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
Ray Franscioni Wines
Ray Franscioni is the third generation of Monterey County farmers who began growing wine grapes in 1990. Franscioni estates supplies grapes to many noted vintners including Kendall-Jackson, Mer Soleil, Morgan, Cru and Joullian.
The winery has three labels: Puma Road Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris, Pedregal Bordeaux varietals, and Lilia Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The winemaker is Joel Burnstein. First vintage was 2006.
A tasting room is located within the winery and barrel room in the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA and nestled against the original Silvio Franscioni home. The tasting room is open by appointment and for private parties, weddings and business affairs. Located at 32720 River Road in Soledad. 831-455-1096.
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