Ampelos Cellars Pinot Noir Lambda 2008

Pinot Noir from Central Coast, California

$36.99
Item No. 118573
  • red wine
  • Green wine
  • boutique wine
  • WS92
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.2%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Fabulous deep dark garnet red, filling the nose and palate with subtle sensualities of raspberry, strawberry and blueberry. A blend of six different clones is show cased with a smooth mellow finish of dark cherry and mediterranean spice. Brimming with aromas of sweet indian spices and cherry cola and demonstrates a truly elegant burgundian nose.

Critical Acclaim

"Notable for its elegance and restraint, with compact aromas of savory berry and loamy earth that show hints of blueberry, raspberry, wilted rose and jasmine, ending with fine-grained tannins and black tea notes. Best from 2013 through 2022."
92 Points

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Rating:
(10/16/2012)
Style: Smooth & Supple
A great Pinot for the price. I would give 4.5 stars if there was an option.
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Learn About Ampelos Cellars Map ItMap It

Ampelos is a Greek word meaning "vine". We believe that all great wines are made in the vineyard, we also have strong ties to Greece, so “ampelos” truly represents our focus.

We believe in taking care of and respecting the environment and that our vineyard needs to be in balance, therefore a few years ago we made the decision to go 100% bio-dynamic. This means we are essentially organic - yet a step beyond. In 2008, we were one of the first vineyards to be certified as Sustainably Farmed, a milestone of which we are particularly proud.

Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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