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Date Printed: 8/30/2014
Esser Vineyards Pinot Noir 2007
Esser Vineyards Pinot Noir 2007
(search item no. 98261)

PRICE ON 8/30/2014: $19.99

Winemaker's Notes:

A full, brilliant garnet in color, the wine's inviting aromas of ripe plum and cherry are filled out by hints of violet, anise, and cola. The palate offers generous red fruit character framed by toffee notes of toasty oak and baking spices. Its texture is firm and lush, with tannins that are manageable now but will allow for a year or two of bottle aging.

The wine will pair well with roasted or grilled beef, less spicy pork and poultry preparations, and lighter pastas.

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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.