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Date Printed: 7/22/2014
Carneros Creek Brisas Pinot Noir 1999
Carneros Creek Brisas Pinot Noir 1999
(search item no. 38697)

PRICE ON 7/22/2014: $35.49

Winemaker's Notes:

Grown exclusively in our coolest vineyard, the Las Brisas Pinot Noir benefits from increased time spent maturing on the vine. Bigger bodied than our regular Blue Label Pinot, the Las Brisas Pinot has structure, depth and complexity. This Pinot spends a longer time in new French oak barrels and the soft, oaky, toasty notes permeate the mouth. This wine lingers long on the palate and its soft, velvety texture makes this a very enjoyable wine now, though a 5-7 years in the cellar will be richly rewarded.
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About Carneros Creek:

Founded in 1972 by Francis and Kathleen Mahoney and now owned jointly with Bill Hambrecht, Carneros Creek was the first winery to be built in the Carneros district of the Napa Valley since prior to Prohibition. Over the past three decades, the winery has taken a leadership role in the development of California Pinot Noir through its research on clonal selections of the varietal, in conjuction with the University of California-Davis. Based on their research, they identified low-yeilding clones on the hillside vineyards surrounding the winery as producing highly concentrated grapes. These grapes form the backbone of their 1999 Signature Reserve Pinot Noir.