VOLUME 9, ISSUE 48
October 6, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Grapevine Red Blotch Disease Threatens Pinot Noir & Other Grapes Recent Sips of Pinot Noir Beerification of Pinot Noir Recent Sips of Chardonnay Comparative Wine Scores Revealed Orange Coast Magazine Presents West of West Orange County Pinot Briefs The Science of Wine Book Review
Relic Wines is the shared dream of husband and wife Mike Hirby and Schatzi Throckmorton. Hirby career in wine began as a sommelier. He later was the assistant winemaker at Behrens & Hitchcock Winery and left in 2002 to make wine for Relic and several other Napa Valley wineries.
The winery's Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is sourced from the 1-acre Avion Vineyard which is situated above the famous Durell Vineyard west of the town of Sonoma. An Alder Springs Vineyard Pinot Noir as been produced since 2002. In 2007, a Pinot Noir bottling, Tradition, from Alder Springs Vineyard is an homage to Burgundy. It is a single barrel of Pinot Noir fermented with 50% whole clusters. A Syrah and white and red Rhone blend round out the portfolio.
The wines are sold exclusively through a mailing list.
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