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
The Tenbrink family farms 50 acres of vineyards in Suisin Valley, California which is located east of Napa Valley and just west of Sacramento and the San Joaquin delta wetlands. The Tenbrinks also grow walnuts, fruits, and tomatoes.
The Tenbrinks have become most famous for the Petite Sirah they sold to winemaker Abe Schoener who produced a wine under his Scholium Project label called Babylon. Schoener has now become the winemaker for Tenbrink Vineyards who released their first wines in 2006. Steve Tenbrink is his future successor. A winery was built in 2007 to house Scholium Project, Maldonado Family Vineyards, and Courier Wines
The Tenbrink Pinot Noir is grown on a 4-acre vineyard adjacent to the winery. Look for retail sources ($35).
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