VOLUME 9, ISSUE 46
August 25, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Charles Heintz Vineyards: Getting to Know Winegrower Charlie Heintz and the Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah from His Very Special Vineyard Lucienne: Very Special Pinot Noir from the Santa Lucia Highlands Formaglini Vineyards Sips of Recently Tasted Wines A New Wave of Outstanding Print Wine Magazines Pinot Briefs Winemaker Up Close & Personal Paul Clifton, Director of Winemaking, Hahn Estates
Bruce and Steve Cousins purchased controlling interest in Armida Winery from Robert Frugoli in 1994. Steve has been President of Buena Vista Winery and COO of Freemark Abbey Winery. The pair focus on hand crafted, single vineyard wines primarily from Dry Creek Valley, Russian River Valley and Alexander Valley. They produce ten different wines including Pinot Noirs from Durell Vineyard (Sonoma Mountain), Black Kite Vineyard (Anderson Valley), Bacigalupi Vineyard (Russian River Valley), Castelli-Knight Ranch (Russian River Valley), and Parmellee-Hill Vineyard (Sonoma Valley). Zinfandel and Chardonnay round out the portfolio.
The winemaker is Jessica Boone also known as a "vinophile, punk rock girl, workhorse, bacon lover and card shark."
The winery is located just outside Healdsburg in the western hills of Dry Creek Valley. The tasting room at 2201 Westside Road, is open 11:00 to 5:00 daily. The wines are available online.
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