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
A tiny winery that overlooks the San Francisco Bay and Portola Valley that produces small quantities of Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Noir. The winery is also the home of Duane Cronin and his wife Nancy. Duane began making wine in 1976 for personal consumption and by 1982 began selling some of it. He had no formal training in winemaking but picked it up through study and talking with winemakers he admired. He worked for IBM as a computer programmer while also running the winery until eventual retirement allowed him to devote all of his time to his vineyards and winemaking.
Cronin has three acres of vines on his property. Most of the grapes that make up the 2,000 cases that Cronin produces annually are secured from other vineyards in the Santa Cruz Mountains and elsewhere.
Visits and tasting are available by appointment. Open houses are held periodically. 415-851-1452.
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