Vinum Cellars Pinot Noir 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

From the Winemaker: This Pinot Noir has a deep garnet color with ripe cherry and strawberry rhubarb, backed with earthy tones and subtle clove spice. Simply put, it has the Pinot Noir perfume backed with earthy spice. On the palate the wine is a full bodied Pinot with finesse. It is very Burgundian in style in its reserved use of oak, yet it is sappy on the palate with rich, sweet cherry and soft tannins. This is a serious Pinot Noir which drinks better than most wines at twice the price.This wine pairs well with tuna seared rare with couscous and broccoli rabe. Try it with Peking Duck and spinach or double cut pork chops glazed in a peppercorn balsamic reduction served along side haricot verts or brussel sprouts and a garlic and breadcrumb stuffed heirloom tomato.

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Our basic winemaking philosophy is to work with great grape growers to develop the best fruit in the vineyard. We pick the grapes at optimal ripeness and gently process the fruit. We are very experimental with yeast strains and use different cultures for each variety. Our whites are barrel fermented slowly and aged Sur Lies in small French Oak barrels. With our reds, skin contact is optimized b... Read more
Our basic winemaking philosophy is to work with great grape growers to develop the best fruit in the vineyard. We pick the grapes at optimal ripeness and gently process the fruit. We are very experimental with yeast strains and use different cultures for each variety. Our whites are barrel fermented slowly and aged Sur Lies in small French Oak barrels. With our reds, skin contact is optimized by the use of small open top fermentors, hand punch downs and extended maceration before pressing. Our belief in the use of older French Oak barrels allows the varietal fruit of our wines to be expressed. We are committed to experimenting and learning new winemaking methods while preserving an old world approach. Read less
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From the Winemaker: This Pinot Noir has a deep garnet color with ripe cherry and strawberry rhubarb, backed with earthy tones and subtle clove spice. Simply put, it has the Pinot Noir perfume backed with earthy spice. On the palate the wine is a full bodied Pinot with finesse. It is very Burgundian in style in its reserved use of oak, yet it is sappy on the palate with rich, sweet cherry and soft tannins. This is a serious Pinot Noir which drinks better than most wines at twice the price.This wine pairs well with tuna seared rare with couscous and broccoli rabe. Try it with Peking Duck and spinach or double cut pork chops glazed in a peppercorn balsamic reduction served along side haricot verts or brussel sprouts and a garlic and breadcrumb stuffed heirloom tomato.

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