Wilson Daniels Pinot Noir 2010
Pinot Noir from Central Coast, California
Grown in the heart of Santa Maria Valley — Pinot Noir country due to its long, slow-ripening season — this wine is shows true the true varietal character of its namesake grape. Its strawberry and fresh Bing cherry aromas lead to exotic berry and Asian spice flavors. This Pinot Noir boasts a silky body and smooth finish. Pair it with grilled salmon, roasted chicken and grilled ham and cheese sandwiches.
Wilson Daniels Winery
Passion. Lots of people talk about it; Jack Daniels and the late Win Wilson acted on it. It fueled their lives and the foundation of their iconic wine company Wilson Daniels.
Three decades later, a new adventure begins: Wilson Daniels wines from California's flourishing Central Coast region. These wines are inspired by Jack and Win's passion for the good life and unyielding determination to represent the best.
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About Central Coast
The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others.
Notable Facts Grape varieties range from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel. Some Central Coast wine is generic, bulk wine that contributes to the high production numbers of the area. But many winemakers and wineries, particular in some of the smaller AVAs, are small production artisans, creating unique and high-quality wine. The great thing about the Central Coast is its diversity - you're able to find a number of grape varieties and styles at a number of different price points.
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.
7 ratings, 5 with reviews
Was a bit disappointed with this wine, after reading rave reviews elsewhere. Very tart, tight, like an underripe raspberry. Medium/light in body for a Pinot noir. Something bland about the nose and finish. Maybe it would have been better served a bit cooler than I had it. We are in the middle of a heat wave here and room temperature is higher than normal. Hmm.
Not the worst wine I've ever had, but definitely not a favorite. It is quite harsh out of the bottle. gets a bit better after decanted. Will put a few bottles up to see if it gets better with a little more age.
Excellent Good with different foods Great just to drink a glass before a meal while talking
Purchased this wine with high hopes; unfortunately it tastes like vinegar. Avoid this one.
Very disappointing. Lacks any volume of flavors with very weak finish and a bit sour. To be avoided
- Smooth & Supple
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.