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2011 Pence Ranch Estate Pinot Noir 750ml

2011 Pence Ranch Estate Pinot Noir

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"This is our main Estate wine which represents the essence of Pence Ranch, with grapes sourced from each block of our vineyard all of which are on rich clay soils. It is blended as an approachable, friendly wine and intended to over-deliver at a reasonable price. At the same time, the Estate Pinot Noir retains the seriousness of its underlying terroir, with great depth and character. As our flagship wine, it represents our best effort to capture all the distinct flavors from the various clones and climats available to our winemaker and meld them into one delicious blend. It is enjoyable now, but will certainly age. Fermented as 20% whole-cluster. 14.2% alcohol. 515 cases produced" - Winemaker's Notes

Producer: Pence Ranch Winery
Website: www.penceranch.com

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Price: $44.99
Sale Price: $36.99

Availability: 1

Available Vintages:
2011(750ml)  


Varietal: Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir is responsible for some of the world’s finest wines. Famed for producing the red wines of Burgundy and the Côte d’Or in particular, it is now widely grown in cool climates across Califonia and Oregon, and with increasing success in New Zealand. Although typically used to produce varietal wines, Pinot Noir makes a significant contribution in the wines of Champagne, where it is vinified as a white wine and blended with Cardonnay and Pinot Meunier. On the whole, fresh summer fruit of strawberries, raspberries and red cherries tend to be the identifying qualities, however richer versions express darker fruit including black cherries (kirsch), cherry cola, leather and violets to name a few.

Country: United States
Although wine is made in all 50 states, it is understandable, with almost 90% of the country's production, that California is synonymous with domestic wine. As of 2010 harvest, reports indicate that Washington, New York & Oregon account for additional 6% of production, meanwhile Virginia, Missouri and Texas's wine industries are growing to a point beyond that of just a tourist attraction.

Region: California
California is one of the most diverse wine producing regions of the world. Although it has a history spanning over 200 years, it has experienced most of its growth in the last fifty years. The regions of Napa Valley and Sonoma County have become as renowned as France’s Bordeaux and Burgundy. While Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay are by far the most popular fine wine varieties, producers in the Golden State have also experimented with an unparalleled array of diverse varieties, including Zinfandel, Syrah, Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, and Tempranillo.

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Type: Red
Red wine is wine made from dark-coloured grape varieties. The color of red differs based on the grapes variety or varieties used. Interestingly, black grapes yield a juice that is greenish-white. The actual red color comes from anthocyan pigments (also called anthocyanins) from the skin of the grape (exceptions are the relatively uncommon teinturier varieties, which produce a red colored juice). Most of the production centers around the extraction of color and flavor from the grape skin.