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
Dean Sandifer moved from Minneapolis to the Willamette Valley of Oregon in 1994 to acquire land and start a vineyard. The first hillside parcel was purchased in 1995 and planted to Pinot Noir in 1996. Additional land was added and planted to Pinot Noir in 1998 and 1999. The Burgundian model has been implemented with vine density of 2,437 vines per acre creating a target goal of two tons per fruit per acre.
A single estate Pinot Noir is produced. 1,500 cases are released annually.
The winery is located at 9150 SE Three Trees Lane in Amity, Oregon and is open by appointment (503-697-7319). The tasting room is at 258 Kutch St. in Carlton. The Pinot Noir is largely sold through a mailing list but may be ordered by downloading the order sheet on the website.
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