Tag Archives: Pinot Noir

Selections from J.K. Carriere of the Willamette Valley

Jim Prosser started the J.K. Carriere label in 1999 and in 2009 planted his own dry farmed, organically farmed vineyard on the southeast flank of Parrett Mountain in the Chehalem Mountains AVA.  In addition to Chehalem, he sources fruit from … Continue reading

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Freeman Winery’s 2015-2016 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Releases from the Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast

Last week, we met with Ken Freeman, proprietor with his wife Akiko of Freeman Vineyard & Winery, to taste through his new Chardonnay and Pinot Noir releases from the Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast. Ken and Akiko launched the … Continue reading

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Testarossa Pinot Noirs From the 2015 Vintage

This is the second part of our review of Testarossa’s Chardonnay and Pinot Noir  releases from the 2015 vintage.  The first part focused on the estate’s excellent Chardonnays; this one focuses exclusively on Pinot Noir and one Meritage.   The Pinot … Continue reading

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MacMurray Estate Vineyards: Russian River Valley and Central Coast Releases

  MacMurray Estate Vineyards offers an attractive selection of Pinot Noirs from the Russian River Valley and the Central Coast as well as tasty Chardonnay and Pinot Gris.  We reviewed the previous vintage of these wines in our Report #44   … Continue reading

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2012 Sonoma County Releases from Willowbrook Cellars

Started in 2001 by winemaker Joe Otos and two partners, Willowbrook Cellars in Sebastopol produces small quantities of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel and Syrah.  The other partners include retired technology executive John Tracy and retired sales executive Ed Sillari.  While … Continue reading

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Jackson Estate and Highland Estate Wines: Reviews of New Releases

Three New Releases: 2012 Chardonnay Camelot Highlands,  2012 Pinot Noir Outland Ridge,  2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Hawkeye Mountain. These three new releases are part of Kendall-Jackson’s  Jackson Estate and Highland Estate wines which show case their different outstanding vineyard properties located … Continue reading

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Shane Wine Cellars: New Releases from Mendocino and Sonoma

Shane Finely is an affable and very  talented young winemaker.  He is one of  a  new generation of winemakers in Sonoma County who are making a name for themselves  in the industry.   Although only in his 30s  Shane has had … Continue reading

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Stunning New Releases from Sandhi Wines of Santa Barbara

Sandhi is an exciting joint venture founded in 2010 by Rajat Parr, the wine director for Michael Mina Restaurants, Charles Banks, the former owner of Jonata and Screaming Eagle, and the talented winemaker, Sashi Moorman.   Their goal is to produce … Continue reading

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Tedeschi’s Old World Style Selections: Napa Valley and Russian River Valley

These selections were crafted by the Tedeschi Family Winery located in Calistoga, Napa Valley.  The Tedeschi family originally emigrated from Italy to Providence, Rhode Island and ultimately settled in  Calistoga in 1919.   The current family estate was purchased by Eugene … Continue reading

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New Releases from Wrath Vineyards in Monterey

Wrath Wines has once again provided us a rich collection of new releases of their 2012 whites and 2011 reds.  There are 16 wines reviewed here each offering different expressions of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah.  Most of … Continue reading

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