VOLUME 9, ISSUE 39
March 29, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Adventures on the Pinot Trail: World of Pinot Noir - The Seminars Adventures on the Pinot Trail: World of Pinot Noir: The Tastings Talisman: 2010 Pinots are a Giant Step Up from the Ordinary Pfendler Vineyards: Exceptional Wines in 2012 Honor Peter Pfendler Bernardus Winery: Pinot Noir Transcends the Ordinary Winter Games: Taste of International Pinot Noir Sips of Recently Tasted California Wines Sips of Recently Tasted Oregon Wines Pinot Briefs On The Pinot Trail: Rocking K Vineyard Cottages
A Dougherty-Knude family partnership involving Dale Dougherty, Ryan Knude (winemaker), Nancy C. Dougherty and Katie Knude. Located in Sebastopol, DRNK produces wines sourced from vineyards in the North Coast. Ryan is a 5th generation Kunde who grew up in the wine industry.
2012 releases include a "Cavers Cuvee" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (a 3 vineyard blend), a Hallberg Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, a Chardonnay and a Pinot Gris.
Tasting and tour by appointment.
Articles About DRNK Wines
2012 DRNK Cavers Cuvée Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
14.5% alc., pH 3.78, TA 0.67, 196 cases, $32. From DRNK Wines in Sebastopol. Sourced from Saralee’s, Hallberg Ranch, and Sweetwater Ranch vineyards. Winemaker is Ryan R. Knude. · Medium reddish-purple color in the glass. The nose is shy upon opening and better the following day from a previously opened bottle. Aromas of dark red cherry, brewed tea and gingerbread. A pleasant, easy drinking wine with a mid weight core of slightly sweet cherries with notes of spice, cola and oak. Respectable balance with mild tannins and some finishing power. Score: 88. Reviewed January 20, 2014 ARTICLE »
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