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
Drake Wines is a small, artisan, family owned producer of Pinot Noir sourced from Laetitia Vineyard and Bien Nacido Vineyard, both acclaimed sites on the Central Coast. Owner and winemaker Mark Cummins released his first Pinot Noir in 2005. Total production is about 500 cases, carried out in the old Lawrence Winery in the Edna Valley. The winery is dedicated to limited bottlings of block-designate wines that reflect a sense of please.
Drake is the surname on owner Mark Cummins father's side and the middle name of his oldest son.
Wines can be ordered through the website.
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