90
points

Vintner's Reserve California Pinot Noir 2017

This dark garnet gem delivers bright cherry, strawberry and raspberry fruit with elegant earthy notes infused with cola and mild spice accents. Oak aging adds a hint of vanilla and a soft, toasty finish.

$20
/bottle
$16.00 for Wine Club Members (Join)
Wine Facts
Appellation
California
Composition
100% Pinot Noir
T.A.
0.54g/100ml
pH
3.56
Alc %
14.5%

Acclaim

90 points & Editors' Choice, Jim Gordon, Wine Enthusiast, Jun 2019

Ripe fruit flavors and a generous helping of oak spices make this full-bodied wine flavorful and easy to sip. It brings cinnamon and red cherry to the nose, and black cherry, cranberry and baking spices to the palate. Editors' Choice.

Winemaking

  • Aged for 9.5 months in 98% French (18% new) oak barrels for hints of toast, vanilla and cedar aromas.
  • Lots are kept separate until the final blend so that our winemakers have the ability to craft a wine that exhibits the perfect blend of flavors and aromas from each region.

Vineyards

  • Cool California Coast Sourcing.
    • Monterey County grapes develop the floral nuances and structure along with flavors of ripe strawberry, raspberry and black berry.
    • Santa Barbara County infuses the wine with dark cherry lushness.
  • Grapes are grown in cool coastal vineyards on benchland rolling hillsides and mountain tops resulting in small, densely-flavored grapes which create well-structured wines..
bright cherry, strawberry and raspberry, with elegant earthy notes
Primary Aromas & Flavors
filet mignon
Food & Wine Pairing
50-55° F
Ideal Serving Temperature
burgundy
Ideal Glass Shape