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
Alder Springs Vineyard
Located 150 miles north of San Francisco and seven miles inland from the Pacific Ocean in northern Mendocino County, Alder Springs Vineyard is a 140-acre patchwoork of 31 blocks growing 29 grape varieties on 15 rootstocks dating to 1993. In essence, it is many vineyards. The hilly terrain offers different sun exposures, elevations, microclimates, soils and drainage. Pinot Noir clones include 113, 115, 667, 777, 459, sA, 828, 943, Swan, Pommard, Calera, La Tache, DRC and Massal.
The grower is Stuart Bewley.
Alder Springs Vineyard sells most of its grapes, retaining some for its own label (including the Row Five line Pinot Noir) vinified by veteran winemaker Byron Kosuge. Clients include Patz & Hall, Rhys Vineyards, Bedrock Cellars, MacPhail, Enkidu, Spell Estate and Townley Wines.
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