VOLUME 9, ISSUE 39
March 29, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Adventures on the Pinot Trail: World of Pinot Noir - The Seminars Adventures on the Pinot Trail: World of Pinot Noir: The Tastings Talisman: 2010 Pinots are a Giant Step Up from the Ordinary Pfendler Vineyards: Exceptional Wines in 2012 Honor Peter Pfendler Bernardus Winery: Pinot Noir Transcends the Ordinary Winter Games: Taste of International Pinot Noir Sips of Recently Tasted California Wines Sips of Recently Tasted Oregon Wines Pinot Briefs On The Pinot Trail: Rocking K Vineyard Cottages
Barbed Oak Vineyard
The owners acquired vineyards in Bennett Valley, upgraded the vineyards, replaced half the vines with Pinot Noir and released their first Pinot Noir in the 2009 vintage. 40% of the estate grapes are kept for the Barbed Oak Vineyard label Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
The name is a combination of the owner's first names: Barbara and Ed. It also describes the ancient oaks that dot the property. The wines are produced at Vinify in Santa Rosa. The winemaker is John Raytek.
Limited distribution to Bay Area and Sonoma restaurants.
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