We had a chance to ask Cris Carter, proprietor and winemaker at Weatherborne Wine Corp, a few questions about wine, life, and his influences. Weatherborne has been selected for inclusion in the Winestyr wine clubs and the wines from this new producer are already garnering serious critical acclaim (sorry, at this time Weatherborne's wines only ship to California):
2012 Pinot Noir: 92 points from Wine Enthusiast - "Distinctly wet-earth aromas of mushroom surround a line of graphite with touches of red fruit in this impressive bottling from young winemaker Cris Carter. The umami-driven flavors of shiitake and dried figs are elegant and soft in the mouth, a great fit for lovers of earthy, savory Pinot Noir."
2013 Pinot Noir: 93 points from Wine Enthusiast - "Brewer Cris Carter, who works at Golden Road Brewery in Los Angeles, also makes stunning wines, in this case from John Sebastian Vineyard, showing a lush cherry-vanilla nose that’s tightened with iron, iodine and earth. It’s soft on the palate, with violet and rose petal florals and plum-skin tartness in the midpalate."