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Buena Vista Carneros Pinot Noir

2011 Beautiful bright red fruit aromas of cherry and cranberry enhanced by notes of toasty hazelnut, cola and warm baking spices. Bright raspberry and cherry flavors accent a round and balanced palate that finishes with great length.
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$38.00 / Bottle   $456.00 / Case
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As California’s first premium winery, the focus of Buena Vista Carneros continues to turn to their remarkable 564-acre Estate vineyard in the heart of Carneros. Set along a south-facing hillside overlooking the San Pablo Bay, this breathtaking property has more than 112 blocks delineated by geology and topography. The estate is perfectly situated for the morning maritime influence of the San Pablo Bay and the late afternoon cooling winds channeling from the Petaluma wind gap.

Inspired by its pioneering roots, the winery began in 1969 to explore a little-known corner straddling Sonoma and Napa’s southern boundaries known as Carneros. It wasn’t long until Carneros gained recognition as one of the world’s premier appellations, particularly for varietals that can thrive in cool climates: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Merlot and Syrah.

The Carneros Pinot Noir grapes were handpicked at night and hand-sorted twice before being gently destemmed. Each lot was cold soaked for a minimum of five days to maximize color and flavor extraction. The must was then fermented in small open-top fermenters to broaden the texture and complexity of the wine. After an average of 14 days on the skins, the wine was pressed gently and aged for eight months in 25% new French & Hungarian oak, with the balance in one to two-year-old barrels.