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
Ray Franscioni is a third generation farmer from Monterey County. The various Franscioni vineyards provide grapes for many well-known producers including Kendall-Jackson, Mer Soleil, Morgan and Cru.
Limited release varietals under the Ray Franscioni Wines range of labels include Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris produced from the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA under the Puma Road label. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cache are produced from vineyards in San Benito County under the Pedregal label. A third label, Lilia, is reserved for white wines. The wines are reasonably priced and sold on the website.
In 2014, Franscioni acquired Pessagno Winery which was at the heart of the River Road Wine Trail. Steve Pessagno passed away in February 2012.
A tasting room is located at 32720 River Road in Soledad.
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