Carneros Creek Brisas Pinot Noir 1999

Pinot Noir from Carneros, California

Price: $38.49 $35.49
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Item No. 38697

Winemaker's Notes

Grown exclusively in our coolest vineyard, the Las Brisas Pinot Noir benefits from increased time spent maturing on the vine. Bigger bodied than our regular Blue Label Pinot, the Las Brisas Pinot has structure, depth and complexity. This Pinot spends a longer time in new French oak barrels and the soft, oaky, toasty notes permeate the mouth. This wine lingers long on the palate and its soft, velvety texture makes this a very enjoyable wine now, though a 5-7 years in the cellar will be richly rewarded.

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Founded in 1972 by Francis and Kathleen Mahoney and now owned jointly with Bill Hambrecht, Carneros Creek was the first winery to be built in the Carneros district of the Napa Valley since prior to Prohibition. Over the past three decades, the winery has taken a leadership role in the development of California Pinot Noir through its research on clonal selections of the varietal, in...

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Learn About Carneros

Technically a part of Napa Valley, the Carneros region straddles both Sonoma & Napa counties. It's the Napa region closest to the San Francisco peninsula and the San Pablo Bay, which is instrumental in controlling the climate of the area. The winds from the San Pablo bay create a cool weather pattern ideal for growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Notable Facts Both Chardonnay...

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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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