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
Lupe Maldonado moved to California nearly 50 years ago from Michoacan, Mexico. He spent many years working in vineyards throughout Napa Valley. In 1971, Lupe was working for Sterling Vineyards when he was offered to opportunity to join in the creation of a new winery in the Spring Mountain District of St. Helena named Newton. He ended up working as vineyard manager for Newton for over thirty years. His son Hugo succeeded him in 1999.
While working at Newton, Lupe bought 10 acres in the cool southern reaches of Napa Valley in Jamieson Canyon and developed his own vineyard. His son Hugo graduated with a degree in viticulture and enology from University of California at Davis and the two families are partners in the project, farming the vineyard together, overseeing the winemaking, and operating a small vineyard management company.
Several varietals are offered including a Pinot Noir from the estate Los Olivos Vineyard in Napa Valley and Parr Vineyard in Sonoma County.
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