards include Else's Vineyard (Cabernet Sauvignon), Christian's Vineyard (Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo), Michael's Vineyard (Sauvignon Blanc), and Marianne and Annette's Vineyard (Syrah).
The winemaker is Matt Hughes who learned his winemaking at Wildhurst Vineyards, Kendall-Jackson and Verite Estate.
A tasting room is located in Lower Lake and is open daily. Tours are available.
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