2012 Winemaker's Reserve Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir •Grace's Vineyard
California: Carneros - Los Carneros (Sonoma)
Dear Operatives - RUN, don’t walk, to get your hands on today’s outstanding Thumbprint Cellars 2012 Winemaker’s Reserve Pinot Noir.
Thumbprint is one of our favorite wineries (with one of the hippest tasting rooms on the Healdsburg Square), and Agent Red worked his tail off to bring them back to TWS. Today’s Pinot is silken on the finish and power-packed with juicy fruit and hints of earth on the palate. Winemaker Scott Lindstrom-Dake has once again crafted a wine we just can’t get enough of!
Today’s wine is offered at an amazing 52% off, so please hurry! A deal this good - on a wine this amazing - won’t last long!
Deep scarlet, with flecks of magenta through and through and a touch of lighter ruby around the fringe.
Aromatic notes of smoked cherry and sweet tobacco leaf leap from the glass, with touches of dried rose petal, espresso bean, slight vanilla bean, herbal black tea, and a hint of sage present as well.
Striking bold sweet plum notes greet you upon first sip, with concentrated flavors of a dark plum and blackberry compote framed by hints of cherry cola, European licorice, subtle dark baking spices, sandalwood, and coffee bean.
Long and lingering, this is a hearty and complex Pinot. After a bit of decanting, the fruit flavors really start to sing and provide an excellent drinking experience.
Grilled pork tenderloin, prepared with a dried herbal rub and topped with a plum balsamic reduction.
What the Winery Says
Our thumbprints on each bottle represent the handcrafted quality you expect from this artisan winery. The wine inside represents our expression of Sonoma County’s abundance and agricultural heritage. This Pinot Noir demonstrates a refined elegance, with cinnamon-spiced strawberry aromas and flavors that weave with silky textures to create a smooth, complex wine from start to finish. Pairs well with a beet, wild mushroom, and potato casserole. Unfiltered and unfined.
- Scott Lindstrom-Dake
- Carneros, Sonoma County, California
- Fruit Variety
- 100% Pinot Noir
- Aged in French oak, 25% new
About the Winery
Erica and Scott Lindstrom-Dake, proprietors and winemaker of thumbprint cellars, are always in awe of the beauty and bounty Sonoma County has to offer. They are proud to see thumbprint take its place alongside the many fantastic wine producers of Sonoma County and the world! The unique blends and award winning wines - all featuring the exclusive thumbprint signature - continue to lure both local and international wine enthusiasts.
When Scott and Erica opened their tasting room and wine bar, which they deemed a tasting “lounge”, thumbprint cellars was the first of its kind in Healdsburg, CA. Scott and Erica designed the space to be comfortable and elegant, yet approachable and friendly. They created a welcoming environment for both adults and their children. The town of Healdsburg is now home to over 30 tasting rooms and wine bars all within walking distance from the quaint downtown plaza.