VOLUME 9, ISSUE 44
July 28, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Anderson Valley: Newfound Perception of Quality 17th Annual Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival May 15-18, 2014 Anderson Valley, California Highlights of the Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival Technical Conference Press Tasting of Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Tastings with Winemakers: Drew, Balo, Bink, Knez and Signal Ridge Two AV Wineries of Special Mention: Maggy Hawk and Domaine Anderson More Sips of Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Pinot Briefs
Lockwood Vineyard is huge! Located about 200 miles south of San Francisco in the San Lucas AVA, the vineyard occupies 1,850 continuous acres in Monterey County. The soil in the vineyard is unique, forming a geologically recognized "Lockwood Shaly Loam," only found in two small areas in Central California. Lockwood has been producing wine since 1989.
The partners of Lockwood Vineyard are Paul Toeppen, Phil Johnson and Butch Lindley whose cumulative vineyard management experience is well over 90 years. The Lockwood Vineyard was first planted in 1981 at the base of the Santa Lucia mountain range in Monterey County. The vineyard is one of the largest premium estate vineyards in the world. Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot have been successfully grown here.
A single Pinot Noir, block 7, is produced and sold through country-wide retail distribution.
The winemaker since 2004 is Larry Gomez.
Articles About Lockwood Vineyard
2006 Lockwood Vineyard Block 7 Monterey Pinot Noir
13.8% alc., $14. Estate grown and bottled. · Appealing aromas of black cherries, wildflowers, cedar and oak. Discreetly concentrated cherry and blueberry flavors with the tannic backbone to age. Very soft in the mouth. No complaints, just doesn’t thrill. Reviewed September 5, 2009 ARTICLE »
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