Claudia Springs Mendocino Pinot Noir 1998

Pinot Noir from North Coast, California

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Item No. 40811
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

As in 1997, the base wine for this Pinot came from the original planting at Vidmar Vineyard in Yorkville Highlands. As we feel this vineyard has attractive strawberry fruit flavors but lacks complexity, we began immediately to find the best blend to bring out its highlights. The result has 11 percent Pinot Munier and 16 percent Pinot Noir from Anderson Valley which fill out the middle and bring deeper cherry flavors typical of the variety. It was aged in French oak before bottling mid May, 2000.

Learn About Claudia Springs

Claudia Springs Winery was founded in 1989 by Bob and Claudia Klindt in the picturesque Anderson Valley of Mendocino County, California. The Anderson Valley, located 125 miles north of San Francisco, is one of the very best locations for producing fine, cool climate varietals such as Pinot Noir and the white Alsace varietals. The unique combination of warm sunny days and cool...

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Learn About North Coast

Beyond Napa and Sonoma in the north you find a couple of other counties producing great wine. Among these are Mendocino and Lake County. The northernmost California winegrowing regions, these two counties are right above Napa and Sonoma, geographically. Yet, wine-wise they are very different - both from their southern neighbors and from each other. Notable Facts Mendocino...

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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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