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 small, family-owned vineyard in Sebastopol in the Russian River Valley AVA. The 9-acre Bravo Toro Vineyard was acquired in 2000 and gradually replanted and refurbished. The vineyard is planted to Chardonnay (Dijon 95 on 5C) and Pinot Noir (Dijon 115, 667, 777 on 101-14). Grapes from this vineyard are to be sold to a local established winery (previously sold to Chasseur and Envolve).
There is also a 2/3-acre home vineyard planted to Chardonnay (95) and Pinot Noir (777, 115, 667, Pommard) in 2000-2003. In 2007 and 2008 the Chardonnay was grafted over to Pinot Noir and clone VCR-18 and Swan selection were added. A nano winery at the house began processing grapes with the 2008 vintage to produce a small amount of estate Pinot Noir.
Tasting by appointment.
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