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Bargetto Winery Pinot Noir 2006

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In 2005 we had limitetd supply of Pinot Noir. This year we were able to locate new vineyard sources in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The 2006 Pinot is reminiscent of the elegant 2004 vintage with dark cherry and violet aromas. This wine has a smooth tannin structure with flavor of Bing cherries and would pair well with a rack of lamb.

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Color: Red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
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Bargetto Winery:
Bargetto Winery is dedicated to enriching the quality of life through the enjoyment of wine as it complements meals, contributes to well-being and celebrates life. Bargetto Winery has produced handcrafted wines in the Santa Cruz Mountains since 1933. As we celebrate more than 75 years of fine winemaking, our family invites you to taste our award-winning wines and experience the long tradition a... Read more
Bargetto Winery is dedicated to enriching the quality of life through the enjoyment of wine as it complements meals, contributes to well-being and celebrates life. Bargetto Winery has produced handcrafted wines in the Santa Cruz Mountains since 1933. As we celebrate more than 75 years of fine winemaking, our family invites you to taste our award-winning wines and experience the long tradition and dramatic beauty of this internationally-acclaimed appellation. We welcome you to visit our historic Soquel winery and tasting room in this distinctive region of mountain vineyards and coastal breezes. Or visit our tasting room in Monterey on Cannery Row. Bargetto Winery's Regan Estate Vineyards is nestled in the southern foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains at 500 foot elevation. Its close proximity (7 miles) to the Pacific Ocean, overlooking the Monterey Bay, yields grapes with intense concentration of flavors and good acid structure. Limited yields also contribute to the production of rich wine, capable of extended aging. At our Regan Estate Vineyards, we subscribe to the concept and practice of sustainable winegrowing in which farmers seek to work in harmony with nature. As winegrowers, we strive to have a minimal impact on the natural environment (air, soil, water). We live and work in a beautiful area of the world and want to preserve it for generations after us. Read less

External Reviews for Bargetto Winery Pinot Noir

External Review
Source: AmericanWinery.com
07/24/2009

In 2005 we had limitetd supply of Pinot Noir. This year we were able to locate new vineyard sources in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The 2006 Pinot is reminiscent of the elegant 2004 vintage with dark cherry and violet aromas. This wine has a smooth tannin structure with flavor of Bing cherries and would pair well with a rack of lamb.


External Review
Source: Appellation America
10/16/2008

In contrast to the Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot blend from this same vintage, this single vineyard designate from Bargetto takes it up a notch or two. Winemaker Michael Sones keeps the alcohol under control, despite a harvest Brix of 25.7°. Still made in the lean and clean style of a coastal vineyard, this wine is amply structured and delightfully complex. From a vineyard near Mount Madonna planted to Dijon clone 777, the 06 Devery Pinot exhibits a complex nose of earth, mushrooms, raspberries and blood oranges. It’s one of those Pinots that has such great acidity that it wakes up your entire mouth from the first sip. Flavors of raspberry, orange marmalade, cranberry iced tea, sassafras and lemon zest dance on your tongue. The flavor progression then goes to strawberry-kiwi jello, with a hint of ginger. This wine is a recipe with lots of pages. The texture is not unlike a chewy apricot bar, and the finish comes back with orange zest and toasted almonds. This is a coastal Pinot with pedigree. Perfect with fish and shellfish dishes spiced with coriander and citrus zest. Try it with Dover sole oven-baked in vermouth, lemon-pepper and Meyer lemon slices, served over leeks, kohlrabi and cilantro.


External Review
Source: Appellation America
10/16/2008

Winemaker Michael Sones is a fan of lean and clean when it comes to Pinot Noir. You won’t ever open a bottle of Bargetto Pinot and think you are about to drink Syrah, or a heavy-duty rocket fuel Pinot from the Santa Lucia Highlands (think Garys' or Rosella’s). Nope. This is strictly bright, light, clean, fruity to the max Pinot. Instead of a big Icelandic knit sweater, this is a silk blouse with lots of nice ruffles. It represents a number of well-known coastal vineyards on the ocean-kissing side of the Santa Cruz Moutains, including the Bargetto Estate Regan Vineyard, Amaya Ridge, Veranda and Devery. Michael also made a 100 percent Pinot from the latter vineyard in this same vintage. For fans of the lithe, sheer springlike flavours of much Oregonian Pinot, this one will hit the spot. Flavors of cranberries, tangerines, blueberries and golden raisins are delicious and crisp, and there’s a nice note of raspberry fruit leather to rich it up. Perfect with delicate fish and shellfish dishes spiced with coriander and Meyer lemon zest, or a pesto pizza with chanterelles and chicken.


External Review
Source: Appellation America
Vintage: 2005 04/07/2011

Recipe for an all-around workhorse Pinot: pick Pinot fruit from Yorkville Highlands , Sonoma Coast and the Santa Maria Valley appellations, all north of 26 Brix and add 25% Petite Sirah from the Hames Valley AVA . Stir in fairly high PH and age for 14 months in French and American oak. As witnessed at a recent tasting, this wine performs well in front of a crowd. For what it is, picked pretty ripe, it smells like Pinot Noir, and has a lot of Pinot characters, especially the tomato and basil notes layered in with the ollalie berries. It is fairly rich in texture, owing to the Petite Sirah, and has a fair amount of tannin as well, probably also due to the Pet. As it opens up, it becomes more and more reminiscent of elderberry wine: an acquired taste, to be sure, but nonetheless smooth and very mouthfilling, with a very persistent finish. A solid, get it done Pinot Noir at a fair price. (Alc: 14.3%, Retail: $22)



In 2005 we had limitetd supply of Pinot Noir. This year we were able to locate new vineyard sources in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The 2006 Pinot is reminiscent of the elegant 2004 vintage with dark cherry and violet aromas. This wine has a smooth tannin structure with flavor of Bing cherries and would pair well with a rack of lamb.

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