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
Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards
The Garrod family has been involved with agriculture since 1893, growing apricots and prunes. Since 1972, the aging orchards have been replaced with wine grapes. The agricultural tradition continues with winemaker Bill Cooper and vineyard manager Jan Garrod, George Cooper's nephew. Winemaker George Cooper is a veteran with many years making wine in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Napa Valley, Burgundy and Bordeaux.
All estate vineyards are located on 120 acres above the village of Saratoga in the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA . Plantings include Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Syrah, Viognier, Merlot and Pinot Noir (Finley, 2 acres, planted in 2004; George's, 0.5 acre, planted in 2008). Vineyards are CCOF-certified organic.
The winery's historic tasting room, the Fruit House, is open daily (see website for directions).
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