VOLUME 9, ISSUE 38
February 22, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Williams Selyem Estate Vineyard: A Description & Vertical Tasting Tasting Aged Williams Selyem Pinot Noir: Bottled Surprises Pinot Noir “Clone 95”: Dick Erath Revives an Old Treasure Failla Wines Sips of Recently Tasted Wines Hearty Burgundy Celebrates 50 Years Tasting Rooms Threatening to Overtax Healdsburg and Sonoma Pinot Briefs
Pillow Rd. Vineyard
Pillow Rd. Vineyard consists of two vineyard blocks located in Sebastopol, Sonoma County, on the southern edge of the Russian River Valley. 20 acres of Pinot Noir are farmed by the Pat and Anne Stotesbery, the creators of Ladera Vineyards on Howell Mountain in the Napa Valley. The vineyard is planted to Pommard 4, 115, 777 clones and Swan and Calera selections.
The winemaker is Jade Barrett and consulting winemaker is Karen Culler.
The winery's Pinot Noir, about 1,000 cases, is sold online. The first release was the 2006 vintage.
Articles About Pillow Rd. Vineyard
2007 Pillow Rd Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
13.6% alc.. · A strange wine offering oak and barnyard stink on the nose and spoiled fruit among the flavors. Couldn’t take another sip. An off bottle. Unsatisfactory. Reviewed April 8, 2010 ARTICLE »
2006 Pillow Rd. Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
14.1% alc., $47. Two vineyard plots located in Sebastopol on the southern edge of the Russian River Valley farmed by the Stotesbery family. 20 acres of Pinot Noir planted to multiple clones including Pommard 4, Dijon 115 and 777, and Swan and Calera selections. · Attractive aromas of cherries, spice and cola. Middle-weighted cherry flavors with a deft touch of oak which lingers on the finish. Admirable t n’ a. Not exceptional but solid. Reviewed April 18, 2009 ARTICLE »
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