VOLUME 10, ISSUE 13
June 27, 2015
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Exploring the Heritage Vineyards of Sonoma County: A Trip Well Taken Cohn Vineyard Bacigalupi Paris Tasting Block Rochioli Vineyards & Winery West Block Lynmar Estate Quail Hill Vineyard Dehlinger Winery Old Vines Pellegrini Wine Co. Olivet Lane Vineyard Hanzell Vineyards The Ambassador’s 1953 Vineyard Patz & Hall Sonoma House Visit & Tasting with James Hall Hyde Vineyard Saturday Night Dinner Bacchanal Pinot Briefs A Reader’s Letter Brightens My Day
Young Justin Lattanzio left the East Coast in 1996 and seven years later began his career as a cellar rat at the Copain custom crush facility in Santa Rosa. It was here that he developed a passion for Pinot Noir and Syrah. Subsequently, he worked with renowned winemaker Heidi Barrett at the new Revana Family Vineyard in the Napa Valley. He know devotes all of his time to making wine for his namesake Lattanzio Wines at Vinify in Santa Rosa.
A single Pinot Noir from the W.E. Bottoms Vineyard in the Russian River Valley is currently available (2006 release). 230 cases produced. The wine is available from the website and through a mailing list.
Articles About Lattanzio
2012 California Pinot Noir All-Americans Honorable Mention (9.17 12/26/2012)
2012 California Value Priced Pinot Noir First Team All-Americans (9.17 12/26/2012)
Mendocino Ridge: California’s Best Kept Secret Source of Spectacular Wines (9.8 6/24/2012)
Part IV: Tasting Pinot Noir from the Fort Ross-Seaview AVA (9.28 8/14/2013)
2009 Lattanzio Wines Manchester Ridge Vineyard Mendocino Ridge Pinot Noir
14.5% alc., $35. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Subdued aromas of pleasing dark cherries, dry leaf and oak. Creamy and fullflavored on the palate with a delicious core of perfectly ripened black cherries framed by the slightest hint of oak. Nicely balanced with lively acidity and ripe tannins, finishing with aromatic persistence. Still great the next day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Reviewed June 24, 2012 ARTICLE »
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