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Date Printed: 12/18/2014
Merryvale Pinot Noir 2000
Merryvale Pinot Noir 2000
(search item no. 56430)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $45.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Most of this wine is from two vineyards on Thorn Road, south of Sebastopol, owned and farmed by Ted Klopp and his in-laws. The little portion from Russian River Valley is from Ted's Laguna Road vineyard north of Sebastopol. The Thorn Road vineyard sits on a beautiful east-facing ridge and is planted to Clone 4 (aka Pommard) and to Dijon 115.

The Laguna Ranch fruit is Pommard from ten year-old vines. These grapes are the best I have had the privilege to work with and the wine shows the dark color, deep berry flavors and rich, silky texture that I look for from Pinot Noir in an outstanding western Sonoma County site.

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About Merryvale Vineyards:

Merryvale Vineyards is a family-owned Napa Valley winery dedicated to passionate winemaking and the fine art of living well. For the past 25 years Merryvale has been turning exceptional Napa Valley grapes into world class wine. Merryvale is world renowned for rich, powerful Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, the iconic Bordeaux-style red blend, Profile, and our everyday drinking, fruit driven brand, Starmont. Merryvale's historic building was the first winery built in the Napa Valley after the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, and has become a must see attraction for visitors to the valley.

Merryvale is committed to protecting and preserving the environment through conservation, renewable energy and sustainable farming practices at our three estate vineyards. Merryvale has received Napa Green Vineyard, Napa Green Winery and Bay Area Green Business certifications.