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Buena Vista Pinot Noir 2005

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The Merlot grapes were handpicked at night to preserve fruit character. The grapes were then hand-sorted on our belt system and gently destemmed before a five day cold soak which increases color, fruit essence and structure. Following primary and malolactic fermentation in open top fermentors, the wine was aged in a combination of French and American oak barrels (33% new) for 13 and-a-half months. For the final blend, a small amount of Syrah was added to bring more depth and complexity to the finished wine. This 2005 Carneros Merlot is beautifully balanced and rich, a testament to our Carneros estate fruit, showing aromas of cassis and roasted coffee beans are followed by toasty oak, black cherry and sweet vanilla and flavors of black cherry, green tea and spice with hints of earth and tobacco. It has a supple mouthfeel and finishes with polished tannins. This versatile wine pairs well with many dishes, including roasted tomato-sauce on pasta, rack of lamb or herb roasted chicken. It is equally delicious paired with a cheese course featuring aged Gouda or a tangy blue cheese like Point Reyes.

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3.00 5
06/25/2007

Serious cherry flavor, almost like a child's cough syrup. Sweet with a short to medium finish.


3.00 5
07/25/2007

Sawdust aroma. Rustic dry fruit taste.


3.00 5
06/25/2007

Deep oak, almost skunky aroma. Longish dry finish.


4.00 5
06/25/2007

Sweet cherry flavor and mellow oak.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,550
3.00 5
06/25/2007

Very bright sweet fruits (cherry). Very fruity, in fact its almost overpowering for such a soft wine. Some nice tannins, but hidden behind the fruit. Still a nice wine.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,550
4.00 5
06/25/2007

Brighter, more fruity and flavorful than the 828 clone wine. Nice tannins and a nice long finish - tasted as part of a 4 wine flight of 05 pinots from the winery.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,550
3.00 5
06/25/2007

Very deep color. A slight barnyard and dusty nose. Very soft fruits in the mouth - cherries, very nice. Very soft silky tannins.


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External Reviews for Buena Vista Pinot Noir

External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesThe Pinot Noir Carneros has aromas of bright bing cherry, fresh ground nutmeg and earthy wild mushroom. The palate explores hints of toastiness and exhibits flavors of deep blackberry and cherry with undertones of dark chocolate and clove spice. This is a wine of depth that leads to a long finish complemented by soft tannins and lingering berry fruit, all considered hallmarks of Carneros Pinot Noir.


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesOur EVS clonal wines give us the opportunity to showcase individual clones or blocks that perform exceptionally well in any given vintage. In 2005 the Pommard clone of Pinot stood out for its depth of color and fruit intensity. The wine is ripe and explosive with red cherry, black plum, clove and jasmine. The palate is soft and generous with opulent red and black fruit with forest floor nuance. Try this silky Pinot Noir with oven roasted pork tenderloin with cherry reduction.


External Review
03/16/2010

Buena Vista Winery Pinot Noir / Pommard 2005 Estate and all other wine from Buena Vista Winery are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
11/24/2008

Sonoma Harvest Fair 2008 - Silver Medal


External Review
09/13/2011

Very solid and nicely concentrated, ripe-cherry fruit puts this well-made Merlot on the track to success, and, while it may lack the flashy oak and pushy ripeness shown by its high-ticket cousins, the wine is both rich and refined with glimmers of co... Connoisseurs Guide. A Merlot wine from California in USA. 2005 Buena Vista Merlot 750ml


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesThe Carneros Merlot is a classic example of cool climate Merlot's ability to be rich, well structured and complex. Aromas of blackberry, plum, mocha, are highlighted by light notes of green tea, tobacco and sweet vanilla oak. Beautifully layered flavors of bright red fruits, earth, and mocha are delivered to the palate amid big rich tannins. The smooth elegant mouthfeel leads way to a long lingering finish.


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesThe pedigree of the site and quality of the vintage are clearly in evidence here. The color is deep purple with aromas of blueberry, violet, chocolate, clove and anise, subtle earth and forest floor. The flavors of rich raspberry, creme de cassis, plum and candied ginger lead into a long finish with bright acidity and silky tannins. The Ramal Vineyard Pinot Noir shows concentration, elegance and the subtle nuance of diverse clonal and site selection. Pair this rich Pinot Noir with beef tenderloin and sauteed spinach.


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The Merlot grapes were handpicked at night to preserve fruit character. The grapes were then hand-sorted on our belt system and gently destemmed before a five day cold soak which increases color, fruit essence and structure. Following primary and malolactic fermentation in open top fermentors, the wine was aged in a combination of French and American oak barrels (33% new) for 13 and-a-half months. For the final blend, a small amount of Syrah was added to bring more depth and complexity to the finished wine. This 2005 Carneros Merlot is beautifully balanced and rich, a testament to our Carneros estate fruit, showing aromas of cassis and roasted coffee beans are followed by toasty oak, black cherry and sweet vanilla and flavors of black cherry, green tea and spice with hints of earth and tobacco. It has a supple mouthfeel and finishes with polished tannins. This versatile wine pairs well with many dishes, including roasted tomato-sauce on pasta, rack of lamb or herb roasted chicken. It is equally delicious paired with a cheese course featuring aged Gouda or a tangy blue cheese like Point Reyes.

7017 cases produced.

Wine Specs:

Total Acidity: 0.56 grams per liter

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