Alderbrook Pinot Noir 2000

Pinot Noir from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 52162
  • red wine
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2003
  • WN92

Winemaker's Notes

The harvest of 2000 was very kind in 2000. Despite a hot summer, the later spring allowed for adequate hang time and an appropriately long growing season. The Pinot noir harvest began just after Labor Day and the last vineyard was brought in at the close of September.

The wine shows cherry, cedar and graham in the nose. By mouth, one encounters more cherry and cranberry flavors, as well as hints of leather and forest floor to support the fruit. The bright acidity carries the flavors of this soft supple wine. The finish is elegant with hints of cocoa powder on the tongue from aging in 100% French oak barrels for 9 months.

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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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