VOLUME 9, ISSUE 33
November 9, 2013
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Winemaker Ken Brown: Veteran Still On His Game Littorai: Balance & Harmony is Theme Dijon Clone 943: Early Reports Hahn Estates: Consistently Top Notch Mueller: Over 20 Years of Excellence in the Russian River Valley Sips of Recently Tasted Pinot Noir A Life Worth Living: Russian River Valley Original Charles Bacigalupi 1924-2013 Pinot Briefs Why You Like The Wines You Like
Ortman Family Vineyards
This label is led by the father-and-son winemaking team of Chuck and Matt Ortman (Chuck Ortman was the long time winemaker at Meridian). Located in the San Luis Obispo Appellation, they source Pinot Noir from Fiddlestix Vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills and the Willamette Valley.
Chuck Ortman began his winemaking career in the Napa Valley in the late 1960s and is regarded as a California winemaking legend. He was one of California's first winemakers to demonstrate the benefits of barrel fermenting Chardonnay, and his success with the varietal led to the title, "Mr. Chardonnay." Chuck later founded Meridian Vineyards in Paso Robles. Ortman Family Vineyards was launched in 2001.
The winery developed financial hardship and closed in 2011.
Articles About Ortman Family Vineyards
2004 Ortman Family Vineyards Fiddlestix Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir
$34. · The red fruit aromas are pleasing, and the raspberry jam flavors are a bit lean, but satisfying. Reviewed July 23, 2007 ARTICLE »
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