Demetria Estate Pinot Noir Cuvee Sandra 2006

Pinot Noir from Central Coast, California

Price: $75.00 $53.99
Save $21.01 (28%)
Item No. 106803
  • WE92
  • CG90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.9%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Layers of cherry, strawberry, black truffle, and cola are complimented by spice and graphite. Rich and complex, with flavors of deep red fruits, leather, and smoke on the palate. Long, lingering finish. The perfect pinot to compliment red meats, especially lamb.

Critical Acclaim

"This best-of-barrels reserve shows a richness and complexity that make for compelling drinking. A mixture of several clones and selections of Pinot Noir, the wine has firm tannins, but the burst of cherries, red currants, root beer and sweet smoky oak gives it a supple, mouth-filling quality. Delicious now with decanting, and should hold and improve through 2012."
92 Points

"Significantly riper than Demetria's Le Bélier bottling and reaching for the limits of excess, this wine holds back just enough to allow its concentrated black cherry fruit to remain nicely in focus. That said, there is an unmistakable syrupy quality to its fruit and a bit of ending hotness, both of which render the wine a touch less interesting than its mate."
90 Points

Learn About Demetria Estate

Established in 2005 Demetria Estate is a family owned winery. Our goal is to produce wines of distinction and character rivaling those of the world's greatest estates. Demetria Estate includes two separate portfolios of wines, both capturing the singularity of the vineyards and the region from which they originated. The offerings comprise of varietally honest manifestations...

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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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