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La Fleur Amour Pinot Noir 2007

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ELEGANTBright, fresh, flavorful, ripe cherry and cranberry

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Fleur de California:
With the enthusiasm of his twenty-five years and confidence in California’s potential for producing world-class wines, Francis & Kathy Mahoney and set out to realize a dream: to grow Pinot Noir and make wines that would stand up to the French Burgundies. Although centuries of experience in French vineyards and cellars indicated that Pinot Noir was considered to be a difficult varietal to nurtur... Read more
With the enthusiasm of his twenty-five years and confidence in California’s potential for producing world-class wines, Francis & Kathy Mahoney and set out to realize a dream: to grow Pinot Noir and make wines that would stand up to the French Burgundies. Although centuries of experience in French vineyards and cellars indicated that Pinot Noir was considered to be a difficult varietal to nurture, Francis decided to challenge the possibilities within the Northern California soil and climate. Francis researched the elements that were linked with French Pinot Noirs. Burgundians were captivated by the concept of terrior - the influence of soil, sun exposure and rainfall on the style of a wine. Francis found “Los Carneros” which lays in the southern portion of Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Often obscured by fog from the San Francisco Bay, year-round temperatures are cool and grapes are allowed to mature slowly in the Carneros region, similar to Burgundy, France. A mixture of old and new vines was preferred in the Burgundian wine growing region where several clones had been identified. The world over, several hundred clonal varieties of Pinot Noir exist. Francis decided to begin a tedious, twelve-year clonal research project to understand this varietal. On a modest budget, a small, functional winery was built in 1972. Francis knew that his best tool was his palate. Calling on his experience in the cellars of Burgundy, the profile of superb Pinot Noir was in his memory, soon to be expressed at Fleur de California Winery. Read less

Member Reviews for La Fleur Amour Pinot Noir

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Snooth User: Vicola54
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3.50 5
06/01/2011

Had this to start at Erin and Doug's... A perfect intro before The Prisoner;)


Snooth User: pleonard
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2.00 5
02/19/2010

not the best pinot. very light. a good pinot for a non wine drinker.

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cherry accessible

Snooth User: tameekhenderson
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3.00 5
02/15/2011

Three glasses


External Reviews for La Fleur Amour Pinot Noir

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

"The 2007 Fleur de California Central Coast Pinot Noir has the distinctive California Pinot Noir aromas of strawberry


External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
03/05/2009

The Fleur de California winery was begun in 1972 by a couple with a great love of Burgundy, and they have gone on to produce Pinot Noirs that remind us just why we love this grape. This bottle has cranberry and cherry aromas, warm earthy notes of nutmeg and forest floor, and a beautifully soft mouthfeel.


External Review
05/18/2011

Red berries and spice collaborate to form a friendly and easy wine. Sweet spice and vanilla in the nose attract you to a medium-bodied, smooth, supple style. This is a delicate pinot which would pair well with lamb or salmon.


External Review
05/18/2011

A bright, fresh, charming, flavorful wine displaying ripe cherry, cranberry, white pepper and nutmeg aromatics and soft, supple fruit flavors.


External Review
05/18/2011

The surprisingly complex 2007 Pinot Noir, which comes out of Carneros, is a steal. The color is surprisingly light, but don't pre-judge it based on its appearance. Its smoky, raspberry, earthy, forest floor and cherry-scented nose is pure, high-quality Pinot Noir. The wine is light to medium-bodied, crisp, fresh, and an authentic taste of Pinot Noir for those thrifty consumers looking to maximize their purchasing power. Drink it over the next year.


External Review
01/29/2010

Fleur de Carneros is a bright, fresh, charming, and flavorful Pinot Noir from Carneros. The brilliant ruby color sets the stage for aromas of ripe cherry and cranberry, with hints of white pepper and nutmeg. While dominated by effusive fruit flavor, the wine is soft, supple and rich in the mouth.



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ELEGANTBright, fresh, flavorful, ripe cherry and cranberry

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