In 2013 we made the leap to convert a warehouse in Santa Rosa into a full production winery. We cut drains, installed electricity, insulation, plumbing, moved the tanks, eggs and barrels and crushed our first fruit that fall. Two years later we continue to carve out the space and have settled into being winery owners.
A nice article featuring Pinots from up and down the state, ours included.
Red ($14, 13%)
By Jon Bonné, Chronicle Wine Editor
Kenny Likitprakong has been doing a lot of good work in California, whether with his Zinfandels under the Hobo label or his Ghostwritert Pinot Noirs. Folk Machine is his effort to provide value-priced wines from the state — ones that often contend dollar for dollar with their imported counterparts. This new effort takes that quite literally, as one of the best Rhone-styled table reds to appear in years.
It’s a mix of 60 percent organically farmed Carignane from century-old vines — Carignane saving our wallets yet again — plus Grenache from McDowell Valley and some biodynamically farmed Syrah. That savory roast-carrot side of Carignane comes out to play, along with hearty huckleberry flavors, black pepper and a terrific balance of brightness and fruit that commends it to the autumn table
A nice article on American Wine for an American Holiday.