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
A 5.5-acre vineyard dedicated to primarily Pinot Noir (5 acres) with 1/2 acre of Chardonnay, located on Jalama Cañon Ranch, a 1030-acre property a few miles south of the Santa Rita Hills in Santa Barbara County. The vineyard was planted in the spring of 2008 with dormant vines. Resting on southeasterly facing slopes, it is sheltered from the strong Pacific Coast winds by surrounding hills. The soils change color and consistency over the vineyard's hillside from sand to clay to limestone.
Jalama Cañon Ranch was purchased by the current owners in 2004. Originally, the property was part of a much larger land grant to Jose Antonio de la Guerra in the mid 1800s. Since then, ownership of the current parcels has been passed down through the Hollister, Dibblee and Larson families and the current owners are the eighth family from the original land grant. Besides the vineyard, the property is an operating goat and cattle ranch.
The second vintage of Pinot Noir will be released in the fall of 2013.
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