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
Habit Wine Company
Jeff Fischer started out with a friends and family label, Casa Pescador. He searched California looking for "the right grape to make wine on my mind," and landed in 2007 in Happy Canyon in Santa Barbara County.
Among the varietals produced is a Pinot Noir from La Encantada Vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA (185 cases)
Jeff is a "garagiste" winemaker and his limited production wines can be found at top restaurants in Los Angeles such as Spago, Providence and AOC. Caroline Styne of AOC said, "He's been able to achieve a balance in his wines in that they definitely speak to the area that they are from, but they are not overblown, fruity wines.
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