Cadre The Architects Pinot Noir 2007

Pinot Noir from Central Coast, California

$55.00 $48.99
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Item No. 103375
  • red wine
  • WE93
  • BH91
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.1%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

A beautifully fresh, complex and seductive nose blends spice hints with lovely red and blue pinot fruit aromas that precede rich, energetic and solidly detailed medium-bodied flavors that possess a dusty mouth feel plus fine depth and length with only the barest trace of backend warmth. There is also enough structure to suggest 5 to 8 years of cellar time will be necessary. Recommended for those who enjoy elegant and well-balanced examples that also deliver some punch.

Critical Acclaim

"The "architects" name refers to the four vineyards that constitute the blend: Laetitia, La Encantada, Firepeak and Bien Nacido. The wine’s purity is proof that a great Pinot does not have to come from a single vineyard. It’s bone dry and full-bodied in tannins, with complex flavors of black cherries, red currants, Dr. Pepper cola and exotic Asian spices. It was raised in one-year old oak, which gives smoky vanilla and caramel notes, in just the right proportion, to the fruit."
93 Points

"A beautifully fresh, complex and seductive nose blends spice hints with lovely red and blue pinot fruit aromas that precede rich, energetic and solidly detailed medium-bodied flavors that possess a dusty mouth feel plus fine depth and length with only the barest trace of back-end warmth. There is also enough structure to suggest 5 to 8 years of cellar time will be necessary. Recommended for those who enjoy elegant and well-balanced examples that also deliver some punch."
91 Points

Learn About Cadre Map ItMap It

CA· DRE - [kah-drey] -noun: an impassioned group that has banded together to further the cause of a movement. Cadre Vineyards embodies the pioneering spirit of the visionaries, or Architects, who had the foresight to plant Pinot Noir on the South Central Coast. The appellations of the Edna Valley, Arroyo Grande Valley, Santa Maria Valley, and Sta. Rita Hills have each brought...

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Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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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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