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Classic Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

2006 was a good year for Pinot Noir. The growing season was one of the longest in recent memory. An unusually warm winter created a very early budbreak and therefore an early start for the vines. Spring rains and mild summer temperatures slowed the vine growth and ripening period and resulted in beautifully flavored grapes. Very low yields ensured full ripening which brought depth of color and bright fruit characters to the finished wine.

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Foggy Bridge Winery:
We are a San Francisco based wine brand with plans to open our winery in the city of San Francisco sometime in the next 2-3 years.

Member Reviews for Classic Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley

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Snooth User: jkontrabecki
17845827
5.00 5
Vintage: 2005 05/10/2009

Another beautifully made wine by master winemaker, Daryl Groom. Small quantity and hand crafted. In more of a balanced style, goes nicely with food. Ready to be consumed or cellared for a special occasion.


Snooth User: jkontrabecki
17845827
5.00 5
Vintage: 2005 11/06/2010

This wine has been very popular. It is almost out of stock at the winery. Only a few cases left. It may be out of stock at retail. Call the store before you make the trip to buy the wine.



Tasting Notes:

This well structured 2006 Pinot Noir from the Bien Nacido Vineyard in Santa Maria shows beautiful bright aromas of Bing cherry, strawberry and pomegranate. Its soft, elegant structure and natural, well balanced acidity makes this a perfect food-friendly wine from a premier California vineyard.

2006 was a good year for Pinot Noir. The growing season was one of the longest in recent memory. An unusually warm winter created a very early budbreak and therefore an early start for the vines. Spring rains and mild summer temperatures slowed the vine growth and ripening period and resulted in beautifully flavored grapes. Very low yields ensured full ripening which brought depth of color and bright fruit characters to the finished wine.

426 cases produced.

Closure: Cork

Aged 12 months in French Oak.

Aged 12 months in American Oak.

Notes: 90% French oak barrels, 10% American

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.5% pH: 3.47
Total Acidity: 6.45 grams per liter

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