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
Cerro Prieto Vineyard & Cellars
A small family vineyard and cellar in the Templeton Gap off Hwy 46 in the Paso Robles AVA. The wines offered are primarily from the estate vineyard in Willow Creek area in the western elevations of the Santa Lucias. The first vintage was 2006.
Owner Larry Stanton practiced medicine for 40 years, primarily in dermatology. He moved to the Paso Robles area in 1977 and began farming that year while maintaining a medical practice. Cerro Prieto Vineyard was planted in 1999, and he and his spouse Teresa live adjacent the vineyard.
The wines have been highly rated and won medals in major wine competitions. A Pinot Noir is offered in addition to several warm-climate varietals.
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