Alderbrook Pinot Noir 1999

Pinot Noir from Sonoma County, California

Price: $27.99
Item No. 45529
  • W&S92
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2003
  • WN92

Winemaker's Notes

The grapes for our 1999 Pinot Noir were sourced from four vineyards in the Russian River Valley. The growing season for 1999 was one of the longest in recent memory. The mild summer and cool fall resulted in later than usual harvesting. "Cold-soaking" of the grapes in tank prior to Open-top tank style fermentation enabled the extraction of maximum flavor and suppleness in this wine.

The fruit component invites comparison to strawberry and raspberry jam. The imaginative taster will also find other classic Pinot noir flavors like a hint of mushroom, leather, and forest floor that adds a complex "earthiness" without muting the fruit expression. The top note is a delicate vanilla oak from aging in French Oak barrels to brighten the wine.

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Situated on the outskirts of the city of Healdsburg in California's Sonoma County, the Alderbrook estate is located at the southernmost tip of the Dry Creek Valley, within a stone's throw of the Russian River. On a road map this might not seem significant, but in the world of fine wine, this location is considered one of the best in the region. While technically located in the Dry...

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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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