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Date Printed: 9/20/2014
I'M Pinot Noir 2006
I'M Pinot Noir 2006
(search item no. 105675)
screw cap wine


PRICE ON 9/20/2014: $33.99

Winemaker's Notes:

The extended 2006 vintage resulted in a rare combination of robust yields and great quality. A long, warm and dry growing season in the Willamette Valley fully ripened the Pinot Noir grapes, leading to beautiful balance and concentrated flavors. This wine has a brilliant garnet color with supple body, bright red cherry nose with cherry blossom topnotes and a hint of exotic spices like cardamom and star anise. Smooth entry with even texture through to the finish with red cherry flavors.
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About I'M:

"Enjoy a delicious glass of wine with friends and family and don’t fuss over it."

These words embody Isabel Mondavi's joie de vivre - and the panache she used to fashion her own brand - I'M Wines.

Named for her initials, I'M Wines was created after Isabel asked her son Rob, a winemaker, to make a Rosé from the family's Cabernet Sauvignon to serve at her weekly luncheon for a group of friends. Isabel expected 20 cases; Rob gave her 300, presenting both a problem and a solution. Though the lunch gathering could not hope to drink the entire production, the wine was impressive enough to make a name for itself on the market. Thus, the label was born. In addition to I'M Rosé, it includes I'M Chardonnay, with a Pinot Noir in the works.

Armed with nearly 40 years of experience as a close witness and advisor to the wine business, Isabel refused to be encumbered by industry standards when creating her label. Her Napa Valley Cabernet is pink, not the traditional deep red. She didn't stop there. Since she is a fan of Sonoma County Chardonnay, Rob has made her one in the style she loves best.

Every aspect of the brand is family based. Dina, Isabel's daughter, worked with her mother and a designer to create the label and the aesthetics of the bottle. The unusual use of a Bordeaux shape for the Chardonnay bottle was chosen by Dina because Isabel finds it easier to pour.