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Date Printed: 5/29/2016
Bravium Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (375ML half-bottle) 2011
Bravium Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (375ML half-bottle) 2011
(search item no. 121232)
charitable wine
has fluid
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boutique wine
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 5/29/2016: $16.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Sonoma Coast is becoming one of the most sought-after Pinot Noir appellations in California. The 2011 Sonoma Coast bottling is a structured and complex style of Pinot Noir. Dark fruit flavors with Christmas Cake spice notes highlight this complex, medium-bodied wine.

This bottling will pair with duck and other game birds, casseroles, and beef bourguignon.

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About Bravium:

Bravium translates from Latin as "reward, prize, or gift." Derek Rohlffs - Bravium’s Proprietor & Winemaker - founded the winery in 2007. Bravium produces single vineyard, traditionally-crafted Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grown in hillside and mountaintop vineyards. Bravium’s vineyards are located in the relatively cool growing regions of Anderson Valley, Carneros, Mendocino Ridge, Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Lucia Highlands, and Sonoma Coast. Derek employs simple winemaking techniques - gravity-moving wines and bottling his red wines unfined and unfiltered - allowing the vineyards and vintages to remain at the forefront. "The longer I make wine, the more I subscribe to a 'less is more' approach," Derek has said. Critics are growing increasingly excited about Bravium's wines, placing it alongside benchmark "producers such as Rhys, Kalin Cellars, Porter Creek, Joseph Swan, Copain and Littorai," while calling out its "deft integration of oak, judicious use of whole cluster fermentation, pleasant aromatics, flavor without weight, and bright acidity for refreshing drinking."