Thorne Rio Vista Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008

Pinot Noir from Santa Maria Valley, California

$36.00 $29.99
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Item No. 114508
  • red wine
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

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 Thorne 2008 Pinot Noir is from our family-owned Rio Vista Vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA, Santa Barbara County. The 2008 vintage was harvested in late September 2008 and has four clones 115, 2A, 667 and 777. It was barrel-aged for 18 months in 40% new French oak and 60% older French oak.

This is an elegant wine, finely balanced with a bright ruby color, and a delicate nose that possesses lovely fresh fruit and floral aromas. The 'in the mouth feel' is subtle and provocative with flavors of cherry and raspberry, the texture is rich, followed by a smooth round finish.

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Learn About Thorne

The current Rio Vista Vineyard property was settled in the late 1800's by Portuguese immigrants, many from the Azores.The farmhouse, recently restored, was built around the turn of the century. There have been a number of visits from early occupants who were born or grew up on the property. Their stories describe an original vineyard that was in the same location as block 7 of the...

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Learn About Santa Maria Valley

Situated near the ocean in the larger Santa Barbara district, the Santa Maria Valley appellation runs east to west. Pacific Ocean air funnels in to cool the vineyards, allowing the grapes to evenly ripen and reach their full potential. This unique climate paired with the region's well-drained soils helps create some sought-after grapes. Notable Facts Pinot Noir and...

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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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