VOLUME 10, ISSUE 2
December 22, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
2014 Pinot Noir All-Americans 2014 California Pinot Noir First Team All-Americans 2014 California Pinot Noir Second Team All-Americans 2014 California Pinot Noir Honorable Mention All-Americans 2014 California Value Priced Pinot Noir First Team All-Americans 2014 California Value Priced Honorable Mention All-Americans 2014 Oregon Pinot Noir First Team All-Americans 2014 Oregon Pinot Noir Second Team All-Americans 2014 Oregon Value Priced Pinot Noir First Team All-Americans 2014 Oregon Value Priced Pinot Noir Honorable Mention All-Americans 2014 California Chardonnay All-Americans 2014 California & Oregon Value Priced Chardonnay All-Americans First Encounters of Noteworthy Pinot Noir Producers in 2014 Winery of Year: White Rose Estate Best Wine Quotes of 2014 Happy Holidays!
Three families were drawn together through a blind tasting group. In 2007, they entered into a partnership along with Rolando Herrera of Mi Sueño Winery. A Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec were released in the inaugural vintage of 2007. In 2011, there were able to partner with Soberanes and Sierra Mar vineyards in the Santa Lucia Highlands to make vineyard designate Pinot Noirs.
Winemaker Rolando Herrera arrived in California at the age of 15 and took a job as a dishwasher at Auberge Du Soleil. Soon thereafter he worked as a stone mason at the home of Stag's Leap Wine Cellar's founder, Warren Winiarski. Winiarski offered him a job working harvest and he spent ten years working at Stag's Leap, including 7 years as cellarmaster. He later became an assistant winemaker at Chateau Potelle and Director of Winemaking at Paul Hobbs Consulting. In 2004, he left Paul Hobbs to devote all his time to Mi Sueño which had begun as a side project in 1997 while working at Chateau Potelle.
The wines are sold through a mailing list. Business offices are in Cardiff, California.
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