Playlist · by sshelley
6 episodes, 4 hours 24 mins
Our guest today is Ross Halleck from Halleck Vineyard, who tells his story to Steve Jaxon and Dan Berger. Steve asks Ross to describe the journey that he and his wife Jennifer have had in the wine world. They planted the vineyard in 1992 and 1993. They were the first vineyard in west Sebastopol. They ordered the root stock out of the yellow pages, and their first vintage won best Pinot Noir in the US. Greg La Follette was their mentor and winemaker at the beginning. Greg La Follette has been on CWC a few times before, the last one was here, in November 2018.) The label at the time was "Tandem Vineyard." Now Rick Davis is their current winemaker. Ross says, "he's a savant." Dan Berger and Ross Halleck have been friends for several years. They have one acre. Yet at that time, Sebastopol hills was not recognized for its Pinot Noir. It was really a residential neighborhood. There are no 15 acre plots. Everything they make is world class. Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Gewürtstraminer, Ro...
Ep. 022 Frederic Barnier, Winemaker, Maison Louis Jadot
When it comes to Burgundy the name of the producer on the bottle might just be the most important piece of information. Some producers make a scant barrel or two per vintage fro a single vineyard. Others, like Maison Louis Jadot make wines from across Burgundy, ranging from Chablis to the Mâconnais. The challenge is to maintain the terroir from each bottling. Frederic Barnier, winemaker at Maison Louis Jadot, tells me how he embraces this challenge and others while we sample wines from the upcoming release of the 2015 vintage.
Blending for Beauty with Maggie Harrison
Maggie Harrison of the Antica Terra winery in the Willamette Valley of Oregon discusses what she sees as the differences between Oregon and California for wine, and what that means for her own approach to winemaking with each vintage.
Ken Wright Went Looking for Aroma
Ken Wright of Ken Wright Celllars recalls some of the key changes that have happened for him and for the Oregon wine scene since he arrived in Oregon in the mid-1980s.
America’s Best Pinot Noir
Wine Enthusiast contributing editors breakdown the beauty of American-made Pinot Noir, plus we talk with Blaine Ashley, Founder of NY Champagne week, about groundbreaking women who founded famous Champagne houses, and her new event dedicated to females working in fizz today.
Pinot Noir - The Heartbreak Grape
This is our second pod cast featuring Pinot Noir. While we focused on Sonoma County Pinot Noir on the last show, we opted to show a little more range this time. This show features Pinot Noirs from New Zealand, France and Mendocino County as well as several wines from Sonoma County. Sorry Oregon, we'll devote a podcast to the wonderful Pinot Noirs you produce in an upcoming show. The different aromas, taste and styles that we experienced during the tasting made it easy to see why Pinot Noir is such a hot ticket wine. In fact, this was the first tasting we've conducted where there was no leftover wine. Some of the topics covered in this showare old world wines vs new world wines, the different colors of Pinot Noir and the Sideways phenomenon. Most of the wines we featured are readily available at your local retail outlets, though some may require more diligence to acquire. The average price for the wines was $26. Did we find a knock your socks off $15 Pinot Noir? Does such a wine exis...
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