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Date Printed: 5/22/2015
Baileyana Grand Firepeak Cuvee Pinot Noir 2008
Baileyana Grand Firepeak Cuvee Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 117400)
screw cap wine
green wine


PRICE ON 5/22/2015: $22.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 Wilfred Wong of Wine.com rating: 91 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2010 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine has an intense and rich red ruby color with a luxuriant nose of red cherry, black cherry, exotic spices, clove, vanilla, and a hint of earthiness. Loads of concentrated red and black fruit flavors are balanced by well-structured tannins. I recommend drinking this wine at a lower temperature, around 60° F, to bring out the fruity nuances of a rich Pinot Noir.
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About Baileyana:

Over 30 years ago, an incredibly smart and spirited woman planted a 3 acre vineyard on her home property in the Edna Valley. Diving without hesitation into a male-dominated industry, Catharine Niven later set out to create authentic, complex yet elegant wines. Named for the place she met her husband Jack, Baileyana offers beautiful, cool-climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Both are refined, rich, and perfectly balanced. She wasn’t entirely surprised by Baileyana’s early success, but Catharine didn’t dream that her small project would become the family legacy that it is today. Now in the expert hands of the next two generations, Baileyana wines remain true to her pioneering spirit, as well as to the genuine, elegant style she exuded when walking into any room. Boldly Beautiful.