We use traditional methods to craft limited-production Pinot Noir, Syrah, Riesling and Rosé from cool and windy coastal vineyards. Our winemaker and proprietor, Scott Sisemore, brings his drive, experience, and deep knowledge of red wine production to shape the wines from grape harvest to bottling.
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Waxwing News & Reviews
For the second vintage in a row the Waxwing Lester Family Vineyard Pinot Noir was awarded 94 points by the Prince of Pinot! Read the review here.
Taste at the winery (and other locations):
Sunday, April 19, from 2 to 5 pm, Spring Club Waxwing Party Saturday, April 25, from 3 to 6 pm at Half Moon Bay Wine & Cheese Our Open House tastings are complimentary. Join the mailing list for updates. The winery is located at 111 Industrial Rd, Unit 8, Belmont, CA 94002.
In July, 2014 Jon Rimmerman of Seattle's Garagiste writes about the 2012 Waxwing Spring Hill Pinot Noir:
There has never been a majority interest of the winemakers in the Golden State that acknowledge and aspire toward the trend of lower alcohol, transparency (in all respects) and a higher sense of purpose (not just higher scores)...until now: One of the commanding artists? Scott Sisemore and his dripping truth of what can be created on the Sonoma Coast when you do nothing at all: Waxwing. Scott has seen it all in the California trade. He knew California (and Sonoma in particular) had incredible, site-specific terroir. There were always a few outliers and most of the “heavyweight” producers bottled single vineyard wines but they still seemed more concerned with inflating what should have been restrained from the outset (including their tariff card). Credit Scott and his fellow neo-pioneers for the gumption to challenge what was accepted for so long – to re-create what required insightful and slow/steady change.
May, 2014: SF Chronicle wine editor, Jon Bonné, takes a look at Rosé. Here's what he has to say about the Waxwing "Spring Hill Vineyard" Pinot Noir Rosé: "From Karen and Chris London's site just west of Petaluma, this is versatile as can be, with a mint-leaf freshness, peach skin and bright raspberry. A lot of stuffing for a pink Pinot." Find the full article here.
The 2012 Waxwing Lester Family Vineyard Pinot Noir, Santa Cruz Mts, was reviewed by the Prince of Pinot. He gave the wine 94 points! Read the review and a nice write-up on Waxwing here.
sólosyrah has published a glowing review of our 2012 Syrahs. Check it out here.
Our 2012 "Spring Hill Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir was reviewed in the PinotReport (93 pts): Medium ruby color; rich, ripe herbal cherry aromas; deep, bright, red cherry flavors with forest floor notes; good structure and balance; long finish. Deep, earthy, rich Pinot that is drinking well now.
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