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
Hart’s Desire Wines
Founded in 1991 by John and Desire Hart. This small boutique winery is located in the Alexander Valley near the town of Asti. The Harts do most of the work from picking to winemaking themselves. The wines are made in very small lots and have garnered considerable recognition. Multiple varieties of wine are produced including a Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir which is quite good.
The wines are available for sale on the website and are reasonably priced. The labels are very striking, featuring the art work of Loreta A. Hornall. 707-579-1687.
Tasting room at 53 Front St. (Old Roma Station) in Healdsburg shared with Christi Vineyards and J. Keverson Winery. Open Thurs-Mon 11:00-5:00.
Articles About Hart’s Desire Wines
2007 Hart’s Desire Rockin H Ranch Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
13.9% alc., $20. Double Gold Medal at Sonoma County Harvest Fair. · Very strange aromatics featuring dilute dried cherry aromas, oak and green beans. Slightly confected cherry essence delicately structured with soft tannins. The flavors trump the nose. Decent. Reviewed February 15, 2010 ARTICLE »
2006 Hart’s Desire Rockin H Ranch Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
13.9% alc., $28. · Reserved aromatics of berries, exotic spices, oak and rose petals. Tart blackberry and black raspberry fruit with moderate fullness in the mouth, smooth texture, and a dry, tangy finish. Still drank fine the next day from a re-corked previously open bottle. Reviewed November 17, 2008 ARTICLE »
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