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Date Printed: 7/29/2014
Estancia Pinot Noir 1997
Estancia Pinot Noir 1997
(search item no. 670)
Wine Spectator rating: 85 points
PRICE ON 7/29/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A classically styled Pinot Noir, adopting the Burgundian philosophy of handling the fruit as delicately as possible. The result is a wine expressing the fresh, berry aromas and rich, complex flavors typical of our Monterey estate.
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About Estancia:

Estancia, based in Monterey, was founded in 1986. The name Estancia is roughly translated from the Spanish word for "estate," and emphasizes our conviction that the world's best wines capture the essence of their place of origin. At Estancia we control the process from the start—from the trials in our experimental vineyard blocks, to planting, harvesting, fermenting and aging the wines. We've built a winery that allows us to devote the same attention to detail in winemaking that we give to our grapes. We use open-top fermenters and small basket presses for our Pinot Noir and new red-wine fermentation tanks that are fit for the diverse blocks in our Paso Robles vineyards. It is this hands-on crafting of the wines, from grapes to bottle, that result in our superior wine quality.