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Brogan Cellars “My Father’s Vineyard”

By Jessica Yadegaran
Thursday, January 31st, 2008 at 4:35 pm in Uncategorized.

Brogan Cellars Pinot Noir

I was in Healdsburg earlier this month and tried to track down Margaret Wierenga and her small production Pinot Noirs, but to no avail. I thought her 1,500 cases went to mail-only customers, so when I spotted her My Father’s Vineyard bottling from the Anderson Valley on the wine list of One Market Restaurant on Jan. 28, you can bet I convinced my party to order it.

We were all blown away. The wine was gorgeous: pomegranate with hints of cardamom. Robust yet elegant. A great example of fruit-forward California Pinot Noir that wasn’t on steroids and will age beautifully for at least a decade. Margaret only made 150 cases of this wine, so it’s a feat that One Market scored some. We ordered two wines that night (also the Burgundian-style beauty of AP Vin). One was $85 and the other was around $100. Sorry I can’t remember which was which, but both of worth it.

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