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
Matthew D. Taylor
Matt Taylor's interest in wine was piqued during a two year stint in Europe and Africa where he learned the wonders of sherry, biodynamic farming and Burgundy. Upon returning to the United States, he worked as an assistant winemaker to Rod Bergland at Joseph Swan Vineyards. He them graduated from Fresno State and obtained a post-graduate degree in viticulture and enology. A sales job and harvest internship with the Seyesses family of Domaine Dujac led him to eventually land a job as winemaker with Araujo Estate in Napa Valley as well as harvest internships in Argentina and New Zealand.
In 2011, Taylor left Araujo to start Taylor Cellars with seed money from Bart Araujo. He is devoted to organic and biodynamic farming.
Taylor released his first eponymous wine in partnership with his older brother, Sean Taylor, from the 2006 vintage, the Matthew D. Taylor Michaud Vineyard Pinot Noir. The Pinot Noir is served at top restaurants such as the French Laundry and Cyrus. The wine is sold through a mailing list.
Matthew is also the winemaker for Reuling Vineyard wines in Forestville.
Articles About Matthew D. Taylor
2010 Matthew D. Taylor Michaud Vineyard Monterey County Pinot Noir
14.0% alc.. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Nicely perfumed with fresh black cherry, floral and spice aromas. On entry, the mouth coating black cherry fruit makes an impression, as does the spicy, fruity finish. The texture is smooth and comforting, driven by focused dry tannins. Thoroughly pleasing. Outstanding. Reviewed July 21, 2013 ARTICLE »
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