Paul Cluver Pinot Noir 2008

Pinot Noir from South Africa

Price: $21.99 $16.98
Save $5.01 (23%)
Item No. 102130
Style: Earthy & Spicy

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: 13.5%

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%.

Winemaker's Notes

The essence of a great Pinot noir is the purity of the fruit and structure of the wine. The 2008 Paul Cluver Pinot noir has this essence which is substantiated by its natural acidity. The color has a luminosity, reminiscent of ripe cherries. The nose is a combination of red berry with hints of spice, mushrooms and dark chocolate. The palate is packed with flavors linked to the nose - red berry fruit, hints of spice, and a touch of wood – yet maintaining a well structured, mineral core. Very well balanced, structured and poised. As elegant as great Pinot noirs tend to be.

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Learn About Paul Cluver Map ItMap It

The estate falls within the Kogelberg Reserve where conservation and sustainable use of natural resources are pursued with the ultimate goal of balance and harmony between man and nature. The Kogelberg Nature Reserve, which forms the core of The Biosphere, is a fynbis floral kingdon with an incredible 1,600 different plant species, making it one of the world's richest sites of...

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Learn About South Africa

South Africa A long history of growing grapes and making wine, but less of a history on exporting it, and even lesser on the quality aspect. At the turn of the century (1900, that is), a surplus of wine in South Africa created a hierarchy of cooperatives, the biggest and best known being KWV. This organization seemed to favor quantity over quality and had most...

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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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