Campion Los Carneros Pinot Noir 2001

Pinot Noir from Napa Valley, California

Price: $43.99
Item No. 73995

Winemaker's Notes

Discussing flavors is always difficult, as each of our tastes and sensory vocabulary is unique. Let me say that this is a very typical and correct Pinot. This is the highest compliment I can give any wine. All the flavors you expect, you find. You will never mistake this for anything but Pinot. It is rich in that mysterious essence which defines Pinot, yet cannot be described. With Pinot a winemaker must often choose between either a powerful texture or a lovely perfume. My choice is always with perfume. There are other varietals that carry power better. The 2000 Carneros proves the point. The mouth is soft and integrated and the aromas complex. Pinot poses no difficulties at the table. It compliments the widest range of flavors. It has particular affinity for grilled, smoked, or salty foods.

Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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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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