2003 Pinot Noir Monterey

(not eligible for discounts)

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Selection  June 2005
"Cherry-cola, tea, spice, violet, tobacco and forest floor aromas; soft cherry, light oak and earthy flavors; good acidity; long finish"

Wine Enthusiast   December 2004
"Silky and light in texture, with good cool-climate acidity, and earthy, cherry-cola flavors"

MSNBC.com  Ed Deitch  November 2004
"The wine drinks beautifully now and the style reminds me of a lighter Burgundy.  The flavors invoke cherry and blueberry, with orange notes on the finish.  Hints of cedar, vanilla and spice come from seven months of aging in French oak.  Its bright acidity makes it immediately refreshing and an able partner to food."

Recommended by the Chicago Value Wine Challenge, Beverage Tasting Institute

Production Notes

Varietal Composition
100% Pinot Noir
Appellation
Monterey
Months in Oak
7
Alcohol
13.5%
pH
3.46
Brix at harvest
23.8
% Malolactic
100%
Type of Oak
French
TA (g/100ml)
0.68
Residual Sugar (g/100 ml)
0.2
Winemaker
Bill Arbios
Production
1250 cases

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