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
A Dougherty-Knude family partnership involving Dale Dougherty, Ryan Knude (winemaker), Nancy C. Dougherty and Katie Knude. Located in Sebastopol, DRNK produces wines sourced from vineyards in the North Coast. Ryan is a 5th generation Kunde who grew up in the wine industry.
2012 releases include a "Cavers Cuvee" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (a 3 vineyard blend), a Hallberg Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, a Chardonnay and a Pinot Gris.
Tasting and tour by appointment.
Articles About DRNK Wines
2012 DRNK Cavers Cuvée Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
14.5% alc., pH 3.78, TA 0.67, 196 cases, $32. From DRNK Wines in Sebastopol. Sourced from Saralee’s, Hallberg Ranch, and Sweetwater Ranch vineyards. Winemaker is Ryan R. Knude. · Medium reddish-purple color in the glass. The nose is shy upon opening and better the following day from a previously opened bottle. Aromas of dark red cherry, brewed tea and gingerbread. A pleasant, easy drinking wine with a mid weight core of slightly sweet cherries with notes of spice, cola and oak. Respectable balance with mild tannins and some finishing power. Score: 88. Reviewed January 20, 2014 ARTICLE »
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