VOLUME 9, ISSUE 40
April 17, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Winemaker & Winegrower Ted Lemon Celebrates 20 Years of Littorai, 30 Years of Winemaking Clos de la Tech Ceja Vineyards: Inspiring Preserverance Leads to Success Newest Bacigalupi Wines Truly Honor a Legacy Adventures on the Pinot Trail: In Pursuit of Balance 2014 Rivers Marie: Back on Track in 2012 E16 Pinot Noir: A Pleasant Surprise Recent Sips of Chardonnay Recent Sips of Other Interesting Whites Recent Sips of Pinot Noir Pinot Briefs Alquimie: “The Drinks Are On Us” Harvest Down Under
Tim Wilson left behind a career in the credit card world to pursue an enology education at California State University Fresno. He developed his winemaking skills at Chateau Ste. Michele, Edna Valley Vineyard, Benton-Lane Winery and Dobbes Family Estate. In 2009 he launched his own label, focusing on Pinot Noir from small, sustainably-farmed vineyards. Tim's spouse, Denise, is also closely involved in the new winery.
The initial vineyard partner was Kiff Vineyard located in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. The 8-acre vineyard is planted to Dijon 667 and 777 and Pommard clones.
Tasting is available in Carlton at Republic of Jam and in McMinnville at Biggio Hamina Cellars. The 2009 Kiff Vineyard Pinot Noir is sold through the winery's online store.
Articles About Denison Cellars
2010 Denison Cellars Kiff Vineyard Yamhill-Carlton District Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
13.7% alc., pH 3.62, TA 0.52, 125 cases, $38, screwcap. 667, 777 and Pommard clones. Aged 12 months in 335 new French oak barrels. Unfined and unfiltered. Winemaker Tim Wilson. Vineyard farmed by Joel Kiff. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. The nose displays an appealing marriage of black cherries and oak. Fresh, bright and flavorful, featuring black raspberry and black cherry fruit with a slight touch of peppery spice. Moderately rich with balanced, soft, dry tannins, and some length on the generous finish. This wine also has some textural interest and is beautifully crafted. Very good. Reviewed February 27, 2013 ARTICLE »
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