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
A small producer of ultra premium wines from premier vineyards and appellations in Northern California. The 2011 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, the inaugural release, was sourced from Terra De Promissio Vineyard (100 cases).
According to Coastal Miwok mythology, Coyote "Olet'te" was thought of as the creator and supreme Chief forming the Petaluma Gap from the Sea and its first known inhabitants.
The winemaker is Alan Viader who grew up in the Napa Valley, working in the hillside vineyards and cellar at Viader. He has worked under several prominent winemakers including Tony Soter, Charles Hendricks, and Michel Rolland. In 2005, he became Director of Operations at Viader.
The wine is sold through a mailing list and vininformant.com.
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