Valerie's Vineyard

2012 Pinot Noir Carneros

Pinot Noir •One Acre

California: Sonoma County: Carneros

Offer Expired:Mar 11, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$45.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Call on me, Valerie...

The lowest price in the country by $10 per bottle for a fantastic, micro-production Pinot Noir made by Benziger veteran Jeff McBride. From the Burndale Rd. area of Carneros, Valerie’s One-Acre Vineyard is an undiscovered gem at the one-time only price of $29.99. Enjoy it now, or later. It’s a wine that has some great drinking years ahead of it, if it lasts that long!

“10th vintage. Produced and bottled at Benziger Family Vineyards in Glen Ellen, Sonoma County by winemaker Jeff McBride. Aged no less than 18 months in new and twice filled French oak. Moderate garnet color in the glass. Aromas of strawberry, cherry, seasoned oak and brewed tea. Light to mid weight flavors of red cherry, strawberry, raspberry and herbs. Appealing brightness and crispness with a firm tannic backbone and a pleasing cut of acidity on the frisky finish.”

-PINOT FILE, 90 POINTS

Tasting Profile

Look:

Traditional clear edges and garnet.

Smell:

Cola, tea, clove, red fruits.

Taste:

Red fruits galore with Pinot Noir spice coming through on the palate. Round, juicy, easy to drink.

Finish:

Great acid lurks beneath the surface which will benefit those who want to age the wine 3-5 years, or want a wine that pairs up well now with food. It’s a young wine with good drinking ahead of it for sure.

Pairing:

Chicken tacos, lamb chops, a baguette and gooey cheese, mushroom creations. Happy at the table.

What the Winery Says

Varietal Composition
Pinot Noir
Vineyard Source
Valerie’s “One Acre” Vineyard, Carneros AVA
Total Production
100 cases
Oak Program
18 months in mixed new and used French oak
ABV
14.1%

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Mar 11, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$45.00
Avg. Price
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