VOLUME 10, ISSUE 2
December 22, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
2014 Pinot Noir All-Americans 2014 California Pinot Noir First Team All-Americans 2014 California Pinot Noir Second Team All-Americans 2014 California Pinot Noir Honorable Mention All-Americans 2014 California Value Priced Pinot Noir First Team All-Americans 2014 California Value Priced Honorable Mention All-Americans 2014 Oregon Pinot Noir First Team All-Americans 2014 Oregon Pinot Noir Second Team All-Americans 2014 Oregon Value Priced Pinot Noir First Team All-Americans 2014 Oregon Value Priced Pinot Noir Honorable Mention All-Americans 2014 California Chardonnay All-Americans 2014 California & Oregon Value Priced Chardonnay All-Americans First Encounters of Noteworthy Pinot Noir Producers in 2014 Winery of Year: White Rose Estate Best Wine Quotes of 2014 Happy Holidays!
This family-run winery is located in Humboldt County and has the northernmost vineyards and winery in California. John and Kimberly Cabot had ten year's of experience in organically growing fruits and vegetables in Humboldt County on the Klamath River when they began to plant wine grapes in 1998. Their first wine appeared from the 2001 vintage, vinified by John who is a self-taught winemaker.
Cabot's three vineyards are planted to red varieties including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Zinfandel. Pinot Noir is sourced from Anderson Valley.
Articles About Cabot Vineyards
2010 Cabot Vineyards Anderson Valley Pinot Noir
14.4% alc., 240 cases, $32. A blend of fruit from Nash Mill and Valley Foothills Day Ranch vineyards. A mix of Dijon 115 and 667. Aged 11 months in a combination of 75% once used and 25% new Hungarian oak barrels. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Aromas of cherries, cooked fruit and roasted nuts. Very ripe and sweet flavor profile featuring cherries, black currants, plums and raisins in a middleweight style supported by soft tannins and good acidity. Unchanged the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Decent. Reviewed January 19, 2013 ARTICLE »
2010 Cabot Vineyards Nash Mill Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir
14.4% alc., 45 cases, $42. A stellar 4-acre vineyard source located in the deep end of the Anderson Valley adjacent Burt Williams’ Morning Dew Ranch Vineyard. Pommard clone aged in once used French oak barrels. · Medium reddish-purple color in the glass. Shy aromas of dark red cherries and raspberries with oakdriven notes of toast and smoke in the background. Wood-infused core of cherries with some verve, augmented by balanced tannins and refreshing acidity. Finishes with much fanfare exhibiting a long cherry-driven flourish. Tasted the next day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle, the wine had partially shed its oak topcoat, and the fruit was more expressive. I would give this wine a few years for the oak to integrate and by then it should be special. Good (+). Reviewed January 19, 2013 ARTICLE »
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