Santa Rosa Press Democrat: Wineries to Watch in 2013, featuring 2011 Reuling Vineyard Pinot Noir and 2011Rosé

Reuling may be a familiar name to pinot noir and chardonnay drinkers who have happily snapped up years of Aubert and Peter Michael wines vineyard-designated with the Reuling name, but for the first time this year Tim and Jackie Reuling will release two eagerly anticipated Reuling Vineyard wines of their own — a silky smooth 2011 pinot noir and 2011 rosé made from pinot noir grapes. Their winemaker and vineyard manager is Matt Taylor, previously of Araujo, where he became a knowledgeable advocate of Biodynamic farming practices. In the Sonoma Coast appellation near the town of Forestville, the Reuling site is truly magical, surrounded by the family’s home, sheep pasture and myriad fruit trees, a 16-acre former apple orchard they bought in 1998 and planted in 2000, mostly to pinot noir, with the remainder in sumptuous chardonnay.