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
Three families were drawn together through a blind tasting group. In 2007, they entered into a partnership along with Rolando Herrera of Mi Sueño Winery. A Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec were released in the inaugural vintage of 2007. In 2011, there were able to partner with Soberanes and Sierra Mar vineyards in the Santa Lucia Highlands to make vineyard designate Pinot Noirs.
Winemaker Rolando Herrera arrived in California at the age of 15 and took a job as a dishwasher at Auberge Du Soleil. Soon thereafter he worked as a stone mason at the home of Stag's Leap Wine Cellar's founder, Warren Winiarski. Winiarski offered him a job working harvest and he spent ten years working at Stag's Leap, including 7 years as cellarmaster. He later became an assistant winemaker at Chateau Potelle and Director of Winemaking at Paul Hobbs Consulting. In 2004, he left Paul Hobbs to devote all his time to Mi Sueño which had begun as a side project in 1997 while working at Chateau Potelle.
The wines are sold through a mailing list. Business offices are in Cardiff, California.
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