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Date Printed: 10/23/2014
Sequana Sundawg Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009
Sequana Sundawg Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009
(search item no. 115936)
boutique wine
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 10/23/2014: $49.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2007 PinotReport rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A lively bouquet of rose and sandalwood accompany complex dark red fruit of plum, black cherry and blackberry. Layered and full-bodied with balanced tannins, the wine finishes with length and finesse.
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About Sequana:

Sequana Single vineyard Pinot Noir wines from Green Valley of Russian River Valley and Santa Lucia Highlands are named in honor of Sequana, the Franco-Roman goddess of the River Seine, which flows through the ancestral birthplace of Pinot Noir.

Winemaker and Pinot Noir specialist, James MacPhail, has complete control over the creation of Sequana's limited production wines – from farming to winemaking. He understands Pinot Noir's temperament, its ability to convey the signature of each single vineyard and its preference for restrained, gentle winemaking. He makes his Pinot Noirs by hand in small batches, using cold maceration and native yeasts. "My goal is to express each vineyard’s personality," says James.