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
A new winery with the 2009 vintage launched as a partnership between viticulturist Glenn Alexander and winemaker John Raytek (Ceritas, Pfendler). Cartha means "those who do the work."
The 2009 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (459 cases) comes from vineyard in the Petaluma Gap (Pfendler, Pullis, Penngrove). Primarily composed of heirloom clones such as Calera and Swan with lesser amounts of Pommard and Dijon 828.
The wine is distributed through fine retail stores.
Articles About Cartha
2010 Cartha Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir Rosé
12.9% alc., $15. · Light pink coral color in the glass. Shy nose offering demure aromas of blueberries, pear and wet rock. Restrained and soft in the mouth with subtle flavors of red berries, peaches and herbs with a lively kick of acidity in the background. A pleasant, but simple wine. Good. Reviewed July 1, 2011 ARTICLE »
2009 Cartha Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
13.5% alc., $26. · Deep reddish-purple color in the glass. Nicely scented with aromas of dark stone fruits and ollaliberries, spice and a complimentary touch of oak. Richly endowed with a striking dark fruit core accented with flavors of anise, tea and smoky oak all robed in modest tannins. The fruit really attracts your attention and the smooth mouth feel is very seductive. Very good (+). Reviewed July 1, 2011 ARTICLE »
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