Forefront by Pine Ridge Pinot Noir 2009

Pinot Noir from California

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Item No. 112249
  • red wine
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: 14.1%

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

Sourced from diverse vineyards located on the Central Coast of California, the defining characteristic is coastal influence. Santa Barbara County, with its marine soils and warmer climate, provides a base of bright, lifted red fruit while San Luis Obispo County grapes add dense, black fruit and spice notes, due to rich soils and long growing season. Monterey County brings classic notes of red raspberry and earthy undertones to the mix.

Rich aromas of dark cherry, spiced plum and wild raspberry draw you in to an equally complex and intense palate built around a core of black cherry and black raspberry fruit. Juicy acidity keeps the dark berry fruit fresh and appealing, with silky tannins that bring out hints of cola, raspberry cordial and cedar throughout the lingering finish.

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Over the last three decades, the Andrus family has eagerly challenged convention. They brought the practice of reduced vine spacing to Napa Valley from Burgundy. They introduced Dijon clones to Carneros. They hired one of the region's first women winemakers. Their adventurous spirit has helped change the face of new world winemaking. A FOCUS ON QUALITY. Long before Napa Valley...

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Learn About Other California

California has nearly 100 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and accounts for almost 90% of wine production in the United States. In our section of Other California, we include wines from smaller AVAs as well as wines from the California AVA. Here are a few smaller AVAs you may see on the label: Livermore Valley AVA, located right outside of San Francisco and home to...

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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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