VOLUME 9, ISSUE 38
February 22, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Williams Selyem Estate Vineyard: A Description & Vertical Tasting Tasting Aged Williams Selyem Pinot Noir: Bottled Surprises Pinot Noir “Clone 95”: Dick Erath Revives an Old Treasure Failla Wines Sips of Recently Tasted Wines Hearty Burgundy Celebrates 50 Years Tasting Rooms Threatening to Overtax Healdsburg and Sonoma Pinot Briefs
Gann Family Cellars
Gretchen and Michael Gann, who met at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, had a dream of making wine some day. In late 2001 they began researching properties in Napa and Sonoma and finally found a suitable vineyard in Healdsburg. The Gann Family Vineyard is a 110-acre estate which lies partly in the Russian River Valley and partly in the Alexander Valley appellations. The vineyard, originally planted in 1978, has been a top source of Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah and Zinfandel.
The consulting winemaker is Jonathan "Dan" Barwick who has well over ten years of winemaking experience in Northern California wineries. A Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is offered.
The wines may be sampled at Cellars of Sonoma, a multi-winery Tasting Room in the Railroad Square district of Santa Rosa (open daily).
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