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2021
California

Pinot Noir
SKU: WPNC213H

Elegant mid-weight reds are made in the traditional dry, earthy style of the French classics. Most are Pinot Noirs, but all share European sensibilities and a savory food-oriented flavor profile.

FOOD PAIRING: Flexible partners for lighter meats, poultry & seafood (served hot). Ideal for dishes accented with CHEESE, MUSHROOMS or GARLIC, but not suited for spicy heat or sugary foods!

$26
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$20.80 Member Price*
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Description

We strive to produce distinctive wines that spotlight unique terroirs in a socially and environmentally responsible way, practicing sustainable viticulture and utilizing minimally intrusive winemaking techniques. The grapes for our 2021 Pinot Noir were carefully chosen from warm, sunny, sustainably farmed vineyards throughout California.

Tasting Notes
Appearance: 

A vivacious garnet red in the glass.

Aroma: 

This 2021 Pinot Noir entices with bright fruit aromas of strawberry and dark cherry. 

Palate: 

It is luscious with vibrant raspberry, rhubarb, and fresh plum flavors with a dusting of baking spice. This wine is refined, well-balanced, and lavish with crisp acidity and soft, structured tannins. The lengthy finish is silky and seductive.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

2021 was a smooth and uneventful harvest season. June started out warm, followed by a cool and foggy July and August that slowed ripening and caused nice retention of acidity. Even ripening, with no extreme heat events, made for ideal growing conditions. Sparse winter rains resulted in an early bud break, evenly developed clusters, and smaller berries packed full of flavor. Overall, the fruit was exceptional, making it another amazing year for quality.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: California
  • Alcohol: 15%
  • pH: 3.48
  • Titratable Acidity: 5.5g/L
  • Aging:
    • 100% French oak
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Chicken Bearnaise w/Mushroom
Cheese & Nuts:
Medium cheeses
Sauces:
Baked Eggplant with Mushroom Tomato Sauce