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Date Printed: 4/25/2015
Brassfield Pinot Noir 2009
Brassfield Pinot Noir 2009
(search item no. 107269)

PRICE ON 4/25/2015: $14.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Tasting Panel rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The fruit for our 2009 Pinot Noir was grown from three estate vineyard blocks, planted to a mix of Dijon and Pommard clones. The location of each of these blocks was chosen because they are the coldest sites on High Serenity Ranch. The low gap in the ridge above the vineyard allows cooled lake air from Clear Lake to spill into High Valley producing Pinot Noir with more intense varietal character, better color extraction and excellent acid retention.

Opulent aromatics of black cherry cola and warm cinnamon buttered toast lead to ripe pomegranate and a rich, creamy sensation on the palate. The wine's deliciousness, like the finish, never seems to end.

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About Brassfield Estate Winery:

The western section of High Valley Appellation holds the magical lands know as High Serenity Ranch. The 2,500 acre former cattle ranch is now home to Brassfield Estate Winery & Vineyard. In 1973, Jerry Brassfield purchased the original 1,600 acres as a cattle ranch and wildlife reserve. While the cattle have gone, the wildlife still remains. Over the next three decades Mr. Brassfield continued acquiring lands. Today, the estate includes both the eastern and the western sections of High Valley as well as ownership of Round Mountain Volcano.

In 1998, the Brassfield family realized the land’s true destiny was as a world-class wine property. As a result, Brassfield Estate Winery & Vineyard was established. With the new estate vineyards increased production, the winery has grown with additional tank & barrel storage capacity and a state-of-the-art crushing facility.