VOLUME 9, ISSUE 24
May 5, 2013
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Cork Dork Etude: Inspired Wines of the Carneros the Gardener: Got Organic Grapes? Bravium: Relish the Acidity Rivers-Marie: 2010 & 2011 Reflect the Challenges of Farming on the Edge Dunstan Wines from Durell Vineyard Foursight Wines: Family Excels with Pinot COBB Wines: No Wine Before Its Time Sips of Pinot: Wines Tasted Recently Rosé and Chardonnay: Recently Sampled Wines Pinot Briefs
Six Sigma Ranch and Winery
The Six Sigma Ranch consists of 4,300 acres, a property that dates to 1859 and is currently owned and farmed by Kaj and Else Ahlmann. The Ahlmanns acquired the cattle ranch in 2000. It is located south of Lower Lake in Lake County, California.
The ranch encompasses 40 acres of high-altitude vineyards located between 1,400 and 1,700 feet. The vineyards include Else's Vineyard (Cabernet Sauvignon), Christian's Vineyard (Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo), Michael's Vineyard (Sauvignon Blanc), and Marianne and Annette's Vineyard (Syrah).
The winemaker is Matt Hughes who learned his winemaking at Wildhurst Vineyards, Kendall-Jackson and Verite Estate.
A tasting room is located in Lower Lake and is open daily. Tours are available.
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