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2010 Pinot Noir

2010 Pinot Noir
Wine Specs
Vintage
2010
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Carneros
Harvest Date
September 15, 2010
Aging
40% new French oak barrels
Fermentation
Stainless steel, whole cluster
Alcohol %
14.1

2010 Pinot Noir

The aromas of this wine fill the senses with notes of strawberry and cherry and reveal layers of earth and piecrust. 

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$45.00
/ 750ml
SKU: 10PN750

Background notes unfold with a hint of marjoram, saddle leather and wet stone. On the palate this is a bold pinot noir showing off red fruit with lush and playful, yet delicate tannins balancing well with the body and viscosity of the wine. It finishes with lingering bright and focused tones.

The Growing Season

Mother Nature offered Napa Valley a beautiful vintage in 2010. The mild summer proved to be a boon for the quality of the grapes. While much of the U.S. sweltered over the summer, the Napa Valley had day after day of fog-bound mornings, pleasant afternoons and cool evenings. This translated to a slow, but steady, ripening season, giving the grapes time to develop their flavor at a lower sugar level. The Carneros vineyard was tracking about three weeks behind the previous two years, but our decision on when to pick is always based on the flavor profile of the berries, and we were handsomely rewarded for our patience.

Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
This vineyard is located in the upper Carneros region at the southern end of Napa Valley. The site is very rocky with well-drained soils, and the vines are planted on a southern-facing slope—ideal conditions for Pinot Noir. It’s a relatively young vineyard, planted in May 2003 during the full moon. The French clone selection is a nice blend of 115 and 777, which results in great color extraction, smooth tannins and pretty aromatics, and a wine that will age gracefully.
Production Notes
200 cases
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