VOLUME 9, ISSUE 39
March 29, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Adventures on the Pinot Trail: World of Pinot Noir - The Seminars Adventures on the Pinot Trail: World of Pinot Noir: The Tastings Talisman: 2010 Pinots are a Giant Step Up from the Ordinary Pfendler Vineyards: Exceptional Wines in 2012 Honor Peter Pfendler Bernardus Winery: Pinot Noir Transcends the Ordinary Winter Games: Taste of International Pinot Noir Sips of Recently Tasted California Wines Sips of Recently Tasted Oregon Wines Pinot Briefs On The Pinot Trail: Rocking K Vineyard Cottages
Tamayo Family Vineyards
Located in Contra Costa, a little more than an hour east of downtown San Francisco, Tamayo Family Vineyards was founded by Jeff and Sara Tamayo. The lineup of wines includes three labels: Tamayo, Cana (from the original vineyard that was replanted between 2003 and 2006), and Tamayo Family Signature series. The Tamayo Pinot Noir carries a Santa Lucia Highlands appellation designation.
The winemaker is Jon Engelskirger, a veteran of time at many wineries including Silverado Vineyards, Robert Pepi Winery and Turnbull Wine Cellars.
An appointment is necessary to visit the winery (925-513-8463). Tasting is available at Contra Costa County Wine Company, a cooperative tasting room in downtown Brentwood.
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