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
Founded in 1984 by Dan J. Gainey and Dan H. Gainey, Gainey Vineyard is a pioneer in establishing the Santa Ynez Valley as a world-class wine region and is the largest diversified farming operation at 2,000 total acres in Santa Barbara County. The winery's 145 acres of vineyards are located in the Santa Ynez Valley split between the warm eastern part of the valley (Home Ranch) and the cool, western region that is part of the Sta. Rita hills sub-AVA (Evan's Ranch). The Home Ranch is planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling. The Evan's Ranch is planted to Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah. Planting of this vineyard is ongoing.
Kirby Anderson (Burgundian varieties) and Jon Engelskirger (Bordeaux varieties) are the winemakers and Jeff Newton is the vineyard manager. Production is 18,000 cases annually. The winery is known for its Limited Selection Pinot Noir.
Visit the website for an informative animated look at the Santa Ynez Valley. The wines are available online.
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