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Whetstone Wine Cellars Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Bella Vigna Vineyard 2006

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· Owner, Jamie Whetstone, left Charleston to work at Mustards Grill in Napa Valley · He met Larry Turley there and began as a cellar rat at Turley Cellars and later worked at Domaine Dujac in Burgundy · Focus is on single vineyard Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Viognier from organic vineyard sites

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Varietal: Pinot Noir
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Whetstone Wine Cellars:
Hello and welcome to Whetstone Wine Cellars! I wanted to invite you to a glimpse into our short history in order that you might better understand where we’re coming from and where we’re headed. So here goes… I started working at Turley Wine Cellars in the summer of 1998 when I semi-jokingly told a friend I’d do just about anything for a shot at winemaking (be very careful what you ask for.). O... Read more
Hello and welcome to Whetstone Wine Cellars! I wanted to invite you to a glimpse into our short history in order that you might better understand where we’re coming from and where we’re headed. So here goes… I started working at Turley Wine Cellars in the summer of 1998 when I semi-jokingly told a friend I’d do just about anything for a shot at winemaking (be very careful what you ask for.). Over the following 6 & ½ years I would plant 30 acres of hillside vineyard, become fluent in Spanish, help manage over 200 organically farmed acres of grapes, become assistant winemaker, start my own label, and begin consulting full time. Turley provided for me a venue to do all those things with a continuing education in hands-on farming and meticulous, cutting-edge winemaking. To further enhance my small winery experience, I went to work in Burgundy for Domaine Dujac during a short stint in the summer of 2001. These days I am full-time debtor for Whetstone, CEO and Co-Founder of Manifesto! Wines, and a consulting winemaker for JT Wines. My love for wine has taken me down several paths that have ultimately merged in the form of Whetstone Wine Cellars. Offerings will consist of Pinot Noir, Syrah, Viognier and Chardonnay. I appreciate your interest in our site and in our wines. Stay tuned… Sincerely, Jamey Whetstone Read less

Member Reviews for Whetstone Wine Cellars Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Bella Vigna Vineyard

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Snooth User: GeekyKhan
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5.00 5
08/26/2008

Light but Spicy, aromatic with herby and oaky aromas.


Snooth User: Daniel Dawson
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3.50 5
12/30/2008

From a collection of vineyards along or near the Pacific Ocean. Perfectly ripe cherries, strawberry plus a ruby red grapefruit edge make for an intense, juicy, exotic Pinot Noir. Aged in 1/3 new French oak, "Jon Boat" starts with just a whiff of sweet, toasty barrel before launching into penetrating Pinot Noir fruit. A long, floral, litely spicy, deliciously fruity finish will have you coming back for more. I don't have duck very often, but this wine makes me crave it. Why a Jon Boat? Jamey grew up hunting and fishing on a Jon Boat (a flat-bottomed boat made for the lake) in South Carolina. Let's hear it for good childhood memories. 800 cases made.


Snooth User: jimmymac4
8877646
4.00 5
09/19/2008

Four glasses


External Reviews for Whetstone Wine Cellars Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Bella Vigna Vineyard

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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
02/27/2008

Coming from the western part of the Russian River Valley, Jamie Whetstone has created a delicate and feminine Pinot Noir that still shows a gutsy, California-style structure. Red berry notes dance on the palate.



· Owner, Jamie Whetstone, left Charleston to work at Mustards Grill in Napa Valley · He met Larry Turley there and began as a cellar rat at Turley Cellars and later worked at Domaine Dujac in Burgundy · Focus is on single vineyard Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Viognier from organic vineyard sites

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