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
Reata's estate Jamieson Ranch vineyards are located in southern Napa Valley. The name, Reata, is Spanish for lariat, and pays tribute to the early California history that runs through the estate which was once home to the Suscol Rancho of General Vallejo. Reata is also the name of the iconic ranch made famous in the movie Giant.
The centerpiece of the property is the Reata winery which incorporates a visitor center that includes a wine bar, a banquet room, and a catwalk gallery that allows visitors to go behind the scenes and observe the winery in action (1 Kirkland Ranch Road in American Canyon).
The winery's focus is cool climate varietals, particularly Chardonnay and Pinot Noir (Napa Valley and Sonoma Coast). The winemaker is Nori Nakamura and consulting winemakers are David Stevens and Dave Dobson.
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