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
Kazmer & Blaize
Winemaker Michael Terrien is known for his stints at Acacia and Hanzell and now makes wine for the Tricycle Wine Company group which includes Kazmer & Blaize, Obsidian Ridge and Molnar Family. The Kazmer & Blaise label began in 1995 began making a Pinot Noir from Primo's Hill, a single, 7-acre block of grapes on Poseidon's Vineyard in Napa Carneros. The name is a fusion of he middle names of Peter Molnar and Michael Terrien. Only a few hundred cases are produced each year of Kazmer & Blaise Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The owners say the Pinot Noir "drinks more like a Northern Rhone than a Burgundy."
The wines are sold through a mailing list. Very funny website. Tasting by appointment (707-255-4929).
Articles About Kazmer & Blaize
2005 Kazmer & Blaize Primo’s Hill Vineyard Carneros Pinot Noir
13.8% alc., $45. · The nose is fruit-shy, displaying smoke, oak, ash and mocha Java. Dark fruit forms the backbone, but flavors of ash and dark chocolate take the limelight. For chocolate lovers only. Reviewed June 16, 2009 ARTICLE »
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