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
Alder Springs Vineyard
Located 150 miles north of San Francisco and seven miles inland from the Pacific Ocean in northern Mendocino County, Alder Springs Vineyard is a 140-acre patchwoork of 31 blocks growing 29 grape varieties on 15 rootstocks dating to 1993. In essence, it is many vineyards. The hilly terrain offers different sun exposures, elevations, microclimates, soils and drainage. Pinot Noir clones include 113, 115, 667, 777, 459, sA, 828, 943, Swan, Pommard, Calera, La Tache, DRC and Massal.
The grower is Stuart Bewley.
Alder Springs Vineyard sells most of its grapes, retaining some for its own label (including the Row Five line Pinot Noir) vinified by veteran winemaker Byron Kosuge. Clients include Patz & Hall, Rhys Vineyards, Bedrock Cellars, MacPhail, Enkidu, Spell Estate and Townley Wines.
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