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!
Estancia Estates Winery
In 1986, Agustin Huneeus, then of Franciscan Estates, acquired the former Paul Mason vineyards near Soledid and established Estancia Winery. The brand is now part of Constellation.
The winery specializes in Monterey County Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The winemaker is Scott Kelley. The entry-level Pinot Noir is named Pinnacles Ranches and a second higher-end bottling is titled Reserve sourced primarily from the Stonewall Vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands.
Articles About Estancia Estates Winery
2012 Estancia Monterey County Pinot Noir
13.5% alc., $9.99. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. Pleasing aromas of fresh red cherries and supportive oak. Tasty essence of dark cherries with oak highlights in the background. Smoothly textured with firm but not astringent tannins and a welcome cherry-infused finish. Score: 85. Reviewed December 19, 2013 ARTICLE »
2006 Estancia Reserve Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir
14.5% alc., $24. · Sourced from the Stonewall Vineyard Estate. Moderately deep reddish-purple color. Bright black cherry and strawberry perfume. Earthy dark red fruits with a hint of raisin, tar and oak on the palate. Medium-weighted with respectable silkiness and easy drinkability. Reviewed September 5, 2009 ARTICLE »
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