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Date Printed: 9/21/2014
Schug Heritage Reserve Pinot Noir 2009
Schug Heritage Reserve Pinot Noir 2009
(search item no. 126863)
boutique wine

PinotReport rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/21/2014: $42.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 PinotReport rating: 93 points
2008 PinotReport rating: 93 points
2007 PinotReport rating: 91 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A spicy bouquet of roses and cherries greets the nose, with flavors of black cherry, tangy cranberry and brown spices to follow. The long spicy finish is accented by a hint of toasty oak from 16 months aging in French oak barrels. We anticipate this wine will continue to age gracefully in the cellar for up to 10 years.
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About Schug Estate Winery:

Founded in 1980, Schug Carneros Estate Winery is the showcase and life-long dream of one of California's most celebrated winemakers. Walter Schug's reputation blossomed during his tenure as Founding Winemaker for Joseph Phelps Vineyards in the 1970s, where he made California’s first proprietary Bordeaux-Style blend (Insignia) and legendary vineyard designated Cabernets (Backus and Eisele Vineyards).

Drawing on his long experience in the production of fine wines in both Europe and California, Walter set up his own winery with his wife Gertrud in the cool, marine climate of the Carneros Appellation. Here he could focus on the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay varietals that had always been close to his heart.

Schug Carneros Estate Winery combines old world understanding and tradition with modern winemaking techniques. By using only the finest grapes available, and maintaining the best winemaking values, these wines have gained acceptance worldwide as true contemporary classics.