• Sarah's Vineyards Santa Clara Valley Pinot Noir 2016 93

    Sarah's Vineyards Santa Clara Valley Pinot Noir 2016

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    93pts, Gold Medal LA Int'l Wine Competition 2018

    92pts Wine Spectator

    "This red offers a deft mix of dried red cherry, berry and crushed red plum flavors supported by medium-grained tannins and fresh acidity. Turns plush midpalate, followed by a finish filled with suave minerality." ~ Wine Spectator

    The Sarah's Vineyards Santa Clara Valley Pinot Noir is a delightful treat for the palate while being easy on the wallet. We like sipping a glass with some cubes of aged Gouda as we unwind from our day. After that, pair it with a dish of warm lentil salad tossed with a dijon vinaigrette and topped with grilled duck sausage. The earthy side of the wine is perfect for this dish. The winemaker suggests pancetta-wrapped pork tenderloin or grilled salmon. We couldn't agree more, except we highly recommend roasted fingerling potatoes on the side, ones that have been tossed with EVOO, salt, pepper and whole garlic cloves before roasting. You won't be disappointed winelovers - promise.

    LA International Wine Competition 2018: Awarded 93pts and Gold MedalThe 2018 Los Angeles International Wine Competition received 2,921 wines from 885 producers. There were a total of 178 Best of Class Awards, 598 Gold Medal Awards, 1,249 Silver Medal Awards and 701 Bronze Medal Awards. The competition received wines from 18 countries; Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, France, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Romania, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Tunisia and the United States of America.

    Wine Spectator: "This red offers a deft mix of dried red cherry, berry and crushed red plum flavors supported by medium-grained tannins and fresh acidity. Turns plush midpalate, followed by a finish filled with suave minerality. Drink now through 2023." Jan 2019 Insider

    Winery:  "Lush cherry, plum, and herbs – our 2016 Santa Clara Valley Pinot Noir is a spicy fruit pie in a glass. Black cherry and plum aromas and flavors jump to the nose and palate. There’s an underlying savory current of mushroom and soy sauce. A touch of vanilla bean and spice from the barrels both fill out the “middle” and complete the long finish. Tim suggests pairing to grilled salmon or a pancetta-wrapped pork tenderloin."

    Bottle
    750ml, cork                                           
    Varietal Pinot Noir
    Alcohol 
    ~14.0%
    Aging 11 months in small French cooperage, 10% new                                     
    Region Santa Clara Valley, California
    Production Limited to 1,380 dozen