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Date Printed: 3/31/2015
Sean Minor Four Bears Carneros Pinot Noir 2008
Sean Minor Four Bears Carneros Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 106154)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 3/31/2015: $15.79

Winemaker's Notes:

Our Carneros Pinot Noir is medium-bodied with blueberry, cherry, plum and light toast flavors. On entry, the wine displays blue fruit characters that are balanced with the lingering spicy/earthy notes. The vanilla and toast nuances integrate well with the silky round tannins which evolve into a lengthy finish.
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About Sean Minor Four Bears:

We founded Four Bears Winery and Sean Minor Wines in 2005 for a number of reasons. First and foremost, we wanted to make delicious, quality wines that continually exceed your expectations. We are all about family and we named our business for our four children: Nick, Elle, Jack and Charlie. Starting our own winery is both a professional and personal dream. Not long after Nicole and I were married, we discovered that our second largest monthly expense was wine. We enjoy wine every day with dinner, when friends and family come to visit, during celebrations... actually, I can’t think of time we don’t enjoy wine. After a number of years in the industry, I knew there had to be a better and more affordable way to produce great wines that didn’t have severe consequences on the pocket book. We started Four Bears Winery and began sourcing wine lots for our final blends. With the help of a family friend and colleague, Will Bucklin, our initial production featured a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Coast Chardonnay, and Dry Creek Sauvignon Blanc. Since then we have added the Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley Merlot, and a Napa Valley Carneros Pinot Noir. Just as our family and children have grown, so has our business. We decided our winery would eventually include more than one label — each with a different focus and personality — much like children. Rather than delay the process, we chose to reposition the company name to Sean Minor Wines, thereby allowing for the future growth of other proprietary labels. At this current time, we have one label — Four Bears.