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2009 Russian River Valley 'Shalee' Pinot Noir RESERVE — $56

8 cases left

Vineyard Location: Russian River Valley
Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Harvest Date: 09/17/09
Alcohol: 14.5%
Cooperage: 70% New French Oak, 30% Used
Quantity Produced: 100 cases

Winemaker's Comments

Aromas of brown sugar, blackberry, fig, vanilla and cranberry with delicious flavors of silky underlying red fruit, violet & lavender. This wine has a beautiful finish of bright hazelnut, firm acidity, cinnamon and ginger.

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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