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Single Vineyard, Single Grape
Limited Case Production
From Carneros: The Wine Country's Finest Pinot Region.
Maureen Paladini, owner of Contessa De Carneros had a wish. She hoped to create a wine that reflected the sun splashed & fog-cooled land that surrounded her in the Carneros Valley of the Napa /Sonoma region. These exquisite wines are the wish come true. All the grapes come from one estate-grown vineyard, one land creating exclusive wines filled with black raspberries, chocolate, toast and warm spices. These unique wines are best paired with grilled lamb, hearty pastas and even chocolate cake!
The Pinot Noir is like partaking of "liquid rubys", a hint of toasted oak, and a mouthful of ripe cherries with a subtle smoke finish.
The Pinot Noir is sold exclusively through Contessa De Carneros Vineyards. There are limited cases available of our exquisite vintages.
The 2008 Pinot Noir won a bronze medal in the West Coast Wine Competition and it was featured in two wine shows in San Francisco. The 2009 is almost gone - we consider it one of our very best vintages!
The 2010 vintage has just been released and it is royally good!! There are only 250 cases of this Pinot. Please contact us to schedule a private tasting.
We're offering our Pinot Noir at $25 per bottle. Tax and shipping are extra. 10% discount on purchase of a case (12 bottles).
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2010 PINOT NOW AVAILABLE !!
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Production Notes for the 2008 and 2009 Pinot Noir:
Production Facility: Judd’s Hill, Napa Valley, Ca.
Two days cold soak followed by fermentation for nine days in small one ton bins punched down twice daily by hand.
The resulting dry wine was pressed and transferred to French oak barrels.
The wine has typical Carneros pinot noir bright fruit character with slightly spicy dried cherry and hints of strawberry, finishing with a slightly earthy complexity. Enjoy now or allow to develop for several years.
*2009 Contessa de Carneros Pinot Noir - Harvest Date 9/15/09
Production Facility: Folio Winemaker's Studio, Napa Valley, Ca.
Fruit was harvested and went directly into the tank for cold soak followed by nine days fermentation.Drained and pressed into French oak barrels and remained on the lees until bottling in August 2010.
The 2009 Pinot is bursting with black raspberries, currants and vanilla. It displays a lovely mineral character of
sweet licorice and tea. Enjoy now or cellar for several years.