Concannon Limited Release Pinot Noir 2005

Pinot Noir from Central Coast, California

Item No. 88887
  • red wine
  • WN88

Winemaker's Notes

Number 90 on the 100 of 2007!

Varietals: Pinot Noir (85%), Petite Sirah (8%), Grenache (7%)

The Limited Release Pinot Noir is rich in both color and fragrance. This medium-bodied wine displays vibrant aromas of black cherry, ripe raspberry and strawberry as well as bright red fruit flavors that are balanced with hints of tar, leather and vanilla. This cool climate Pinot Noir has an interminable finish.

Enjoy with smoked duck breast, beet and endive salad, or roast pork shoulder with prune, apple and pistachio stuffing.

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tsarina - Glendale, CA (read all my reviews)

Tonight I was browsing my wine bar and decided to open a bottle of Concannon Limited Release Pinot Noir 2005. I think I was inspired to purchase this wine by a story on Women & Wine Radio. I have to say that I am impressed. When I opened the wine, the first thing that impressed me was the cork. It is really quite pretty with the vineyard logo imprinted on it. But when I poured it, I noticed what a beautiful ruby colour it was, and it looked so nice in the glass. Plus, with a glass now out of the bottle, the embossing of the logo on the bottle was more easily visible, also quite pretty. But really what counts is the taste, right? This is SMOOTH. I am sipping it and it is just lovely. So if you are ever in the Livermore Valley, or if you are shopping here on, I highly recommend it!!
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Pretty, Ruby Red wine with a big nose out of the bottle. A lot of berry fruit on the palate. Both the aroma and flavor faded fast, right in the glass! Maybe it's meant to be chugged right out of the bottle?
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I am a novice when it comes to wines but I know a good wine when I taste it. I had originally bought this wine for thanksgiving dinner but ended up having it with Indian food and I must say I was highly impressed. Indian food is so rich and spicy that it is not easy to pair wines with it. I agree with reviewer no. 1, this wine is smooth. Not sure about wine jargon, I would describe Concannon Pinot Noir Limited Release 2005 as smooth and complex. Cannot be beat for less than $15.
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A historic and once-famous Livermore winery, Concannon was bought and sold several times in the 1980's by large conglomerates that were purchasing each other. Each sale resulted in a loss of focus, and the brand suffered. In 1992 Eric Wente of Wente Vineyards saved it from the jaws of destruction by assembling a group of eight investors to buy the winery. However, Concannon...

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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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