Seven Daughters Pinot Noir 2011
Pinot Noir from California
- red wine
- 13.8% abv
- screw cap wine
Pinot Noir has been grown in France for hundreds of years and is responsible for the great wines of Burgundy. This Pinot Noir was blended from fruit grown in ideal temperatures that are warm in the afternoon and cool in the evening. Seven Daughters Pinot Noir is a light-bodied red wine that pairs nicely with a wide variety of food - especially pasta, meat and game. Seven Daughters Pinot Noir gently chilled is also wonderful just by itself.
Seven Daughters Winery
At Seven Daughters, they view the artistry of blending varietals as a reflection of what a you do every day of the week. You work hard, play hard and still find time to meet up with your friends and raise a glass. Like your lifestyle, your wine should be full of character, complexity and quality.
Seven Daughters wines are crafted to meet the needs of today's wine drinker – a seamless blend of exploration, fun and sophistication. We toast you for doing all that you do, for blending the best with the best everyday. Seven Daughters Winemaker's Blends – like you and your friends, all different, and yet so perfect together.
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About Other California
California has nearly 100 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and accounts for almost 90% of wine production in the United States. In our section of Other California, we include wines from smaller AVAs as well as wines from the California AVA. Here are a few smaller AVAs you may see on the label:
Livermore Valley AVA, located right outside of San Francisco and home to wineries such as Wente.
Lodi County AVA, an AVA further east of San Francisco and known for its excellent, old-vine Zinfandels.
San Francisco Bay AVA, a sprawling AVA that covers Contra Costa, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties, to name a few.
Wine that holds only the California AVA is typically a wine that includes grapes from a number of different AVAs, which leads to the general labeling of the wine as California. This does not denote the quality of the wine, only the diversity of where the grapes originate.
It's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country into itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
The most famous of the California wine regions is Napa Valley, and these wines are certainly outstanding – but it's not as broad and diverse as its larger neighbor, Sonoma County. Down south, Santa Barbara's Santa Maria Valley is well-known for its Rhône blends, as well as cool-climate varieties like Pinot and Chardonnay. The Central Coast, the largest California AVA, has many different microclimates that lead to a wide range of wines with many sub-AVAs.
4 ratings, 1 with review
Got this on a wine shopper deal, but was still disappointed. It was weak and did not deliver the robust nose or flavor I was expecting from a Pinot Noir. Would not buy again.
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Crisp
- Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
- Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.