Evening Land Tempest Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009

Pinot Noir from Central Coast, California

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Item No. 115989
  • red wine
  • RP93
  • ST92
Alcohol By Volume: 14.1%

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

Wind-­swept, mineral laden, and chilled sunlight define this terroir. Heirloom, California selections of Pinot Noir. Planted at 4,000 vines per acre. Aged in seasoned French oak for 15 months. Deep concentration, vibrancy of aromas, purity of fruit, and elegance of texture. Plums and wild strawberries follow a nose of kirsch, sea salt and exotic asian spices.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2009 Pinot Noir Tempest is simply dazzling for its aromatic complexity and textural richness. Intricately woven layers of dark fruit emerge from this classy, elegant wine. Everything is about effortless grace in this exquisite, beautifully balanced Pinot.
Rating: 93+"
93 Points

"Vivid ruby-red. Complex, heady bouquet of black raspberry, fresh flowers and star anise, with white pepper and minerals adding lift. Bright, focused red berry preserve flavors stain the palate, with slow-building floral pastille and gingerbread qualities carrying into the finish. Leaves a sexy floral note behind, along with echoes of sweet red fruits. Lots of power here, but this is wine is ultimately about finesse."
92 Points

Learn About Evening Land Map ItMap It

Founded in 2005, Evening Land Vineyards is an ambitious and unique project dedicated to making world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the finest sites in California, Oregon and France. From the storied clay and limestone soils of Burgundy to the Eola-Amity Hills in Oregon, the true Sonoma Coast in Occidental and the western lip of Santa Barbara County's Sta. Rita Hills, Evening Land produces wines imbued with spirit of place.

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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