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Date Printed: 12/24/2014
Esser Vineyards Pinot Noir 2005
Esser Vineyards Pinot Noir 2005
(search item no. 87204)

PRICE ON 12/24/2014: $13.49

Winemaker's Notes:

This medium-bodied, aromatic Pinot Noir owes its broad strawberry and cherry fruit to its Monterey provenance, and its spicy, herbal high notes to its relatively small percentage of Central Coast fruit. The Napa lot was added to enhance the style and focus of the blend. Fermentation was completed in stainless steel tanks. Aged for 5 months in a combination of 25% French and 75% American Oak barrels.

Tasting Notes:
Delicate floral aromas give way to lush flavors of strawberry and cherry in this delicious 2004 Pinot Noir. On the palate, rounded tannins support a long polished finish. A perfect match with roasted meat dishes, hearty pastas and cheeses.

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About Esser Vineyards:

German-born Manfred Esser began his career as a salesman for a large European winery; in 1974, he came to the United States. Esser joined Napa Valley's Cuvaison Winery as President in 1986 and, in a little over 10 years, made it one of the most successful estates in the industry. His unique approach to converting customers into "company ambassadors" has set an industry standard for client relations. Having achieved success at Cuvaison, Esser sold his partnership in 1998, fueled by the desire to begin a project of his own.

Years of preparation went into the development of the Esser Vineyards brand. Working closely with Manfred Esser is renowned consulting winemaker Paul Moser, whose style received praise for eight consecutive years from Robert Parker as a "breath of fresh air" in the California wine market.

Introduced in 2001, the Esser Vineyards portfolio launched with four California appellation wines: Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Noir. Fashioned with the customer in mind, these fruit-forward, well-balanced wines offer style, value and elegance — the ultimate consumer-friendly California wines.