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Bouchaine Estate Carneros Pinot Noir 2007

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Our estate-grown Pinot Noirt comes from new plantings on our rolling hills in cool, foggy Carneros, Napa Valley. This is a Pinot with depth and power, grace and elegance. Winemaker Michael Richmond calls it, "a seductive wine with smoky overtones--definitely not a shrinking violet." Together with intense flavors of dark cherries, berries and roses, this wine presents a taste of the vibrant future of Bouchaine's Pinot Noirs.

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Bouchaine Vineyards:
Bouchaine Vineyards inhabits the oldest continually operated winery in the Carneros wine region. The site was first planted to vines and orchards in the mid-1800s by pioneer Boon Fly. In 1927, before the end of Prohibition, the property was purchased by Italian immigrant, Johnny Garetto. After the Repeal he operated perhaps the first winery with a tasting room in the region. Garetto shipped hi... Read more
Bouchaine Vineyards inhabits the oldest continually operated winery in the Carneros wine region. The site was first planted to vines and orchards in the mid-1800s by pioneer Boon Fly. In 1927, before the end of Prohibition, the property was purchased by Italian immigrant, Johnny Garetto. After the Repeal he operated perhaps the first winery with a tasting room in the region. Garetto shipped his wine to San Francisco and elsewhere from Buchli Station, a historic railway station located at the end of the road of the same name and the address of the Bouchaine property. facility1_1.jpgGaretto sold the ranch to Beringer Brothers in 1951. Beringer used the winemaking facility for the next thirty years making upgrades along the way. In 1981 Gerret and Tatiana Copeland, residents of Wilmington Delaware and long time admirers of the wines of Burgundy, purchased the facility from Beringer and established Bouchaine Vineyards. A massive renovation was completed in 1995 updating the winemaking facility with new technology and refurbishing the entire facility in a rustic style that garnered numerous awards from historic and architectural organizations. The most noteworthy change in winemaking style has occurred recently with the hiring of Michael Richmond as winemaker and general manager. Mike Richmond has over 30 years experience in Chardonnay and Pinot Noir production in the Carneros including his founding Acacia Winery. He and the Bouchaine winemaking team have updated both farming and winemaking to bring the wines to a new standard of excellence. Read less

Member Reviews for Bouchaine Estate Carneros Pinot Noir

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Snooth User: Chris Carpita
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4.00 5
10/04/2012

Cranberries and almonds in the aroma, with earthy and buttery tones. The fruit acidity is substantial, a little bit of granny smith in the body, with some heat in the finish and some bitterness.


Snooth User: windblocker
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3.00 5
09/25/2011

Three glasses


External Reviews for Bouchaine Estate Carneros Pinot Noir

External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
07/31/2011

The multiple layers of flavors lead to a silky finish that lingers on the palate. Brightness of flavor from the acidity makes this a choice wine to pair with a variety of dishes such as pepper-crusted grilled salmon or pork tenderloin in a dried cherry relish.


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Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
09/23/2011

Bouchaine Pinot Noir Estate Carneros-Napa 2007


External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
09/23/2011

Bouchaine Pinot Noir Carneros 2007


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
07/06/2011

WE 92pts. - Winemaker's Notes - The Bouchaine 2007 Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir was blended from a selection of the most dramatic estate wine lots to yield the most expressive wine possible. These are among the southernmost plantings in the Napa Valley and encompass the highest landmark terraces in the Carneros. The vineyard reaps the full benefit of the region s defining marine influence, which, along with limited irrigation water, serves to limit crop size, retain bright fruit acidity, and assure early ripening making the most well behaved and richly flavored wines. The 2007 vintage was marked by fears of drought conditions early in the season, but prudent watering from our partially-filled ponds allowed for full fruit development while limiting crop yields.



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Our estate-grown Pinot Noirt comes from new plantings on our rolling hills in cool, foggy Carneros, Napa Valley. This is a Pinot with depth and power, grace and elegance. Winemaker Michael Richmond calls it, "a seductive wine with smoky overtones--definitely not a shrinking violet." Together with intense flavors of dark cherries, berries and roses, this wine presents a taste of the vibrant future of Bouchaine's Pinot Noirs.

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