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Reynolds Family Winery Los Carneros Pinot Noir 2010

Pinot Noir from Carneros, California
    14.6% ABV
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    14.6% ABV

    Winemaker Notes

    Soft cranberry elements and mild earth forward notes showcase this classic Burgundian Pinot Noir. Bright Raspberry and Pomegranate flavors on the front open to a clean texture and only a hint of oak on the mid palate. A uniquely smooth finish allow this wine to stand out amongst is competition. A mild mineraltiy from the terroir lend this wine to be enjoyable by all.

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    Reynolds Family Winery

    Reynolds Family Winery

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    Reynolds Family Winery, Carneros, California
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    Steve Reynolds' interest wine started when he was living in Germany as a young teenager. Wine was part of his daily life and his father often took the whole family on wine tasting trips through Europe. At the time, they'd curse him as they spent their day throwing rocks into a pond while he tasted. Now, of course, Steve is grateful to his father for sharing his passion and enthusiasm.

    Steve and his father dreamt of building a winery together and their vision became reality when he and his wife Suzie traded Steve's dental practice for the life of wine growers in 1994. The property was a 100-year old chicken ranch that needed lots of love but was full of potential. It took them over a year to clean up and begin renovations. Steve acted as general contractor, and he built everything from the fences to the tasting room.

    The winery is Tuscan style, one of Steve's father's favorite winegrowing regions, and it is surrounded by 10 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, planted in 1996. They now create seven wines, including a Chardonnay, two Pinot Noirs (from the Russian River Valley and Los Carneros), a Merlot, the Estate Cabernet, a Reserve Stag's Leap Cabernet Sauvignon and a red wine blend appropriately called "Persistence".

    Carneros

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    Known for elegant wines that combine power and finesse, Carneros is set in the rolling hills that straddle the southernmost parts of both Sonoma and Napa counties. The cooling winds from the abutting San Pablo Bay, combined with lots of midday California sunshine, create an ideal environment for producing wines with a perfect balance of crisp acidity and well-ripened fruit.

    This cooler pocket of California lends itself to growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah. Carneros is an important source of sparkling wines made in the style of Champagne as well.

    Pinot Noir

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    One of the most finicky yet rewarding grapes to grow, Pinot Noir is a labor of love for many. However, the greatest red wines of Burgundy prove that it is unquestionably worth the effort. In fact, it is the only red variety permitted in Burgundy. Highly reflective of its terroir, Pinot Noir prefers calcareous soils and a cool climate, requires low yields to achieve high quality and demands a lot of attention in the vineyard and winery. It retains even more glory as an important component of Champagne as well as on its own in France’s Loire Valley and Alsace regions. This sensational grape enjoys immense international success, most notably growing in Oregon, California and New Zealand with smaller amounts in Chile, Germany (as Spätburgunder) and Italy (as Pinot Nero).

    In the Glass

    Pinot Noir is all about red fruit—strawberry, raspberry and cherry with some heftier styles delving into the red or purple plum and in the other direction, red or orange citrus. It is relatively pale in color with soft tannins and a lively acidity. With age (of which the best examples can handle an astounding amount) it can develop hauntingly alluring characteristics of fresh earth, savory spice, dried fruit and truffles.

    Perfect Pairings

    Pinot’s healthy acidity cuts through the oiliness of pink-fleshed fish like salmon and tuna but its mild mannered tannins give it enough structure to pair with all sorts of poultry: chicken, quail and especially duck. As the namesake wine of Boeuf Bourguignon, Pinot noir has proven it isn’t afraid of beef. California examples work splendidly well with barbecue and Pinot Noir is also vegetarian-friendly—most notably with any dish that features mushrooms.

    Sommelier Secret

    For administrative purposes, the region of Beaujolais is often included in Burgundy. But it is extremely different in terms of topography, soil and climate, and the important red grape here is ultimately Gamay, not Pinot noir. Truth be told, there is a tiny amount of Gamay sprinkled around the outlying parts of Burgundy (mainly in Maconnais) but it isn’t allowed with any great significance and certainly not in any Village or Cru level wines. So "red Burgundy" still necessarily refers to Pinot noir.

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