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 is a small family run vineyard and winery specializing in Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. Co-vintners Randy and Kim Coleman are transplants from Southern California. The estate vineyard is planted to Pommard and Dijon 114 and 115 clones and dates to 1991. Located in the foothills of McMinnville (McMinnville sub-AVA), the vineyard consists of 13.5 acres of Pinot Noir and 9 acres of Pinot Gris. Located close to the Van Duzer corridor, the area benefits from hot summer days and cooling afternoon winds. Farming is sustainable and yields are strictly limited.
The winery is open by appointment and on Thanksgiving and Memorial Day Open House Weekends. 503-843-2707. The wines are sold primarily on the website and to Coleman Cellar Club members.
Articles About Coleman Vineyard
2006 Coleman Vineyard Estate Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
14.1% alc., $25. From a family owned vineyard in the Van Duzer corridor. · Shy cherry and berry scents pick up some intensity in the glass. The fruit is shy in the mouth as well. Very light and simple with unresolved tannins and a dry finish. I would sit on this one for another year, but it doesn’t seem to match up to its brethren in the Willamette Valley. Reviewed September 15, 2008 ARTICLE »
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