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
McKenzie-Mueller Vineyards & Winery
A small, family owned and operated winery founded in 1989 by Bob Mueller and Karen McKenzie-Mueller. The winery's fifty-acre estate is located in Napa Carneros. Bob is a graduate of University of California at Davis and was the first winemaker for Opus One. He was instrumental in Los Carneros becoming its own AVA.
All wines are estate produced and bottled and are sourced from two estate vineyards: Big Ranch Road in Oak Knoll (Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc dating to 1979) and Los Carneros (Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc). A son, Julius Mueller, is an up and coming winegrower.
A second value-priced label, Real McCoy, consists of estate grown, produced and bottled wines from McKenzie-Mueller Vineyard.
The wines are offered through the winery's online store. Production is 2,500 cases annually.
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