VOLUME 10, ISSUE 3
January 22, 2015
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Kutch Wines: 2013 Vintage Provided Compelling & Transparent Wines Alexana: Prescription for Pinot with Unlimited Refills En Garde: 2012 Pinots Very Promising Black Kite Cellars: Outstanding Pinot Noir in 2012 Dolin Estate: New Central Coast Pinots Offer Exceptional Value MacRostie Winery & Vineyards: Evolving to Embrace Quality Birichino: A Mischievous Pair Craft Unique Wines at Right Price Domaine de la Côte: Whole Cluster Goodness Skewis Wines: Pinot from Vineyards with a Pedigree DANCIN Vineyards: Rogue Valley Wines of Distinction Waxwing: Engaging Pinot from an Urban Winery MacPhail Proudly Releases First Estate Pinot Noir Sips of Recently Tasted Pinot Noir Sips of Recently Tasted White Wines Pinot Briefs
Dry Creek Vineyard
Family owned since 1972, celebrating 40 years of family winemaking in 2012. The winery was founded by David S. Stare in 1972, the first new winery in Dry Creek Valley since Prohibition. Today, Dave's daughter, Kim Stare Wallace and her spouse, Don Wallace, have taken over operation of the winery.
Bill Knuttel was the winemaker from 2003 to 2011 and was replaced by Tim Bell in January 2012. Tim has more than 20 years of winemaking experience at such wineries such as Kunde Family Estate and Freemark Abbey.
A single-vineyard Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley, DCV10, is offered. Multiple other warm-climate varietals are produced with Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay and Zinfandel especially noteworthy.
The tasting room is open daily from 10:30 - 4:30.
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