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Top Chef Quickfire Pinot Noir 2009

Pinot Noir from Central Coast, California
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14.2% ABV
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Winemaker Notes

Open your senses to a wine that will quickly have you yearning for more. The 2009 Pinot Noir will allure you with its richness acidity and fruit. This Pinot is a garnet color. It has aromas of black raspberry and cloudberry and there is a nice balance of richness, acidity and fruit. The finish is long with a nice rasberry finish.

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One of the best Pinot Noirs at this price you can buy. It's silky, light in body and enormously pleasurable to drink, showing brisk flavors of raspberries, cola, spices and toast. Editors' Choice
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Top Chef , Central Coast, California
Top Chef, Bravo’s James Beard Award-winning food show, selected the Terlato Wine Group – owner of five premium California wineries – to craft elegant wines that are refined, well balanced and food friendly. The result: Quickfire Wines. For more than a half-century, the Terlato family has brought some of the world’s finest wines to American tables to enhance the culinary experience, and Quickfire wines will now be among them.

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A major force on the global playing field, California is the world’s fourth largest wine-producing region on the planet and the majority of land under vine here is devoted to red varieties—they cover nearly double the vineyard acreage compared to whites.

While the state’s incredibly diverse terrain and microclimates allow for countless red wine styles, the one factor unifying all California red wine is the abundance of sunshine and a long, consistent growing season, which leads to well-developed and fully ripened fruit.

The most famous region today, of course, is the acclaimed Napa Valley, where Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Bordeaux Blends garner global attention and in some cases, cult status.

Sonoma County, nestled between Napa Valley and the Pacific Ocean, claims great variability in geography and microclimates with vineyards climbing up mountains, reaching far into valleys and stretching along some the state’s most dramatic coastlines. Here world-class Pinot Noir is possible from Sonoma’s cooler sites while Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon do well in its warmer locations.

The Central Coast, Lodi and the Sierra Foothills also excel in the production of Zinfandel, and remain active new frontiers for Rhône and Spanish varieties.

Mendocino in California’s cool North Coast region is a fantastic source of Pinot noir.

Winemaking in California dates back to the 18th century when Spanish missionaries planted the first wine grapes. But the industry experienced its first boom with the Gold Rush in the last half of the 19th century when miners brought vines to the Sierra Foothills.

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