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
A label under the Duckhorn Wine Company umbrella, originally a second label for Goldeneye. Migration now includes Pinot Noir from both the Anderson Valley and Russian River Valley as well as Chardonnay from the Russian River Valley, Sonoma Coast, Anderson Valley and Santa Maria Valley. The wines are generally in the $30-$40 price range.
The winemaker is Neil Bernardi. He has worked in New Zealand at Saint Clair Estate, Cape Campbell and Kim Crawford, and in California at Quintessa. After Quintessa, he joined the winemaking team at Goldeneye under Zach Rasmuson and in early 2007 left to join Ted Lemon at Littorai. In 2009, he rejoined the Duckhorn team as the winemaker for Migration.
Articles About Migration Wines
2009 Migration Anderson Valley Pinot Noir
14.5% alc., pH 4.00, TA 0.49, $34. Aged 10 months in 45% new and 55% second vintage French oak barrels. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. The nose is dominated by toasted oak with faint dark fruit in the background. Medium bodied array of dark red berries with prominent oak-driven tarry flavor. Soft and slightly creamy on the palate. Decent. Reviewed February 22, 2012 ARTICLE »
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