Posts Tagged Baileyana

August 17: Christian Roguenant, Central Coast Master Winemaker

By Glen Frederiksen I first met Christian Roguenant (above) in 1991, when he was a judge at an international wine competition and I was serving as a wine steward. He seemed soft-spoken and easy-going, with a quick wit and twinkle in his... Read more

2010 Baileyana ‘La Pristina’ Chardonnay, Edna Valley

Medium straw color. The nose is floral, creamy and rich, throwing flavors of ripe buttered tropical fruit with a thread of minerality. MSRP: $30 (August 2012) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

2009 Baileyana ‘El Pico’ Pinot Noir, Firepeak Vineyard, Edna Valley

Transparent ruby color. Aromas of raspberry jam, sweet cherry and strawberry compote, with a light scent of white pepper. Bright cherry in the mouth, followed by cream. Nicely balanced, and maintains typical Pinot Noir femininity. MSRP: $33 (August... Read more

2005 Baileyana ‘Cuvee 1909’ Blanc de Blanc, Edna Valley

Medium straw color, with a fine mousse. A wonderful welcome sparkler, it delivers aromas and flavors of bread dough, lemon and toasted almonds. The wine is clean in the mouth, with a racy acidity that leads to a juicy finish. MSRP: $40 (August... Read more