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Date Printed: 4/18/2015
Sean Minor Four Bears Carneros Pinot Noir 2009
Sean Minor Four Bears Carneros Pinot Noir 2009
(search item no. 106800)

PRICE ON 4/18/2015: $16.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our Carneros Pinot Noir is medium-bodied with cherry, strawberry and plum; surrounded by light toast flavors. On entry, the wine displays blue fruit characters that are balanced with spicy and earthy notes that frame the mid-palate. The vanilla and toast integrates well with the silky round tannins on the 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.