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
This long-standing and well-respected wine brand (formerly part of the Chalone group of wineries) is a new addition to the Bronco Wine Company lineup. The word, Carmenet, can trace its origins to Bordeaux.
The lineup includes a collection of Vintner's Reserve wines from the California appellation including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio. The winemaker is John Albaugh.
Carmenet wine is widely distributed and represents excellent value.
Articles About Carmenet Vineyards
2009 Carmenet Vintner’s Collection Reserve California Chardonnay
12.5% alc., pH 3.41, TA 0.555, $11.99. · Light straw color in the glass. Delicate but alluring aromas and flavors of white peaches and pears with a hint of citrus and oak. Crisp and pleasing. The low alcohol is a favorable feature. A perfect everyday wine that works as an aperitif or food compliment. Good (+). Reviewed September 2, 2011 ARTICLE »
2009 Carmenet Vintner’s Collection Reserve California Pinot Noir
12.5% alc., pH 3.56, TA 0.341, $11.99. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Aromas of black cherries, underbrush, mown hay and oak. Tasty core of juicy black cherry and dark berry fruits with a hint of anise, savory herbs and oak. A lighter offering with good structural integrity and charm. A solid wine at this price, and an excellent introduction to Pinot Noir for newbies or an acceptable daily drinker for pinotaficionados. Good. Reviewed September 2, 2011 ARTICLE »
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