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
Joseph Blair Wines
Hand-crafted wines from winemaker Mark Cargasacchi in Lompoc, CA. A sister winery of Jalama Wines in the Lompoc Wine Ghetto, Joseph Blair Wines was founded in 2009 and a tasting room opened in early 2012.
Mark Cargassachi planted the first of the family vineyards in the Sta. Rita Hills in 1998 after pursuing a career in environmental chemistry in Texas and San Francisco. He worked at Fess Parker and Rideau Vineyard to hone his winemaking and vineyard skills.
The Heartbreak Pinot Noir is sourced from the family-owned Cargasacchi/Jalami Vineyard, the westernmost vineyard in Santa Barbara County. The vineyard is on a portion of the Cargassachi ranch which includes the Cargasacchi Vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills. Other white and red varietals are produced from sourced grapes in Santa Barbara County.
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