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A producer of Rhone varietals, Zinfandel and Pinot Noir from sourced grapes.
The winery is located on Treasure Island.
2017 VIE North Coast Pinot Noir
14.2% alc., pH 3.66, TA 0.62, 150 cases, $35. Released October 2019. Winemaker Bryan Kane seeks out small vineyards using organic and sustainable farming practices in the North Coast including Los Carneros, Sonoma Coast the Anderson Valley. Indigenous yeast fermentation. Aged 14 months in French oak barrels, 17% new. · Light orange-red color in the glass. The nose leads with an oak-kissed red cherry aroma. Easygoing, with gossamer tannins, featuring red and blue berry flavors in a light-to-mid-weight style. The wine develops more charm and interest over time in the glass although it was less appealing when tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle, so probably not a cellar candidate. Score: 89. Reviewed May 25, 2020 ARTICLE »
2016 VIE North Coast Pinot Noir
14.1% alc., pH 3.63, TA 0.71, 200 cases, $35. Winemaker Bryan Kane sources grapes from a selection of vineyards throughout the North Coast that utilize organic and sustainable farming practices. Clones 151, 667, 777 and “828.” Indigenous yeast fermentation. Aged 14 months in French oak barrels, 25% new. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. This wine has a ripe, roasted fruit profile. Aromas of dark red, purple and black fruits, prune, marzipan and tobacco lead to a middleweight styled wine with flavors that echo the aromas. Plush in the mouth with noticeable nutty oak, modest tannins and a sweetfruited finish with a noticeable cut (? acidified). Unchanged when tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Score: 87. Reviewed February 3, 2019 ARTICLE »
2016 VIE Canihan Vineyards Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
14.5% alc., pH 3.66, TA 0.74, 100 cases, $50. Canihan Vineyard was first planted in 1998 and field grafted to Dijon clones 115, 667, 777 and “828.” Vineyard is farmed organically and dry-farmed. Yields are seldom more than 2 tons per acre. Indigenous yeast fermentation, aged 14 months in French oak barrels, 25% new. Unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Ultra ripe aromas and flavors of the darkest fruits with oak-driven marzipan in the background. Plush in the mouth, with modest fine-grain backing tannins and a very sweet-fruited finish of good length. Unchanged when tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. The fruit is too ripe for my taste. Score: 86. Reviewed February 3, 2019 ARTICLE »