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Date Printed: 7/25/2014
Consilience Pinot Noir 2001
Consilience Pinot Noir 2001
(search item no. 80735)

PRICE ON 7/25/2014: $29.99

Winemaker's Notes:

This is the elegant, debonair wine of the group despite being made in a more opulent style that predicts the very rich nature of all of the Consilience reds. That velvety texture and finesse typical of Pinot Noir is enriched by dense, sweet, chocolaty dark cherry flavors with earthy overtones. Matured for 12 months in 100% French oak barrels, the fruit for this wine comes in part from the White Hills vineyard and from Ashley's vineyard in the now-becoming-famous Santa Rita Hills region.
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About Consilience:

Consilience was founded in 1999 when after years of planning the aspirations of two couples became a small reality. There of course is a long story, but the short of it began when winemaker Brett Escalera, his wife Monica, and the two of us, Tom and Jodie Daughters all met back in 1990 with many common values and interests. Wine and the lifestyle surrounding it were of particular interest to us, and after years of planning, education and good old fashioned perseverance Consilience started with a small production of 1997 Syrah from Santa Barbara County.

Our production has grown, but we remain a small producer of premium wines loosely focused around the typical Rhone varietals. It all starts with the grapes, and we have been fortunate to establish relationships with some of the best vineyards and growers around Santa Barbara County, from whom we purchase most of our fruit. This has been pivotal in our quest to reliably produce the big, intense wines that have defined our style.