|Owner(s)||John Tarabini, Sharol Tarabini|
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Damian Rae is a boutique winery founded by John and Sharol Tarabini and known for Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. The winery is a charter member of the San Francisco Wine Association. The winemaker is Napa veteran Kian Tavakoli.
The inaugural Pinot Noir was released with the 2007 vintage from La Encantada Vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA. The wines are sold on the website.
2009 Damian Ray Doctor’s Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir
14.3% alc., $39. Crafted under the direction of Jon Tarabini. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Pleasant perfume of strawberries, spice and red hard candy. A fruity, somewhat simple wine with a core of red berries and red cherries. Soft in the mouth with bright acidity, restrained tannins and a hint of alcoholic heat on the finish. Good. Reviewed July 23, 2011 ARTICLE »