VOLUME 9, ISSUE 39
March 29, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Adventures on the Pinot Trail: World of Pinot Noir - The Seminars Adventures on the Pinot Trail: World of Pinot Noir: The Tastings Talisman: 2010 Pinots are a Giant Step Up from the Ordinary Pfendler Vineyards: Exceptional Wines in 2012 Honor Peter Pfendler Bernardus Winery: Pinot Noir Transcends the Ordinary Winter Games: Taste of International Pinot Noir Sips of Recently Tasted California Wines Sips of Recently Tasted Oregon Wines Pinot Briefs On The Pinot Trail: Rocking K Vineyard Cottages
Rick Hutchinson balances his winemaking skills with the potters wheel, crafting amphorae similar to those used by the ancient Greeks and Romans to store wine. An amphora (Latin for the Greek amphoreus) is the word for a two-handled vessel that holds wine. His winemaking experience is varied, having spent apprenticeships with Doug Nalle, Grady Wann, John Kongsgaard and Mike Duffy.
Amphora Winery was born in the Dry Creek Valley appellation in 1997 in the basement of a prune barn with Petite Sirah and Zinfandel. Over time, Rick has expanded his lineup to include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese, Syrah, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
The tasting room at 4791 Dry Creek Rd in Healdsburg is open daily from 11:00 to 4:30.
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