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
William James Cellars
Despite the label, a woman, Robin Bogue, owns and operates this boutique winery using long-term contracts from vineyards in Santa Barbara County and Santa Maria Valley to create premium varietals. She is assisted in the day to day business by her father, Bill, who is also a viticulturist.
The first Pinot Noir was produced in 2005. There are two offered in the 2007 vintage: Pinot Noir "Persuasive," and Gary RAnch Vineyard "Influential." Prices are modest and available online.
Articles About William James Cellars
2007 William James Cellars Garey Ranch Vineyard Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir
14.5% alc.. · Aromas of barnyard and oak carry over on the palate. The fruit is very bashful and overwhelmed by oak which dominates the acidic finish. The oak may integrate over time but this wine will always be oaky. Unsatisfactory. Reviewed April 8, 2010 ARTICLE »
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