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
Somerston Vineyards & Winery
The Somerston property consists of 1,628 acres with over 200 acres of sustainably farmed vineyards, winery and ranch. Somerston is 8 miles east of Rutherford high in the eastern hills of Napa Valley. The remarkable property has several spring-fed lakes, natural soda springs and several acres dedicated to farming fruit trees, vegetables, herbs and gardens.
The three labels include Somerston (Estate grown limited production Cabernet Sauvignon, Proprietary Red and Sauvignon Blanc), Priest Ranch (selected vineyard blocks on the Somerston vineyard property including Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc) and Highflyer (multiple varietals sourced from California vineyards including Pinot Noir from Santa Lucia Highlands and Santa Maria Valley).
Craig Becker is the Director of Winemaking and Viticulture.
Somerston Estate offers an indoor tasting facility and an outdoor patio. An off-road all-terrain vineyard experience is available by appointment. A tasting room is also located at 6490 Washington Street in Yountville. The wines are also sold on the website.
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