Bouchaine Pinot Noir Carneros 1996

Pinot Noir from Carneros, California

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Item No. 8036
  • red wine
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1998
  • WS85

Winemaker's Notes

This wine is the true expression of Carneros-in-a-glass, though structurally its bigger than our usual house style. Fruit sets the tone: cherries, plums and orange blossoms. Nicely integrated oak supports the fruit. Notes of baking spice add interest. Serious at first, this Pinot is creamy in the mid-palate and the finish goes on and on. While ready to drink now, it will clearly benefit from bottle aging.

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Bouchaine wines are a compelling expression of nature and culture, a marriage of grape and craft that harmonizes the elegance of Burgundy with the exuberance of California. Bouchaine Vineyards is established in the site of the oldest continually operated winery in Carneros in the southern end of the Napa Valley. Bouchaine is dedicated to the pursuit of enticing Pinot Noir and...

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Learn About Carneros

Technically a part of Napa Valley, the Carneros region straddles both Sonoma & Napa counties. It's the Napa region closest to the San Francisco peninsula and the San Pablo Bay, which is instrumental in controlling the climate of the area. The winds from the San Pablo bay create a cool weather pattern ideal for growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Notable Facts Both Chardonnay...

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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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