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2014 Sierra Del Mar Pinot Noir Central CoastPinot Noir from United States

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"This value Pinot Noir offering is a true Pinot Noir (100% varietal wine) sourced from two distinctly different vineyard locations: one from Monterey in the Central Coast and t...

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"This wine is kind of a shocker for the price and better than many $30 California Pinot Noirs... Everything is in balance here - no slop! Beautiful fruit and a long finish" -George Feaver

Product Description:

"This value Pinot Noir offering is a true Pinot Noir (100% varietal wine) sourced from two distinctly different vineyard locations: one from Monterey in the Central Coast and the other in Clarksburg near the Sacramento Delta. The cool coastal climate of Monterey is well known for its early morning fog and cooler temperatures allowing the grapes to mature slowly and maintain natural acidity. Clarksburg has the reverse trend weather-wise and enjoys early morning sunshine which is moderated by the early afternoon breezes from the San Francisco Bay. The maturation model and degree days is comparable and the fruit expresses it. The clones used are 2A, 115, 667 and Pommard 4. We feel the use of each of these plays an important role in the aroma and flavor profiles of the finished wine. This incredible value Pinot Noir is bright garnet colored and has perfect Pinot Noir perfume which jumps out of the glass with ripe Bing and Rainer cherry notes. The palate is very supple and fruit forward with crushed cherry and raspberry flavors which are backed by some generous vanilla and cocoa lactones from aging in French oak for 14 months. The wine finishes complete with balanced acidity and juicy cherries along without being alcoholic. This wine pairs well with soft cow’s milk cheeses and blue such as Stilton or Maytag. It is also a fine choice with steamed Sea Bass in a soy glaze served with sea salted fingerling potatoes and braised cabbage. Try it also with five spice duck or rosemary chicken." Producer

Product Detail

Item # 96683
Country United States
Region Santa Barbara California
Sub-Region Santa Barbara Pinot Noir
Ratings

91 - Wine Library

Vintage 2014
Color Red
ABV 13.5%
Varietal(s) Pinot Noir
Size 750 mL
Closure Screwtop
Features
Taste ripe cherry, plum, strawberry, raspberry and mushroom
Nose barnyard, cherry, plum, game and tomato