Redwood Creek Pinot Noir
Lots of black cherry fruit with earthy, black licorice and spice undertones on the nose. Light-bodied on the palate with straightforward flavors of cherry and strawberry jam. The tannins are quite light, lingering quietly in the background behind the fruit.
$11.50 / Bottle $138.00 / Case
SALE $7.99 / Bottle $95.88 / Case
When you’re a winery as big as Gallo you’ve got friends and contacts in all the best wine-producing regions of the world.
Pinot Noir thrives in the sunny, cool foothills of the Pyrenees. The warm days and cool nights allow the grapes to ripen gradually, developing their flavors slowly and maintaining them when they’re ripe.
This can come in handy when you’re looking to produce quality wines at affordable prices. It certainly came in handy when they wanted to produce an inexpensive Pinot Noir!
Pinot Noir is notoriously finicky and difficult to grow. It’s become hugely popular recently so supply hasn’t kept up with demand, especially in California vineyards.
Instead of settling for sub-par grapes which would produce thin, unpleasant, un-Pinot-Noir-like Pinot Noir, the winemakers scoured the globe to find a source that would be acceptable to them and make them proud.
They found just what they were looking for in a hidden-away corner of Languedoc in southern France.
While much of Languedoc basks under the sunny, hot Mediterranean skies if you head up into the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains to the Limoux region, you’ll find cooler conditions that are much more conducive to growing delicious Pinot Noir.
The climate benefits from the warm southern sun and is cooled by oceanic breezes. In fact, this region is famous for its sparkling wine, which like Champagne, uses Pinot Noir in some blends.
You’ve got to hand it to them, when the folks at Redwood Creek set their mind to producing an affordable and delicious Pinot Noir, they go to the ends of the earth to source the best wine they can find!
This Pinot is on the lighter side; it’s a versatile wine that can easily be served as an aperitif then pass to the table to pair with a casual, light dinner or if you’re out camping you can serve it with grilled hot dogs!