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
Twins Peter and Paul Bergatto, along with friend Jon Morgan, began the winery in 1987 after leaving Bargetto Winery, also in the Santa Cruz Mountains, started in 1933 by Peter and Paul's grandfather John Bargetto and his brother, Philip. The winery is located on land once owned by their grandfather, just three miles east of the town of Soquel.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel sourced from vineyards in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Russian River Valley and Napa Valley. The Pinot Noirs, which come from Lester Family Vineyard, Ben Lomond Mountain Vineyard and Saveria Vineyard, all in the Santa Cruz Mountains, have won significant awards in major wine competitions.
Tasting room open weekends 11-4.
Articles About Soquel Vineyards
2006 Soquel Vineyards Partner’s Reserve Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir
14.3% alc., $20. A small winery with a low profile that sells most of its wine to locals. A partnership between Peter and Paul Bargetto and Jon Morgan. The wines tend to be full-bodied in a bolder style. The 2007 vintage wines won several Gold Medals at the 2010 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. · Restrained aromas but appealing ripe black cherry and raspberry scents complimented by savory oak. Fully ripe core of stone fruits and black currants. A moderately rich and intense fruit-driven wine with supple tannins. Not a bashful wine but drinks easy. Very good. Other wines available on the website at www.soquelvineyards.com (this wine available from klwines.com). Reviewed April 23, 2010 ARTICLE »
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