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Date Printed: 4/16/2014
Wente Reliz Creek Pinot Noir 2001
Wente Reliz Creek Pinot Noir 2001
(search item no. 61166)

PRICE ON 4/16/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Wente Vineyards had been growing Pinot Noir in the Arroyo Seco region of Monterey since the 1960s. It is the ideal region to grow this Burgundian varietal because of the long, cool growing season. This perfect climate allows the grapes to fully ripen and develop deep fruit, spice and other flavors. The wine derives its name from the creek along which our Pinot Noir vineyards grow. The gravelly-loam soils found here, rich with shale and limestone deposits, impart desirable earth and mineral qualities to the wine.

This vintage of Reliz Creek Pinot Noir has smoky aromas and layers of spicy oak, raspberry and solid tannins.

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About Wente Vineyards:

Wente Vineyards is California's oldest family owned and continuously operated winery. Founded in 1883 by C. H. Wente, the winery is now managed by the fourth and fifth generations of the Wente family. The winery farms nearly 3,000 acres of estate vineyards in the Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay, and Arroyo Seco, Monterey appellations, two premier Central Coast winegrowing regions.

Family owned and operated for over 120 years, the fourth and fifth generations are committed to producing wines of distinguished character and excellence at an affordable price.