Barham Mendelsohn Pinot Noir 2001

Pinot Noir from Russian River, California

Price: $39.99
Item No. 76639

Winemaker's Notes

With the Barham Mendelsohn label, Jim Clendenen stretches his Pinot potential to include one of California's best growing regions for this fickle grape. Sonoma County's Russian River Valley Pinot Noir tends to reveal more bright red berry and high toned, warm cinnamon notes compared with the darker, more plummy flavors typical of Santa Barbara Pinots. Juicy, balanced, full of lively, ripe fruit, this wine is perfect for pairing with a succulent, crispy skinned, roast duck.

Learn About Barham Mendelsohn

In 1998, Barbara Barham Mendelsohn and Richard Mendelsohn planted 5 acres of Pinot Noir on Lala Panzi Ranch in the Russian River Valley near Healdsburg in Sonoma County. This was the same year that Jim Clendenen planted his Le Bon Climat estate in the Santa Maria Valley. The Mendelsohns engaged successful and experienced viticulturalist Fred Peterson to direct the planting of...

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Learn About Russian River

The Russian River Valley is named as such due to its proximity to the Russian River, the river itself named for the Russian fur traders who came down from Alaska in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The Russian River is agricultural land. While there is a focus on wine, beyond the vineyards are many small, family-owned farms cultivating everything from cattle to...

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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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