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Mandolin Pinot Noir Monterey County 2011

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With its maritime influence, California's Monterey region has an extended growing season that yields wines with full flavor development and great acid balance. Mandolin Pinot Noir is a rich wine that features bright cherry and raspberry fruit with hints of spice, leather and cedar.

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Mandolin Vintners:
Mandolin is a collaboration between veteran winemaker Philip Zorn and longtime wine executive Brent Shortridge. Bringing together their previously established relationships with winegrowers in California's Monterey County, Zorn and Shortridge have created wines that stand out for their balance, finesse and distinct varietal character, as well as their sense of place. Mandolin wines are in... Read more
Mandolin is a collaboration between veteran winemaker Philip Zorn and longtime wine executive Brent Shortridge. Bringing together their previously established relationships with winegrowers in California's Monterey County, Zorn and Shortridge have created wines that stand out for their balance, finesse and distinct varietal character, as well as their sense of place. Mandolin wines are internationally recognized as outstanding values. Mandolin currently produces Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon, with grapes sourced from Santa Lucia Highlands, Arroyo Seco and Hames Valley within Monterey County.   Read less

External Reviews for Mandolin Pinot Noir Monterey County

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Source: Wine Gems @ Perriello's
11/07/2013

Monterey, CaliforniaMandolin Pinot Noir is the perfect red wine for summertime while relaxing on the patio. Mandolin is a small winery with large ambitions, developed by Brent Shortridge and Philip Zorn. It has access to top vineyard sources in some of California's best growing regions. The grapes for this Pinot Noir came from a single vineyard in one of the newest and most highly acclaimed Pinot Noir regions in California, a plateau in the Santa Lucia Highlands, a mountain range running from the Monterey Bay to Paso Robles. After the crush, the grapes were barrel-aged in small 2-3 year-old French oak barrels for 18 months to impart a rich flavor.Mandolin Pinot Noir is soft cherry-red in color and features bright cherry and raspberry fruit with hints of spice, leather and cedar. Medium in body with mild tannins, this generous red wine gem will complement a wide array of foods, including grilled salmon, roast pork, grilled lamb chops and aged cheeses.



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With its maritime influence, California's Monterey region has an extended growing season that yields wines with full flavor development and great acid balance. Mandolin Pinot Noir is a rich wine that features bright cherry and raspberry fruit with hints of spice, leather and cedar.

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