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2008 Russian River Valley 'Shalee' Pinot Noir – SOLD OUT

2005 Anderson Valley Pinot-NoirAromas of fresh cherry, strawberry and apple lead into flavors of raspberry, strawberry and butterscotch with a lingering finish of pepper, clove and caramel.

Vineyard Location: Russian River
Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Harvest Date: September 2008
Alcohol: 13.9%
Residual Sugar: 0.18
Quantity Produced:100 cases

Winemaker's Comments

Shalee Cunningham has good reason to be proud of her Pinot Noir. The bright aromas of fresh cherry, strawberry and red delicious apple greet your nose. The flavors of raspberry, strawberry and butterscotch tingle on the soft palate. The smooth finish of warm caramel, lingering pepper and clove leaves your mouth feeling deprived until the next sip. This light bodied Pinot Noir is a true treasure for Pinotphiles!

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is used for both still and sparkling wines. In the Champagne region of France, they love to blend it with Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier to add body to their wines. It is also quite popular in Alsace as a Rosé. Pinot Noir is an argumentative grape, meaning that it is not easy to grow. Many different clones are practiced and selected to bring out the fine characteristics that Pinot Noir is loved for. Being at once delicate, subtle and complex, this wine’s elegance is what encourages growers and winemakers to cultivate this difficult grape. California has been blessed with a few great mesoclimates suitable for Pinot Noir, such as the Russian River Valley, Anderson Valley, Edna Valley, and Carneros.

Preferred Pricing

1 - 2 cases: 10% off, 3 - 5 cases: 15% off, 6 + cases: 20% off (does not apply to Library & Reserve wines).
Mixed cases allowed. Wine club members are given an additional 5% off on all purchases.

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