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Two Vineyard Blend Pinot Noir 2008

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Awards Accolades: <strong>90 Points</strong> - <em>The Pinot Report</em> - "Medium ruby color; bright, raspberry, cherry aromas with some spice notes; ripe, bright cherry flavors with spice, cola and earthy notes; good structure and balance; long finish. Bright and spicy, this Pinot is great for lighter fare." (Issue 72)<br/><br/> <strong>88 Points</strong> - <em>Wine Enthusiast</em> - "Churchill makes Pinots in a lighter-bodied style, but they're still elegant and complex. This translucent wine is silky in the mouth, and the raspberry, cherry, and cola flavors are enhanced with brisk acidity." (6/1/2011)<br/><br/> About This Wine: <strong>Aroma:</strong> Raspberry and cherry with some spice notes.<br/><br/> <strong>Taste:</strong> Bright cherry flavors with spice, cola and earthy notes; good structure and balance; long finish.<br/><br/> About The Winery: In 1996, we traveled to the beautiful medieval hill-top Tuscan town of San Gimignano. As we toured the vineyards, we fell in love with their beauty and peacefulness and dreamed that someday we would move to the wine country, live among our own vines and produce our own world class wines. Three years later, we followed our dream and moved to Sonoma County's Russian River Valley. In 2000 we put in our vineyard and in 2003 produced our first 46 case vintage.<br/><br/> We chose the Russian River Valley because it has the rare balance of sunshine, cool nights and morning fog that creates the ideal terroir for Pinot Noir.<br/><br/> To plant and farm our vineyard, we selected Paul Sloan of Small Vines Viticulture. Paul studied fine grape growing in the Grand Cru vineyards of Burgundy and then adopted the close spacing (meter x meter) concept to fit the Russian River soil and climate, which is slightly warmer and drier than Burgundy. Paul's theory is simple "the smaller the vines, the better the wine"<br/><br/> Then we set out to find our winemaker. After researching his background and tasting his wines, it was an easy decision to have Anthony Austin make our wines. Anthony's mentor was Andre Tchelistcheff, considered by many experts to be the most influential California winemaker of the past century. Anthony's wines have won numerous prestigious awards, including Best in the World from the London Business Times for one of his Pinot Noirs and a Chardonnay.<br/><br/> We hope you will enjoy our wines as much as we love growing, producing, and sharing them with you.<br/><br/> <em>Ken Susan Churchill</em><br/><br/> Technical Analysis: Harvest: September 5 9, 2008<br/><br/> Clones: 113, 114, 115, 667, 777, 828, Dijon<br/><br/> Cold Soak: 10 days<br/><br/> Brix: 22.3<br/><br/> pH: 3.39<br/><br/> Aged: 18 months<br/><br/> Alcohol: 14.0%<br/><br/> Bottled: April 1, 2010<br/><br/> Released: June 30, 2011<br/><br/> Cases: 100<br/><br/>

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Varietal: Pinot Noir
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Churchill Cellars:
Churchill Cellars Ltd. was incorporated in January 1984 under its original name of Michel Reichart Agencies Inc. We represent international suppliers of wines and spirits in the province of Ontario, Canada. We work with a variety of producers including Groupe Patriarche, Pol Roger, Segura Viudas (Freixenet), d’Arenberg, Bodegas Chivite, Wente Vineyards, Peninsula Ridge, Casa Silva, Robertson Wi... Read more
Churchill Cellars Ltd. was incorporated in January 1984 under its original name of Michel Reichart Agencies Inc. We represent international suppliers of wines and spirits in the province of Ontario, Canada. We work with a variety of producers including Groupe Patriarche, Pol Roger, Segura Viudas (Freixenet), d’Arenberg, Bodegas Chivite, Wente Vineyards, Peninsula Ridge, Casa Silva, Robertson Winery, Dow’s, Viu Manent, Caviro, Alsace Willm and others. As a promotional agent for wines and spirits, we work with the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) , the government agency that controls the selection, purchasing, warehousing, distribution and retailing of alcoholic beverages in Ontario. In addition, through our wholly owned subsidiary Churchill Dauphinee, we represent international suppliers of wines, spirits and beers in Atlantic Canada. In Atlantic Canada, we also work with Jost Vineyards, Antinori, Santa Rita, Familia Zuccardi, Yvon Mau and Pumphouse Brewery. We are responsible for dealing with the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO), Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC), NB Liquor, Prince Edward Island Liquor Control Commission and Newfoundland Liquor Corporation. For information on our products in Atlantic Canada, click here. Twice each month, Churchill Cellars Ltd. publishes a newsletter called The Imbiber's Report. It features information about our new Vintages products, recent media reviews, special offers (such as Limited Time Offers, exclusive tastings, Events and Bonus Air Miles), consignment wines and general news. Read less

Awards Accolades: <strong>90 Points</strong> - <em>The Pinot Report</em> - "Medium ruby color; bright, raspberry, cherry aromas with some spice notes; ripe, bright cherry flavors with spice, cola and earthy notes; good structure and balance; long finish. Bright and spicy, this Pinot is great for lighter fare." (Issue 72)<br/><br/> <strong>88 Points</strong> - <em>Wine Enthusiast</em> - "Churchill makes Pinots in a lighter-bodied style, but they're still elegant and complex. This translucent wine is silky in the mouth, and the raspberry, cherry, and cola flavors are enhanced with brisk acidity." (6/1/2011)<br/><br/> About This Wine: <strong>Aroma:</strong> Raspberry and cherry with some spice notes.<br/><br/> <strong>Taste:</strong> Bright cherry flavors with spice, cola and earthy notes; good structure and balance; long finish.<br/><br/> About The Winery: In 1996, we traveled to the beautiful medieval hill-top Tuscan town of San Gimignano. As we toured the vineyards, we fell in love with their beauty and peacefulness and dreamed that someday we would move to the wine country, live among our own vines and produce our own world class wines. Three years later, we followed our dream and moved to Sonoma County's Russian River Valley. In 2000 we put in our vineyard and in 2003 produced our first 46 case vintage.<br/><br/> We chose the Russian River Valley because it has the rare balance of sunshine, cool nights and morning fog that creates the ideal terroir for Pinot Noir.<br/><br/> To plant and farm our vineyard, we selected Paul Sloan of Small Vines Viticulture. Paul studied fine grape growing in the Grand Cru vineyards of Burgundy and then adopted the close spacing (meter x meter) concept to fit the Russian River soil and climate, which is slightly warmer and drier than Burgundy. Paul's theory is simple "the smaller the vines, the better the wine"<br/><br/> Then we set out to find our winemaker. After researching his background and tasting his wines, it was an easy decision to have Anthony Austin make our wines. Anthony's mentor was Andre Tchelistcheff, considered by many experts to be the most influential California winemaker of the past century. Anthony's wines have won numerous prestigious awards, including Best in the World from the London Business Times for one of his Pinot Noirs and a Chardonnay.<br/><br/> We hope you will enjoy our wines as much as we love growing, producing, and sharing them with you.<br/><br/> <em>Ken Susan Churchill</em><br/><br/> Technical Analysis: Harvest: September 5 9, 2008<br/><br/> Clones: 113, 114, 115, 667, 777, 828, Dijon<br/><br/> Cold Soak: 10 days<br/><br/> Brix: 22.3<br/><br/> pH: 3.39<br/><br/> Aged: 18 months<br/><br/> Alcohol: 14.0%<br/><br/> Bottled: April 1, 2010<br/><br/> Released: June 30, 2011<br/><br/> Cases: 100<br/><br/>

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