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Red Wine >> Pinot Noir

2014 Russian River Valley 'Estate Vineyard' Pinot Noir

94 Points, Gold Medal - 2016 World Wine Championships
Gold Medal - 2016 Sonoma County Harvest Fair Wine Competition


Aroma: Red plum and floral notes
Palate: Sweet cherry and cedar
Finish: Mouth-watering red fruit with soft fine tannin

Winemaker Comments:
This is a very attractive and easy drinking Pinot. It’s full-bodied but not too rich. Raising your glass, you’ll notice aromas of bright fruit and floral notes. Your palate is rewarded with sweet cherry and a hint of cedar while lovely tannins linger on the finish.


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$60.00 each  
    


Download wine info and appellation map: 2012 Carneros Pinot Noir 'Valerie's Vineyard'

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Preferred Pricing:
We offer preferred pricing on case purchases (=12 bottles). This doesn't apply to Reserve & Library wines. Mixed cases are allowed: 1 - 2 cases: 10% off; 3+ cases: 15% off. Wine club members receive an additional 5% club discount. Online orders are in addition to club shipments.

Technical Information:
Quantity Produced: 635 cases
Vineyard Location: Russian River Valley
Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol: 14%
Total Acidity: 5.74 g/l
pH: 3.69
Cooperage: French Oak, 35% New
Pinot Noir:
The name is derived from the French words for ‘pine’ and ‘black’ alluding to the varietals' tightly clustered dark purple pine cone shaped bunches of fruit. Pinot Noir grapes are grown around the world, mostly in the cooler regions, but the grape is chiefly associated with the Burgundy region of France. It is widely considered to produce some of the finest wines in the world, but is a difficult variety to cultivate and transform into wine. By volume most Pinot Noir in America is grown in California with Oregon coming in second. Other regions are Washington State and New York. During 2004 and the beginning of 2005, Pinot Noir became considerably more popular amongst consumers in the United States, possibly because of the movie Sideways. Being lighter in style, it has benefited from a trend toward more restrained, less alcoholic wines. It is the delicate, subtle, complex and elegant nature of this wine that encourages growers and winemakers to cultivate this difficult grape. Robert Parker has described Pinot Noir: "When it's great, Pinot Noir produces the most complex, hedonistic, and remarkably thrilling red wine in the world."
 


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