VOLUME 9, ISSUE 38
February 22, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Williams Selyem Estate Vineyard: A Description & Vertical Tasting Tasting Aged Williams Selyem Pinot Noir: Bottled Surprises Pinot Noir “Clone 95”: Dick Erath Revives an Old Treasure Failla Wines Sips of Recently Tasted Wines Hearty Burgundy Celebrates 50 Years Tasting Rooms Threatening to Overtax Healdsburg and Sonoma Pinot Briefs
Ousterhout Wine & Vineyard
Ousterhout Wine is a boutique winery located in the Alexander Valley. The estate Nance's Vineyard consists of 5 acres planted to Zinfandel in 1999 in the Alexander Valley bordering the outskirts of the Mayacamas Mountain range.
The winemaker is Micah Wirth who gained his winemaking experience under Gary Farrell and Susan Reed at Gary Farrell Winery. In 2006, he teamed with his partner Adrian to found the Joseph Jewell brand.
Wines offered include a Dry Creek Valley Sauvignon Blanc, an Alexander Valley Zinfandel (Nance's Vineyard), a Bradford Mountain Zinfandel, and Russian River Valley Rosés.
Articles About Ousterhout Wine & Vineyard
2012 Ousterhout Dellinger Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir Rosé
14.1% alc., 70 cases, $NA. From a 1+ acre vineyard in Green Valley of the Russian River Valley. · Moderate pink-orange color and clear in the glass. Aromas of mandarin orange, strawberry and watermelon lead to similar flavors with a hint of tuttifrutti, baked pear, orange zest and vanillin. Nicely composed with appealing delicacy, finishing with some intensity and uplifting acidity. Score: 89. Reviewed September 5, 2013 ARTICLE »
2012 Ousterhout Wood’s Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir Rosé
14.0% alc., 235 cases, $NA. · Moderate pink-orange color and clear in the glass. The aromas of raspberry and peach take on more vibrancy over time in the glass. Similar in flavor profile to the Dellinger Vineyard bottling with delicate notes of orangeflavored cranberry, strawberry, raspberry, orange zest and herbs. Slightly creamy with a good zip of acidity on the finish. Needs some foreplay to bring out its best. Score: 88. Reviewed September 5, 2013 ARTICLE »
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