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Baton

Owner(s) Bill Vyenielo, Cathy Vyenielo
Web site www.batonwines.com
 
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This label is a project of Bill Vyenielo, who as General Manager, helped develop Peter Michael Winery into the respected giant of the industry it is today. The word "Baton" refers to a simple hand tool traditionally used in modern quality winemaking. A Pinot Noir is offered from a small vineyard near Graton on the ridge overlooking the Laguna de Santa Rosa, and a Chardonnay from Charles Heintz Vineyard. Jeff Pisoni is the winemaker.

The wines are sold through a private mailing list.

Reviewed Wines

2006 Baton Laguna Ridge Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.9% alc., $35. Project of Bill Vyenielo, who as General Manager, helped develop Peter Michael Winery into the respected position it is today. Jeff Pisoni is the winemaker. · Moderately light in color. Delicate aromas of ripe black cherries and oak. Rich flavors of black cherries and dark berries with a hint of cola and oak. Smoothly textured with well-proportioned dry tannins and some interest and persistence on the fruit-driven finish. A solid, well-priced wine. Very good. Reviewed February 15, 2010 ARTICLE »