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
Big Vine Wines
A partnership between Andrew Siegal, a Napa Valley entrepreneur and owner of Liquid Trade Solutions, and Patrick McNeil, a national sales consultant and wine distributor.
Wines offered include an Arroyo Grande Pinot Noir (85% Arroyo Grande, 15% Sta. Rita Hills), value priced and produced in moderately large quantity (2,300 cases). The wine is sold on the website.
Articles About Big Vine Wines
2009 BIGVINE Arroyo Grande Valley Pinot Noir
14.3% alc., 2,300 cases, $14. 85% Arroyo Grande, 15% Sta. Rita Hills. Aged 12 months in 25% new French oak barrels with regular lees stirring. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. The interesting and complex nose really draws you in. Aromas of strawberries, cherries, sandalwood, sawdust and Indian spice. Delicious middleweight core of fresh dark cherries and red raspberries, caressed by supple tannins, offering good acidity, and finishing with memorable aromatic persistence. A beautifully balanced wine that is very easy to cozy up to, and quite impressive for a first release. Unbelievable value. Reviewed June 24, 2012 ARTICLE »
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