PINOT NOIR

Pinot Noir is a red wine grape variety of the species Vitis vinifera. 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. Other regions that have gained a reputation for Pinot Noir include the Willamette Valley of Oregon, the Carneros, Central Coast and Russian River AVAs of California, the Walker Bay wine region of South Africa, Tasmania and Yarra Valley in Australia and the Central Otago, Martinborough and Marlborough wine regions of New Zealand. Pinot Noir is also a primary variety used in sparkling wine production in Champagne and other wine regions. 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. The grape's tendency to produce tightly packed clusters makes it susceptible to several viticultural hazards involving rot that require diligent canopy management. The thin-skins and low levels of phenolic compounds lends Pinot to producing mostly lightly colored, medium bodied low tannin wines that can often go through dumb phases with uneven and unpredictable aging. When young, wines made from Pinot Noir tend to have red fruit aromas of cherries, raspberries and strawberries. As the wines age, Pinots have the potential to develop vegetal and "barnyard" aromas that can contribute to the complexity of the wine.

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  1. DOMAINE CARNEROS 2017 PINOT NOIR ESTATE CARNEROS 750mL

    Item #: i_216090
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Domaine Carneros' classic Pinot Noir was made to show off the superb qualities of their organic vineyard, is rich with fruit tones of black cherry, raspberry and black current overlaid with notes of chocolate, toast, clove and exotic spices. Luscious flavors end in a very long and silky finish.
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  2. PAUL HOBBS 2017 PINOT NOIR "HYDE VINEYARD" CARNEROS 750mL

    Item #: i_229670
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Wine Advocate: 95
    Larry Hyde and his family own one of the bestvineyards in Carneros. Planted on soils with lots of sandand clay, the vines yield small clusters, and only producetwo tons per acre, where other vineyards yields two to three times that amount!

    ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE 95 POINTS - "Pale to medium ruby-purple colored, the 2017 Pinot Noir Hyde Vineyard sings of ripe cranberries, kirsch and black raspberries with hints of rhubarb, underbrush, spice cake and fragrant soil. Medium to full-bodied, it has a wonderfully soft texture and tons of bold red berry layers, extending to a long, compelling finish with a touch of minerality. 1,015 cases produced, to be released in March 2019."
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  3. SCHUG 2017 PINOT NOIR CARNEROS 375mL

    Item #: i_258540
    Bottle Size: 375ml
    **Please note, this is a half sized bottle
    This classic Carneros region Pinot Noir offers a wide range of flavors and aromas, in the tradition of the finest red Burgundies of France. "Clonal diversity" is achieved by carefully blending several vineyard lots, each retaining its own unique clonal signature in the blend. The result is a complex wine with a rich bouquet of cherries, berries and hints of spicy new oak. It has flavors reminiscent of black cherry, currant and strawberry, followed by a rich, spicy texture and a long silky finish. This wine pairs nicely with lamb, duck, even grilled fish, and will improve with additional cellaring for 2 to 5 years.
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  4. SCHUG 2017 PINOT NOIR CARNEROS 750mL

    Item #: i_258460
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    This classic Carneros region Pinot Noir offers a wide range of flavors and aromas, in the tradition of the finest red Burgundies of France. "Clonal diversity" is achieved by carefully blending several vineyard lots, each retaining its own unique clonal signature in the blend. The result is a complex wine with a rich bouquet of cherries, berries and hints of spicy new oak. It has flavors reminiscent of black cherry, currant and strawberry, followed by a rich, spicy texture and a long silky finish. This wine pairs nicely with lamb, duck, even grilled fish, and will improve with additional cellaring for 2 to 5 years.
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  5. ZD 2017 PINOT NOIR CARNEROS 750mL

    Item #: i_273270
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Greeted with a rich ruby color, this Pinot Noir has classic aromas of briary black cherry mingling with raspberry and strawberry, giving way to a luscious, silky palate with bright fruit and cedar notes. Well balanced with soft acidity and tannins, this wine will be a pleasure to drink now and for many years to come.
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