Gainey Limited Selection Pinot Noir 2000

Pinot Noir from Central Coast, California

Item No. 53966
  • red wine
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Winemaker's Notes

This is the second vintage of Pinot Noir produced (in part) from our new "Santa Rosa Hills Ranch" vineyard, and what a difference a year makes! The aromas are a pleasing array of delicious scents that fan out with time in the glass; the first wave carries brown spice and black pepper notes, strawberry jam and licorice follow the lead with an essence of graham cracker crust, shortbread and a hint of smoke adding nuance and complexity.

In the mouth the wine is fully flavored without being tannic or heavy. The entrance is bright and fresh, yet sweet and ripe too. Juicy fruit flavors of cherry and blueberry cascade across the palate. French oak is present in the background, adding support. This is a wine with power and elegance, remaining balanced through and through. Enjoy over the next 6-8 years with everything from grilled tuna to roasted lamb.

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In 1962, Daniel C. and son Daniel J. Gainey purchased an 1,800 acre ranch on the eastern end of the Santa Ynez Valley. The Gainey Ranch, a combination of cattle, farming, and Arabian horse breeding, became the largest diversified ranching operation in the valley. Dan J. Gainey retired in 1984 to devote himself to fulfilling his dream of making wine. In 1983, he planted 51 acres of...

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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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