W.H. Smith Hellenthal Vineyard Pinot Noir 2003

Pinot Noir from Sonoma County, California

$35.99
Item No. 86493
  • red wine
  • WS96
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Winemaker's Notes

Long chilly nights during the growing season give the fruit in this wine a solid core of richness and depth of flavor. The Hellenthal Pinot Noir exhibits a complex range of ripe cherry, plum and wild berry flavors that are well defined. With a deep burgundy color and a lasting impression of fruit flavors mixed with tannins that are easy on the palette this wine reveals both complexity and elegance.

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Luck and timing led Bill and Joan Smith into the wine business: enthusiasm, perseverance, and good advice from a few talented friends facilitated their success as world-class producers. A wrong turn while trying to visit Chappellet Vineyard led Bill Smith to discover and purchase the historic ghost winery, La Jota Vineyard Co., including 40 acres on top of Howell Mountain in the...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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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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