VOLUME 9, ISSUE 39
March 29, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Adventures on the Pinot Trail: World of Pinot Noir - The Seminars Adventures on the Pinot Trail: World of Pinot Noir: The Tastings Talisman: 2010 Pinots are a Giant Step Up from the Ordinary Pfendler Vineyards: Exceptional Wines in 2012 Honor Peter Pfendler Bernardus Winery: Pinot Noir Transcends the Ordinary Winter Games: Taste of International Pinot Noir Sips of Recently Tasted California Wines Sips of Recently Tasted Oregon Wines Pinot Briefs On The Pinot Trail: Rocking K Vineyard Cottages
Carmel Hills Winery
A small, artisan producer in the Carmel Hills. Vineyard manager is Paul Stokes and the winemaker is Lynn Sakasegawa Stokes. The estate six-acre Hidden Hills Vineyard is home to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and the Phoenix Vineyard is planted to Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Very small lots (<100 cases) of Pinot Noir are produced. The 2008 Carmel Hills Pinot Noir won a Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. A single-vineyard, Hidden Hills Vineyard Pinot Noir, was released for the first time in the 2009 vintage.
A tasting room in Carmel Valley Village is open daily 12:00-5:00 except Wednesdays. Wines are sold in case amounts on the winery's website.
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