VOLUME 9, ISSUE 24
May 5, 2013
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Cork Dork Etude: Inspired Wines of the Carneros the Gardener: Got Organic Grapes? Bravium: Relish the Acidity Rivers-Marie: 2010 & 2011 Reflect the Challenges of Farming on the Edge Dunstan Wines from Durell Vineyard Foursight Wines: Family Excels with Pinot COBB Wines: No Wine Before Its Time Sips of Pinot: Wines Tasted Recently Rosé and Chardonnay: Recently Sampled Wines Pinot Briefs
Cerro Prieto Vineyard & Cellars
A small family vineyard and cellar in the Templeton Gap off Hwy 46 in the Paso Robles AVA. The wines offered are primarily from the estate vineyard in Willow Creek area in the western elevations of the Santa Lucias. The first vintage was 2006.
Owner Larry Stanton practiced medicine for 40 years, primarily in dermatology. He moved to the Paso Robles area in 1977 and began farming that year while maintaining a medical practice. Cerro Prieto Vineyard was planted in 1999, and he and his spouse Teresa live adjacent the vineyard.
The wines have been highly rated and won medals in major wine competitions. A Pinot Noir is offered in addition to several warm-climate varietals.
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