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
Carmel Hills Winery
A small, artisan producer in the Carmel Hills. Vineyard manager is Paul Stokes and the winemaker is Lynn Sakasegawa Stokes. The estate six-acre Hidden Hills Vineyard is home to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and the Phoenix Vineyard is planted to Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Very small lots (<100 cases) of Pinot Noir are produced. The 2008 Carmel Hills Pinot Noir won a Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. A single-vineyard, Hidden Hills Vineyard Pinot Noir, was released for the first time in the 2009 vintage.
A tasting room in Carmel Valley Village is open daily 12:00-5:00 except Wednesdays. Wines are sold in case amounts on the winery's website.
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