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Pinot Noir Schug Walter U.s.a. Californien Rødvin 2007

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The cool growing season of the Sonoma Coast, which includes the western portion of Carneros, allows Pinot Noir to mature slowly while retaining its natural acidity, yielding a wine with ripe flavors and silky texture. By aging it primarily in large oak casks and "neutral" older barrels, we can emphasize the varietal character of the fruit while minimizing the extraction of new oak flavors or tannins. It has flavors reminiscent of cherries, strawberries and spice, with a lively finish that is an ideal accompaniment to grilled fish and fowl or barbecued meats.

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Schug Carneros Estate:
Founded in 1980, Schug Carneros Estate Winery is the showcase and life-long dream of one of California's most celebrated winemakers. Walter Schug's reputation blossomed during his tenure as Founding Winemaker for Joseph Phelps Vineyards in the 1970s, where he made California’s first proprietary Bordeaux-Style blend (Insignia) and legendary vineyard designated Cabernets (Bacchus... Read more
Founded in 1980, Schug Carneros Estate Winery is the showcase and life-long dream of one of California's most celebrated winemakers. Walter Schug's reputation blossomed during his tenure as Founding Winemaker for Joseph Phelps Vineyards in the 1970s, where he made California’s first proprietary Bordeaux-Style blend (Insignia) and legendary vineyard designated Cabernets (Bacchus and Eisele Vineyards). Drawing on his long experience in the production of fine wines in both Europe and California, Walter set up his own winery with his wife Gertrud in the cool, marine climate of the Carneros Appellation. Here he could focus on the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay varietals that had always been close to his heart. In 1995 Sonoma-born winemaker Michael Cox came on board at Schug. Trained in Enology at UC Davis, Mike worked in several Californian wineries before he was lured from Napa Valley to Carneros - Sonoma, to work with Walter Schug as his assistant winemaker. One year later he was promoted to Winemaker and placed in charge of the day-to-day winemaking duties, where he remains today. Schug Carneros Estate Winery combines old world understanding and tradition with modern winemaking techniques. By using only the finest grapes available, and maintaining the best winemaking values, these wines have gained acceptance worldwide as true contemporary classics. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Pinot Noir Schug Walter U.s.a. Californien Rødvin

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,817
4.00 5
02/23/2009

Bright yet soft with earthy and freshly green tinged red berry, strawberry fruits on the nose. This is soft and caressing on the palate with admirable purity and while it is a touch simple it offers good, precise fruits that are attractive and delicious. Finishes with a bit of orange rind acidity that is brisk and cleansing. Well made entry level pinot. Drink 2009-2011 89pts


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Snooth User: aepark
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10/05/2009

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The cool growing season of the Sonoma Coast, which includes the western portion of Carneros, allows Pinot Noir to mature slowly while retaining its natural acidity, yielding a wine with ripe flavors and silky texture. By aging it primarily in large oak casks and "neutral" older barrels, we can emphasize the varietal character of the fruit while minimizing the extraction of new oak flavors or tannins. It has flavors reminiscent of cherries, strawberries and spice, with a lively finish that is an ideal accompaniment to grilled fish and fowl or barbecued meats.

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