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
This winery is owned and operated by generations of the Finkelstein family - Art, Bunnie, Judd and Holly. The family has been making wine in the Napa Valley since the 1970s. Art, Bunnie and Art's brother were the original founders of the Whitehall Lane Winery. That winery was sold in 1988 when production exceeded 30,000 cases a year. Judd's Hill was founded on the Silverado Trail on a 14-acre hillside property with the intention of limiting production to 3,000 cases per year. Art also makes small lots of wine for several customers through a business known as Custom MicroCrush.
Known for their Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petite Sirah, Judd's Hill also produces an Estate and Central Coast Pinot Noir.
An intimate sit-down tasting is available by appointment with Hospitality Manager Pat Burke (707-255-2332). The wines are available online.
Articles About Judd's Hill
2006 Judd’s Hill Napa Valley Pinot Noir
14.5% alc., $25. This winery is owned and operated by generations of the Finkelstein family - Art, Bunnie, Judd and Holly. The family has been making wine since the 1970s. · Deep, darker fruited, jammy aromas with hints of mocha and tropical fruit. Rustic ripe fruits on the attack with an unusual malt and marzipan bent. Smooth, light and nicely composed except for a trailing bit of heat on the finish. A bit off the beaten track but will have some fans. Reviewed October 1, 2008 ARTICLE »
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